Sedgman was initially engaged by Riversdale Mozambique to undertake feasibility and design, and then procurement, construction and commissioning of an 800 t/h coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP) in Mozambique.
Located in one of the world's emerging coal regions, the mine was acquired by Rio Tinto midway through the project. Benga is the first plant in Africa to feature reflux classifier technology. Stage one processes 5.3 Mt/a of raw coal to produce 1.7 Mt/a of high quality coking coal and 0.3 Mt/a of export thermal coal. The CHPP has been designed for an initial throughput of 800 t/h with provision for staged expansion to 3,000 t/h.
The project was delivered successfully, within budget, on schedule and without any LTIs. Benga established Sedgman in South Africa and provided the region with a preferred service engineering and project delivery provider. We also developed a close relationship with our clients.