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Outsourcing at hospital follows global trend

6th December 2002 In a bold and unparalleled step for healthcare in Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health specified a single source solution for the management of the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), located in Cato Manor, Durban. 

Hospital receives state-of-the-art equipment

6th December 2002 Industrial engineering consulting firm LTS Consulting was appointed by Siemens Medical Solutions as value-added project managers to ensure the on-time commissioning of the laboratories at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban. 

First African PPP hospital opens its doors

By: nkolola halwindi     6th December 2002 In what he refers to as a world-class hospital offering world-class health services, CEO of the first public–private partnership (PPP) Hospital in Africa, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, Bryan Carpenter says he is optimistic that South Africa is becoming a world leader in PPPs. 

R5bn 15-year deal may be first of many

By: nkolola halwindi     6th December 2002 In a R5-billion, 15-year contract with the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health, the Impilo Consortium vows to provide world class service to Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospital, Africa’s first public private partnership (PPP) in the health sector. 

Paperless hospital operates from IT-base

By: nkolola halwindi     6th December 2002 Leading supplier for automated medical equipment Siemens Medical Solutions (SMS), a division of Siemens South Africa, is supplying about a thousand different types of medical items to Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospital in Durban, Africa’s first public-private partnership in the health sector. 

Piling work for unit completed

By: vanessa vasques     6th December 2002 The piling work for Sasol’s newest air separation unit (ASU) was completed in October this year with more than 220 piles installed on site. 

Large-scale project proves challenging

By: vanessa vasques     6th December 2002 Technology managers in the civil and structural engineering environment Lategan Bouwer has been appointed to carry out contracts on two sides and for two different companies for work on Sasol’s fifteenth air separation unit (ASU). 

Cryogenic storage vessels largest for manufacturer

By: vanessa vasques     6th December 2002 The two large low-temperature horizontal double-walled cryogenic storage vessels which will be used to store liquid oxygen at Sasol’s fifteenth air separation unit (ASU) are being manufactured by Johannesburg-based Rand Air & Gas. 

World's biggest air-separation unit to be completed in Feb 2004

By: vanessa vasques     6th December 2002 The world’s largest air separation unit, being established by Sasol, is scheduled to be in operation by February 2004. 

Construction company wrapping up work in April

By: vanessa vasques     6th December 2002 The civil works and pipe racks for what will be the world’s largest air separation plant will be carried out by Group Five Civils. 

Communications authority safeguards transparency and fair competition

By: nkolola halwindi     5th July 2002 Measures have been put in place to ensure that Telkom and the Second Network Operator (SNO) do not operate under a duopoly by simply replacing the current monopoly. 

R1bn SNO investment poised for take-off

By: nkolola halwindi     5th July 2002 With a R1-billion investment, 30% shareholders to the Second Network Operator (SNO) Eskom and Transtel have completed the infrastructure, which includes fibre optics and switching for the SNO to begin operating. 

SMME partnering key to rural telephony

5th July 2002 Wholly-owned South African company at the forefront of the local telecommunications industry Grintek Telecom is partnering with small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) to empower them to provide telecommunications to previously-disadvantaged and underserviced areas in South Africa,... 

New technology for liberalised telecoms market

5th July 2002 While there is some uncertainty in the market regarding the creation of South Africa's Second Network Operator (SNO), people within the industry have a clear appreciation of what is under discussion and what the consequences of legislative decisions will be, maintain Spescom Telecommunications... 

Bridge assets successfully safeguarded

5th July 2002 Security services for the duration of the construction of the Nelson Mandela Bridge has been conducted by Duvha Security Services. 

Business to profit from bridge

By: vanessa vasques     5th July 2002 The new Nelson Mandela Bridge, currently being constructed in an effort to connect Newtown – which is rapidly fulfilling its destiny as the new cultural precinct in Gauteng – and Braamfontein, will give the residents of the Northern suburbs direct access to Newtown. 

Corrosion-prevention measures for bridge

5th July 2002 The cable ties and anchor support system for the Nelson Mandela Bridge, which is currently under construction and expected to be unveiled in July 2003, are the main components to support the bridge. 

Super-strength concrete supports novel structure

By: vanessa vasques     5th July 2002 The concrete for the bridge being constructed to link Newtown to Braamfontein, the Nelson Mandela Bridge, is being supplied by Alpha Readymix, a business unit of Alpha. 

Railway lines pose surveying challenge

By: vanessa vasques     5th July 2002 Perhaps the biggest challenge affecting all aspects of the Nelson Mandela Bridge, a 176 m-long structure which is to connect Newtown to Braamfontein, is the fact that it has to be built over about 42 operating railway lines managed by Metro Rail and Spoornet. 

Construction shifts into high gear

By: vanessa vasques     5th July 2002 July will see a flurry of activity on the site of what is to be one of Johannesburg’s most notable landmarks, the Nelson Mandela Bridge. 

Site set for construction of $294-m processing facility

By: Zonika Botha     5th July 2002 The $294-million central processing facility, which will be located at the Temane gasfields in Mozambique, some 30 km north-west of Vilanculos, is an integral part of Sasol’s $1,2-billion project to bring natural gas to South Africa by 2004. 

Welding to start on 865-km pipeline

By: Zonika Botha     5th July 2002 Work on Sasol’s $549-million transmission pipeline to transport natural gas from the Temane gasfields, in Mozambique to Secunda, in South Africa is progressing well, with line pipe currently being strung on the Mozambican route and welding scheduled to begin this month, pipeline project... 

Gas project to up Moz GDP

By: Zonika Botha     5th July 2002 As one of the most significant capital investments in Mozambique, Sasol’s $1,2-billion natural-gas project is well poised to bring economic growth and industrial development to one of the poorest countries in Africa. 

Gas to gain weight in SA energy market

By: Zonika Botha     5th July 2002 In less than two year’s time natural gas piped from Mozambique will be available in South Africa. Engineering News features reporter Zonika Botha speaks to Sasol Gas divisional manager Wikus Kritzinger about South Africa’s current gas portfolio and how natural gas will influence this... 

Pipeline route mindful of environment

By: Zonika Botha     5th July 2002 Petrochemical giant Sasol’s $1,2-billion venture to bring natural gas from Mozambique to South Africa by 2004 will consist of five integrated, yet separate projects, including an upstream gasfield development in Mozambique, a transmission pipeline from Temane to Secunda, the conversion of... 

Smelter coup for SA haulage firm

By: Zonika Botha     28th June 2002 Overland haulage company and flagship of Imperial Holdings, Truck Africa of Germiston, Gauteng has secured a lucrative contract to transport equipment to both the Mozal and Hillside aluminium smelter expansions projects. 

R430-million smelter equipment contract is awarded

By: Zonika Botha     28th June 2002 The largest manufacturer of machinery and equipment for primary aluminium smelters in the world, ECL of France, has been awarded a R430-million contract to supply 144 equipped superstructures, four pot-tending machines, two anode jacking frames, four raising runway beams and a furnace-tending... 

R20m automation deal is secured

28th June 2002 Operations Management Systems solutions provider Keops Isis Industrial Information Systems has won several contracts at the BHP Billiton Mozal II expansion project worth an estimated R20-million over the next three years, with the project expected to continue until August 2003. 

Electricals upgrade to boost output

28th June 2002 Global power and automation technology group ABB has won a $26-million order to supply electrical and control equipment for BHP Billiton’s Hillside aluminium smelter in Richards Bay, near Durban. 

R50m compressed-air system for smelter

28th June 2002 A division of the IST group, IST Industrial, has been awarded a R50-million turnkey contract for the upgrading and expansion of the compressed air system at the Hillside aluminium smelter. 

R30m bake furnace heats up

28th June 2002 Construction company WBHO has made something of a name for itself in the construction of aluminium smelters. The company, in a joint venture with Concor, has recently started work on a R30-million contract for the construction of the third bake furnace at the Hillside aluminium smelter in... 

Jhb firm wins R30m follow-up contract

28th June 2002 Following its successful completion of a R40-million low-voltage contract and electrical installation at the first phase of BHP Billiton’s Mozal project, near Maputo in Mozambique, Johannesburg-based company RBF Technology has won an additional R30-million contract for the supply of... 

Southern Africa being linked coast-to-coast

By: candice haase     28th June 2002 The progression of the construction of the Bakwena Platinum Highway has been commended by the National Roads Agency (NRA) chief executive Nazir Alli. 

Big benefits from engineering collaboration

By: candice haase     28th June 2002 The collaboration between two well-established participants in the design of the infrastructure of the Bakwena Platinum Highway has been crucial to the success of its construction, GMKS executive chairman Trueman Goba tells Engineering News on behalf of the Bakwena Engineering Joint Venture (BEJV). 

Manual, electronic tolling envisaged

By: candice haase     28th June 2002 The Carousel Toll Plaza on the Bakwena Platinum Highway was opened in March this year, seven weeks ahead of schedule. 

'Green' construction makes financial sense

By: candice haase     28th June 2002 Motivating a construction company to adhere to environmentally-sound practices is usually a difficult task, Etienne van der Lith Platinum Joint Venture (PJV) environmental control manager Engineering News. 

Joint venture develops local human capital

By: candice haase     28th June 2002 The Bakwena Platinum Highway Project has given rise to employment for previously-disadvantaged South Africans in the form of the involvement of at least 150 small-medium-and-micro enterprises (SMME) in the field of supply and subcontracting to the highway project. 

R10m roads, earthworks subcontract completed

28th June 2002 Roads and earthworks construction company Protech Construction, based in Midrand, has recently completed a R10-million subcontract on the Bakwena Platinum Highway. 

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