WHIMS-PlantMiner Assmang Ltd, a JV between Assore Ltd and ARM Ltd, expanded the recently developed Khumani Iron Ore Mine and B&W was contracted to install the electrical and instrumentation infrastructure for the Khumani WHIMS project (Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separation). The Khumani development is located about 200km northwest of Kimberly in the Northern Cape.

B&W’s contract entailed the erection of supporting steel, runners, brackets, cable racking, cabling (including strapping), glanding, terminating, punching and commissioning assistance at the plant.

The WHIMS project was carried out on the back of the Khumani Expansion Project 10-16 Mt (KEP) which was completed on time. The E&I installation work on the WHIMS project commenced in June 2012 and completed in March 2013, after the completion of the KEP project which was also completed on time.

In the past 42 years, B&W has developed into one of South Africa’s most successful home grown electrical and instrumentation (E&I) companies. The company, which specialises in installing and commissioning E&I infrastructure for process plants.

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