REM Construction Consultants for RopeCons & Cableways

REM Construction Consultants (REM)  Company Profile                                              

REM Construction Consultants (REM) was formed in 1998 and was involved in the design, project management, construction and delivery of Capital and Infrastructure engineering projects.  REM's office is in Randburg, South Africa.    

18 years ago REM was introduced to advances in cableway system technology.   When the technology for RopeCon® use was emerging, REM changed focus to the application of the exciting and significant technology.

Our team now focuses on projects that should include cable technology solutions as viable and economic .  This market includes bulk material transport on fixed routes -in mining and industry-  as well as People transport using Cable-ways for tourism, Urban  and local transportation.


Our small team has over 90 years of combined experience in the South African market. REM has expertise and experience in the areas of
  • Capital Projects -  Analysis of system options including Feasibility Studies and Risk analysis including life cycle costings
  • Mining Technology - underground, open cast and waste handling systems
  • Project Feasibility Studies and Risk analysis
  • Assessment of possible application of Rope Technology systems as economic options
  • Project monitoring & co-ordination of the Ropeway systems with the other directly associated equipment & services etc
  • Assistance on the Construction co-ordination and management
REM provides the expertise in the technology as part of the Client teams and operating staff.  Our team supports the review of the project concepts and will provide advice on whether the RopeCon or Cable-ways systems are viable options to be considered by the Client. Once an option is accepted the Client team can develop the contract direct with Doppelmayr Transport Technology. (DTT)

===============================================LATEST NEWS -  2019  - a first for SOUTHERN AFRICA


Booysendal Platinum Mine - taking a great step forward.  

 Northam is leading the way in the adoption of modern technology

Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited (Booysendal), a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited (Northam) is currently expanding mining capacity at its Booysendal mining concession.
The first two fully operational RopeCons®  was completed, tested and handed over in December 2018 to the mine by Doppelmayr Transport Technology GmbH (Doppelmayr), 
The main RopeCon® unit (No 1) transports up to 1,150 tph over 4.76km, with an overall vertical climb of 530m.  At the delivery end the payload is transferred either to the conveyor feeding the process plant or diverts the payload to the second RopeCon® (No.2).
This RopeCon® is a small unit which delivers the ore to a stockpile for storage.  
Foundation work for the third RopeCon®, to tie in with the first system, has begun.  This RopeCon® (No 3) conveyor will move 400 tph, over 2.8km, with a vertical drop of 160m. and will operate from 2020.

REM Construction Consultants is proud to be the Agent and Partner of Doppelmayr Transport Technology for Southern Africa and having been involved in this project.

 REM Company Goals                                                                                                          

For 15 years REM has focused on the analysis of Material and People transport opportunities using Rope Technology. This focus introduces dramatically improved transport systems and resulting economic improvements in the fields of :- 

        • Open-cast mining
        • Underground Mining
        • Mining surface transport
        • Industry/Commercial  Materials Handling
        • Tourism and urban Transport
        • Construction cranes and transport systems

REM's goals are to:

    1. Introduce the RopeCon® technology to as wide an audience of Clients, Investors , Engineers and Operators as possible
    2. Preliminary review of specific Client plans to advise whether the technology could be applied as an option for study
    3. Recommending of Specialist Cable Technology application to Tourism, Urban Transport, Construction, Mining and Industries.
    4. Assisting  Project Co-ordination of a project into existing and future infrastructure and services
    5. Undertake and assist in Concept and full Feasibility studies of transport options including rope technology system vs other systems including life cycle costings, environmental issues and Risk Reviews.
    6. Development with the Client team of the detailed specifications and performance parameters for the specific System including assisting in Mine planning adjustments and options
    7. Interface with Doppelmayr experts  to secure their designs, specifications, planning and budget costings based on the planned parameters.  The Doppelmayr Scope is defined within battery limits within the overall project scope
    8. Developing Provision of an overall Supervisory role for or with the Client to monitor the project execution by the Engineering / Project team
    9. Monitoring of the interface of the Rope technology systems with all the other project work, foundations, equipment and systems, legal certification etc.
    10. Assisting with operation Approvals and Government Certification

REM provides the detailed knowledge of the technology as part of the Client teams and operating staff.  Our team supports the review of the project concepts and will provide advice on whether the RopeCon® or Cable-ways systems are viable options to be considered by the Client. 

The Client will then develop a contract directly with Doppelmayr Transport Technology.  This ensures that the scope of work, performance and liability of the system is clearly defined and in a direct agreement between the Client and Doppelmayr.

RopeCon and Cableway Expertise

REM is closely affiliated with the Doppelmayer/Garaventa group and is Agent for Doppelmayr Transport Technology (known also as DTT) in the Southern African region.  Through years of close collaboration with Doppelmayer, REM has both the technology expertise and knowledge to conceive, develop and execute RopeCon and Cableway projects in Southern Africa and beyond.

Please visit our Unique Technology Expertise page to learn more about these technologies and their applications to materials transport and people transport as well as the numerous financial, logistical and ecological benefits 

REM Construction Consultants is the Southern Africa contact for the all the Doppelmayr-Garaventa Group Cable Technology products and is your first step toward deploying Cableway and Ropeway systems including the unique RopeCon technology .