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Company sees 2013 as one of most successful years

     15th February 2013 As the main contractor on State-owned power utility Eskom’s Kusile coal-fired power station project, the power utility’s second most advanced new build, Esorfranki Civils was the first contractor to be recognised for achieving one-million lost-time injury free man-hours in August 2012. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th January 2013 Siemens is on track with its work for State-owned power utility Eskom’s Kusile power station, but is facing challenges, owing to delays in the civil works at both project sites. 

Progress made with new build programme

By: Gia Costella     14th December 2012 State-owned power utility Eskom was making significant progress with its R340-billion new build programme, but many serious risks had to be carefully managed to ensure the ongoing success of the programme, the utility’s outgoing FD Paul O’Flaherty said during a presentation to the Parliamentary... 

Affordability a key consideration as Nersa weighs Eskom’s 5 × 16% request

By: Terence Creamer     2nd November 2012 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) is likely to receive a fair bit of feedback ahead of its closing date of November 20 for stakeholder comments on Eskom’s third multiyear price determination period (MYPD3) application, in which it is requesting average yearly tariff increases... 

Turnaround strategy sees Esorfranki restore profitability

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     25th October 2012 JSE-listed civil engineering and construction group Esorfranki has returned to profitablity in the six months ended August, with revenue increasing 33%. The company on Thursday reported 300% growth in its headline earnings share to 7.8c, up from a headline loss a share of 3.9c in the comparitive... 

Eskom asked to integrate additional new-build options into tariff submission  

By: Terence Creamer     5th September 2012 State-owned electricity utility Eskom, which was asked by government last week to refrain from delivering its tariff application to the regulator to allow for the inclusion of additional scenarios, has requested clarity as to the precise nature of these new considerations so as to enable it to... 

WBHO profit dips, but holds steady at above R700m

By: Irma Venter     3rd September 2012 Construction group Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) saw a 9.6% drop in profit for the financial year ended June 30, at R713-million, compared with R789-million in the previous 12-month period. Operating margin declined from 7.4% to 5.5%. WBHO attributed this to competitive conditions in South... 

Eskom says decisions on new generation capacity urgent

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     31st August 2012 Government would have to start implementing the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity soon, to avoid another power supply crisis, Eskom CEO Brian Dames said at a recent business breakfast hosted by the University of Pretoria. 

IPC Industries

     31st August 2012 East Rand-based IPC Industries is a manufacturer of polyisocyanurate and polyurethane insulation foam ranging in density from 35 kg/m3 to 80 kg/m3. 

Eskom says decisions on new generation capacity urgent 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     17th August 2012 Government would have to start implementing the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity soon, to avoid another power supply crisis, Eskom CEO Brian Dames said on Friday. He expressed concern as plans of further generation capacity build programmes, beyond the completion of the coal-fired... 

Insulation specialist introduces new developments to SA

By: Gia Costella     3rd August 2012 Hot and cold insulation specialist IPC Industries has started manufacturing prefabricated dome heads for vessels from rigid polyurethane foam (PIC), which it says is faster, compared with the materials previously used. The company focuses on developing new products and technologies from four core... 

Company Announcement: A ‘double whammy’ for Cosira at Kusile Power Station

     12th July 2012 Stockyard and terrace contracts both awarded to the Cosira Group  

Eskom says first Medupi unit on track

By: Anine Kilian     29th June 2012 The 4 800 MW Medupi power plant, in Lephalale, Limpopo, is on track to deliver first power to the grid before the end of 2013, State-owned power utility Eskom CFO Paul O’Flaherty said.  

Eskom says it has reached terms with Anglo on shared New Largo funding

By: Terence Creamer     14th June 2012 State-owned power utility Eskom says it has agreed to a capital-sharing arrangement with mining group Anglo American for the proposed greenfield New Largo coal mine, in Mpumalanga, which will produce coal for the 4 800 MW Kusile power station, which is being developed at a cost of... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     25th May 2012 Esorfranki is undertaking the construction of complex subterranean service infrastructure at Eskom’s Kusile power station, in Mpumalanga. 

Call for clarity on State mining firm as conflict of interest concerns persist  

By: Natalie Greve     18th May 2012 Despite assurances from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and State-owned mining company African Exploration, Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC) that AEMFC is operating without exemption or preference and under fair market rules, concerns by industry stakeholders surrounding the... 

JV trains unskilled 
community members

By: Sashnee Moodley     18th May 2012 While steel fabricator and construction joint venture (JV) company Cosira Tubular continues to contribute towards the 2016 completion of the steam turbine hall at the Kusile power station, in Mpumalanga, it is simultaneously contributing towards the upliftment of the nearby community, reports... 

Company hopes to benefit from local procurement plans

By: Yolandi Booyens     18th May 2012 International manufacturing and engineering company DCD, formerly DCD-Dorbyl, is undertaking R89-million worth of work at State-owned power utility Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile power stations, in Limpopo and Mpumalanga respectively. 

Johannesburg shows its green credentials as it hosts African Utility Week

By: Kim Kruger     16th May 2012 The power industry discussion continues at African Utility Week in Johannesburg, The City of Johannesburg will welcome some 5000 power professionals from more than 60 countries for the annual African Utility Week, the continent’s largest utility services conference and exhibition, taking place... 

Joint venture on track with Kusile contract

     20th April 2012 The Cosira Tubular joint venture (JV), which comprises structural steel fabricator Cosira Group and construction company Tubular Holdings, will supply 13 000 t of steel for power utility Eskom’s Kusile power station in Mpumalanga. 

Upcoming milestones at Medupi looming

     20th April 2012 Hitachi Power Africa, the power plant contractor for the Medupi and Kusile boilers, is continuing work ahead of the next milestones in the construction of the boilers at the Medupi power station.  

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