Mining & Infrastructure

SSIS Successfully Installs a Prefabricated Modular Steel Pedestrian Bridge at Kibali Gold Mine, DRC

The Kibali Gold Mine development in the Democratic Republic of Congo will be one of the largest gold mines in Africa. SSIS successfully installed a pre-fabricated & pre-engineered 32-m long pedestrian bridge over the Nzoro Hydro Power Plant water channel as part of the Kibali Gold Mine in the DRC. 


The Kibali project is situated 560 kilometres north east of the city of Kisangani in the north east of the DRC.   It is a joint venture between Randgold, AngloGold Ashanti and a Congolese parastatal, Sokimo.  Randgold is managing the project development which will also operate the mine. It is anticipated that the project will ultimately be supplied by four hydropower stations supported by a thermal power station for low rainfall periods and back-up.

Randgold is investing US$165 million to develop the 20MW Nzoro hydropower station adjacent to the Kibali River as well as other power stations in the region. These developments will provide a sustainable source of power for their mining activities whilst providing safe and reliable electricity supply for the local community.  The Nzoro hydropower station is situated about 30 km from the Kibali Mine at the confluence of the Nzoro and Kibali rivers and incorporates a 4,5 km canal feeding  two penstock pipelines of 3,5 m diameter and 1,2 km long each.  The pedestrian bridge will be constructed over the canal to provide safe access across it.

Project Details

Prefabricated Modular Steel Bridge

  1. 32m long x 1.8m wide

  2. Galvanized steel finish

  3. Design Load: Pedestrian Crossing

Project Team

Randgold, AngloGold Ashanti & Sokimo

DRA Mineral Projects (Pty) Ltd

Design & Supply of Bridge:
SSIS (Pty) Ltd / AIL

Installation Date:
20 & 21 March 2014


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