Ash Resources fly ash – a key ingredient for success

17 September 2015

Ash Resources, supplier of quality fly ash products throughout Southern Africa, featured strongly with its sponsorship and branding at the prestigious Fulton Awards 2015 weekend held at the Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensberg on 6-7 June 2015. While not a recipient of a specific award, Ash Resources was the supplier of fly ash to some of the major award-winning projects:

Fairscape Precinct, Gaborone, Botswana ‒ winner of the ‘Building structure over R100 million’ category.

Ash Resources supplied the main contractor, Stefanutti Stocks, with the fly ash used in all of the concrete for this unique world-class building. The use of precast concrete diagrids, both as a façade system and a structural element that obviates the need for internal columns, has created an iconic building in Gaborone.

Umgeni Road interchange, Durban – winner of the ‘Civil engineering structure over R100 million’ category.
Ash Resources provided Lafarge Readymix KZN with the fly ash for the concrete that was used to construct all of the bridges in this large, complex interchange, which showcases the use of concrete in civil engineering infrastructure.

The interchange not only encompasses a wide variety of bridges and other structures, but the simultaneous construction of two incrementally launched bridges that crossed over each other was an impressive first for South Africa.

The Umgeni Road interchange in Durban involved many bridges, the most impressive being two that were incrementally launched simultaneously and crossed over each other.
Metolong Dam Pedestrian Bridge – winner of the ‘Civil engineering structure up to R100 million’ category

Ash Resources congratulates the project team that constructed the Metolong Dam Pedestrian Bridge: the elegant and functional solution for the bridge was achieved in a challenging construction environment.

While Ash Resources was not involved in the award-winning bridge, it supplied DuraPozz® from its Lethabo facility to complete construction of the nearby Dam. The company is also supplying other structures in Lesotho’s Metolong Dam and Water Supply Programme, including a new project to construct a roadway over the top of the Metolong Dam spillway, which should be completed by August 2015.

Metolong Dam under construction: to date Ash Resources has supplied over 34 000 tons of fly ash to complete the dam and to currently construct a road over the spillway.

More information from Natalie Johnson, Tel: +27(0)116572300/

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