Snap Lake & Victor

The Snap Lake and Victor projects involved the decommissioning, dismantling and relocation of two diamond sorting plants for De Beers for relocation to Canada.

Both plants were stripped, packed and shipped north of Yellow Knife, Canada, across ice roads. Due to extreme weather conditions, the packing solution, timing and delivery of the packaged cargo to Richards Bay Harbour, was crucial.

ClientDe Beers
ProjectSnap Lake & Victor
LocationMeyerton, Johannesburg

The Outsource Solution

  • Project duration – 10 weeks
  • Crating and packing of equipment: total of 80 containers plus an additional 20 x 40 foot container of equipment and spares
  • 2230m2 of plywood used
  • 6kms of running timber
  • Approximately 360 crates
  • Approximately 500 000 nails
  • 17,470 man hours