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Kaytech reinforces mine retaining wall.

Mponeng Mine, formerly Western Deep Levels South Shaft, situated in Carletonville, western Gauteng, is one of the richest gold mines in the world. At over 3 400m deep, the trip from the surface down to the bottom takes over an hour.

In 2012, Kaytech’s RockGrid PC was installed at Mponeng Mine when high-tensile, geosynthetic polyester grids were required for reinforcement of a newly constructed concrete retaining block wall.  

As a result of ongoing expansions at the mine, Anglo Gold Ashanti realised that new cooling towers had become a necessity. Due to the unavailability of sufficient surface area, the existing stone-pitched embankments were demolished and steepened by constructing a new concrete retaining block wall. A larger platform area above the wall provided much-needed construction space.

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