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ZCDC outsources blasting, drilling services

07 july 2016
State-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has floated a tender for the provision of drilling and blasting services as well as the supply of lubricants.
Harare pushed out mining companies that were operating in the Marange fields last February saying their licences had expired.
It then invited the companies to form part of ZCDC but they declined.
“In addition to the scope of works, the bidders are also requested to supply and deliver Warman and KSB pump spares,” it said in an advert.
“There will be a compulsory pre-tender site visit for drilling and blasting prospective tenderers.
Tender documents are obtainable upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $10.”
The Zimbabwe Independent quoted unnamed mines ministry sources as saying last week that ZCDC had contracted Adlecraft Mining to mine diamonds on its behalf in Marange as it allegedly lacks capacity and resources to do so.
Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa said that the erstwhile Marange mining firms’ refusal to enter into the merger with government in ZCDC was the reason why the company had limited capacity.
He, however, professed ignorance of the Adlecraft deal.
ZCDC produced 513,000 carats worth about $21,5 million since March when it started operations.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished