Shaft Sinking

Shaft Sinking

Moolmans is a world leader in shaft sinking and access development, with expertise to sink and equip both vertical and decline shafts of various diameters to depths of more than 2 000 metres and through all types of rock formations.

The company has the technical expertise and resources to deliver multi-disciplinary projects that include design work, civil works and mechanised mining.

With project management and design capabilities, the business is geared
to provide a design function that includes:

  • Conceptual pre-feasibility and feasibility studies relating to shaft design,
    shaft sinking and infrastructural services
  • Mine design for sinking of decline and vertical shafts, mine development,
    stoping, surface and underground infrastructure
  • Shaft and shaft furnishing including conveyor belt systems
  • Design and draughting for mechanical, structural, piping, electrical and civil works
  • Innovative and cost-effective techniques are used in the execution of pre-sinking as well as mechanised sinking to complete a fully-lined and equipped shaft.

Our capabilities include the manufacturing and installation of headgears, surface infrastructure, and sinking stages.

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