UMS Business continuity measures during the Covid-19 pandemic

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UMS Group (United Mining Services), has its origins in the South African mining sector but serves global mining and minerals processing clientele with turnkey solutions that stretch across the entire mining and associated infrastructure value chain from concept studies through to mine and process plant design, construction, commissioning, ramp-up and operation.

Through its acquisition of METS (Mining Engineering Technical Services). and Shaft Sinkers, UMS Group gained industry expertise that spans more than six decades and incorporates the assets, resources and intellectual property of both companies. Our expert personnel include professional engineers (mining, mechanical, electrical, C&I, civil and structural), design engineers, project engineers and project managers, sinking specialists, project planners and schedulers, natural scientists (geology and rock mechanics) as well as experts in project control and procurement.

The UMS Group differentiator lies in our ability to deliver a full turnkey service to our clients under a single roof for both new and existing projects. Through services of the Shaft Sinkers and METS brands, we are able to provide a seamless and integrated ability to execute projects cost effectively and without compromising quality.

Although the Group has built its reputation through the mining sector, we can undertake any project requiring tunnelling expertise and construction of underground facilities. Due to our expertise in this field, our client base extends beyond the mining fraternity and includes the hydro, roads and tunnelling sectors. The addition of METS Projects to our stable enables us to broaden our turn-key service offerings to the minerals processing sector.


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In excess of 250 contracts undertaken, across the globe.

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Safety Achievement – 22 July 2020

CONGRATULATIONS! Shaft Sinkers Mining would like to congratulate our incredible crew at the South 32 Manganese Operations, Wessels Shaft Rehabilitatio...
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Prolonging the Life of Aging Mine Infrastructure

Many mines in South Africa, especially in the gold sector, are reaching the end of their intended design life. In the current economic climate it is n...
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Diversification underpins UMS Group’s growth strategy

Although United Mining Services (UMS Group) was formed out of a business that was primarily focused on underground ore body access and related contrac...
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Evander Mine: Successful Completion of the Tower Installation Project Enabling the Mine to Undertake Safe Shaft Pillar Extraction

We congratulate our Evander project crews who successfully installed a shaft compensating tower for our client within budget and exceeding all time, q...
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Through our proprietary information and library of knowledge, METS provides services covering mining-related feasibility studies, mine and process plant design engineering as well as EPC/EPCM project management services. All our designs strive to ensure a safer environment for contractors and mine personnel.
Building on the extensive library of knowledge of METS and Shaft Sinkers, UMS offers the mining sector shaft auditing and rehabilitation services, designed to ensure optimal production output and extended underground life of mine.
Through the intellectual services of Shaft Sinkers, UMS provides traditional sinking services as well as construction of any auxiliary infrastructure.
Through Shaft Sinkers, UMS provides all forms of contract mining, from open cast to underground development and extraction of ore bodies.
METS Process offers the full range of process plant design and engineering capabilities to the mining industry, and predominantly the junior sector. We have devised an innovative approach to new plant delivery which incorporates modular functionality although we have taken the concept of modularity one step further than what is traditionally accepted in the modular space.
We offer a wide range of consulting services to our clients