Monday, 16 February 2009 02:00

Durban’s 2010 stadium reaches milestone

Fireworks were the order of the night when the lighting of the arch above the Moses Mabhida Stadium was celebrated in Durban on Saturday.

Construction IndustryThe who’s who in the political and soccer fraternity were present at the ceremony on Saturday. Local Organising Committee chairman Irvin Khoza, Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile, Premier S’bu Ndebele, and MEC Zweli Mkhize were among the dignitaries at the glittering event.

Ndebele said the completion of the arch symbolised unity.

“It is a celebration of teams working together to create not only an architectural and engineering masterpiece, but to physically create an icon that symbolises and spans years of history, hope and work, to let all South Africans feel the pulse of unification,” he said.

“South Africa is ready to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup. KwaZulu- Natal and Durban are ready to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.”

Ndebele said South Africa was poised to make the 2010 World Cup an African event – one that will help spread confidence and prosperity across the entire continent.

“As hosts of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, South Africa stands not as a country alone – but as a representative of Africa, and as part of an African family of nations,” he said.

The stadium is named after one of the country’s most iconic struggle leaders, Moses Mabhida.

In 2006 the provincial government went to Mozambique and brought back the remains of Mabhida. He was laid to rest outside Pietermaritzburg.

Ndebele hailed the eThekwini municipality, saying the city was on track to complete the iconic stadium that will serve as a symbol of pride.

“We celebrate the completion of the stadium arch, which is a proudly South African architectural, engineering and construction milestone. ”

 

Wednesday, 04 July 2007 02:00

Group Five wins R1,8 billion contract

Construction company Group Five has won a R1,8-billion contract from Transnet to widen Durban's existing harbour by 100m and to increase the depth by 6m.

Mike UptonWorking with Belgian company, Dredging International, Group Five Civil Engineering is responsible for the civil portion of the contract, valued at R1,1 billion.

Transnet group chief executive Maria Ramos last week announced the state-owned enterprise's plans to spend R78 billion on expanding South Africa's rail, port and fuel pipeline infrastructure over the next five years and this amount is likely to grow as more projects get the go-ahead.

Group Five's managing director of the civil engineering operations, Andrew McJannet said: "We are very pleased with this contract, which was won against international competition. We believe our previous marine civils experience, such as the Moma Jetty in Mozambique and the dry bulk terminal jetty in Richards Bay, played a role in us being the winning bidder."

Group Five's partner on the project, Dredging International, has dispatched a hi-tech dredger capable of moving 5000m of rock and silt an hour from Belgium to achieve the 7-million cubic metres that will be moved over the next two years.

"This is the third major contract in Kwazulu-Natal awarded to the group since the beginning of 2007. We have already started on the 2010 Durban soccer stadium, in consortium with WBHO and Pandev, and have signed the contract for the R6,8 billion King Shaka Airport, in which Group Five is the lead contractor for the Ilembe Consortium - which includes WBHO and the KZN Empowerment Group," said Group Five's chief executive officer Mike Upton.

Work on the harbour has started, with the demolition of existing land structures and the establishment of a pre-cast concrete yard close to the site where the blocks required for the contract will be cast.

The contract is due for completion in May 2010

 

Friday, 17 February 2006 02:00

Group Five to revisit over-border work

Group Five is to revisit its level of over-border work as a result of the SA Government's infrastructure budget, says Mike Lomas, the company's CEO

Wednesday, 14 September 2005 02:00

Doing Business in 2006

African Nations Lag Behind in Efforts to Encourage Businesses Through Regulatory Reforms.

Thursday, 14 July 2005 02:00

Coega aluminium smelter to go ahead - IDC

South Africa's State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) said yesterday that it would take a 15% stake in the planned 660 000-t aluminium smelter at Coega, in the Eastern Cape.

VETERAN deal maker Brian Gilbertson emerged at the weekend as a potential white knight to save the $2,2bn Coega aluminium smelter project.

Friday, 26 November 2004 08:45

Bazaruto goes Beverly Hills

Developers target the rich and famous for island residential project.

 

 

Cape Town - Negotiations with Alcan of Canada on a scaled-down version of the proposed aluminium smelter at Coega were continuing, Lionel October, a deputy director-general in the department of trade and industry, said on Friday.

IDC will invest in the planned aluminium smelter at the Coega industrial development zone and the Sishen and Sishen South iron-ore projects.

Monday, 16 February 2004 02:00

Mozambique pipeline project complete

Construction of Sasol's 865km natural gas pipeline between Maputo, Mozambique, and Secunda in Mpumalanga is complete, testing is under way and the first gas delivery is scheduled for Thursday this week.

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