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Renewable Energy in the African Mining Sector

Probably the most challenging aspect of mining in remote locations in Africa is the ready availability of power. Often the challenging terrain makes overhead line transmission extremely costly and almost impossible to access quickly for the mining operation. Costly diesel generation systems quickly eat into capital and the transportation of fuel supplies also brings along its own logistical nightmares. In recent time there has been a huge upswing in the adoption of renewable energy sources by mining companies and through innovative financing models offered by the independent power providers (IPPs),…
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Strutfast is the cable specialist on Africa's mines

Cable management solutions specialist Strutfast has become the most widely recognised African cable management brand for the mining sector, having successfully supplied its solutions to hundreds of mining projects across the African continent. “Strutfast has developed an enviable international reputation for meeting the demanding requirements of the arduous cable management applications that are specific to the African mining sector,” says Strutfast Managing Director Tony Kinsella. “With the specific demands that exist within the mining world, it is imperative that when choosing a cable…
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Strutfast Successfully Achieves Latest Iso Accreditation

STRUTFAST is delighted to announce that they have recently been successfully independently audited and deemed to comply with the highly sought after International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) 9001:2015 certification, which acknowledges the Strutfast Business Management System (SBMS). The transition from the previous version of the ISO standard has been completed successfully and continues to underline the commitment to Excellence, Customer Satisfaction and Absolute Quality that lies at the core of STRUTFAST. “This acknowledgement that our SBMS complies with the highest international…
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Cable management for the mining sector

Established in 2001, Johannesburg-based cable management solutions company Strutfast is said to have become the most widely-recognised African cable management brand for the mining sector, having supplied its solutions to hundreds of mining projects across the continent. According to managing director Tony Kinsella, it is imperative to consider the experience the prospective supplier has within the sector when choosing a cable management partner. Strutfast designs, manufactures and supplies cost-effective cable management systems for all industries and, through its experience in value engineering…
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Cable support systems: design and installation

Design of a cable support system is a fairly complex process and needs to take a number of factors into account. Cable support systems are an essential part of any large installation. The availability of standards and recommendations has simplified the process, and the development of flexible systems allows easy customisation of systems. Cables need both support and protection from damage. In any installation where there is high consumption of electricity, it is not practical to run large cables or groups of cables in conduit, and cables are run on the surface of structures. Where more than one…
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