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Phase 1 of aquarium resealing project completed

By: Nadine James     11th August 2017 Speciality chemicals manufacturer a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied a range of products for the resealing of the waterproofing system of two Cape Town Two Oceans Aquarium tanks between January and March this year. The Two Oceans Aquarium – located at the V&A Waterfront – is resealing its... 

AECOM Sol Plaatje building project is a winner at Fulton Awards 2017

     8th August 2017 The Sol Plaatje University Library C004 was the overall winner in the ‘Buildings Greater than Three Storeys’ category, Architectural Concrete in the Fulton Awards 2017. AECOM is the Principal Agent for this prestigious project. The Fulton Awards, held every two years by the Concrete Society of... 

AECOM Sol Plaatje building project is a winner at Fulton Awards 2017

     7th August 2017 The Sol Plaatje University Library C004 was the overall winner in the ‘Buildings Greater than Three Storeys’ category, Architectural Concrete in the Fulton Awards 2017. AECOM is the Principal Agent for this prestigious project. The Fulton Awards, held every two years by the Concrete Society of... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st July 2017 The project to lengthen and deepen two berths at the Durban Container Termnal has been approved. 

Engineering firm appointed for Umhlanga development

By: David Oliveira     14th July 2017 Multidisciplinary engineering firm Arup announced last month that it had been appointed to supply multidisciplinary engineering services to the iconic mixed-use office and retail development Park Square, in Umhlanga New Town Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal.  The project is being developed by financial... 

N1/N4 highway rehabilitation projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th July 2017 The rehabilitation of the N1/N4 toll highway aims to increase the design life of the road by ten years. 

PTM considers transition to hybrid mining method at Maseve

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th July 2017 Dual-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) is considering a transition to a hybrid mining method at its Maseve mine, in the North West province, as it embarks on a restructure to create a more sustainable operating future. The proposed change in the primary mining method will result in a move away... 

N4 leg of toll plaza upgrade under way

By: Nadine James     26th May 2017 The final phase of the R160-million toll plaza upgrade project being overseen by the N1/N4 freeway operator Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessioniare started last month and is expected to be completed by October. Bakwena commercial manager Liam Clarke explains that this latest phase of a project... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     5th May 2017 Forming part of a six-berth reconstruction project at the Port of Durban, berths 13 and 14 are now fully operational. 

Sanral CEO looks to regain South Africa’s trust despite ongoing e-toll tussle 

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 Not too long ago, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was a firm darling among its peers. It was a well-funded State-owned enterprise (SOE) almost never under fire, seldom in retreat, grinding ever onward in its task to manage and expand the country’s road network. Then came... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th February 2017 All four units at Ingula are now commercial and produce a combined 1 332 MW. 

Sanral CEO looks to regain South Africa’s trust despite ongoing e-toll tussle

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 Not too long ago the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was a firm darling among its peers. It was a well-funded State-owned enterprise (SOE) almost never under fire, seldom in retreat, grinding ever onward in its task to manage and expand the country’s road network. Then came... 

Airport upgrade project sees over a million LTI-free hours achieved

     10th February 2017 Integrated firm AECOM has clocked up over a million lost-time-injury- (LTI-) free hours at the Kasane International Terminal project, where it is providing consulting and supervision services for the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana. The AECOM project team, which oversaw the achievement of... 

Inpex sticks to Ichthys start-up date despite power project blow

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     27th January 2017 Energy major Inpex has brushed off concerns about delays at its 8.9-million-tonne-a-year Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, after project house UGL terminated its construction and commissioning contract of the combined cycle power plant (CCPP), in Darwin. The termination of the... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th January 2017 A a significant milestone has been celebrated at the Port of Durban, with the Maydon Wharf precinct having serviced Bright Sky, the first vessel to use the common-user Berth 14 after its reconstruction. 

Murray & Roberts Cementation To Develop Booysendal South Central Complex

     9th December 2016 Murray & Roberts Cementation has been awarded the Phase 1 contract for the establishment of a new mine for Northam Platinum. The Booysendal South Central Complex will be established on the same mining lease as Booysendal Platinum Mine, which is situated in Mpumalanga. Allan Widlake, new business... 

Roads Agency Limpopo board to continue turnaround strategy

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th November 2016 Limpopo Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure MEC Jerry Ndou has reappointed the Roads Agency Limpopo (RAL) board for another three years, providing it with a mandate to continue turning the agency around. Ndou expressed gratitude for the agency's “rapidly improving financial situation”, which... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th November 2016 Unit 3 of the Ingula-pumped storage scheme has been synchronised to the grid. 

Afrisam Helps Bpb Sindi Civils Lay The Foundations For Upliftment In Kwazulu-Natal

     24th October 2016 Some five kilometres outside of Wartburg, and neighbouring Trust Feed Village, essential infrastructure is being developed to support a highly anticipated housing project in KwaZulu-Natal. Once completed, this 160 hectare development will feature about 3 000 low and middle cost housing units as... 

Stainless steel worth more than R500 000 installed at heritage site

By: Aarifah Nosarka     21st October 2016 Since the completion of upgrades to the Opera House in Port Elizabeth – a 2016 Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association Awards finalist in the architecture building and construction category – it has become a significant tourist attraction, architecture company The Matrix Urban... 

Valuable partnership continued with new projects

By: Robyn Wilkinson     21st October 2016 Pressure vessels and piping fabrication specialists and construction fabrication consortium the Hydra Arc group of companies is continuing its long-term partnership with energy and chemicals company Sasol by assisting it with the construction of an air separation unit, as well as developing... 

A.B.E. Products For Two Cape Hospital Building Projects

     14th October 2016 Products supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals were selected for major hospital construction projects in both the Eastern and Western Cape. A.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Nick Pike, Technical Sales Consultant for a.b.e. in East London, says for the extensions and... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th September 2016 Unit 1 of Eskom’s Ingula pumped-storage scheme entered into commercial operation on August 30. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     26th August 2016 The second unit at State-owned electricity provider Eskom’s Ingula pumped-storage scheme entered into commercial operation on August 23. 

R950m Springs Mall construction progressing ahead of March 2017 opening

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th August 2016 Construction of the R950-million Springs Mall at the Blue Crane Eco Park development, in Gauteng is well under way, with the 48 000 m² regional shopping centre on schedule and within budget to open in March 2017, says main contractors Giuricich Bros Group. The mall is a joint venture between the... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 Fourteen Terberg haulers have entered operations at Pier 1 at Transnet Port Terminal's Durban Container Terminal. 

New fire door in high demand

     19th August 2016 Fire and security doors producer Bitcon Industries has been contracted to supply doors to an array of new shopping centres throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Jet Park-based Bitcon director Bill Vollmer comments that the company is supplying its Rubidor fire doors for the upgrading and construction of... 

Ecosse Subsea Systems Double Up On Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm Project

     1st August 2016 Subsea technology specialist, Ecosse Subsea Systems, has extended a trenching scope on the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea with the award of a seabed clearance project.   The Scottish company was last year awarded a contract by main contractor Prysmian Group to carry out pre-cut... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Mariaan Webb     29th July 2016 Eskom has expressed optimism that the full 1 332 MW plant will be completed ahead of its official timeline of July next year. 

South Africa’s first locomotives

By: Jade Davenport     22nd July 2016 The South Africa of the late 1850s was an economic and industrial backwater with limited growth prospects, especially when compared with other colonial outposts. Diamonds and gold, which were to drive the country’s industrial revolution, were still a long way from being discovered and, thus, the... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 Having postponed any immediate development of the Durban Dig-Out Port, Transnet National Ports Authority is progressing with two more modest projects to expand the container capacity at the Port of Durban. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th June 2016 The last of the four units at the project has been synchronised to the grid. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th June 2016 Unit 4 of the Ingula pumped-storage power station has come into commercial operation. 

Piping fabricators assist in Sasol projects

By: Nadine James     17th June 2016 Pressure vessels and piping fabrication specialists and construction fabrication consortium Hydra Arc Group, is one of the subcontractors assisting with the construction of an air separation unit for energy and chemicals company Sasol. The project’s main contractor, multinational gas and services... 

Small enterprises urged to contribute to defence sector charter

By: Keith Campbell     3rd June 2016 Small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) have been urged to provide inputs for the development of the Defence Industry Sectoral Charter, which will seek, among other things, to advance black economic empowerment in the local defence industry. The call was made by Department of Defence (DoD)... 

'Twisting' Vitreous Enamel Cladding For Oman Airport Tower

     27th May 2016 Ekurhuleni-based Vitrex designed and  supplied unique 'twisted' vitreous enamel the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower at Muscat International Airport in the Sultanate of Oman. Vitraclad heavy gauge panels, exported by Vitrex to cover around 4 000m2 of the fins of the Tower, were installed by the... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th May 2016 Despite a setback on Unit 3, the scheme remains on schedule for commercial operations in January 2017. 

Gibb upgrades Mkuze water treatment facility

By: Anine Kilian     26th May 2016 The northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Mkuze’s water treatment facility will be upgraded by engineering firm Gibb, resulting in a larger output of clean water and improved water quality. Gibb announced on Thursday that the upgrading of the plant was earmarked to unlock growth and development within... 

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