The Middelburg Water Reclamation project is a multi-billion rand BECSA (BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa) initiative. The aim of this project is to implement a number of water management actions ranging from pollution control at source, waste minimization, recycling and reuse on site as well as controlled release under favourable hydrological conditions.
The project is situated in the Middelburg area of Mpumalanga and it services three different BECSA mines. Due to the nature of the contract there are two EPCM contractors, each with various works package under their control.
Our portion of this project was awarded to WBHO Pipelines in March 2013. It is a R147 million project which spans over 15 months. It involves the construction of 6 HDPE pipelines with a combined length of 26.6 km with pipes ranging from 315mm to 600mm in diameter and a 1.6km steel pipeline. It also includes 3 multi-level pump stations, one at each of the dams where the water will be reclaimed, a reservoir, scour chambers and air valve chambers.
March 2013 – June 2014