Leaders in Mine Ventilation and Cooling

With over 35 years’ mine ventilation, cooling & refrigeration experience, BBE’s highly specialised and experienced consulting engineers work alongside international mining clients to provide a comprehensive suite of services.

Project Management And Construction (Turnkey, EPC & EPCM)

The BBE Group delivers complete designed, engineered and constructed projects in main mine ventilation fans, refrigeration, bulk air-cooling stations and heating and energy-saving schemes and thermal storage installations on a complete turnkey, EPCM or EPC basis. BBE has all the required engineering expertise under one roof, and its team has an established track record of successful construction projects.

BBE focuses specifically on delivering complete and ready-to-operate systems for surface or underground infrastructure to the mining sector clients. The company is structured to deliver predominantly deliver turnkey projects incorporating design, detailed engineering, supply, construction, commissioning and process performance guarantee of complete surface and underground ventilation, refrigeration and cooling and heating systems. This is because clients benefit from a focused project management team, improved project efficiency and streamlined project delivery. The client still enjoys overall authority but without the burden of the micro-management. The client’s standards and specifications, as do the appropriate QA/QC and SHE requirements, still apply.

Designs, layouts, and vendor selection are subject to client approval, but the coordination of equipment procurement, drawing office supervision, interface details, and contractual boundary issues are BBE’s responsibility as the turn-key company. More importantly, the client’s design and construction risk exposure moves to the BBE Group.

BBE can also conduct engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) projects.

All types of projects are undertaken, from greenfield sites to plant extensions and upgrades. As an independent company, BBE can offer the optimal solutions using the best combination of selected equipment, tailor-made to each client’s specific requirements.

BBE has extensively delivered refrigeration projects around the globe, including countries such as South Africa (38), Oman (1), Mali (4), Mexico (3), Ghana (5), Canada (2), Tanzania (3), Zambia (1), USA (2), Brazil (5) and Australia (2). Surface and underground fan projects around the globe include South Africa (20), DRC (3), Mexico (2), and Ghana (1).

BBE offers strategic ventilation mine planning including estimates of Life-of-Mine ventilation, heat loads and cooling requirements, sizing of infrastructure, equipment selection, capital and operating costs. BBE also undertake peer review and due diligence studies on mine ventilation projects.

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