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NEWS 04 / 11 / 2020

IWC and Howden, a golden partnership

Howden Africa approached IWC to supply package cooling towers to facilitate the production of gold at the ROXGOLD mine in Burkina Faso.  The gold mine is located in the Birimian Gold Province, which is a world-class gold province with significant gold deposits.

In consultation with Howdens Engineers, it was concluded that our FM range of cooling towers would be best suited for the condenser circuit of the surface refrigeration plant, being built for the gold mine.

As the mine is exposed to the harsh African sun, it made sense to use our FM cooling towers as the  cooling towers are produced with non-corroding materials to ensure that there is no degradation of the tower, over time.  This range of towers is also cost effective, easily installed and maintained.

Our FM 248 cooling towers were built in 2 compact halves for easy transportation in shipping containers. The containers were then shipped to the port of Tema in Ghana, and then transported via road to site.  These robust towers will be assembled on site under our supervision… simple, with minimum site time.

Alongside the cooling tower order, IWC will also be supplying a 4 cell, bulk air cooler, specifically designed by for this application.  IWC is one of the few providers of bulk air cooling solutions globally. IWC, has been at the forefront of developing bulk air cooling systems in the mining industry for over 30 years including manufacturing and installing these systems into some of the world’s biggest mining corporations.

The assembly of the towers and bulk air cooler is expected to happen in the next couple of weeks and will be undertaken by a local mechanical contractor under the supervision of IWC and Howden.

We are thrilled to be part of this exciting project and to facilitate Roxgolds’ goal, of becoming West Africa’s next multi asset producer.

Based in Edenvale, South Africa and founded in 1986, IWC is known as one of Africa’s leading cooling tower specialists.  From design to commissioning, refurbishment and maintenance, IWC services both owners and operators of cooling towers and cooling systems. IWC’s offerings includes cooling towers, from factory assembled ‘package’ type cooling towers to large field erected towers, to heat exchangers and chillers.

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