OPERATIONS - INFRASTRUCTURE & BUILDING
ROADS, RENEWABLES AND BRIDGES – MURRAY & ROBERTS INFRASTRUCTURE DOES IT ALL
Murray & Roberts Infrastructure has recently been awarded a number of projects in roads and renewable infrastructure and recently started work on the “Great Walk Bridge” at Grayston interchange.
Says Eric Wisse, Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Infrastructure, “The success in securing additional contracts is in part attributable to our commitment to Engineered Excellence, not only in the work we deliver, but in managing relationships with our clients and stakeholders.”
Recent awards for the roadworks teams include a 28 month contract to rehabilitate a section of the R61 in the Eastern Cape region between Bizana and Port Edward as well as upgrading a portion of the R72 between Port Alfred and the Fish River for SANRAL, including widening of the Rietrivier Bridge.
Following on the successful completion of two back-to-back contracts on the N1 outside Hammanskraal for Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire, Murray & Roberts Infrastructure has secured rehabilitation work for the Northern Toll Roads Venture on the same national roadway between Bela Bela and Polokwane, in joint venture with Grinaker-LTA.
Murray & Roberts Infrastructure is working on a number of wind farm contracts for Mainstream. The first bases for Noupoort’s 35 wind turbine generator wind farm have been poured and when complete will be able to power 70 000 average homes with clean energy. Site establishment has also begun for the Loeriesfontein and Khobab wind farm contract. Each of these wind farms will have 61 wind turbine generator foundations.
Murray & Roberts Infrastructure has been awarded the design and construction of the civil balance of plant for the De Aar 1 Maanhaarberg Wind Farm for Longyuan Engineering South Africa. When complete, this wind farm will contribute 100 MW into the national grid using 66 wind turbines.
Utilising specialist technical sliding expertise, Murray & Roberts Infrastructure has been contracted by Murray & Roberts Cementation to perform underground sliding work on the Cullinan Mine project. The contract includes the construction of two 40 metre high underground silos and one underground water tank.
Construction has started on the “Great Walk Bridge” which forms part of a 5km pedestrian and cycling path from the heart of Alexandra to the centre of Sandton CBD, providing a quicker and safer route for the estimated 10 000 people who walk or cycle between the two areas each day. The bridge will cross the M1 highway alongside the existing Grayston interchange and is due for completion in October 2016.
“The success in securing additional contracts is in part attributable to our commitment to Engineered Excellence, not only in the work we deliver, but in managing relationships with our clients and stakeholders.”
- Eric Wisse, Managing Director, Murray & Roberts Infrastructure.
EXCELLENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT, ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT BY MURRAY & ROBERTS
Murray & Roberts Western Cape is on track to completing work on the Century City Square development in Cape Town.
This complex and challenging project was secured after the
successful completion of the adjacent Bridge Park office
development, for the same client. Says Dave Heron, Managing Director, Murray & Roberts Western Cape, “Our
experience in executing the latest construction and environmental best practices, as well as good working relationships with the client and professional teams, were instrumental in us securing this project”.
The Century City Square development comprises an office
tower, boutique hotel, mixed-use office and apartment buildings, conference centre including a 20 000m2 parking garage and a 19 500m2 super-basement. A road system surrounds the development and the scope of work includes road construction, realignment and extension.
The entire development has been registered with the Green Building Council of South Africa for a Green Star rating.
Effective project management implementation is proving critical to the contract’s success. The development is divided into sections, each section has its own professional team and each section has different completion dates. This requires seamless integration and
coordination amongst the approximately 60 sub-contractors on site.
“Tying these disparate elements together is a feat of logistics on this mammoth project, and testament to our commitment to Engineered Excellence,” concludes Dave.
Once complete the Century City Square development will have used 34 760 m3 concrete in slabs, 80 716 m2 of formwork to slabs, 4 017 000 bricks and 377 000 face bricks. The project is due for completion in January 2016.