Steel fabricators DC Construction has established a solid relationship with the Steelpoort-based Two Rivers PGM mine, having worked on numerous other projects prior to its current contract – a new tertiary milling plant, writes Laura Cornish.The tertiary milling plant will re-treat secondary rougher tailings to recover PGM material not recovered from the initial Two Rivers metallurgical process plant – a project that is expected to improve the mine’s overall recovery. DC Steel Construction was awarded (to) the contract to complete all steel fabrication and site installations for the new plant. According to DC Construction managing member Tobie Oosthuizen its contract is on track to be completed towards the middle of the year. “This is the first time we are working with EPC company Basil Read Matomo, and we want it to walk away from the project a satisfied customer. We are fulfilling our promises and ensuring Basil Read Matomo can rest at easeknowing we will deliver,” he continues.
DC Construction first became involved with Two Rivers six years ago when it completed the contract for the mine’s north decline run-of-material conveyor structure. “It was our first step into the ‘big league’. The company successfully completed the project four months early and the rest is history.”Oosthuizen prides the company’s ability to deliver to the highest standards, quality, delivery times, etc. “We appreciate that our involvement is contributing towards our clients’ needs – attaining revenue from untapped streams.” Mining is DC Steel Construction’s core business, which contributes the majority of its revenue. The company is currently involved in other projectsand has provided its services to Impala Platinum, Total Coal South Africa, Anglo Platinum and Aquarius.