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Concor

South Africa’s leading black-owned construction company, Concor boasts a proud heritage that is built solidly into the fabric of the country’s infrastructure. As a pioneer of transformation in the construction sector, Concor is a Level 1 B-BBEE company, has 58% women ownership and employs just over 2500 people located across the vast landscapes of South Africa. At the same time, it has deep roots which go back to 1902 contributing to many of the iconic engineering achievements that today define our social and economic landscape. Acquired from Murray & Roberts in 2017 by a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group, Concor is active across the Southern Africa.

With agility as a key differentiator, Concor offers its depth of expertise and experience across a range of industry segments – from civils and building, to roads, earthworks, property development and mining. Concor’s in-house resources, including sought-after skills, plant and equipment, underpin the company’s ability to provide world class solutions to clients and to deliver projects on time, within budget and safely.

Earthworks & Civils

Concor leveraged its earthmoving and civils infrastructure expertise at Exxaro’s Belfast Coal Mine in Mpumalanga constructing four major dams, 26 concrete platforms and terraces and 37 internal roads of 16 km in length for a contract value of R 800 Million. Tackling the demanding conditions of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, Concor is constructing a 35 km access road with a parallel haul road for the Khoemacau Copper Silver Starter Project in Botswana, as well as conducting earthworks and concrete civils at the Khoemacau Boseto processing plant. Work is underway on Concor’s contract for the extension of the ash disposal facilities (ADF) at both Kendal Power Station and at Majuba Power Station. The work focuses on construction of a continuous lined ash dump and associated infrastructure for a contract value of R1.2 Billion.

Roads & Transport Infrastructure

Among Concor’s landmark projects are ambitious and elegant engineering structures that have become household names, like the breath taking 216 m high and 451 m long Bloukrans Bridge in the Western Cape. Another is Gautrain, one of the country’s best-known PPP projects. Concor also played an integral role in the construction of the Coega Industrial Development Zone close to the Port of Ngqura, to attract investment in a range of heavy, medium and light industries. In a substantial greenfields project, Concor recently constructed the new double-lane northbound carriageway over a 34 km section of the N2 highway between Mtunzini and Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal for a contract value of R1 Billion. The scope included eleven bridges, 21 major in-situ culverts under the highway and over 130 smaller crossings. Concor, in a joint venture with Mota Engil Construction, is constructing the Msikaba Bridge in the Eastern Cape for a contract value of R1.6 Billion. When completed this will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in Africa and the second longest main span bridge crossing ever built on the continent.

Renewable Energy 

Concor has significantly boosted South Africa’s drive towards renewable energy, building the majority of the wind farms across the Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape for a combined Concor own works value of R2.5 Billion. These include Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm (138MW), Noupoort Wind Farm (80MW), De Aar Wind Farm (100MW), Loeriesfontein Wind Farm (140MW), Khobab Wind Farm (140MW), Perdekraal East Wind Farm (110MW), Kangnas Wind Farm (140MW), Golden Valley Wind Farm (120MW), Excelsior Wind Farm (32.5MW) and Roggeveld Wind Farm (141MW).

Water & Sanitation 

Extensive expertise in the construction of large water projects saw Concor’s involvement in the Lesotho Highland Water Project (LHWP) with the construction of a network of tunnels and dams. Concor also played an important role at the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme on the Drakensberg Escarpment where it constructed both the lower Braamhoek Dam and the upper Bedford Dam. The impressive Braamhoek dam, at 39 m high and with a 335 m crest length, with its roller-compacted concrete design can store 26 million m3 of water.

Buildings Works 

Many iconic buildings that are part of our daily lives were constructed by Concor. These include the Melrose Arch Precinct, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria and Portside, Cape Town’s tallest building at 139 metre high. Adept at meeting specialised requirements for modern Data Centres, Concor most recently completed projects for Orange in Botswana and Amazon in the Western Cape. The spectacular BP Head Office in the Oxford Parks Precinct is another award winning project undertaken by Concor. Work is also well underway to complete Oxford Parks Phase 2 as well as 16 On Bree in Cape Town. In partnership with the Western Cape Provincial Government and City of Cape Town, Concor’s development and construction of the Conradie Better Living Model mix-used development in the Western Cape is a significant game changer with a development value of R5 Billion.

Mining Services 

Concor’s comprehensive mining services offering includes surface mine development, opencast mining services, box cut development, overburden removal, drill and blast, ore extraction, load and haul and crushing as well as rehabilitation. Amongst other, Concor operates a load-and-haul contract at Anglo American’s Mogalakwena open pit PGM mine where it is responsible for mining the Zwartfontein pit. Its drill-and-blast contract at Vlakfontein is further testimony to its specialist skill set.

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