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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... 

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. 

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. 

Royal HaskoningDHV Triumphs at 2016 SAICE & SAFCEC National Awards

     20th October 2016 Projects of Royal HaskoningDHV came out triumphant once again at the South African Institution of Civil Engineering & South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) Annual National Awards held at Emperor’s Palace on the 13th October, winning 4 awards in the Technical... 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th February 2016 Steady progress is being made at the project. 

3D simulator aimed at improving skills of truck drivers a first in SA

By: News24Wire      16th October 2015 In an effort to reduce fatal truck ­collisions in the province, the KZN ­Department of Transport has launched a three-dimensional (3D) truck simulator – a first for South Africa. The mobile simulator, constructed in a caravan, is part of a two-phase pilot project intended to improve the skills of... 

Maluti-a-Phofung SEZ aims to bolster logistics efficiency along key trade routes 

By: Schalk Burger     14th August 2015 The R4.8-billion, 1 000 ha Maluti-a-Phofung special economic zone (SEZ) being built near Harrismith at the foothills of the northern Drakensberg mountains (also known as the Maluti mountains) will provide road and rail logistics and handling facilities for the Gauteng–Durban port corridor and... 

Maluti-a-Phofung SEZ aims to bolster logistics efficiency along key trade routes

By: Schalk Burger     14th August 2015 The R4.8-billion, 1 000 ha Maluti-a-Phofung special economic zone (SEZ) being built near Harrismith at the foothills of the northern Drakensberg (also known as the Maluti) mountains will provide road and rail logistics and handling facilities for the Gauteng–Durban port corridor and link it to... 

Proposed R5.3bn expressway to increase N3 safety, productivity

By: Sashnee Moodley     13th March 2015 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) recenlty outlined the benefits of its proposed R5.3-billion De Beers Expressway, saying this would result in significant relief in congestion on the Van Reenen’s Pass route.  Sanral communications GM Vusi Mona noted in a statement last... 

Proposed R5.3bn expressway to increase safety, productivity of N3 road users   

By: Sashnee Moodley     26th February 2015 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Thursday outlined the benefits of its proposed R5.3-billion De Beers Expressway, saying this would result in significant relief in congestion on the Van Reenen’s Pass route.  

SANRAL Project’s Safety, Economic Spin offs take centre stage

     26th February 2015 The safety and macro-economic benefits of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s endorsed De Beers Expressway projectwere highlighted at a media site visit that the roads agency hosted on Thursday. Informing journalists, SANRAL’s general manager: communications, Vusi Monasaid once the... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

     20th February 2015 Eskom reported in January this year that the first 333 MW Ingula pumped-storage unit would only be synchronised in the first half of 2016. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

     19th September 2014 Eskom reported progress on the project for June. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

     4th July 2014 Eskom reports progress at the Ingula pumped-storage scheme. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

     27th June 2014 Eskom has successfully energised the high voltage yard and three power lines at the Ingula pumped-storage scheme project. 

Eskom energises Ingula HV yard, power lines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th June 2014 The high-voltage (HV) yard and three power lines at power utility Eskom’s Ingula pumped storage scheme project have been successfully energised at a cost of R1.1-billion, completing the first phase of the integration of the scheme’s transmission system. Main contractor Roshcon and subcontractors... 

Sanral needs R15bn for N3 upgrades

By: Sapa     21st May 2014 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will need almost R15-billion within the next five years to upgrade the N3 between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natala, it emerged on Monday. The agency had earmarked R14.9-billion to upgrade the N3 between Cedara, about 20 km... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th April 2014 Eskom reports progress in March on the project. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st March 2014 Excavation and rock support works on the underground works have been completed and civil works, together with the installation of the turbine units and other mechanical items, are under way. 

Hall cranes supplied for main power generation plants

     28th February 2014 Lifting company Konecranes is responsible for the provision and erection of the main turbine hall cranes at State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s critically important Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power plants, says Konecranes service, sales and marketing director John MacDonald. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st January 2014 Eskom has reported in its New Build News for January 2014 that excavation and rock support works on the underground works have been completed at the project. 

Ingula tailrace concrete lining close to completion

By: David Oliveira     13th December 2013 State-owned power utility Eskom reports that its Ingula pumped storage scheme, which is located on the border of the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, reached 93% completion on its tailrace concrete lining in October. The concrete lining will run for a total of 2 313 m, of which 2 158 m has already... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th November 2013 Eskom has reported that the concrete lining in the tailrace tunnel is 93% complete, cavity grouting is 19% complete and consolidation grouting is 19% complete. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st June 2013 The Ingula pumped-storage scheme will comprise an upper dam, Bedford, and a lower dam, Braamhoek. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st May 2013 SA Five Engineering has reported that it is 30% complete with Lot A of the main mechanical turbine and generator contract and has just started work on the main auxiliary contract – Lot D. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, on the border between the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd February 2013 Work on the pumped-storage scheme is progressing well, with the bulk of the initial excavation work completed. 

Company Announcement: IMPERIAL I-Pledge road safety initiative partners with two toll road concessions this December

     5th December 2012 IMPERIAL, diversified transport and logistics group, will be partnering with two toll concessionaires this holiday season by putting at their disposal nine vehicles primarily to bolster route surveillance, patrol support and post crash care activities 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, on the border between the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th August 2012 In June, international lifting equipment manufacturer Konecranes was contracted by Eskom to provide heavy-duty cranes for its Medupi, Kusile and Ingula sites. 

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