Our environmentally friendly and economically efficient solutions for hydraulic power generation include:
Large new hydropower plantsSmall-scale hydropower plants
Hydrodynamic screw turbines
Service and modernisation programmes.
DEWATERING DEAD MINES
Although some mines are inoperative (‘dead’), they still need to be dewatered to avoid contamination of underground water, to keep the water at an acceptable and safe level, or to bring this contaminated water to surface for treatment i.e. acid mine dewatering (AMD).
Conventional pumping stations situated underground are required to comply with specific legislative requirements and in a dead mine, it is imperative that a supply of fresh cooled air is available for people to service and operate the pumps.
Such a dead mine has to be operative just like any active mine in terms of power supply for hoists, ventilation, cooling and lighting, costing millions in annual operating costs.
Our core business is mine dewatering, regardless of water quality or whether the site is an active or dead mine. The RITZ pump application was developed specifically for this purpose and has been used in mining across the world for many years. Our system isn’t only for old mines – new mines in Australia and Africa are installing our solutions from the beginning of their operations.