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Kangnas Wind Farm and Perdekraal East Wind Farm, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st September 2018 The Perdekraal East wind farm is preparing for the start of major construction activity. 

Sanral awards R1.65bn Msikaba megabridge contract to Concor Mota-Engil JV

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th September 2018 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has awarded the Concor Mota-Engil joint venture (JV) the second of two megabridge construction contracts as part of the N2 Wild Coast project. The R1.65-billion bridge will be built near Lusikisiki over the Msikaba gorge.  

Large Bridges Showcase Concor Infrastructure Expertise On N2 Road Contract

17th September 2018 Concor Infrastructure has made solid progress constructing and extending more than eleven structures, including two large bridges and four overpass bridges, on the exciting N2 highway upgrade between Mtunzini and Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal. This substantial South African National Roads Agency SOC... 

Technicrete turns 50

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 Technicrete, one of South Africa’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete products turns 50 this year. Originally part of the Concor Group launched in 1948 by Jurgen Schultz, who, in 1968, saw a gap in the market for the manufacture and application of precast concrete products. The group... 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – fourth window

By: Sheila Barradas     31st August 2018 Twenty-seven Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme project agreements were signed in April 2018.  

Wave of innovation for infrastructure development

By: Donald Makhafola     17th August 2018 With business spend in Africa predicted to grow from $2.6-trillion in 2015 to $3.5-trillion by 2025, wholly black-owned construction group Concor Construction believes that this trend will redefine urban areas and cities, triggering the need for rapid infrastructure development and services.... 

Concor Buildings Reports Maluti Crescent Project Well Under Way

10th July 2018 The site of the Maluti Crescent Mall, being constructed by Concor Buildings, is at the foot of Parliament Hill in the historical local legislative district of the old Qwa Qwa homeland in the Eastern Free State. Designed by MDS Architecture and being developed by Flanagan and Gerard for Vukile... 

Agility Keeps Concor Infrastructure Project On Track

2nd July 2018 The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) project on the N2, between Mtunzini and Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal, has brought with it its own challenges and in so doing has allowed Concor Infrastructure to demonstrate its agility as one of South Africa’s leading roads contractors.... 

Agility Keeps Concor Infrastructure Project On Track

2nd July 2018 The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) project on the N2, between Mtunzini and Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal, has brought with it its own challenges and in so doing has allowed Concor Infrastructure to demonstrate its agility as one of South Africa’s leading roads contractors.... 

Concor Infrastructure To Construct New Wind Farms

19th June 2018 Concor Infrastructure has been appointed, in a consortium with Conco, by global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power as the construction contractor for two large scale wind farms. The wind farms, located in the Northern and Western Cape, represent an investment of approximately R6.6.... 

Another two South African wind projects reach financial close

By: Terence Creamer     5th June 2018 A further two South African wind farms, with a combined investment value of R6.6-billion, have reached financial close following the signing of agreements for 27 renewable-energy projects on April 4. Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power announced on Tuesday that construction... 

Concor Buildings Delivering Fast Track Student Accommodation Project

9th May 2018 Concor Buildings is synonymous with delivering fast track projects to the desired quality, on time and most importantly within budget. Martin Muller, contracts manager at Concor Buildings, ascribes this characteristic as one of the reasons why the company secured the contract to construct the new... 

Concor targets larger share of infrastructure market as part of big growth push

By: Terence Creamer     30th April 2018 Wholly black-owned construction group Concor, which marked its first year of operations in April, is aiming to materially increase its share of the public infrastructure market as part of an ambitious plan to increase its order book to R10-billion by 2020. The company, which has a Level 1... 

Treading Carefully On N2 Contract To Preserve Mangrove Forests

15th January 2018 In one of the largest permit applications to go through the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in recent years, Concor Infrastructure has worked with specialist consultants to reduce its environmental footprint on the N2 national freeway contract north of Mtunzini in... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2017 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has completed delivery of the third boiler unit of the Medupi power station project. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st December 2017 Eskom has linked unit four of its Medupi coal power station to the grid. 

Concor Buildings Secures Phase 1 Of Oxford Parks

21st November 2017 Concor Buildings has secured the contract for the construction of Phase 1 of Oxford Parks. Situated at 199 Oxford Road, the entire Phase 1 and Phase 2 of this prestigious project will comprise four buildings totalling approximately 34,000 m2 and will include the new Johannesburg head office for... 

Double-Header For Concor In SA Best Projects Awards

9th November 2017 Concor has made a great showing in the 17th annual Construction World Best Projects competition, showcasing excellence in the South African building and civil engineering sectors. Experienced members of the construction fraternity judge the awards, which are hosted by Crown Publications, the... 

Double-Header For Concor In Sa Best Projects Awards

9th November 2017 Concor has made a great showing in the 17th annual Construction World Best Projects competition, showcasing excellence in the South African building and civil engineering sectors. Experienced members of the construction fraternity judge the awards, which are hosted by Crown Publications, the... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     28th July 2017 Eskom is focusing on maintaining momentum of construction progress on Units 4 to 1. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th July 2017 Eskom signed a loan agreement with the China Development Bank, which will form part of the funding for the Medupi power plant. 

Technicrete Zig Zag Block Pavers Last 39 Years

26th June 2017 In 1978, the Aggeneys mining township was developed in the Northern Cape by the then Black Mountain Group. Housing and roadways were built for the group’s employees and local residents. Technicrete, then known as Concor Precast, operated two block manufacturing plants adjacent to Aggeneys... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th June 2017 Eskom announced on June 1 that Unit 4 had been synchronised to the grid. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     7th April 2017 Eskom announced on April 3 that Unit 5 had reached commercial operation. 

Gunter Vogel

24th February 2017 This week we feature Gunter Vogel, chairperson of Kwatami (previously Joest), an original-equipment manufacturers that supplies customised engineered vibrating equipment to the African mining and industrial sectors   

Tribunal says Concor colluded on five projects

By: Anine Kilian     2nd February 2017 The Competition Tribunal has found that construction company Concor, a subsidiary of Murray and Roberts (M&R), colluded with other construction companies in tenders involving five projects. The projects include the upgrade of the N12 Beefmaster intersection to Bloemhof; the rehabilitation of the... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th January 2017 The second unit of Eskom's Medupi coal-fired power station was loaded to full capacity in December 2016. 

Tribunal to hear Group Five collusive tendering case

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd October 2015 Construction major Group Five is requesting access to the documents that led the Competition Commission to conclude that there was “significant evidence” of the firm’s participation in collusive tendering with counterparts WBHO Construction and Murray & Roberts subsidiary Concor. In March, the... 

‘Good prospects of success’ in opposing collusion cases – Group Five

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th March 2015 JSE-listed construction major Group Five says its lawyers have advised it that there are “evidentiary hurdles” in two cases of alleged collusion referred to the Competition Tribunal by the Competition Commission. The commission on Tuesday referred a case of alleged collusive tendering relating to... 

Commission refers alleged collusion case against Group Five to tribunal 

By: Natalie Greve     17th March 2015 The Competition Commission on Tuesday referred a case of alleged collusive tendering against construction major Group Five to the Competition Tribunal after an investigation found sufficient evidence that the company allegedly colluded with counterparts WBHO and Murray & Roberts subsidiary Concor... 

Tribunal to hear more construction collusion cases this week

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2013 The Competition Tribunal was expected to hear the settlement cases of JSE-listed construction firms Stefanutti Stocks and Hochtief Construction this week after the parties admitted to collusive behaviour and agreed to further penalties. Stefanutti was, in June, given a R306.89-million fine after... 

WBHO denies allegations of criminal behaviour

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th February 2013 Construction group Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) on Monday “strongly” rejected any suggestion of criminal behaviour as media reports emerged over the weekend claiming extensive fraud, corruption and “illegal business operations” within the construction sector. The South African construction... 

Company Announcement: Murray & Roberts Cementation Builds a Strong Presence in Coal Sector

31st January 2013 Murray & Roberts Cementation’s acquisition of Concor in 2006 saw the leading mining contracting company inherit several underground coal mining projects and a fleet of flameproof coal mining plant 

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