Moolmans specializes in both surface and underground mining.

Surface Mining

Moolmans is one of the largest surface mining contractors in Africa, moving over 20 million tonnes of material each month. Experience in operating in remote and challenging locations, together with extensive resources, ensures delivery of a world-class mining service.

We offer a complete surface mining capability with over 40 years’ experience in both hard and soft rock environments, from short-term waste mining and bulk earthmoving to a complete and long-term mining solution. In addition to drill, blast, load, haul and dump functions, Aveng Moolmans is well placed to provide mine planning, surveying, production scheduling and grade control services. Whatever the location we are able to mobilise quickly, arriving on site with the appropriate resources to establish and develop their operations.

The company currently works on a number of projects throughout Africa and has mined a range of commodities for a variety of reputable clients.

Moolmans owns and operates a diverse fleet of mining equipment to suit various operations and client requirements. This fleet includes 631 scrapers, which were frontline tools in the past with current requirements shifting its focus to the 100 tonne dump truck and 170/270 tonne excavator operations plus both reverse circulation and blast hole drill rigs that now form the backbone of its fleet. The equipment also includes 200 tonne trucks with 500 tonne shovels as loading tools. These machines are complemented by bulldozers, graders, front end loaders and a number of ancillary machines. To ensure maximum availability, utilisation and productivity, we have developed effective systems with regard to maintenance and cost-effectiveness. These systems come from years of experience, supplier interface and best practice.

We are accredited for an Integrated Management System which consist of ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 and OSHAS 18001.

Moolmans is able to use synergies with other group companies to enhance procurement and logistics. This ultimately translates into a more effective and reliable mining partner for its clients. In terms of mining equipment, we are able to use continent-wide experience and relationships to shorten delivery periods, and to ensure a fleet selection best suited to a client’s specific requirements

Underground Mining

Our Shafts & Underground division has the expertise to sink and equip shafts of various diameters to depths of 2,000 metres plus. Aveng Moolmans Shafts & Underground division, is a world leader in the shaft sinking and access development market, with the ability to sink and equip both vertical and decline shafts through all types of rock formations. The company has the technical expertise and resources to deliver multi-disciplinary projects that include design work, civil works and mechanised mining. It provides turnkey solutions and strives to deliver exceptional value to its clients, in a safe and sustainable manner while upholding highest quality in all projects that are undertaken.

With project management and design capabilities, the business unit is geared to provide a design function that includes:

  • Conceptual pre-feasibility and feasibility studies relating to shaft design, shaft sinking and infrastructural services
  • Mine design for sinking of decline and vertical shafts, mine development, stoping, surface and underground infrastructure
  • Shaft and shaft furnishing including conveyor belt systems
  • Design and Draughting for mechanical, structural, piping, electrical and civil works

Innovative and cost-effective techniques are used in the execution of pre- sinking as well as mechanised sinking to complete a fully lined and equipped shaft. Shafts & Underground’s capabilities include the manufacturing and installation of headgears, surface infrastructure, and sinking stages.

The company is a recognised leader in the field of mechanised mining and access development and has extensive experience in coal, platinum, gold, copper and manganese mining, encompassing board and pillar methods as well as the expertise to undertake any metalliferous mining venture, from conception to execution and completion.

Aveng also has the expertise to undertake any mining civil construction, including underground mining and specialised surface civil works, mining infrastructure, civil engineering, tunnelling and geotechnical works.

Shafts & Underground has been involved in the initial development and rehabilitation operations for mines and has played an integral part in the success of numerous mines in southern Africa. The company has the internal competencies through its various business units to respond to client needs for the development of a range of infrastructure operations including, but not limited to, access roads, pollution control dams, drag lines, structures and camps. Through the range of projects that Shafts & Underground has been involved in, it has built the ability to offer innovative and client-tailored solutions, as well as ensuring that all operations are conducted to the highest quality and safety standards.

Like our surface mining division, this division is also accredited for an Integrated Management System which consist of ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 and OSHAS 18001.