The Gratomic team has completed the excavations intended to contain the concrete foundations that will accommodate the custom designed processing equipment including material thickener, cyclone, material hopper, settling reservoir, and filter press. Gratomic is currently preparing to begin pouring concrete in these areas the second week of October.
The current pilot sump area will be designated to house the new floatation columns and mixing tanks. The filter press area has been prepared and excavation is currently scheduled to begin October 6th on the product dryer area.
Final general assembly and layout of the Aukam processing plant have been completed. On site Management has received the cement from Pupkewitz Megabuild – Keetmanshoop. Aggregate and bricks were received from Dolerite Brick & Sand CC, which will be utilized in the construction of the settling reservoir and key foundations.
Manhattan Process Engineering, a South African based engineering firm, has provided the Company with detailed Civil Engineering reports to complete the concrete construction on site. This included detailed bending and manufacturing parameters to meet foundational specifications for the necessary rebar, which has recently been delivered to site.