Sishen Mine is AngloAmerican’s flagship iron ore operation near Kathu in the Northern Cape. At 14km long, it is one of the largest open pit mines in the world. In undertaking a project to repair 860 of the mine’s trucks, Ruspet was contracted to supply and install all water pipes, air pipes and exhaust systems for the entire conversion project.

“We have completed seven truck conversions over the past two years,” says Russell Cockburn, founder and MD of Ruspet Exhausts. “All of these trucks are now running perfectly, and the project continues. It’s an ongoing task. We have now also been contracted to re-power the trucks on the Grootgeluk Mine.”

The Grootgeluk Mine is an open-cast coal mine in Limpopo and is operated by Exxaro.