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Is there light at the end of the tunnel for cash-strapped utility?

4th December 2009 Following significant growth in infrastructure development, housing and industries, South Africa’s demand for electricity supply has peaked and given the countries current power woes, has led State-owned power utility Eskom having to ensure that it meets power supply demand requirements. 

Uncertainty over 
hydroelectric project, Eskom’s involvement

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th December 2009 It has emerged that the Democratic Republic of Congo government was mulling over a plan to reverse the South African Development Community’s (SADC) mandate over the development of the high-potential Inga hydroelectric project, and effectively make it a national project. 

Local steel producer will soon be on the market

By: Petronel Smit     27th November 2009 South African steel producer Scaw Metals is one of the assets to be sold off by diversified mining group Anglo American (Anglo) in an effort to focus its activities on mining.

 

Inspection of SA’s new stadiums a success

By: Carla Thomaz     6th November 2009 A 50-member delegation from the 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) and FIFA has successfully completed an inspection of the five newly built stadiums and the upgraded Soccer City stadium.  

Cyber attacks likely to 
increase, security 
experts warn

By: Carla Thomaz     6th November 2009 As the 2010 FIFA World Cup approaches, security experts are warning that cyber attacks are likely to increase in the days leading to and during the event, and users interested in the FIFA World Cup are advised to equip themselves with the fundamentals of cybercrime, says Information Technology... 

On the mark, set and almost ready to go

6th November 2009 Engineering News previously reported that sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile said that 2010 FIFA World Cup preparations had ensured that more than 103 600 people were employed at the ten stadiums that would host the extrava- ganza, with a further 82 799 employed in sectors... 

Physical security barrier negotiations under way

By: Carla Thomaz     6th November 2009 With the 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums nearing completion, negotiations for various physical security barriers are starting and local security barrier manufacturer Trellidor is confident its products will meet security barrier requirements. 

Intelligent backbone ensures return on investment

By: Carla Thomaz     6th November 2009 The design and implementation of an intelligent backbone at the 2010 FIFA World Cup projects is not only helping to make these projects showpieces for the event, but will also ensure that maximum return on investment is achieved, says electrical engineering company Electrical Engineering... 

Local company secures contracts for infrastructure projects

By: Carla Thomaz     6th November 2009 Manufacturer of commercial, industrial and domestic roller shutters Roll-Up Serranda has secured a number of contracts for the infrastructural projects, being carried out countrywide in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, using both its own custom designed and manufactured roller shutters,... 

FIFA World Cup catalyst for ICT industry growth

By: Carla Thomaz     6th November 2009 The 2010 FIFA World Cup has been a catalyst for the information and communication technology (ICT) industry in South Africa, however, customer service delivery is critical for the event’s success, says call centre technology company Inter-Active Technologies. 

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. 

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