Doppelmayr: RopeCon Enables Transport of Platinum Ore across Difficult Terrain

The South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, accesses the Booysendal South ore deposit as part of its expansion of the mining capacities at the Booysendal concession. The mined ore is to be taken to an existing processing plant. In September 2016, Doppelmayr Transport Technology GmbH, headquartered in Austria and a subsidiary of the Doppelmayr group, the world’s leading manufacturer of ropeways, was awarded the contract to build a RopeCon® system to transport the mined ore to the processing plant. In view of the difficult topographical situation the belt conveyor, which runs on ropes, proved to be the ideal solution to transport almost 500,000 tons of material per month safely and easily over a distance of approximately 4.9km and a difference in elevation of 530m. The conveyor is due to be in operation by the end of 2018.

Doppelmayr is the world`s leading lift and ropeway manufacturer with branch offices, plants and agencies all over the globe. Our technology has gained an excellent reputation and is exported to 90 countries worldwide.

Doppelmayr`s range of products includes: material ropeways, material conveyor systems, fixed and detachable chairlifts and gondolas, aerial tramways, funicular railways, automatic material handling systems for warehouses, automatic car parking systems, urban transport systems.

The following photographs show some interesting RopeCon® projects. Please also watch the Video of the Mt. Olyphant RopeCon®  project in Jamaica.

 

This RopeCon® transports bauxite, connecting mine and railway, in Jamaica (Mt. Oliphant project).
This RopeCon® transports bauxite, connecting mine and railway, in Jamaica (Mt. Oliphant project).
Doppelmayr’s RopeCon® system transporting gold ore at El Limón-Guajes in Mexico.
Doppelmayr’s RopeCon® system transporting gold ore at El Limón-Guajes in Mexico.

 

RopeCon® crossing the River Nile in Sudan.
RopeCon® crossing the River Nile in Sudan.

 

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