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South Deep Gold Mine

Project Summary

Client:

Gold Fields Limited

Location:

South Africa

Date:

2010 - 2010

Scope:

Mechanised Lateral Development including Fleet Maintenance and Training

The mine, situated 45 kilometres southwest of Johannesburg, is an intermediate to deep-level gold mine comprising two shaft systems – the older South Shaft complex with its main shaft and two sub-vertical shafts, and the newer complex known as Twin Shafts.

Byrnecut South Africa undertook a 12 month development trial, with aim to assist the client in finding ways to improve the productivity of their mining fleet, whilst reducing costs and improving safety standards.

Byrnecut’s scope of works included decline and lateral development as well as fleet maintenance and force work training.