Sustainable Slurry and Backfill Solutions (Pty) Ltd (SSBS) was formed in 2016 and provide specialist consulting engineering services to the mining industry. The focus of the company include mine backfill and slurry related applications. We are committed to provide sustainable long term solutions which identifies and addresses clients’ needs.
We provide engineering services which range from pre-feasibility studies to detailed designs, field testing, design reviews, cost estimates, material property test work, commissioning and brown fields optimisation studies.
DIRECTOR - PR ENG
Jaco is a director of Sustainable Slurry and Backfill Solutions, having founded the company at the end of 2016. He has a key interest in backfill and has worked on various backfill plants around the world which include hydraulic fill, paste fill as well as cemented aggregate and rock fill.
His design experience in backfill plants, backfill reticulation and underground distribution systems, choke stations as well as barricades and fill fences gives him the added advantage in consulting with mines and related industries. He has worked on different types of mines (gold, platinum, copper, base metals and coal) and understand the different mining methods associated with each of these mines.
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DIRECTOR - PR TECH ENG
Bernardt is a director of Sustainable Slurry and Backfill Solutions who joined the company in 2017. He has worked in the Mining and Consulting fields for a number of years and has extensive experience with tailings pipeline designs as well as mine backfill systems.
Through his years of experience in slurry and backfill, he has been involved in a number of projects assisting clients with solutions suitable to their needs. His design experience includes process, pumping systems and pipeline designs, backfill plant designs, laboratory test work and audits of existing slurry and backfill systems to identify and resolve production issues.
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JUNIOR PROCESS ENGINEER
Joshua is a Junior Process Engineer at Sustainable Slurry and Backfill Solutions who joined the company at the end of 2017. He has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, specialising in Woven Fabric Membrane Technology. Prior to working for Sustainable Slurry and Backfill Solutions, Joshua worked in the Water Treatment Industry, focusing on the design, build and operation of wastewater treatment plants. During his time at Sustainable Slurry and Backfill Solutions, Joshua formed part of the team responsible for the detailed engineering of backfill plants and has also undertaken Unconfined Compressive Strength and Cement Mortar Strength test campaigns.
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