Second RopeCon for Booysendal expansion

Booysendal Platinum, a subsidiary of South Africa-based platinum and chrome producer Northam Platinum, is currently expanding mining capacity at its Booysendal mining concession in South Africa
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A Doppelmayr RopeCon system at a gold mine in Mexico

Staff reporter

PRESS RELEASE: Key to the success of this expansion is the cost effective, reliable, safe and environmentally low impact transport of ore over topographically challenging terrain, from mining modules in the south of the concession to the concentrator plant.

To this end, Doppelmayr Transport Technology, headquartered in Austria and a subsidiary of the ropeway manufacturer Doppelmayr Group, is currently constructing a RopeCon system. The system will transport up to 900t/h over 4.9km with an overall vertical climb of 530m. This system is due to operate from 2019.

As part of an additional expansion programme, Booysendal further contracted Doppelmayr in October to design and construct a second RopeCon to tie in with the first system, allowing transport of ore from mining modules in the north of the concession. This RopeCon system, which will operate from 2020, will convey 400t/h over 2.8km with a vertical drop of 160m.