SRK Consulting - rehabilitating 660 abandoned asbestos mines in South Africa

Providing quantity surveying services to protect the health and safety of communities and environments. 

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources has established a major programme to close and rehabilitate more than 600 asbestos mines. The primary objective is to protect the health and safety of communities and environments at risk.

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South Africa
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As engineering design lead and sub-contractor to global leader in minerals processing Mintek, SRK Consulting commissioned Turner & Townsend for pre- and post-contract quantity surveying services across the entire programme.

Pre-contract services include collaboration with engineers in each discipline to prepare re-measureable bills of quantities, detailed cost estimates and enquiry documentation. Post-contract services involve measurement of work in progress, forecasts, monthly cost reports, change management and contract administration services, and preparation of final accounts and close-out reports. So far we have provided quantity surveyor services for nine abandoned mines.

Making the difference

  • Agile advice: bringing confidence to the programme by anticipating and responding to the unique challenges of each mine, applying our mining, health and safety and commercial expertise.
  • Controlling costs: giving SRK control through advance planning and containment of costs, both throughout each project and the overall programme.
  • Transparent and efficient service: providing cross-programme visibility with open communications and reporting and ability to respond to project needs 24/7.
Because of the inherent uncertainty associated with these sites, accurate quantity surveying and good understanding of the situation during the course of this rehabilitation is absolutely critical.