On May 28th, SANY participated in a groundbreaking ceremony with South Africa-focused platinum developer, Nkwe Platinum Limited and its sole shareholder, Zijin Mining Group, a leading Chinese gold company, at Garatau Platinum Mine in Limpopo, South Africa.
SANY’s flagship excavator, the SY365H, symbolically dug up the first bucket of earth on the construction site of the mine, drawing compliments from the crowd onsite and kickstarting mining operations that will span an estimated 29 years in its first phase. The project is expected to achieve an annual average processing capacity of 3.6 million tonnes of ore.
According to Mr. Zhiyu Fan, Managing Director and CEO of Nkwe Platinum Limited, the mine will offer jobs, training, and education once it is fully operational.
“We are pleased with the commencement of the Garatau Platinum Mine activities as it brings us one step closer to our commitment in infrastructure development as well as economic and social upliftment of the surrounding local communities, the municipal district and the Province of Limpopo,” Says Fan.
Mr. Jingliang Liu, International Service Manager of SANY South Africa Business Unit was invited to operate the excavator in the groundbreaking ceremony.
“With over 30 years of experience with mining houses and companies all over the world, we look forward to delivering value to customers, employees, shareholders, and the public by offering high-quality products and services,” Says Liu.