Shabani has the largest reserves of asbestos fibre in Southern Africa. The monthly milling capacity of the mill was designed to be 200,000 tonnes of ore.

The client carried out the design of the plant and the mechanical equipment while Arup handled the civil, structural and electrical aspects with the programming and cost control managed.

In this special issue, we explore work on the mine project in great detail, looking at the history, design and development of the project.

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The Arup Journal 1981 - Issue 5