Open day held for ?'dam seven'? PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 23:21
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A public open day for Dam Seven at Petra Diamond Mine Cullinan was held on 7 February.

Presentations were given by Gert Klopper, communications manager: operations for Petra Mines, Danie Brink, independent civil engineer, and the operating contractor, Fraser Alexander, on the dam’s operation and safety as well as its environmental management.

Gert Klopper, communications manager: operations for Petra Mines, Anja van Deventer, from the control room, and Noks Moemise, process overseer of Dam Seven

This presentation was organised to give surrounding communities and other interested and affected parties an opportunity to visit the dam and to understand the process.

Dam Seven’s main wall is 85 m high and the overall wall slope is 17°. The dam, excluding the beach,
is 550 m wide and 2 km long. It holds 60-80 million m³ of water.

Danie Brink, independent civil engineer for Dam Seven, appointed in terms of Mine Health and Safety Net to oversee the dam’s safety. With him is Noks Moemise

The mine also spoke about emergency preparedness. According to the mine, dam failure is a highly unlikely event, but there is a legal requirement that downstream residents should update their contact details.

Contact N Moemise at Petra Diamond Mine at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 071-861-9758 to update the contact list.


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