DemcoTECH Engineering designs and supplies materials handling systems and niche process plants  for the manganese mining and metallurgical industry. All types of conventional, overland and pipe conveyor systems are supplied to move ore and tailings, while stacking and reclaiming systems are available for the efficient, effective and economic reclaiming of bulk materials.

Expansion to Assmang’s Cato Ridge Alloys Plant

Commodity: Manganese Ore; Contract Type: Turnkey

DemcoTECH Engineering was contracted, with Kantey & Templer Consulting Engineers, for the expansion to the manganese export facility at Assmang Limited’s Cato Ridge Alloys plant in KwaZulu Natal. The expansion consisted of upgrading two existing rail tipplers, installing a series of troughed conveyors with transfer houses, from the tipplers to a new 80,000 ton stockpile, an elevated travelling tripper, tunnel reclaim equipment and a road load-out facility. The scope of the project ranged from a feasibility study, through to costing and implementation. Read more …

Sinter Plant – Cato Ridge Alloys, Brix

Commodity: Manganese; Contract Type: Design, Engineering, Supervision & Optimisation

DemcoTECH Engineering performed the full design, engineering, procurement of mechanical components, erection and commissioning supervision and optimisation for a sinter plant for Cato Ridge Alloys in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The plant is self-standing and installed to enhance the overall existing process and profitability of the operation, which processes manganese.

Port of Bintulu Study

Commodity: Manganese; Contract Type: Study

A project awarded at the end of 2022 from the Bintulu Port Authority in Sarawek, Borneo assessedthe entire ship loading and offloading materials handing system to recommend measures for returning the facility back to its nameplate capacity. The assessment covered the luffing crane ship offloader, conveyors, stackers and associated equipment and comprised investigation of the mechanicals and electricals, as well as of the operating procedures in place. The recommendations included upgrading the offloading luffing crane and redesigning some of the chutes, which DemcoTECH carried out using its advanced discrete element modelling (DEM) capabilities. DemcoTECH also simulated the port operation to identify bottlenecks in the materials handling.