LARGE SCALE EARTHWORKS

J.R. Goddard Contracting specializes in large-scale earthworks and bulk load-and-haul operations throughout Zimbabwe. It is the core of our business. We recognize the potential for growth in this sector and have expanded our scope as the demand for work increases. As a result, we boast a modern fleet of earth-moving equipment in Zimbabwe, enabling us to meet the requirements of our many earthworks customers. We can mobilize up to 20 skilled and experienced excavator/haulier teams, ranging from 20-tonne hydraulic excavators with 7-tonne tractor dumpers, to 90-tonne hydraulic excavators with 45-tonne articulated and 60 tonne rigid dump trucks. We also have a variety of D6, D8 and D9 bulldozers, graders, water bowsers and heavy duty de-watering pumps. Our impressive fleet has the capacity to load and haul in excess of 2.2 million cubic metres of blasted rock and compacted soil per month, with full in-house back-up of contractual management, planning, survey control and measurement and mechanical support and maintenance.

J.R. Goddard Contracting is currently involved in several high profile projects across Zimbabwe. These include bulk earthwork projects at Ngezi and Unke Platinum Mines, Pickstone Peerless and Ansh Gold Mines, Arcadia Lithium Mine, various Portnex Chrome mines and Zambezi Gas Hwange Coal mine.

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CIVIL CONSTRUCTION

J.R. Goddard Contracting contractual abilities go far beyond just earthworks. We have the equipment and the know-how to undertake civil construction projects such as heavy reinforced concrete, masonry and building works. We serve as the main bulk earthworks contractor on a variety of mines across Zimbabwe and inevitably there are extra projects that require attention. These range from the construction of offices and accommodation facilities, to the establishment of camps, to infrastructure and building of services as well as the foundations for incoming processing plants.

As a result we have established full-time teams, dedicated to civil construction requirements on the mines, in agriculture, and in industry. These include the building of reservoirs, leach pads, access roads, hard standings, fuel and explosive facilities, raise-bore foundations, conveyor foundations, crusher foundations, portals, workshops, offices, sewers and water works.

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ROADS & BRIDGES

There is often the need to build access and haul roads for the smooth transportation of construction equipment while working in the bush. J.R. Goddard Contracting has the capacity to do this with ease. But their abilities have also transcended to include the construction of public roads, bridges and culverts. Our most recent projects include the construction of a 17km surfaced access road to Unki mine, a 18km road to Mimosa Mine as well as several surface roads to, in and around Turf Village at Ngezi Mine. We have constructed numerous gravel roads on mine and agricultural sites as well as building bridges, such as those at Biri Dam, Moodiesville Dam, Masembura, Dora Sokoswe, Nyadiri, Mahumi and Tuli Rivers.

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DAMS

The construction of dams is our speciality. J.R. Goddard Contracting has built over 100 dams throughout the country to date and have more in the pipeline. Our history so far includes the construction of numerous earth embankment dams within the mining and agricultural sectors. Among these are the construction of the Bembezaan dam, Risitu Dam and Howe Mine Dam. We have also played a significant role in the construction of Biri Dam on the Manyame River and Mteri Dam at Hippo Valley.

Our experience also extends to the construction of masonry dams and weirs. We have taken on some significant projects in this regard, such as the massive Triangle Weir and as a result have earned a reputation as the leading masonry contractor in Zimbabwe. We have spent years perfecting this construction technique, using water-retaining rubble masonry. Our flagship project is most certainly the 38m high Lucilia Poort Arch Dam at Unki Mine. It was built with 23,000m3 of masonry and is one of the highest dams of its kind in the world.

Additionally J.R. Goddard Contracting has also taken part in the construction of several tailings dams. These include projects at Mimosa Platinum Mine, Murowa Diamond Mine and an enormous 4km x 4km tailings dam facility and return water dam at Ngezi Mine.

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CANALS & PIPELINES

J.R. Goddard Contracting is experienced in earthworks for canal systems. We are able to construct these systems along with their lining using thick section concrete. We are also practised in the construction of night storage dams, culverts, weirs, spillways, siphons, valve houses and pump stations. Our projects include the Mteri West Canal Scheme Phase II, Rusutu Canal and Safari Left and Right Bank Canals.

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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

J.R. Goddard Contracting has played an integral role in the infrastructural growth of Turf Village at Ngezi Platinum Mine. The Village is a mining development of 2000 stands which has been constructed from virgin bush. J.R. Goddard Contracting has thrown itself into development opportunities at the mine, taking responsibility for the construction of roads, storm water drainage and water and sewer reticulation systems, including reservoirs and sewerage ponds. The company has also been involved in the infrastructural development of Unki Platinum Mine, Mimosa Mine and Bokai Mine. During 2017 and 2018 J R G was the preferred contractor for the Portal 6 Infrastructural Development at Ngezi Platinum Mine.

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BUILDING WORKS

Although not a front line activity of the company, J.R. Goddard Contracting has a competent building team. Not only are we capable of assembling office and accommodation camps on our construction sites, we have also been called upon for the construction of several civil structures across Zimbabwe. These include utility halls for the Church of Latter-day Saints in Gweru and Kadoma, a gymnasium and computer centre at Falcon school in Esgodini, kitchen facilities at Midlands Christian School, several workshops and offices at Ngezi Mine and the complete block-making plant for the Zimasco smelter in Kwekwe. In 2018 J R G engaged with the Hopeville Housing Development in Bulawayo, undertaking all the civil construction of surfaced roads, water and sewer reticulation and has now begun erecting many of the 1500 medium cost houses. 

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