RopeCon® Booysendal North.Perfectly integrated into the existing RopeCon® conveying line
For the development of Booysendal South, the South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, opted for RopeCon® and therefore for a cost-efficient, reliable and safe transport solution to link an existing processing plant with the new prospects at Booysendal south. When it came to connecting Booysendal North, the company was again looking for a means to move 320 tons of platinum ore per hour, thereby covering a distance of approx. 2.8km and a difference in elevation of -160m, while keeping the environmental footprint as small as possible.
For this new project, Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited again decided to rely on a RopeCon® system. It can be perfectly integrated into the existing RopeCon® conveying line and reduces the space required on the ground. Only 7 tower locations are needed. Since early 2022, an additional loading point along the line has also taken up operation. An alternative loading point was provided at tower 2 where material can be discharged directly onto the RopeCon® belt via a feeder conveyor.
|Transported material||platinum ore|
|Horizontal length||2,752 m|
|Difference in elevation||-160 m|
|Nominal conveying capacity||320 t/h|
|Motor rating, continuous||~0 kW|