A current mega project worth noting and which was awarded to Mvuso in 2014, is the execution of the horizontal development package of the Palabora Mining Company’s Lift II Project.
The scope of work on this underground Project, with a budget of circa ZAR 2 billion, is scheduled for completion during the 3rd quarter of the year 2020. It entails some 32 kilometres of tunnelling, with mechanised mining machinery, and construction of the related infrastructure to create a lower Block-Cave production platform in order to extend the Life of Mine by some 18 years to the year 2033.
The magnitude of this scope of work is currently considered to be the largest in the world.
Mvuso is further considered for the execution of the Block-Cave Undercut scope of work on the same Project. This work will entail some 8 kilometres of tunnelling, construction of some 217 production drawbells and some 800 000 metres of production long-hole drilling at a budget of circa ZAR 1 billion. This increased scope of work will commence early during 2018 and is scheduled for completion during the 2nd quarter of the year 2022.
The success of this project will have direct influence (socio-economic) on the livelihoods of some 150 000 people from within the surrounding / local communities.