This project is located at the intersection of the R102 / P535 / P743 (the entrance to the University of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal) and is a unique road engineering project which has improved driver safety, reduced delays and congestion, and improved pedestrian safety and crossing opportunities at the intersection.
This project was the first wind farm construction project to commence from the first line bids advertised by the Department of Energy, and the first wind project to supply green energy into the national grid.
The project is the culmination of in-depth investigations conducted over a number of years to identify a site with excellent wind resources, and the successful submission of a bid to the Department of Energy.
This project involved construction work for the improvement of National Route 2, Section 11. The project is situated between the eastern boundary of the Coega Industrial Development Zone and the Colchester Intersection - a distance of 13.22 km.
Construction of the 500 ND Gezina bulk water pipeline in Tshwane, that traverses the suburbs of Arcadia, Gezina and Wonderboom-South, was necessary to ensure a reliable water supply to the Magalies and Hospital reservoirs, which provide water to the Tshwane District Hospital, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and more than 6 000 households. (The old pipeline had reached the end of its service life around 2005 and was taken out of commission.)
This project, under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), saw the steepest part of District Road D1506, a 1.6 km section of rough, dangerous track full of deep erosion gullies, upgraded using labour-intensive methods.
This project in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg, entailed the construction of adequate pedestrian facilities to ensure that learners of Kwapata Primary School could safely cross over an unguarded railway line, the Kwapata River and a wetland to get to school.
Due to the unreliability of existing water supply infrastructure in the town of Adelaide in the Eastern Cape, the Amathole District Municipality (ADM), as a possible short- to medium-term solution, awarded a contract to a local emerging contractor to undertake deferred maintenance and minor remedial works to the Koonap Canal to restore its functionality.
This project involved the structural rectification, the waterproofing of all external walls and the provision of ceilings with insulation for 2 144 poorly constructed RDP houses in Thembalethu, George, in terms of the Southern Cape Coastal Condensation Area (SCCCA) subsidy.
These three projects were entered in both the Technical Excellence and Community-based Project Categories. Read more about them and their community-based aspects on the relevant pages as indicated in the boxes below.
The Metolong Dam Pedestrian Bridge in Lesotho was commissioned by the Metolong Authority and is the first multi-span pre-stressed concrete ribbon bridge to be built in Africa. The bridge, which is 249 m long by 50 m high, was designed by Jeffares & Green as part of the Lowlands Waterworks Joint Venture for the Metolong Authority. It provides a crossing point for the local communities on either side of the Phuthiatsana River who were previously divided by the tail waters of the new Metolong Dam.
Base Resources Ltd from Australia appointed WSP in 2011 to assist with the development of their Kwale Mineral Sands project in Kenya. The Kwale Mine is located some 10 km from the coast and approximately 50 km south of Mombasa. The primary products of the mine are ilmenite, rutile and zircon. Zircon is exported in containers via the Port of Mombasa, while ilmenite and rutile are exported in bulk and required a dedicated export facility.
In 2008, the government of Tanzania entered into an agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the USA for the implementation of a number of water supply projects in Tanzania. A local company, the Millennium Challenge Account - Tanzania (MCA-T) was formed to manage the rollout and implementation of the programme and was the employer for this project.
A number of awards were made for Project of the Year (per Division) in the SAICE Technical Division sub-category, including a special award for excellence in Operation and Maintenance. The winner of the latter was the Mahatma Gandhi Road Sewer Pump Station, the only winning Division project which was not also entered into the main project categories. SAICE 2014 President Stanford Mkhacane presented the winners and/or their representatives with these awards.