In early February 2017 Redpath Mining (South Africa) and multidisciplinary construction group Stefanutti Stocks announced that they had entered into an alliance agreement. The two companies, that offer different yet complementary capabilities and services to the mining sector, believe the alliance will maximise benefits to existing and prospective clients, by giving them access to a complete turnkey mining solution.
Redpath Mining’s service offering includes shaft sinking, mine development, contract mining, raiseboring, underground construction, engineering and technical services, as well as speciality services focusing on underground infrastructure.
Stefanutti Stocks’s construction capabilities encompass all aspects of above-ground mining infrastructure construction including earthworks, civil construction, buildings, water treatment plants, pipelines, SMEIP (structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and piping) and concrete rehabilitation. Its services to the sector also include contract mining, material handling and tailings management.
“Our complementary cultures for seeking innovative solutions, lay a good foundation for the success of this strategic mining alliance, which we believe will grow from strength to strength,” says Redpath Mining (South Africa) managing director Ockert Douglas.
Both companies boast decades of mining sector experience in their respective fields of expertise, and their combined capabilities result in a powerful alliance that offers clients a comprehensive turnkey solution to any nature of mining project - be it a remote greenfield mine development or significant expansion work at an established mine.
Further benefits to mining clients include a single role player taking responsibility for an entire project, while all specialist skills sets (from design through to construction and operation) provided by Stefanutti Stocks and Redpath Mining, can be fully utilised. This single point of contact simplifies the client interface and streamlines the project management process with the potential to be more cost effective.
“We are excited to be part of this alliance, as this has the potential to be a great asset to the Southern African mining industry, and we are looking forward to putting our combined forces into play,” says Stefanutti Stocks chief executive officer Willie Meyburgh.