Our History

Engineering Africa

01/07/2019
Bucyrus/CAT Shovel PCR

Bucyrus/CAT Shovel PCR at First Quantum’s Sentinel Copper Mine in Zambia

01/05/2019
Glencore’s Dragline Relocation

Start of a 10 month Dragline Relocation Project: From Optimum mine to Glencore’s TOC Mine

05/04/2019
Barloworld Partner

Lucient(Botswana) awarded a 3 year contract to preferred labour partner Barloworld

03/09/2018
Dragline Boom Rebuild

Start of the 5 month Dragline Boom Rebuild. The 1st ever onsite Dragline Boom Rebuild on African Soil

05/02/2018
Glencore’s TOC Mine

Glencore’s TOC Mine 27 day Dragline Shutdown in Mpumalanga

05/12/2017
Glencore’s GGV Mine Dragline

Middleburg: On behalf of Barloworld Equipment, the servicing of a dragline at GGV, a Glencore Mine

10/12/2016
Jwaneng Mine 930E Komatsu fleet

20,000hr overhauls on the Jwaneng Mine 930E Komatsu fleet (of 60 haul trucks)

10/12/2016
Rebuild of a Le Tourneau

Complete factory rebuild of a Le Tourneau L1850 Electric drive FEL. The first of its kind in Africa

01/01/2016
Bucyrus 495HR Rope Shovel

Completed 2 x rope shovels overhauls, one being a 25,000hrs overhaul of a Bucyrus Shovel

01/03/2015
Kazungula Transnational Bridge Project

Construction of temporary border facilities at the Kazungula Transnational Bridge Project

01/02/2015
Letlhakane Branch

Official opening of the Letlhakane Branch

01/01/2015
Multi-vehicle collision avoidance system

Design and installation of the first fully integrated , multi-vehicle collision avoidance system (SAFEMINE) in the Botswana mining industry

01/01/2014
Orapa Open Pit

Assembled and commissioned 4 X Komatsu 830E trucks, Orapa Open Pit

01/01/2013
Assembly and commission of Komatsu 930E

Assembled and commissioned 56 x Komatsu 930E electric drive trucks in 18months. The most of any single contractor in Southern Africa, Jwaneng Cut 8 Operations

01/02/2011
Centurion System upgrade

End of life extension and Centurion System upgrade of P&H 2800XPB electric rope shovel. Fist of its kind in Africa, Jwaneng Open Pit

01/01/2011
Le Tourneau L1850s

Assembled and commissioned 2 x Le Tourneau L1850s electric drive FELs Jwaneng Open Pit

01/01/2009
Cut 8 workshop

Fabricated and erected temporary Cut 8 workshop, Jwaneng Cut 8 Project

01/01/2007
Jwaneng Open Pit

MCB lays pipeline designs, manufactures, installs and commissions high pressure pit dewatering pipeline, Jwaneng Open Pit

01/01/2004
Maintenance Services on ThyssenKrupp

Expansion into the plant to provide repair and maintenance services on ThyssenKrupp High Pressure Roll Crushers and Joest / Multotec / Vibramech wash screens, Jwaneng Recrush Plant

01/02/2003
Mega Mining workshop

Completion of the Mega Mining onsite workshop, Jwaneng Mine Blue Area

01/01/2003
Debswana vendor list

MCB registered on the Debswana vendor list

01/03/2002
1st Mining job

1st Mining job – Complete overhaul of a P&H 100B series electric blast-hole drill, Jwaneng Open Pit

01/02/2002
Maiden job – Construction

Maiden job – Construction of a 30m x 60m workshop in Commerce Park, Gaborone, Botswana

01/01/2002
Mechanical Construction Company Botswana (MCB)

Mechanical Construction Company Botswana (MCB) receives its Certificate of Incorporation