Botswana Diamond Mine Project - Conductors and Shield Wire Supply

Project Information:

Owner: Lucara Botswana (Pty) Ltd.

Consultant: Tshukudu Metals Botswana (PTY) Ltd.


Awarded Date: 2022.01


What We Supplied:

240/30 Damping conductor Aluminium stranded wire with steel core

630/45 Damping conductor Aluminium stranded wire with steel core

400 Aluminum Conductor OD 26mm

645 Aluminum Conductor OD 33.02mm


400 Aluminum Conductor OD 26mm

1013 Aluminum Conductor


Project News:

The Letlhakane diamond mine, owned by Debswana – a joint diamond mining venture between De Beers and the Botswana government – is located 190 kilometers west of Francistown and 50 kilometers away from Debswana’s Orapa Mine.


Letlhakane (the name means “little reed”) was the second diamond mine opened by Debswana and is the deepest of the company’s working diamond mines. According to De Beers’ website, the mine’s depth presents a constant challenge, since the slopes must be kept stable.


In 2010, 35 years after operations commenced, 3.3 million tons of ore were extracted at Letlhakane, yielding 1.2 million carats of rough diamonds. The mine’s ore is processed at the Orapa plant, and Orapa also serves as the base of operations for the Letlhakane mine.


As of the end of 2011, an initial closure plan for the mine was already drawn up, although operations continued.


Regardless of the future of the Letlhakane diamond mine itself, the region is still proving fruitful for other diamond projects. Firestone’s BK11 kimberlite pipe is located in the vicinity of Letlhakane, as is Lucara Diamond’s AK6 diamond project, which is scheduled to begin production in 2012.


The Karowe diamond mine, located in Botswana, is a state-of-the-art mine which was fully commissioned in Q2 2012. 


Karowe, which means precious stone in the local language, is a large-scale asset with tonnage and throughput upside and is one of world’s foremost producers of large, high quality, Type IIA diamonds in excess of 10.8 carats, including the historic  1,758 Sewelô, the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona and the 813 carat Constellation.