Many of the sewer and water pipelines installed over the past 100 years have reached the end of their useful life. This existing network of pipelines has been stressed by population growth and urban sprawl in developed countries, while many developing nations completely lack a sanitary sewer and clean water infrastructure.
The existing configuration comprised a septic tank and soakaway system, which was replaced with a UPVC pipeline network linked to the municipal reticulation infrastructure. Installation was done by means of conventional open-cut construction.
Middelburg-based mining contractor Isambane Mining, the single largest owner of Komatsu mobile jaw crushers in Southern Africa, has purchased a further two units including a newly introduced 110-460 t/h capacity BR580JG-1 model machine.
As an indicator of past and future economic performance, the Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers' Association (CONMESA) gathers statistical information from its members to provide reports on month-to-month trading conditions within the mining, construction and allied equipment sectors.
South African heavy equipment manufacturer, Bell Equipment, has introduced a dedicated and fully fledged value-assured used division, which handles both equipment and parts, to provide a value-added service to its customers.
Foundation piling experts, Franki Mozambique LDA, have purchased two Sany HBT 40 Type III trailer-mounted concrete pumps from McCarthy Heavy Equipment for use in civil engineering and general construction projects.