Modern Mining February 2023

mining contract with Tshipi é Ntle

able to supplement this fleet with specialised and additional equipment if the project demands it. This was an important part of the new contract award. Moolmans, with the support of Tshipi é Ntle, ordered 16 new Cat 785D trucks, five of which are already on site and awaiting commissioning. The remaining 11 trucks are expected to be fully opera tional by June 2023. In addition, two new Liebherr excavators and four new bulldozers are on back order, together with an existing Liebherr excavator, which is undergoing a full OEM refurbishment. This is complemented by the company’s sophisti cated maintenance software and service excellence which Moolmans deploys to achieve the highest levels of equipment reliability and best-in-industry production. To ensure maximum availability, utili sation and productivity, Moolmans has developed effective and accredited maintenance systems tailored to maximise equipment economic life in a sustainable, reliable, and predictable manner. As a contract mining company with more than 60 years’ experience across the African continent, Moolmans’ success is attributed to an executive team that brings diverse expertise and extensive experience, along with a new energy and innova tive ideas, to invigorate growth of the business, as well as a workforce of more than 3 000 employ ees, including skilled and experienced operators, disciplined project managers, qualified engineers, SHEQ professionals and a range of support staff, all grounded in a culture of customer centricity. This enables the business to work closely with customers and suppliers to identify and implement improvements that will drive down unit costs and optimise efficiencies. Aligned to Aveng’s purpose of providing a

better life, Moolmans is intently focused on improving the quality of life for and bringing economic benefit to all its stakeholders, including employees, communi ties, customers, and investors. This also means creating oppor tunities for employment, training and development. “For us, being Africa’s pre mier contract miner means that not only do we demonstrate the

highest standards of safety, keen environmental management and exemplary social responsibility but our people also love working for us, our host com munities celebrate our presence, and our customers choose us to execute large and complex projects,” adds Govender. 

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