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Overhead cranes for Medupi completed

26th June 2009 Crane manufacturer Condra has completed the final six of 13 overhead cranes ordered by two companies for contracts associated with South Africa’s new coal-fired power stations, Medupi and Kusile. 

Medupi to be commissioned on time despite delays

By: Lindsey Berry     26th June 2009 One of State-owned power utility Eskom’s most significant power generation investments, Medupi, is reportedly behind schedule. Eskom’s chief officer for generation Brian Dames told Engineering News in May, this year that the Medupi development is behind schedule after a “difficult start”. 

Gauteng gears up for open-road toll system 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th June 2009 Commuters from other South African provinces will be able to register for a day pass for the open road tolling system (ORT) to be implemented as part of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). 

Crane company opens a new 
depot at Medupi

By: Lindsey Berry     26th June 2009 Crane hire company Sarens South Africa has opened a depot situated 1,5 km from the entrance of the Medupi site to supply cranes for the construction of the power station. 

Reptile rescue programmes under way at Medupi 

By: Lindsey Berry     26th June 2009 Reptile rescue programmes and awareness workshops are an essential part of the development of the Medupi power station in Limpopo province says reptile rescue expert Marius Koekemoer. 

Gautrain project meeting socioeconomic targets

By: Jacqueline Holman     26th June 2009 The Bombela Concession company, which holds the 20-year concession to design, build, part-finance and operate the Gautrain, has over performed in terms of its socioeconomic development (SED) requirements by an average of 50%, says Gautrain project leader Jack van der Merwe. 

Safety, health and environmental management imperative for freeway upgrades

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th June 2009 Consulting engineering, environmetal and project management group SSI reports that its transportation sector has placed placed an emphasis on environmetal management, health and safety precautions as some of the most important factors of implementing the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). 

State-of-the-art technology used for boilers

26th June 2009 Diversified engineering company Hitachi Power says that developers had to ensure that the latest technology was used for the boilers at State-power utility Eskom's Medupi and Kusile power stations. 

Plasma cutting machines delivered to Medupi

By: Lindsey Berry     26th June 2009 Two 26-m by 2,5-m plasma cutting machines have been delivered to fabrication company Energy Fabrications, a subsiduary of construction and engineering company Murray & Roberts, in Lephalale in the Limpopo province by South African plasma, laser and Waterjet profile cutting system manufacturer... 

Water management proves difficult for rapid rail link project

By: Jacqueline Holman     26th June 2009 Full compliance with the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and water use licence, including their associated conditions, has proved a major challenge for the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link project, says SSI environmental specialist Mark Freeman. 

Project house seeks to bolster operations contracts

By: Janice Healing     26th June 2009 Aveng (Africa) subsidiary E+PC Engineering & Projects Company has set its sights on developing the operational capacity within each of its divisions to win further contracts and to operate process plants for clients. 

Value system underpins company initiatives

By: Janice Healing     26th June 2009 All activities within E+PC Engineering & Projects Company are underpinned by five key values, namely honesty, safety, employee fulfilment, customer satisfaction and accountability.


Company’s success 
underpinned by history spanning three decades

By: Janice Healing     26th June 2009 The evolution of the company, today known as E+PC Engineering & Projects Company, dates back more than three decades when LTA Process Engineering was born out of the rationalisation of LTA Birtley, Jacobs LTA Engineering and Spencer Melksham, between 1976 to 1982. 

Local company receives R60m air-cooled 
condenser gearbox order

26th June 2009 Local subsidiary of the Belgium industrial gearbox manufacturer Hansen Transmissions International, Hansen Transmissions South Africa, has been awarded a tender to manufacture and supply its M4 air-cooled condenser (ACC) gearbox for the fan drives at the Medupi power station by GEA Aircooled... 

Commuter relief on the cards for mid-2009

By: Fatima Gabru     12th December 2008 The N1 between the R21 interchange and the Atterbury offramp of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), on which the Rigel avenue offramp is situated, will bring relief commuters when it is completed towards the middle of 2009, says South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's)... 

Winelands roads project tender to be finalised

By: Fatima Gabru     12th December 2008 The tender documents for the upgrading, maintenance and operation of the national roads N1/N2 Winelands project in the Western Cape are currently being finalised, after sections of the road were declared as toll roads in September. 

Wild Coast highway project awaits public comment 

By: Fatima Gabru     12th December 2008 The draft environmental impact report (EIR) on the proposed N2 Wild Coast Toll highway through the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Eastern Cape provinces, is out on an eight-week public comment period until January 9, 2009. 

Gauteng intellgent transport system undergoes final testing

By: Fatima Gabru     12th December 2008 The infrastructure implementation of the 180-km areawide expansion to the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) on the Gauteng freeway improvement project (GFIP) has been completed, with final systems and site acceptance testing of devices currently being undertaken, says South African National... 

Global economic slowdown not a concern for Gautrain project 

By: Loni Prinsloo     12th December 2008 The current global economic slowdown will not significantly influence the budget of the Gautrain project, assures Gautrain project leader Jack van der Merwe. 

Gautrain electrical, mechanical work on track

By: Loni Prinsloo     12th December 2008 Bombela Electrical & Mechanical Works, responsible for the design, manufacture and installation of railway components and deliverables, expects the first train sets to run under their own power on the railworks at the Midrand depot in the early parts of next year. 

Gautrain BEE shareholder secures contracts

By: Loni Prinsloo     12th December 2008 Black economic-empowerment shareholder in the Bombela Concession Company, the Strategic Partners Group (SPG), reports that it has successfully negotiated eight contracts for the Gautrain project since its inception 18-months ago. 

Tipper trucking company supports Gauteng project

By: Loni Prinsloo     12th December 2008 The joint venture (JV) between the Strategic Partners Group (SPG) and transport company Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions, Induna Tippers, has supplied the Gautrain project with 38 Nissan diesel tipper trucks to date.  

Gautrain a stepping stone for rail service company

By: Loni Prinsloo     12th December 2008 The company subcontracted by Bombardier Transportation UK to be responsible for tracklaying on the Gautrain project, Isitimela Rail Services, reports that it has completed the tracks at the Gautrain Midrand depot and will now start the track work along the main line of the train system.  

Protective equipment supplied to company ensuring Gautrain workers’ safety

By: Loni Prinsloo     12th December 2008 A joint venture (JV) between Nu Tog and the Strategic Partner Group (SPG), Shingzele, has successfully supplied the Gautrain project with personal protective equipment (PPE) with a contract value of close to R15-million a year.  

Medupi coal supply agreement finalised

5th December 2008 State-owned power utility Eskom and diversified resources group Exxaro Resources (Exxaro) have finalised the coal supply agreement for Eskom’s new base-load power station, the Medupi power station, situated in Lephalale, Limpopo. 

KZN company secures Medupi supply contract

5th December 2008 Capitalising on the escalating demand in the country for coal, construction materials supplier Afrimat secured a R90-million contract to supply coarse and fine aggregate for Phase I of the Medupi coal-fired power station, which is currently being constructed in Lephalale, Limpopo. 

Crane contract serves water project

By: Loni Prinsloo     5th December 2008 Tower crane distributor SA French has supplied a crane to the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Dwaf) for use during the construction of the De Hoop dam, in Limpopo province. 

Critical supply items for Medupi boilers secured

5th December 2008 The critical supply items for the six Medupi boilers, which are designed and manufactured by diversified engineering company Hitachi Power, have been secured and work on the boilers is proceeding according to schedule. 

Engineering company to participate in Medupi project

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th December 2008 Diversified engineering company, SSI, in Joint Venture with two other consulting engineering firms, has been appointed to the panel of engineers and project managers helping Eskom with its expansion programme.  

Ports capex programme to improve capacity and productivity

By: Jacqueline Holman     5th December 2008 State freight logistics group Transnet announced in its 2007/8 yearly report that it will implement a robust capital expenditure (capex) programme over the next five years to ensure that capacity is created ahead of demand and that productivity is improved. 

Lifting company manufactures equipment for harbour project

5th December 2008 Lifting equipment design, manufacture and certification company Arlona Engineering has been chosen by construction company Group 5 to manufacture a host of specialised lifting equipment to ensure that its 2010 deadline for the widening of the Durban Harbour is met safely and economically. 

Accelerated water project to boost Limpopo economics, social development

By: Loni Prinsloo     5th December 2008 In a bid to increase the water supply for economic and social development in Limpopo, the government and 23 mining companies have agreed jointly to invest R7,4-billion in the Olifants river water resources project (ORWRDP). 

Hydropower plans for Olifants River water project 

By: Loni Prinsloo     5th December 2008 State-owned power utility Eskom's planned R19-billion Tubatse pumped-storage scheme in the Limpopo province, will supply the Steelpoort area with a 1 500 MW installed power capacity when commissioned in 2015. 

Research council supports port expansion projects

By: Jacqueline Holman     5th December 2008 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is supporting State-owned Transnet on the port projects at the Durban, Saldanha bay, the port of Ngqura, Richards Bay and the Cape Town harbours, says CSIR Built Environment Coastal Engineering and Port Infrastructure research group leader... 

Concrete supplied to port expansion

By: Jacqueline Holman     5th December 2008 Cement producer Lafarge Aggregates and Concrete is supplying over R40-million worth of paving concrete to the re-engineering of the Durban Port Container Terminal says company MD Ulrich Aumüller.  

Steady progress for engineering firm

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th December 2008 Diversified engineering company Genrec Engineering is making steady progress towards completing a portion on the first Boiler of the Medupi project by May 2009, the deadline given to the company.  

Medupi project on track for scheduled delivery 

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th December 2008 Despite the current slow progress being made on the development of the site of the Medupi power station, State-owned power utility Eskom is confident that the Medupi power station, which is being built in Limpopo, will be delivered on time. 

Turbine production keeps time with project schedule

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th December 2008 The manufacturing of the first of six steam turbines, which are being built for the Medupi power station, is on track and in line with the current production schedule; reports diversified engineering company Alstom Power, part of the Alstom Group. 

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