Valve Project to Be Completed in Namibia by Flowrox
Flowrox, known for its reliable industrial solutions for demanding process conditions, has recently won a valve project with the HUSAB uranium mine in Namibia, one of the biggest mines of its kind in the world. Flowrox will supply 83 550mm hydraulically actuated pinch valves for the heavy-duty application. The valves will be used in the tailings operation sector, which is spread over a 23km area in the desert. These pinch valves will be operated with a unique actuator solution with mobile gasoline powered hydraulic power packs.
Flowrox will be providing much more than pinch valves. In addition, it will deliver a complete product package, and both theoretical and practical competence trainings for technical staff members have already been conducted. The pump and valve manufacturer is also supplying the required valve spare parts, which will enable mine staff to provide service and repairs without delay. The uranium mine is also planning to purchase service exchange valves that will ensure smooth serviceability, no matter what the conditions are like in the desert.
The project, headed by Flowrox Pty Ltd in South Africa, has a new leader. Mr. Henlo Blignaut was appointed as the new Managing Director and he started in June. With extensive experience in the mining, manufacturing, and engineering environments, he is a good match for the new project.
He sees the situation in Southern Africa challenging, but he is confident about Flowrox’s potential in the area. “HUSAB only partners with the premium product suppliers in this market sector, and Flowrox was chosen due to our quality performance and technology. The relationship with the customer is excellent, and there will be more project collaboration in the near future. This is, of course, very good news for us as many new mining projects are put on hold and upgrades and operational capital of many companies have also been reduced. We are very optimistic about the future,” Mr Blignaut says.