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Client:

Ultimate Dynamic

Year:

2016

Location:

Hammerskraal, South Africa

THE CHALLENGE

The Klipdrift Water Treatment Works Extension Project near Hammerskraal, South Africa was getting further behind schedule as the weeks progressed. The job called for large amounts of concrete for filter blocks, pump stations, and reservoirs that had to be totally impervious to the 42 million litres of potable water that would be produced each day. The team originally opted for traditional concrete delivery methods using batch plants and drum trucks, but on top of scheduling difficulties, the plant’s distance from the nearest batch plant made for long wait times—often loads could not be used because the quality of the concrete had deteriorated on the way.

THE SOLUTION

In switching to a contractor that operates ProAll Reimer Mixers, the team was able to bring the project back on schedule and under budget in only six weeks. Nico Swanepoel, site manager for the project, identifies quality control, speed and reducing waste as key benefits, saying, “Our main reason for now using Reimer Mixers is all the added value of having a mixing plant on site, available at a minute’s notice”. In switching to volumetric mixers, Swanepoel also noticed a decrease in cost, saying, “I was amazed with the price, regarding competitiveness to anyone we had supplying us up to that date. It was significantly cheaper than what we’re used to.”

6WK

BACK ON SCHEDULE

10MPA

OVER STRENGTH ACHIEVED, PER BATCH

42ML

WATER PRODUCED PER DAY

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Deciding to switch to Reimer Mixers was huge for us and I'm sure it's not the last time we'll use them.


Nico Swanepoel, Site Manager

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