Business - Zimbabwe


Tarcon has extensive experience in earthworks, mining works and road construction throughout the Southern African region. The major civil & mining projects that Tarcon has completed are summarised below:


Project: The Provision of Mining Services at Murowa Diamond Mine

The free dig of kimberlite, removal of overburden, and haulage of the ore and waste from the pits. The maintenance of access roads, dumps, access ramps, haul roads, ore stockpiles and waste dumps as necessary.
Client:  Murowa Diamonds (Private) Limited

Project: The Provision of Haulage Services at Unki Mine

The haulage of waste and ore from the pit to the appropriate stockpiles.
Client: Anglo Platinum


Project: The Ngezi Expansion Project

Sub-contracted to execute the haulage of waste from the designated work areas where the expansion is taking place, to the appropriate stockpiles. The grading and formation of new and existing haul roads on the mine.
Client: DRA (through J.R. Goddard)


Project: The Construction of the Newlands By-Pass Dual Carriage-Way
Sub-contracted to execute the bulk earthworks and construction of the road carriage-way up to the
point where paving can begin.
Client: NRJV (Pvt) Ltd


Project: Removal of Waste at Sino Cement
Required to move approximately 250,000m3 of waste material to stockpile in five months.
Client: Sino Cement Zimbabwe


Project: Stoneridge Infrastructure

Contracted by Pinnacle Holdings to construct roads and storm water drainage for a new housing development.
Client: Pinnacle Property Holdings (Pvt) Ltd

Project: J & J Transport External Paving

Contracted by the client to construct the pavement of the works yard. The scope of work involved preparation of the subgrade, dumping, spreading and compacting a crusher run sub base and supplying and laying 100mm G-blocks and reinforced concrete slabs. The work also included storm water drainage works.
Client:  J & J Transport

Project: Harare Drive Faith Ministries Church
 
Contracted by the client to construct a car park with an area of 500 square metres. The works involved bulk earthworks specifically removing unsuitable soils and inputting suitable fill materials and compacting it. Importing and compacting gravel and surfacing.
Client:  Faith Ministries
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Project: Stoneridge Cemetery – Civil Engineering Infrastructure
Contracted by Pinnacle Property Holdings to clear the land designated as a cemetery, construction of internal roads including surfacing.
Client:  Pinnacle Property Holdings (Pvt) Ltd

Project : Sino-Zim Cement Overburden Stripping

The removal of overburden and the haulage of the limestone and waste from the pits. The maintenance of access roads and dumps as necessary. Average volume of overburden removed is 37 500 BCM a month.
Client:  Sino-Zimbabwe Company (SZCC) (Pvt) Ltd

Project: The Free Dig and Haulage Services at Shawa Mine – Phase II

The free dig of vermiculite, removal of overburden, and haulage of the ore and waste from the pits. The total amount of waste removed was 20,000 tonnes, and the ore moved as 80,000 tonnes.
Client: Samrec Vermiculite

Project: The Construction of Gravel Roads at One Step Mine

The construction and rehabilitation of gravel roads at One Step Mine.
Client: Rio Zim


Project: The Free Dig and Haulage Services at Shawa Mine – Phase I
The free dig of vermiculite, removal of overburden, and haulage of the ore and waste from the pits. The total amount of waste removed was 18,000 m3, and the ore moved as 69,000 m3.
Client: Samrec Vermiculite


Project: The Exploration of Matapurwa Coal Deposit – Chiredzi
Exploration works to establish the overburden/coal ratio. The maintenance of approximately 12 kms of access roads and haul roads.  Responsible for the pumping (dewatering) of the pit. The total amount of waste removed was 45,000 tonnes, and 33,000 tonnes of coal was stockpiled. Very little free dig, all drill and blast.
Client: Verify Engineering

Project: New Tailings Dam for Zimphos Msasa

Site Clearance of 6.8ha including the removal of trees. The excavation to subgrade level over the Dam footprint. Construction of the earth walls (30,000 m3), together with the construction of filter and return water drains. Minor access road works were also constructed.
Client:  Zimphos Msasa
 

Project: New Tailings Dam for Murowa Diamonds Ltd
Construction of starter wall and toe walls (31,000m3), toe drain, seepage sump, solution trench and access road. Also involved the laying of delivery and drainage pipes.
Client: Murowa Diamonds Ltd

Project: Mpudzi Dam Construction - Mutare

Construction of major dam in Mutare - Eastern Zimbabwe. The dam is a conventional earth fill dam with an open channel spillway on the left hand bank. The dam has a 500,000-m3 earthworks wall, which is twenty meters high. Although this dam was designed by the Ministry of Water Development, Tarcon has the in - house expertise to both design and construct a full range of earthworks and concrete based dams.
Client: Ministry of Water Development

Project: Zimbabwe - Ngezi - SMC Road Project

Member of "The Ngezi Road Joint Venture", responsible for constructing 40km of surfaced road for use by platinum ore carrying "road trains." Total project is 70km with several major bridges.
Client: Zimbabwe Platinum Mines Limited

A massive undertaking through rural Zimbabwe completed in just 7 months.

Project:  Zimbabwe - Housing Park Infrastructure

Compaction and surfacing of roads with pipe culverts, and the lining of stormwater drains within the development.
Client:  Zimbabwe Reinsurance Company (ZIMRE)

Main contractor for all works.

Project:  Zimbabwe - Harare Drive - Missing Link

Main contractor for main ring road and associated structures
Client: Old Mutual Properties

Project:  Zimbabwe - Tynwald Housing Development

Main contractor for high-density estate development, including roads stormwater and water reticulation.
Client: Tsoro Product


Project:Zimbabwe - Gletwyn Housing Development Phase I
Main contractor for construction of roads, stormwater and the provision of water reticulation at low-density estate development.
Client: J. I. Ross

Project: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls Township Roads and Stormwater

Main Contractor for World Bank funded project.
Client:  Victoria Falls Town Council

Project: Zimbabwe - Bulk Earthworks for Cotton Ginnery in Chinhoyi

Sub-contractor for all Earthworks and drainage works for the ginnery.
Client:  Cotpro Zimbabwe

Project:  Zimbabwe - Dualisation of the Mutare Road

US$1 million project for the compaction and surfacing of roads with pipe culverts, controlled intersections and a major traffic circle. Concrete lining and pitching of stormwater drainage.
Client:  City of Harare

A 20-month contract which required control and management of the traffic using the road throughout the project

Project:  Zimbabwe - Roads and Stormwater Drainage

A project for the compaction and surfacing of roads with pipe culverts, and the lining of stormwater drains.
Client: Mukuvisi Property Development

Main contractor for all works.

Project:   Zimbabwe - Construction of the Highglen Link Road and Bulk Earthworks for the Highfield Shopping Mall.
Client:   Old Mutual Properties

Main contractor for all the works.

Project:  Zimbabwe - Roads and Stormwater Drainage

Compaction and surfacing of roads with pipe culverts, and the lining of stormwater drains.
Client: Municipality of Kwekwe, Zimbabwe

Main contractor for all works.

Project:  Zimbabwe - Roads and Stormwater Drainage

Compaction and surfacing of road with pipe culverts, and the lining of stormwater drains.
Client: City of Harare, Zimbabwe

Main contractor for all works.

Project: Zimbabwe - Roads and Stormwater Drainage

Compaction and surfacing of roads with pipe culverts, and the lining of stormwater drains.
Client: Ministry Public Construction and National Housing

Main contractor for all works.

Project:  Zimbabwe - Rural Road Programme

Project for the construction, rehabilitation and improvement of 21,500 km of planned rural roads throughout Zimbabwe. This large development project was jointly funded by the Zimbabwe Government and KfW of Germany, and was implemented under the supervision of German consultant, GITEC Consult.
Client:           Government of Zimbabwe/ District Development Fund
One of the major roadwork contractors on programme with the provision of up to 5 individual road construction units per year, working on separate projects throughout the country. Work included the bush clearing, earthworks, drainage, formation and gravelling of roads.

Projects: Zimbabwe - Reconstruction Programme

Project to provide vehicle access to rural areas through the rapid opening of rural roads after Zimbabwe's independence in 1980. Donor funded by Kreditanstait fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW) of Germany.
Client: Government of Zimbabwe/District Development Fund

One of the major contractors through the provision of road construction units deployed throughout the country and engaged in rapid opening (up to 5km per day) of untrafficable roads