RopeCon®: Doppelmayr’s aerial conveyor system establishes efficient link between mining areas.

For the expansion of its Booysendal concession, the South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, requires a cost-effective, reliable and safe means of transport to link an existing processing plant with the new prospects at Booysendal South.

The terrain between these two areas, however, is rather challenging for the transport of material. In a straight line, a distance of approx. 4.8km and a difference in elevation of 530m must be covered, while minimising the environmental footprint is another important aspect to be considered.

Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited opted for a RopeCon® system to tackle the challenge of transporting 909 tons of platinum ore per hour. This aerial conveyor system is well suited for transporting material across challenging terrain and obstacles.

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Doppelmayr Transport Technology provides material transport systems for a wide range of applications

Reliable transport does not only mean to bring material from point A to point B. Other aspects such as the environmental footprint, the reduction of noise, dust and CO2 emissions or increased safety for workers and the surroundings become ever more important. Doppelmayr Transport Technology addresses these topics and provides solutions for all types of bulk material and unit load transport requirements with a wide range of technically proven material transport systems. Its systems, such as ropeways and the RopeCon® are especially well suited for difficult terrain and allow to span existing obstacles. The company is a 100 percent subsidiary of the Doppelmayr Group. The Austrian family enterprise was founded in 1893 and has established a long tradition of excellence in ropeway engineering. Doppelmayr has built more than 15,100 passenger and material transport systems in 96 countries.



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