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PPC Aggregates expands to boost booming construction industry in Botswana

Major infrastructure projects in Gaborone have led to PPC Aggregates expanding its operations in Botswana.

PPC Aggregates has moved its semi-mobile crushing plant from the Mooiplaas quarry in Tshwane to the Kgale quarry, near Gaborone, Botswana – allowing the quarry to increase its production from 500 000 tons to 620 000 tons of aggregate products per annum, an increase in capacity of 24%.  

Gaborone is busy with major infrastructural developments -- the improvement of the Sir Seretse Kgama Airport, the Tlokweng boarder road, the Lobatsi road and various other SADC building developments,” says Riaan Redelinghuys, Executive Aggregates. “Moving our semi-mobile plant to Kgale will allow us to support these developments”, he added.

Work on relocating the plant started in the latter half of 2008.  The plant, which is now operating at full capacity, consists of a jaw crusher, a cone crusher, a vertical shaft impactor and various conveyors and screens. 

"Aggregates are used in the civil engineering and construction industries. PPC Aggregates was able to move the plant following the completion and commissioning of PPC’s new cement plant at Dwaalboom.  Moving it allows PPC to assist the Botswana construction industry build a new future for the country,” adds Redelinghuys.

The plant will produce the full range of quality construction and road- building aggregates for Botswana and provide extra flexibility to meet demand.

Dr. Orrie Fenn, PPC’s Chief Operating Officer, added: “PPC has been active in Botswana for several decades and specifically in aggregates for more than ten years. We have seen strong growth, and have responded with new investments and by introducing new technology. Adding extra capacity by moving our plant shows that we remain confident in the long-term prospects of the Botswana economy.

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