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New drone tech improves inspection capabilities

By: Darren Parker     1st October 2021 Work-at-height company Skyriders has added the Zenith robotic inspection device –a new vertical inspection technology – to its portfolio of services. The winch-operated pan-tilt-zoom camera drone increases the accuracy and efficiency of repeat inspections in vertical downhole applications such as... 

Next step

By: Terence Creamer     1st October 2021 The importance of Cabinet’s approval of a revised and more ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) carbon mitigation target range for 2030 cannot be overstated. South Africa’s new 2030 range is 350 – 420 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt Co2-eq) and represents an improvement... 

Company offers various techniques for working-at-height

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     24th September 2021 Rope access specialist Skyriders’ working-at-height training includes rope access, fall arrest or fall prevention and the fall protection plan. The company specialises in rope access & RPAS (drones) – a system used to position a person on a structure. 

“Coreslabs” keep fast-track project ahead of schedule

6th September 2021 A new development that will provide accommodation for a large international contracting team that has been appointed to work on an industrial project in Limpopo is progressing ahead of schedule. This is only two months after the building contractor, Projects 2000, broke ground on this R32-million... 

Koeberg nuclear power station steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     20th August 2021 Jacobs has been selected to undertake essential engineering modifications as part of the programme to extend the operating life of the Koeberg nuclear power plant.  

Jacobs appointed to modify Koeberg’s secondary turbine system

By: Donna Slater     12th August 2021 NYSE-listed consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery company Jacobs has been appointed to carry out essential engineering modifications as part of a R20-billion programme to extend the operating life of South Africa’s only nuclear power station – Koeberg, in the Western Cape. The... 

New camera used in inspection project

By: Halima Frost     6th August 2021 In a first for Southern Africa and possibly the whole of Africa, rope access specialists Skyriders has used Zenith – a new confined-space inspection camera system – at a petrochemicals plant, in Gauteng, for inspection. The Zenith system is manufactured by US-based inspection technology developer... 

KBC provides specialised training for Musina housing project

21st July 2021 KBC Health & Safety, in conjunction with De Beers, BMH Africa and Worley, is involved with a flagship housing project in Musina, Limpopo Province. The project is expected to stimulate further economic development in the area. KBC worked closely with contractor BMH Africa from the inception of the... 

Rope access, drone combo deployed at Limpopo coal-fired power station inspection

21st July 2021 A combination of rope access and drone technology allowed for a maintenance inspection at a coal-fired power station in Limpopo to be undertaken in record time, reports Skyriders Marketing Manager Mike Zinn. “This was another great example of the synergy between traditional rope access and our... 

Skyriders carries out roof maintenance at Montecasino complex

21st July 2021 Designed like a typical Italian village, the Montecasino leisure complex in Fourways, Johannesburg is an impressive feature of architectural design housing a casino, two theatres, cinemas and a mall. However, when it comes to periodic maintenance of difficult-to-reach areas of the roof, the only... 

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