Liviero Drill & Blast

Liviero Drill and Blast (Pty) Ltd was established in 2014 to supply Liviero Mining with an in-house drilling and blasting solution. All blasting related work was previously contracted to external companies. 

The aim is to ensure a consistent high standard of service, which will contribute to optimising production potential. The success of any opencast mining operation is known to start with optimal blasting results. This includes optimal fragmentation and or optimal cast benefit of burdens and coal seams. 

Currently Liviero Drill and Blast is contracted on 2 operations, producing a combined average of 400 000T of ROM coal a month. This requires the utilisation of 9 Atlas Copco 30T drill rigs, producing an average of 90 000 linear drill meters a  month. 

The company is headed by a highly experienced team with a proven track record in specialised drilling and blasting

Johan Pieterse

 Johan Hendrik Pieterse

Johan’s career began in 1988 when he joined an audit firm in Middleburg to do his articles.  After completion of his articles he joined a drilling and blasting company, JEF Mining as Financial Manager.

This was his start of a 20 year career as a drilling and blasting contractor, in the opencast mining sector. 

In 2007, JEF Mining was sold to Scharrig Opencast Mining Ltd and Johan was appointed CEO of the company up until his departure in May 2014.

Johan joined the Liviero Group in August 2014 and was awarded the opportunity to establish a new Drilling and Blasting company. Liviero Drill and Blast was established and is currently well underway to add great value to the Group.

He worked on contracts for various customers including BECSA, Anglo, Exxarro, Optimum, Keaton and various other mining companies and mining contractors. These contracts were predominately in the opencast coal sector but included other resources such as diamonds, platinum, chrome and gold.