B&W supplied and installed power lines for the new Thubelisha shaft, an expansion of Twistdraai Colliery in Secunda, which will supply coal to the export market as well as a middlings product to Sasol Synfuels.

B&W was commissioned by RSV Enco-Goba – a joint venture – to supply 11kV power lines that will power the Twistdraai Colliery Thubelisha shaft.

“We faced a number of challenges in erecting the power lines on time, but the good working relationships with RSV Enco-Goba and a disciplined B&W team saw us through successfully,” says contracts manager Adriaan Smuts.

B&W was awarded a second contract on the Thubelisha project, for the supply and installation of the site-wide electrical infrastructure. This included the supply and installation of LV and HV cabling, cable racking, pole mounted transformers, distribution boards and MCCs as well as the electrical and instrumentation (E&I) installation for the ‘dirty water’ system.

In the past 42 years, B&W has developed into one of South Africa’s most successful home-grown electrical and instrumentation companies. B&W provides specialist services to blue-chip companies in the mining, industrial utilities, chemical, oil and gas and food and beverage industries and was one of the first South African companies in its sector to achieve the ISO 9001:2008 quality certification.

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