Mali gold mine turns to Skyriders for telecoms tower maintenance

26 July 2016
When a gold mine in Mali required maintenance on a critical telecoms tower, it turned to leading rope access specialist Skyriders to not only provide the safest solution, but also to carry out and supervise all of the necessary work.
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The South African company already undertakes yearly inspection and maintenance on the main smokestack at the gold mine, explains Skyriders marketing manager Mike Zinn.

It was then approached by the electronics and instrumentation team from the mining company to provide an appropriate solution for the telecoms tower project.

Skyriders undertook the once-off project in a record six days, deploying a two-person team of Level 3 IWH technicians, which is the highest level of rope-access training.

“Access to the top of the telecoms tower is not that restricted, but you are limited as to what you can do up there safely,” Zinn comments.

The scope of work for Skyriders consisted of replacing lightning rods, installing a new cable all the way up the telecoms tower, removing antennas, and welding on brackets where necessary.

Zinn stresses that Skyriders specialises in providing customised solutions for such unique projects. “We have the necessary training, expertise and equipment to come up with total solutions for all our clients’ requirements, in the safest and most cost-effective manner possible,” he concludes.



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About Skyriders
Skyriders (Pty) Ltd, established in 1998, is a leader in the South African rope access industry, providing cost- and time-saving solutions to clients in the power generation and petrochemical industries who require rope access aided inspection, NDT and maintenance work to be done in difficult to reach, high-up locations.

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