In mid-2018, KDM Constructors was awarded a contract by BHP for the removal, and reinstallation, of 104 light poles on the Jansen site. The light standards were exposed to a phenomenon called ‘Vortex Shedding’, in which the poles experienced micro-vibrations. Over an extended period of time, this caused the welds to crack, ultimately leading to a pole failing. The poles were to be replaced with a more robust version.
The project required rigorous coordination of on-site traffic and logistics, all the while ensuring continued communication with various on-site teams. By executing the established plan, KDM safely completed the project with no injuries and ahead of schedule.