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Interior tank cleaning made easier through rope access

10th April 2020 Work at height company Skyriders is cleaning the interiors of large storage tanks for a major petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga, using rope access. Having completed its first cleaning scope of the year in February, it started its second cleaning in late March. 

Skyriders receives recognition for a customised solution

18th February 2020 Well-known for its innovation in devising customised solutions for specific client requirements, rope-access specialist Skyriders recently received recognition from a major petrochemical producer for achieving a significant reduction in its maintenance costs, and boosting health and safety at the... 

Skyriders assists consulting engineer with smokestack inspection

3rd February 2020 Rope-access specialist Skyriders recently showcased the extent of its inspection techniques by assisting a consulting engineering company with tests needed  prior to the design of a modification to a large smokestack for a major petrochemical producer. Marketing Manager Mike Zinn explains that... 

Flare-stack lagging and cladding project is a first for Skyriders

11th December 2019 Flare stacks require regular inspection and maintenance. Flare stacks are similar to smokestacks or silos, and range from 50 m to 80 m in height. Their function is to burn off surplus or dangerous excess gases that cannot be utilised or stored. Traditionally, sizeable cranage needs to be... 
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Accelerated renewables roll-out ‘one of the few substantial recovery opportunities’ open to South Africa

The South African government is being urged to accelerate the implementation of its renewable-energy-heavy Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP 2019) as part of the country’s post-Covid-19 economic recovery package. Meridian Economics MD Dr Grové Steyn, who is currently modelling the economic... 

WHO reiterates importance of lockdowns to ‘slow the spread’ of Covid-19

Lockdowns, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, have been “a challenging balance” to maintain, says World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa regional director Dr Matshidiso Moeti. She notes, however, that while the economic impacts thereof have been severe, “an out of control spread of the... 
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