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Consulting Engineers

Consulting firm expands into Africa

29th April 2005 South African consulting engineering practice UWP Consulting was established in 1972 and is recognised as one of the leading civil engineering consultancies in South Africa. 

Consulting engineering trends in a changing environment

29th April 2005 It is not just in South Africa that consulting engineers are experiencing drastic changes.? 

Incompetency results in poor maintenance standards

By: Jade Davenport     29th April 2005 The South African Occupational Health and Safety Act claims to have some of the highest standards in the world but this has recently been undermined by the fact that the construction regulations of 2003 are reportedly not being adhered to by the mining industry. 

Five-year town-maintenance contract awarded to joint venture

By: Jade Davenport     29th April 2005 The multidisciplinary consultancy firm Africon, in joint venture with the Southern African Contracting Services (SACS), was awarded a contract for the outsourced town maintenance for Oranjemund, Namibia, in 2001. 

New modelling software for conveyor systems

By: Jade Davenport     29th April 2005 The single-source multidisciplinary design and project construction management company 

Construction under way at R2,1bn platinum development

By: Jade Davenport     29th April 2005 The strong rand is putting immense strain on the South African mining sector and, as a result, many new projects have been put on hold until the rand:dollar exchange rate weakens. 

Project engineer boasts of a good Amandelbult track record

By: andrew lanham     21st May 2004 Few project engineers can boast eighteen years of collaboration with one mine. 

Marula plant commissioned

30th April 2004 Construction work on the Marula platinum group metals (PGM) concentrator was completed in December 2003 and hot commissioning of the plant finalised at the end of March. ? 

Alliancing is the model for the C-Cut

By: andrea marais     30th April 2004 Partnering, collaboration and innovation are the guidelines implemented by Hatch Africa as it sets off into a new venture – the Centenary-cut (C-cut) project. 

Strong safety programme being implemented on platinum project

By: andrea marais     30th April 2004 Not only is Hatch associated with effectiveness and completing projects on time, it is also known to have a strong philosophy regarding safety. 

Engineering no longer a career of choice

By: andrea marais     30th April 2004 Engineering is no longer the career of choice for many. 

Consultant argues for broad-based empowerment

By: andrea marais     30th April 2004 Although the mining industry is faced with many challenges and disquietude, SRK Consulting, a South African-founded global group of consulting engineers and scientists, remains positive. 

Consulting firm moves into mine infrastructure development

30th April 2004 Established in 1922, Jeffares & Green (J&G) is one of the oldest consulting engineering firms in South Africa, and in recent years it has become more involved in mine infrastructure projects, with the mining project in Tanzania being the most comprehensive so far.? 

N$399m Namibian diamond project commissioned by May

30th April 2004 The Elizabeth Bay Liberation project had invested around N$77-million into Namibia at the end of February this year and commissioning is scheduled for May of this year. 

Highest-ever gabion wall built at Marikana mine

By: Deborah Spicer     30th April 2004 A 21-metre vertical gabion wall – the highest ever built in South Africa – is a unique feature of the infrastructure at Marikana platinum mine. 

Engineering firm remains positive about projects

By: Deborah Spicer     30th April 2004 Even through the tough times experienced by the South African engineering and construction industry during the past decade, consulting engineering firm BVi has managed to maintain a positive growth, going from strength to strength. 

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