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Electrical engineering firm in installation contract

By: Helene Le Roux     12th December 2003 Secunda-based electrical engineering company Energotec reports that it has completed a multimillion rand contract as part of the construction of Sasol’s 15th air-separation unit (ASU). 

Company supplies 250 t of local steelwork to project

By: Helene Le Roux     12th December 2003 The detailed drawings, fabrication, corrosion-protection, erection and painting of part of the total structural steel needs for Sasol’s 15th air-separation unit (ASU) were supplied by Harrington Steel of Vereeniging, Gauteng. 

Piping network contract completed in September

By: Helene Le Roux     12th December 2003 An intricate network comprising several kilometers of piping interconnects Sasol’s 15th air-separation unit (ASU) to the rest of the plant infrastructure at the petrochemical group’s synthetic fuels production facilities in Secunda, Mpumalanga. 

Construction contract already wrapped up in April

By: Helene Le Roux     12th December 2003 Local specialist Group Five Mining and Industrial completed a contract for the civil works and pipe racks for Sasol’s 15th air separation unit (ASU) in April 2003, having started on site in October 2002. 

Large basement excavation a challenge

By: elizabeth rebelo     12th December 2003 The largest basement excavation yet done in Johannesburg has been at Constitution Hill, located between Braamfontein and Hillbrow, where 250 000 m3 of soil was removed. 

The new court is more than a building, it is a work of art

By: elizabeth rebelo     12th December 2003 Artwork and architectural design have been two of the most vital components incorporated into the construction of the new Constitutional Court. 

History Justice

By: elizabeth rebelo     12th December 2003 The Constitution Hill project is well under way, with the Constitutional Court already 95% complete. 

R320 000 contract being completed step-by-step

By: zeena isaacs     5th December 2003 Manufacturer of purpose-made precast concrete elements, Specialised Precast Elements, was awarded a R320 000 contract to supply and deliver all the staircases for the Michelangelo Towers. 

Starting work on this project meant breaking rock – and lots of it

By: zeena isaacs     5th December 2003 Earthmoving and excavation company, Protech Construction, reports that it completed the bulk of the excavation work for its R6,4-million Michelangelo Towers contract early in April. 

Design and detailing deadline date set for mid-2004

By: zeena isaacs     5th December 2003 Structural engineering consultant for the Michelangelo Towers, Ritchie Midgley Consulting Engineers, expects that the design and detailing for the project will be completed by the middle of next year. 

Project is 10% complete

By: zeena isaacs     5th December 2003 Construction company Group Five Building, in a joint venture with Stocks Building, has completed 10% of the Michelangelo Towers project to date, with construction of the fifth floor currently underway. 

Sandton skyscraper on track for May 2005 completion

By: zeena isaacs     5th December 2003 The new R700-million Manhattan-style apartment complex, the Michelangelo Towers, which is currently being constructed in the heart of Sandton, is on track for completion at the end of May 2005. 

Aquarium to exhibit more than 200 species

By: elizabeth rebelo     5th December 2003 The marine-based theme park project, uShaka Marine World, in Durban, is being specifically developed to house the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR). 

R700m water wonder

By: elizabeth rebelo     5th December 2003 Once the 16-ha uShaka Marine World in Durban is completed, it will be the largest marine-theme park in Africa. 

Construction 65% complete

By: elizabeth rebelo     5th December 2003 Construction of Durban’s R700-million uShaka Marine World is already 65% complete, says Stocks Building Africa (SBA) executive director Johan Brink. 

Phase one of piling contract completed

By: elizabeth rebelo     5th December 2003 The piling contract for the new uShaka Island Durban Marine Theme Park was awarded to Franki Africa, in association with Africa Construction. 

New equipment promises improved sampling conditioning

By: renay de     5th December 2003 The involvement of supplier of online analysers and sample conditioning equipment, ACI Technical Services, in Eskom’s Arnot Power Station refurbishment, amounts to R4,9-million. 

Empowerment company to supply batteries

By: renay de     5th December 2003 A black economic empowerment (BEE) company established to supply batteries globally for standby, solar and mining requirements, First National Battery Industrial (FNBI), is supplying a major portion of the batteries for the refurbishment of Eskom’s Arnot Power Station. 

$15m contract scheduled for August 2005 completion

By: renay de     5th December 2003 In August, ABB was awarded a $15-million order to supply unit and turbine control systems for South Africa’s national electricity supplier, Eskom. 

1968 trendsetter in billion-rand face-lift

By: renay de     5th December 2003 Eskom’s Arnot Power Station, located about 50 km south-east of Middelburg, in Mpumalanga, consists of six 350 MW units. 

Station’s medium-voltage switchgear upgraded

By: renay de     5th December 2003 In a deal worth about R28-million, Siemens Southern Africa has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the medium-voltage switchgear at the Arnot Power Station, which was one of Eskom’s first modern coal-fired power stations, made fully operational in 1975. 

Corporation in R368,5m contract to supply six new generators

By: renay de     5th December 2003 In May this year, Sumitomo Corporation was awarded a R368,5-million contract to supply Eskom’s Arnot Power Station with six new 400 MW/445 MVA hydrogen-cooled Toshiba generators. 

Hospitality industry burgeoning

4th July 2003 Hotels and bed and breakfasts across Nelson Mandela Bay are experiencing a boom thanks to the Coega project. 

Construction contract for smelter awarded

4th July 2003 A general construction and management contract valued at $600-million for the construction of an aluminium smelter in South Africa has been awarded to Technip-Coflexip of France, in a joint venture with the Bateman group. 

Slurry cut-off wall is key to port’s development

4th July 2003 The combination of technology and design innovation are featuring strongly in the Soletanche Bachy Dura Pilings joint venture (JV) at the Ngqura harbour development, in the Eastern Cape – a fast-track project that is said to have enforced new standards in geotechnical engineering. 

Port on track for 2005 completion

4th July 2003 The Port of Ngqura site is bustling with activity as the breakwaters and sand bypass system for the country’s third deepwater port are beginning to take shape. 

Small company rakes in big contracts

By: Luxolo Tyali     4th July 2003 Port Elizabeth-based civil engineering and construction contractor, Newport Construction, is eyeing a number of contracts in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ). 

Eskom pledges R2,3bn to provide Coega smelter with electricity

By: Luxolo Tyali     4th July 2003 Negotiations between South African power utility, Eskom, together with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), on equity participation in the Pechiney aluminium smelter, to be constructed at Coega, in the Eastern Cape, are at an advanced stage, reports Eskom spokesperson Fani Zulu. 

30% of land earmarked for conservation

4th July 2003 More than 3 300 ha of the total Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) is being conserved and upgraded by the Coega development Corporation (CDC). 

Port requires major earthworks

4th July 2003 The civils and earthworks project for the construction of the maritime works for the deep water Port of Ngqura was awarded on open tender by the National Ports Authority in September last year to the joint venture company Ngqura Harbour Contractors (NHC). 

IDZs are dynamic development tools, but not miracle cures, says banking group

4th July 2003 Industrial Development Zones (IDZ) are perhaps the most dynamic and effective tools South Africa can use to start improving its economy and create jobs, says Absa Bank IDZ specialist Mark Lentin. 

Project on target, says development corporation

By: Luxolo Tyali     4th July 2003 The development of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), near Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, is on schedule, reports Coega Development Corporation (CDC) spokesperson Vuyelwa Vika. 

Piling contract completed in September

By: zeena isaacs     4th July 2003 A multimillion rand piling contract was completed at the Hillside Aluminium smelter expansion project, in Kwazulu-Natal, by piling company, Franki Africa, in September. 

System fans are in commissioning stage

By: zeena isaacs     4th July 2003 Thirty-six alumina system fans have been supplied to the Hillside Aluminium smelter expansion project, in Kwazulu-Natal, by fan manufacturer Howden Donkin. 

145 km of cables supplied

By: zeena isaacs     4th July 2003 Electric power cable company, South Africa African Cables, supplied a total of 145 km of low and medium-voltage cable to the Hillside Aluminium smelter expansion project. 

Joint venture completes three smelter contracts

4th July 2003 Construction company WBHO, in a joint venture with Concor, has completed three contracts at the Hillside Aluminium smelter, in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Mozambique crane now in Richards Bay

By: zeena isaacs     4th July 2003 Crane and hoist manufacturing company Morris Materials Handling delivered two overhead cranes to the Hillside Aluminium smelter expansion project, in Kwazulu-Natal, at the end of January. 

Three centrifugal compressors commissioned

By: zeena isaacs     4th July 2003 Manufacturer of air and gas systems CompAir has commissioned three centrifugal compressors in the Hillside Aluminium smelter expansion project, in Kwazulu-Natal. 

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