oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Geotechnical engineers put to the test on smelter project

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Hillside Smelter at Richards Bay is sited on adverse founding conditions, which involved the engineers in a range of tests to ensure compliance with various specifications Alusaf's R7,2 billion Hillside Smelter Project, a nomination for the Durban Branch Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering last year, represents the largest private sector capital investment ever undertaken in this country. It was launched at a time of political uncertainty and represents a massive vote of confidence in the South African economy.

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