Locating Buried Utilities in the Mining Sector 

Bosch Munitech provides an Underground Utility Detection (UUD) service which is essential for providing accurate information of underground infrastructure for many sectors, including the mining industry. “Our service offering comprises the survey of underground utilities at mines and then transferring the data to a 3D format for the client. Underground surveys – which require expert […]

Four-year Eskom Contract

Steinmuller Africa, a specialist in the design and maintenance of power plants, has been awarded an Eskom’s contract for four years, effective 1 January 2022. The company will provide maintenance and repair services for the Arnot, Camden, Duvha, Kriel, Majuba, Hendrina, Kendal, and Kusile power stations. This contract will retain 600 jobs and create approximately […]

An Engineer’s View: On-site Machining

The term on-site machining (OSM) refers to machining performed at the location where the breakdown or maintenance occurred. This process speaks to the operating philosophy of machining within dedicated work areas instead of components being transported to remote workshops for refurbishment. The on-site machining process possesses the merit of being fast, cost-effective, and reducing downtime.  […]

NDT and Inspection Opportunities

Headquartered in South Africa’s Mpumalanga town of Middelburg, Dekra Industrial RSA is active in the provision of NDT, inspections, advanced NDT technologies – as well as safety and other training through its Institute of Learning.

Crowned the ‘Best of the Best’

Beating top competition from the US, Canada and Australia, South African demolition specialist Jet Demolition of Randburg was crowned ‘Best of the Best’ at the World Demolition Awards (WDA) 2020, in addition to winning the Explosive Demolition category, in an online awards ceremony on 12 November. Both awards were for the successful implosion of the […]

Steam Generator Replacement

With a presence in more than 50 countries on five continents, and a proud history of 95 years in the industry internationally, Dekra is known as a global expert in non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection. Dekra Industrial RSA was recently awarded a tender to undertake NDT inspection and testing at South Africa’s only nuclear plant, […]

Statutory Inspection of Gas-storage Tank

In a first for rope-access specialist Skyriders, ultra-high pressure blasting was used to systematically remove a layer of cementitious fireproofing and insulating material from a 19-m-diameter, 22-m-high spherical gas storage tank at a major petrochemical producer in Mpumalanga. The complete scope of work for Skyriders was, firstly, to remove the deluge fire sprinkler and piping […]