Works include surface infrastructure such as civils; buildings which include offices, workshops, change houses and the likes as well as electrical control and instrumentation; materials handling, including equipment and coal washing plant (which in not included in Venn & Milford Incorporated’s scope).
The Mafube colliery is located approximately 180km east of Johannesburg, between Middleburg and Belfast, in Mpumalanga.V&M was involved with the initial project study phases and construction (in 2007) of Mafube Colliery. In 2016 the Mafube Life Extension project commenced execution and was completed in 2019. V&M is still actively involved with Stay-in-Business Projects at Mafube providing quantity surveying and contract administrative services.
The Elders Underground Access Project commenced with execution in 2022 and the mine is currently under construction to deliver first coal by Q4 2023. The project entails the construction of a completely new underground mine. V&M is assisting the project with procurement, quantity surveying and contract administration services. V&M have been involved throughout the project’s lifecycle from concept, pre-feasibility, feasibility and now execution.
Procurement, quantity surveying services, contract administration and cost control. Complete Coal Processing Plant study and execution
The Water Use License for ARM Machadodorp Works requires the construction of a Water Treatment Plant to treat the contaminated water from the catchment area and release it to the wetland below the bass dam. The project includes the construction of brine ponds, pollution control dams and associated infrastructure for the storage of the brine and contaminated water.
3rd Party reviews of contracting principles utilised to execute the packages. The focus is on the processes followed for payment certification, variations, site instructions and evaluations thereof to determine if good principles have been applied, and report on the findings to the client prior to the contract close out.
3rd Party review of the Control Budget Estimate (CBE) which entails benchmarking and integrity checks, to establish if sound estimating principles were utilised in the development of CBE and report findings to the client.
V&M provides 3rd Party reviews of CBE’s which entails benchmarking and integrity checks, to establish if sound estimating principles were utilised in the development of CBE’s and report findings to the client.
The Kromdraai Colliery opencast pit was decommissioned in 2016. Illegal mining in 2022 caused an acid mine water spill into a nearby stream. The illegal miners were removed from the property and a decision was made to treat the water remaining in the pit to a quality so that it can be discharged into the nearby stream. To this end de-watering boreholes will be drilled and the water pumped via pipelines to a holding dam from where the water will be taken through a modified existing liming plant and a new Water Treatment Plant to be finally discharged into the existing stream.
The Silver Streams bulk pipe repairs is the first phase of the complete pipeline rehabilitation which is currently being repaired by the Department of Water and Sanitation which is sponsored and funded by Assmang (Pty) Ltd. The first phase comprises of roughly 6.5km of major pipe repairs between Postmasburg and Delportshoop.