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City of Cape Town replaces old swing bridge at V&A Waterfront

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th May 2019 Designer SMEC South Africa and construction contractor Stefanutti Stocks Coastal have progressed in its work to replace the old swing bridge at the V&A Waterfront that connects the Pierhead and the Clock Tower precincts. The massive structure that is 42 m long and 4 m wide will need to be... 

Project to restore Durban Dry Dock under way

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th May 2019 The rehabilitation of the inner caisson, which divides the Port of Durban’s Prince Edward Graving Dock into two compartments, enabling two smaller vessels to be docked simultaneously, is in full swing. It is among 11 large-scale projects earmarked for the Durban Dry Dock complex. 

KwaZulu-Natal’s La Lucia mall to receive a major upgrade

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th May 2019 The La Lucia mall, in KwaZulu-Natal, is undergoing a major upgrade that will modernise its retail space. The mall has undergone eight extensions and five major mall upgrades since it first opened its doors in 1974. Its most recent major upgrade was in 2003. 

World-class projects in SA are being rolled out with the NEC4 contract. Are you up-to-speed?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th May 2019 Described by the NEC as an ‘evolution, not a revolution’, the NEC4 builds on the success as well as the content of the NEC3 to achieve further improvements.  Alusani® Course Leader, Cameron Staude, says that most of South Africa’s state-owned enterprises, including Transnet and Eskom, are... 

M&D Construction Group’s Safety Awareness Week positively reinforces a fundamental company value

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th May 2019 M&D Construction Group, a leading diversified South African contractor, held yet another successful Safety Awareness Week from the 20th to 24th of May 2019. The event is just one of a number of initiatives geared at positively reinforcing one of the group’s fundamental values, namely “Be Safe”.... 

NASA executive quits weeks after appointment to lead 2024 moon landing plan

By: Reuters     24th May 2019 A top NASA executive hired in April to guide strategy for returning astronauts to the moon by 2024 has resigned, the space agency said on Thursday, the culmination of internal strife and dwindling congressional support for the lunar initiative. Mark Sirangelo, named six weeks ago as special... 

Kangnas Wind Farm and Perdekraal East Wind Farm, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th May 2019 Turbine tower sections for the wind farms are being transported from the Port of Saldanha Bay and from Atlantis to the project sites. 

Kibo subsidiary to acquire UK gas-fuelled power plant project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd May 2019 Aim- and JSE-listed Kibo Energy’s 60% subsidiary MAST Energy Developments (MED) has executed an agreement to acquire Bordersley Power Limited (BPL) from Balance Power Projects. BPL – a special purpose vehicle – will comprise a 5 MW gas-fueled power generation plant, which will be supported by an... 

Vanggatfontein to ramp up to full output two weeks ahead of schedule

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd May 2019 JSE-listed Wescoal on Wednesday said it had resumed coal mining, handling and processing activities at the Vanggatfontein mine as of May 20 and that the mine was expected to ramp-up to full production in early June – two weeks ahead of schedule. In late April, the coal producer was forced to halt... 

City of Cape Town allocates approximately R25m to give Fisherman’s Lane a facelift

By: African News Agency      21st May 2019 The City of Cape Town on Tuesday said it has allocated approximately R25-million in its proposed budget over the next three years for the upgrade of the coastal infrastructure at Fisherman’s Lane at Strandfontein on the False Bay coastline. "The spring tides and wave action have left its mark on... 

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