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Ploughing

Light Fibre has acquired its own equipment, which ensures that we are not reliant on sub-contractors, and are therefore “masters of our own destiny”. We own two horizontal directional drills with one having rock drilling capabilities, a Komatsu bulldozer, TLB’s, specialist rock cutting equipment and two spider ploughs. The spider plough method of cable installation is innovative, cost effective, environmentally friendly and has the ability to lay infrastructure at speeds of up to 8km per day. The installation operates seamlessly in most conditions including clay, sand, swamp, gravel, mud, and water. In addition, it protects pipes and cables and can lay flexible pipes up to 280mm OD (gas, water, sewer). With specifically designed insertion techniques, and rapid mobilisation, the plough can lay up to 10 cables or pipes simultaneously at a maximum depth of 2 meters, working within narrow corridors of 3 meters. Light Fibre is utilising this new plough technology for the fibre optic installation from Pretoria to Musina. This turnkey project comprising of 457km of duct and fibre installations is currently in the process of being implemented, and includes the planning of the entire project, and all civil and fibre installation works.