About us

TacminMadini Australia & partners

Our history

TacminMadini provides integrated solutions for open-pit mining and infrastructure projects. The company was established in 1996 in South Africa by Sarel Blaauw, a former civils and mining contractor, who saw the need for a more holistic approach to mining projects. In 2018, they branched out and registered TacminMadini Australia with headquarters in Adelaide.

 

The business comprises three main divisions: engineering, construction and EPC turnkey solutions. The engineering and construction business units resulted from the unbundling of our international partner, Tacmin Group. During the unbundling, the respective expertise of TacminMadini International was allocated to the business units that best matched their core competencies. This restructuring has enabled us to be more focused, improve our support to our customers and pave the way for organic growth, broaden our scope of services and become the service providers of choice for our EPC company - TacminMadini Australia.

 

TacminMadini has executed more than 50 contracts for customers globally, serving clients in various commodities such as platinum, gold, diamonds, copper, cobalt, phosphates, coal, fluorspar, manganese, iron ore, vanadium, PGMs, and chrome. The group’s vision is to be the preferred partner in solving complex mining challenges by providing innovative and sustainable value-added solutions to its clients. Our core expertise and experience include:

Infrastructure construction
Open-pit contract mining
PMC & consulting engineering
EPCM & project turnaround
Engineer, Procure & Construct
Project controls - optimisation
Infrastructure construction

Civil infrastructure construction 

Management and turning to account civil infrastructure projects for mining companies and Governments of South Africa, Kwandebele, Swaziland, Venda, Botswana and Swaziland. During construction, our expertise assumed responsibility of construction management of all aspects of a construction project from start to finish. They coordinated with clients, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, architects, and other stakeholders to ensure that the project meets the specifications, budget, schedule, and quality standards.  

Our expertise has gained extensive experience in construction and turning to account, from the first tender to site handover in the construction  of:

 

  • Single and dual carriage ways.
  • Rehabilitation of roads and railway lines.
  • Tailings, storage and emergency dams.
  • Bridges, concrete structures & retaining walls.
  • Bulk earthworks and services.
  • Township development - roads and services
  • Airport development - runways and infrastructure

 

Open-pit contract mining
PMC & consulting engineering
EPCM & project turnaround
Engineer, Procure & Construct
Project controls - optimisation

a Message by our CeO, Sarel Blaauw

Over the last three decades, I have accumulated experience in a variety of infrastructure and open-pit mining projects. I began my career as a civil infrastructure contractor before transitioning to open-pit contract mining. In the late 1990s, I founded Tacmin Group, an open-pit mining consultancy. My team and I provided EPCM, PMC, and technical mining consultancy services to mining clients globally. We are deeply grateful to our clients for their continued trust and support in our services. We appreciate your business and are committed to finding the optimal solutions for your mining and infrastructure challenges. Based on the experience we’ve gained, we decided to take the next strategic step in our ongoing efforts to support our clients by broadening our service offering to include EPC project delivery. To accomplish this, we registered our EPC firm in Australia, which is home to some of the top EPC companies in the mining and resources sector.

We are also keen to venture into new markets and partnerships as we aim to expand our business and generate value for our clients. As we set out on this familiar yet new journey, I assure you that we will uphold our values of excellence, integrity, innovation, and customer satisfaction. We will continue to invest in our people, processes, and technologies to ensure we fulfill our promises and exceed your expectations. Thank you for choosing us as your trusted EPC partner. We look forward to collaborating with you on your next project.

The real competitive advantage is its people.

  Sarel Blaauw

We know that as we grow into a more niche market and wish to continue to deliver on our promises, we shall require the support of expertise that are adequately experienced and aligned with our vision. It is only through the expansion of our core expertise base that we can and shall sustain the drive to achieve the challenges our customers are confronted with.

Tacmin Associates
Tacmin Consultants
Tacmin Directors
Tacmin Partners
Tacmin Associates

Tacmin Associates

TacminMadini associates stand out from the rest. Highly respected and sought after by the board of TacminMadini, these individuals are specialists who are carefully selected to match complementary skills, disciplines, experiences and temperaments.

 

Our expert associates have significant industry experience and are specifically selected for each engagement with our Clients. In anticipation of paying utmost attention to our customer’s needs, our associates generally operate in close proximity to where the action is.

 

Our associates are the front-runners of our business, they use their networks, collaborate with prospective Clients, engage the partners and ensure that work is delivered on time per the Client’s needs. Often our associates may take up a full-time consultant position or engage in TacminMadini’s partnership program.

Tacmin Consultants
Tacmin Directors
Tacmin Partners

We value the opportunity to hear about the issues of most relevance to our stakeholders. These interactions help us ensure we’re addressing the sustainability topics that matter most.

Our capabilities

As an engineering company specializing in infrastructure and open-pit mining, our mission is to empower you to focus on your core business. We lay the groundwork for our client relationships on a bedrock of trust, assurance, and integrity. Our commitment is not just to deliver on our promises, but to strive for a deep-seated connection with you and your organization. We don’t just provide services; we build partnerships that enhance value and foster growth. Your success is our success.

As a turnkey Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) company, TacminMadini Australia stands at the forefront of delivering comprehensive solutions for open-pit mining and infrastructure projects. Our collaborative approach and first of its kind in EPC mining contracts, extends from consultation to detailed design, construction, mining and handover, ensuring a seamless transition at every phase. We don’t just build projects; we create enduring partnerships that bring your vision to life.

Specialising in construction of infrastructure and open-pit mines we are driven by our commitment to complete projects on time and within budget. Our mission extends beyond construction; we aim to build world-class mining teams in emerging countries. Our value proposition lies in our ability to provide construction services while fostering the development of top-tier mining teams. We don’t just construct projects; we build capabilities, drive growth, and contribute to excellence in mining.