ADP Marine & Modular


July 2021 – March 2022


Blackheath Workshop and Yard, Cape Town

Project Description:

ADP required the Fabrication and Trial Assembly of a Dry Mining Unit [DMU] – to then be dis-assembled and packed, ready for shipping to the West Coast of Africa (more than 30 container-equivalent loads were prepared). There the DMU will be re-assembled and used for a mineral sands project, and operated by others.

Our Scope of Works was to execute the steel- and pipe-work fabrication; which together with free-issued electrical and mechanical items, form a 440-ton assembly. SA Five did the full assembly, barring the hydraulic and electrical reticulations.

All free-issued items were received, off-loaded and trial-assembled on the structure, and then removed and loaded for sea-freight. These items included the HPU, generator, transformer, pumps / motors, vibrating screen, drives, control room, low profile feeder / conveyor, track frames / tracks.

Fabrication included the manufacture of the chassis (up to 100mm thick plate), jacking pads, top structure, sump, ROM bin, head chutes, access walkways, crawl beams, process water & discharge piping, guards, retaining walls and E-Room. This was inclusive of all corrosion protection (galvanising and painting).

SA Five Engineering, ADP, and all their respective sub-contractors performed exceptionally well together to complete this mammoth (and bespoke) fabrication and trial assembly project on time; safely, and within the required quality standards.