Table Grapes for export markets, packing- and cooling facility.
The facility is 10 500m² under roof with more than 500 people working in the facility. The packhouse receives 180 tons of grapes which is then cooled to 16 °C and then sorted and packed into 360 000 x 500 g punnets accurately made to weight and then assembled into pallets. The pallets is then cooled to -0.5 °C in 12 hours and then shipped in a total of 15 refrigerated shipping containers. The project had very tight timescales and the approaching harvest date cannot be moved or negotiated. A concurrent engineering approach was needed with designs and drawings being finalized for some disciplines after construction started. The adaption to Egyptian standards and way of doing things proved challenging together with language and distance from the site. BVi Northern Cape (Springbok) also had a full-time representative on site, spending almost 5 months in Egypt.
The project consists of the Rehabilitation/Improvement, Routine Maintenance Works of N220 Chissano - Chibuto and N/C Crz. N220 - N1 (3 De Fevererio) located in the Gaza Province in Mozambique. The two roads fall within the Limpopo floodplain and have been damaged by recent floods, with sections of the roads washed away.
The scope of works includes the reconstruction and/or rehabilitation of 57 km of road including the construction of 52 box culvert structures, varying in size from 2 m x 1 m box culverts to 5 m x 3 m box culverts.
An existing bridge at km 20.5 of Road N220 has undergone severe erosion of the embankments, which has led to the collapse of the bridge approaches. Moreover, the existing bridge piers built on shallow foundations were also noted to show major signs of settlements which contribute to the structure being unsafe and unserviceable. The project scope includes the construction of a new 80m bridge to replace this existing along Road N220.
The project entails the construction of 6 buildings of 4 storeys each, consisting of 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartment blocks. The project commenced in July 2016, and will run for 18 months. The project is currently 20% complete.
Mathambo – Moatize. Line Design of 66kV overhead line – 40km
Preliminary design, detailed design and tender documentation of Matundo School Phase 1.
Upgrade, design and supervision services for the rehabilitation of the Nacopo and Nacala-a-Velha Earth Dams for water supply in the village of Meconta. The two dams are currently not in use due to degradation. Key agricultural area for rice and livestock in the area.
Infrastructure for processing plant, haul roads, construction camp and new permanent housing complex.