CASE STUDIES

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Production, mining optimisation
and turnaround
  • The largest manufacturer of clay bricks in the Eastern Cape – owned by NEF – started experiencing cash flow problems, despite good sales in 2009.
  • In 2013 we were contracted to find a way forward.
  • We started mining in a better quality quarry, repaired all machinery and equipment, negotiated new terms with suppliers and customers, increased production to above break-even levels, managed the business for maximum cash flow, making the mine and factory profitable again – and sold to Corobrik in 2015.
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Project Management, Feasibility Studies,
Business Plan development

  • Project Amajuba is a 20.5 m GJ p.a. gas plant, utilizing world class gasification technology and methanation processes to convert coal to substitute natural gas (SNG).
  • The project entails
    – a feedstock supply of 1,5 m tons of coal
    – a 20,5 PJ p.a. SNG plant.
    – an offtake for the SNG.
    – infrastructure (road and rail links, gas pipelines, water supply).
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Strategic Sourcing of goods and services
for the Sasol group
  • Led strategic sourcing teams, responsible for groupwide logistics, with a focus on road, rail and facilities within southern Africa. Managed group contracts worth R4bn.
  • This involved the following
  1. Developing and implementing overland logistics strategy.
  2. Co-ordinating the development of optimal, responsible overland logistics solutions.
  3. Managing external stakeholder relationships.
  4. Gathering intelligence.
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Piping, logistics and project
management
  • Anglo American New Vaal Colliery is situated approx. 55km from Johannesburg, along the Vaal River, with the mining operations being close to the Lethabo Power Station.
  • Anglo American required HDPE piping from Mac Dam to the Proxa Brine plant, then to Lethabo Power Station, and then a discard transfer silo to a control dam, a distance spanning 14km. However they required two pipes, meaning that their total requirement was 28km of piping.