Kansanshi Plant Hire Project



Date: : 2011 - 2013

Location: Zambia

Commodity: Copper



The country is famous for its rich copper ore deposits however other minerals such as gold, uranium, coal and limestone are exploited on various mining operations around Zambia.

Kansanshi Mine is situated in the North-West province of Zambia, 10 kilometers outside of the city of Solwezi. The minerals extracted on this mine are Copper and Gold. Aveng Moolmans was awarded with a Plant Hire Contract on this mine in October 2011. Growth from 14 to 23 pieces of mining equipment occurred with the owning and operating of 18 100tn rigid dump trucks, 2 water bowsers, 2 dozers and a grader.

Our client was First Quantum Minerals Ltd, an established and growing mining and metals company.

We employed just over 160 Zambians and 4 expatriates. We believe the key to our success on this project was the working relationships forged at all levels of the project and across all departments. The knowledge, skills and experience of each individual was only best unlocked through creating and fostering a trust-based high performance focused environment. The primary services offered by Aveng Moolmans Kansanshi were the hauling of waste material, transfer of ore to the ROM pad, re-handling of stockpiles and additional day works projects.

Aveng Moolmans Kansanshi’s effective safety, plant maintenance and operating procedures coupled with the commitment, passion and team work of our people enabled us to add value to our client’s operations and entrench ourselves as the contract miner of choice in Africa.