King Transnet Freight Railway Mainline Deviation Project

Assmang Limited | South Africa | 2011–2014

864,758 LTI-free
manhours worked

Construction completed
in time for maintenance shutdown

8.36 km
of electrified railway line constructed


  • Expand the Khumani Iron Ore Mine, located 18 km south of the town of Kathu in the Northern Cape, on the Bruce, King, Mookaneng, and Parson farms
  • Deviate the Postmasburg and Hotazel Transnet Freight Rail line in order to develop the King ore body and sustain the increased annual throughput
  • Construct approximately 8.36 kilometers of electrified railway line and associated infrastructure including stormwater diversion
  • Uplift and stack the existing perway and overhead traction equipment material


  • Provided EPCM services for the implementation phase of the project
  • Reviewed and confirmed the engineering and design deliverables undertaken as part of the Khumani Expansion project
  • Undertook the procurement function required for and on behalf of Assmang Limited for the placement of supply contracts and construction packages
  • Provided quality assurance and control of the supply and construction packages


  • Installation of perway
  • Overhead traction equipment approved, with quality exceeding Transnet Freight Rail's expectation
  • Project within budget

Project numbers

R375 million project cost
864,758 LTI-free manhours worked

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