MDM Engineering Group has secured a contract from Kalagadi Manganese to provide services for its Umtu project, which is under construction in Hotazel, South Africa.

Under the contract, MDM will provide engineering, design, project and construction management (EDPCM) services for the crushing and screening plant.

The contract is an extension of the EDPCM contract awarded to MDM in November 2010.

In 2009, MDM completed front end engineering and design for the project.

“This is the third manganese project that MDM has been involved in over the last three years in South Africa and confirms MDM’s expertise in designing manganese process plants,” said MDM executive director George Bennett.