Wilshaw provides design and engineering for Sri Lanka vein graphite mine

Wilshaw provides design and engineering for Sri Lanka vein graphite mine

Wilshaw recently completed the design and engineering of shaft equipment for Margosa Graphite Ltd’s Ridee Ganga Vein Graphite Project in Pathakada, Sri Lanka.

The scope of work for the fit-out included the design and engineering of:

  • A 12-metre headframe
  • Ancillary mining equipment
  • Electric hydraulic hoist
  • Man-riding attachments

The equipment has been refurbished and is awaiting shipment to the site.

Construction is scheduled to commence in 2021 and the shaft program will run for six months.

About the project

In late 2020, the Geological Survey and Mining Bureau, Government of Sri Lanka, awarded Margosa Graphite Ltd the Advanced Exploration and Restoration Plan (AERP) approval for the refurbishment and development of a shaft at the Ridee Ganga Vein Graphite Project, Pathakada, Sri Lanka.

This means the dewatering and shaft development at the site can commence, allowing lithostructural information, vein geometry and mine planning to be confirmed.

Bulk samples of graphite ore will be collected for finalisation of metallurgy, advance marketing and off-take negotiations.

The shaft will also provide ventilation, services and emergency egress for future mine development.

“It was fantastic to be involved in this project and we’re looking forward to seeing it progress.” – Craig Guppy, Engineering Manager, Wilshaw.

For more information about mine shaft equipment design and engineering or any of our design and drafting services, call +61 8 9479 0800 or email info@wilshaw.com.au.