Projects

 

The restructuring of the company I worked for has left a number of projects which require completion.
This entails business as usual. These and new projects are now in my domain for completion:
Project Name URL(s) for:
  Project
  Client
  Local Authority
Status
     
Sandown Motor Holdings None
http://www.sandown.co.za
None
Update. 15 November 2008 Gauteng branches - Generator installations. Completd. 100% alternative power to cope with Eskom blackouts.
Sita Cape Town None
http://www.sita.co.za
None
Update. 15 November 2008 Replace existing UPS and add parallel UPS unit. Add generator for second UPS. Installation complete.
Sachkhere hospital, Georgia None
None
None
Update.15 November 2008  Construction B16 in progress, preliminary design completed, final design almost complete.
GSM Persues Park None
http://www.sita.co.za
None
Update.15 November 2008 Load monitoring and guidance as to possible means to save on billable kWh as well as reducing demand. Completed.
Sita Beta / Persues Park / Erasmuskoof None
http://www.sita.co.za
None
Update. 15 November 2008 Generator shuffle, optimizing backup solution by swapping out generators and minor alteration to installations to provide 100% alternative power to cope with Eskom blackouts. Completed.
Lumwana Commercial, Zambia None
None
None
Update.21 June 2008  Commercial centre design in progress.
Sita Numerus None
http://www.sita.co.za
None
Update. 21 June 2008 Repair and maintain 3 x MTU + 1 x Dorman synchronizing generators. Documentation submitted. Payment outstanding.
Mmamabula, Botswana None
None
None
Update.21 June 2008 Bid submitted.
Pilanesberg, None
None
None
Update.21 June 2008 Revised design and estimate submitted.
Sita Centurion None
http://www.sita.co.za
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
Update. 21 June 2008 Completed documentation for alterations to level 2BB. Centurion. Project Completed
Bokamosa None
None
None
Update.21 June 2008  Construction in progress.  Appears that the Client is getting ripped off by contractor (China Civil State). This project is being rushed - "squeezed ripe"
Sita Erasmuskloof None
http://www.sita.co.za
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
Update. 21 June 2008 Completed documentation for new UPS units. Erasmuskloof. Technical specification ready for Tender. Project Completed.
ARC Roodeplaat None
None
None
Update.21 June 2008  Construction in progress. Slow progress.
Doornkloof 2 None
None
http://www.thswane.gov.za
Update.21 June 2008 600 stands. City of Tshwane - No Electrical Capacity.
Doornkloof 1 None
None
http://www.thswane.gov.za
Update.21 June 2008 300 stands. Proceeding with DFA report.  City of Tshwane - No Electrical Capacity.
Boardwalk X6 None
None
http://www.thswane.gov.za
Update.21 June 2008  274 stands. Proceeding.  City of Tshwane - No Electrical Capacity at Mooikloof Primary Substtaion - Budget failure.
Lumwana Estate, Zambia None
None
None
Update.5 Feb 2007 Order placed for 632 of the 1000 stands. Update.15 Nov 2006 1000 residential stands. Project proceeding well -some delays due to delivery issues at border.Update.21 June 2008 Residential Bulk Services almost completed, Commercial centre design in progress.
Umbane Village, Swaziland None
None
None
Update.15 Nov 2006 This project on hold as all official responses have not been received. Residential Development in Swaziland, Malkerns. Not proceeding in 2006. 300 stands. Civil and Electrical appointment.
Siemens None
None
http://www.thswane.gov.za
Update.15 Dec  2005 Ocology Radiation treatment Bunkers at Pretoria Academic Hospital. Mechanical and  Electrical appointment. Update.5 Feb 2007 Completed.
Heatherview X27 None
None
http://www.thswane.gov.za
Update.15 Nov 2006 Residential Complex, 30 units. External & Internal networks completed. 150kVA.
Heatherview X28 None
None
http://www.thswane.gov.za
Update.15 Nov 2006 Residential Complex, 30 units. External & Internal networks completed. 150kVA.
Atterbury Boulevard None
None
http://www.thswane.gov.za
Update.5 Feb 2007 Shopping Complex. Woolworths (signed and sealed) and Wimpy are some of the tenants. Completed - Trading. 5 000 m retail space. 800kVA.Update.21 June 2008 Completed - centre sold.
MaxCity None
None
http://www.thswane.gov.za
Update.15 Nov 2006 Tenders called for the supply of the Tshwane Network installation and transformers for the project, ranging R4.2m - R5.4m. Taxi industry and possibly Pick-n-Pay and lots more. 34 000 m retail space. 3.1MVA. Project on hold after Main Contractor withdrew from site.Update.21 June 2008 Almost completed.
Contractor Consultant - Hospitals None
http://www.gpg.gov.za
http://www.thswane.gov.za
Update.5 Feb 2007 Transformer still not back from ABB - Pretoria West. Update.15 Nov 2006 Assisting the maintenance Contractor. GSM Electrical. 10MVA. repaired transformer expected back on site 'round December 4th 2006. Update.21 June 2008 3 year contract completed.
Mooiplaats 376JR None
None
http://www.thswane.gov.za
Update.27 Dec  2005 Small holdings - 12 units 4.2ha each. Completed with overhead lines. 200kVA.
Timmbavati None
None
None
Update.15 Nov 2006 Alterations and additions to the existing infrastructure and reticulation.  Completed, bar the final interior decorations.Update.21 June 2008 Completed.
Schools None
Various
Various
Update.5 Feb 2007  Alterations to 3 schools. 
2 in Cullinan and 1 in Soshanguve completed. 
Silverwoods Country Estate http://www.silverwoods.co.za
None
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
Appointed Electrical Contractor:    JPJ Construction: R 4.100m
Update.
6 Dec  2004 Electrical Installation to start February 2005.Update. 18 Jan 2005 Delays due to extensive rain damaged to road base layers.Update.8 Feb  2005 Civils damaged existing 11kV cable.Update.14 Feb  2005 Service agreement reached with local authority. Update.8 Mar  2005 Replaced damaged cable. Update.23 Mar  2005 7% of cabling installed.
Completed & Switched on 9 Dec  2005 3.8MVA.
Bramley Campus - UPS / Gen report None
None
http://www.citypower.co.za and others.
19 Mar  2005 Advised on electrical for computer classes.
Profection None
None
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
19 Mar  2005 Advised on electrical connection for new equipment. 50kVA.
Jackal Creek None
http://www.g5.co.za
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
Nov  2005 Quote accepted Update. 15  Dec  2005 Installation to start January 2006. 4.4MVA. Update. 15  Nov  2006 Not going well: Copper price causing havoc as the Contract is a "Lump Sum Fixed Price" with no escalation. Update. 5 Feb 2007 Expected power switch on for P8 and P11 - imminent P9 and P10 having problems completing electrical installation- due to Cu price problems.Update.21 June 2008 Completed. Final account paid.
Embassy None
Classified
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
19 Mar  2005 Investigation completed. Update. 15  Dec  2005 Recommendations executed. 400kVA.
Sita Centurion None
http://www.sita.co.za
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
15 Mar  2005 Quote for drawing up document replacing UPS and some odds and ends. Completed. 8  Nov  2005 Document/Spec ready for tender. 2MVA.
20 June  2005 Quote for drawing up document equipment inventory and maintenance schedules. Completed. 14  Nov  2005 Document ready. Update. 15  nov   2005 Updated Tender and revised estimate - resubmitted to client for Tender in January 2006.Update. 5 Feb 2007 Updated Tender and revised estimate - resubmitted to client for Tender in 2007. Update.21 June 2008 UPS installed - finishing touches.
AFB RAMP http://www.ramp.co.za
http://www.gov.za
http://www.tshwane.gov.za

 

 

18 Mar  2005 Did the stage 1 report in 2003, (found some interesting equipment) project being considered by Gov to be executed - funding appears to have been approved. Submitted revised cost estimate taking into account the available funding and revised project parameters. Update. 15  Dec  2005 Tender Document Ready (Estimated value R45m Contract  this is 2/3rds of the work). 20MVA.Update. 15 Nov  2006  Proceeding with Tender - due for Tender early January 2007.Update. 5 Feb 2007 Client delaying Tender Process - client uncertainty as to the Scope of Works (been through this a few times with them - they still don't know).Update.21 June 2008 RAMP In progress - slowly but surely we are getting there.Update. 15 November 2008 Generators, Miniature substations - arriving. MV cable installation progressing well. Building RAMP scope almost complete.
MBA Hostels None
http://www.gpg.gov.za
http://www.citypower.co.za
Delayed, final completion was scheduled for 18 Oct 2004. Update Pre-payment. 6 Dec  2004 Pre-payment meters - concern as there is no mechanism in place to manage this.Update 1st Hand Over. 14 Jan  2005 Scheduled for 11th Jan 2005, moved to 18th Jan 2005 and, just today, moved to 20th January 2005.Update 1st Hand Over. 18 Jan  2005 Scheduled time moved from 09:00 to 14:00 to suite Client. Update.20 Jan  2005 1st Hand over done. Update.18 Mar  2005 Finalizing "as-built" and other documentation - CoC and Pre-payment vouchers. Completed. 27  Dec  2005 100kVA.
Themba Community Hall None
http://www.gpg.gov.za
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
On hold - contractor went under. Some problems relating to the security given to the Client by the Contractor. Update.18 Mar  2005 No news. Update. 15  Dec  2005 Project proceeding - original consultants to complete 50kVA.
Willowbrooke X3 None
None
http://www.citypower.co.za
Cancelled - duplicate appointment, client / owner / developer - lack of communication.  Jan 2005 No "new" design approved as none was submitted to City Power.  4 Feb 2005 Civil construction proceeding, it appears that the sleeve pipe installation was done using drawings supplied by the Civil Engineer, just so happened that I issued sleeve drawings to the Project Manager for the Civil Engineer.... I wonder, what next, might I find my design on site once the Electrical installation commences.... "Watch this Space". Update. 1  Dec  2005 Visited the site and there is no electrical installation, yet.... 630kVA. Update. 15  Nov  2006 This is a lost cause.
Booysens Stand 12 None
None
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
Update Schedule.6 Dec  2004 Program update shorter term planning. (Great news). Appointed.12 Jan 2005 Design and drawing up of documents, statutory approval process started. Update.18 Mar  2005 Client changes the proposed layout - approval of of new layout awaited. 315kVA. Update. 15  Nov  2006 Sold.
Hestia Park X15 None
None
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
Appointed.26 Oct  2004 Design and drawing up of documents, statutory approval process started. Updated Schedule.6 Dec  2004 Expected completion late 2005.Update. 14 Feb  2005 Developer sold the property "including the Consultants".Update.18 Mar  2005 Sale described before - called of - submitted design, town palners re-submitting with an altered layout, process delayed.Update. 15  Dec  2005 Proceeding in new year. 500kVA. Update. 15  Nov  2006 Completed. Update. 5 Feb 2007 Actually X28 - changed somewhere in the legal processes.
Soshanguve VV (N) None
None
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
In the study phase as to the intended market segment as well as a trial development in this area.Update.6 Dec  2004 Local authority scurrying round to develop a electical master plan. (Why they don't just ask , we developed most of the area in question for a single developer, we have a master plan - waiting for feedback to my submission).Update.10 Jan  2005 Feedback from developers expcted within the next 4 weeks (town planner has started work on the next extention).Update.8 Feb  2005 Site meeting 9 Feb 2005.Update.14 Feb  2005 Appointed submitting plans to local authority, 18 Feb 2005.Update.18 Mar  2005 Re-submitting with updates to design layout. Update. 15  Dec  2005 Estimating next 2 phases of this project. 1.5MVA.Update. 15  Nov  2006 Phase 1 & 1-VO completed and switched on. Proceeding with phase 2. Update. 5  Feb 2007 Phase 3 added. Update.21 June 2008 Completed.
Bronkhorstspruit None
None
None
Costing for budget purposes. Discussion with local authority. 6 Dec  2004 Detailed requirement for relocating existing services.Update.14 Jan  2005 Feedback from developer - anticipating to start designing in March 2005.Update.18 Mar  2005 "Lawyers infighting ?" - program on hold. Update. 15  Dec  2005 Still on hold. 1MVA. Update. 15  Nov  2006 Probably a lost cause.
Willowglen AH None
None
None
Costing for Commercial purpose developments.6 Dec  2004 Stage 1 Report competed. Update.18 Mar  2005 Costing updated with latest feedback from local authority.Update.21 June 2008 Property sold.
Lydenburg None
None
None
Costing for budget purposes.6 Dec  2004 Stage 1 Report competed.Update.18 Mar  2005 On hold - developer very quiet. 1MVA.Update. 5  Feb 2007 Lost cause.
The New Academic Hospital - "Phase D3" http://www.pah.org.za
http://www.gpg.gov.za
http://www.tshwane.gov.za
Busy drawing up budgetary figures, specifications ect.Updated Costing.6 Dec  2004 Stage 2 Report competed. Detail design - almost completed (2-3 working days).Update.14 Jan  2005 Feedback tenders/quotes called for - site inspections sceduled for 18th January 2005. Update.18 Jan  2005 Additional work "Supplement" and Oncology Block added, site inspections held for Access Contro quotes as well as the Electrical External Works.Update.18 Mar  2005 Construction and additional tenders and documenattion proceeding. Update. 15  Dec  2005 More work - more alteration.... 800kVA.  Update. 15  Nov  2006 Still working. Update. 5  Feb 2007 GPG money has run out ... again.Update.21 June 2008 Completed.
Heastia Park X?? None
None
None
Costing for budget purposes.6 Dec  2004 Stage 1 Report competed.Update.18 Mar  2005 No news (gossip:- developer does not have funding in place yet.)
Theresa Park X44 None
None
None
Costing for budget purposes.6 Dec  2004 Stage 1 Report competed. Update.18 Mar  2005 No news (gossip:- developer does not have funding in place yet.)
Theresa Park X27 None
None
None
Costing for budget purposes.6 Dec  2004 Stage 1 Report competed.Update.18 Mar  2005 No news (gossip:- developer does not have funding in place yet.)
Lyme Park None
None
http://www.citypower.co.za
Appointed, new office building.18 Jan 2005 City Power application for the increase in the supply submitted.4 Feb 2005 Update.14 Feb 2005 In progress (received local authority confirmation today), client re-negotiating the fees, I am considering withdrawing from the project.Update.18 Mar  2005 Project continuing - waiting for letter of appointment. None of this "Gentleman's word" stuff as the Client appears not to be bound by this. Update. 15  Dec  2005 Almost completed - electrical waiting for main contractor & City Power. 120kVA. Update. 15  Nov  2006 Completed.
RAMP - Mortuaries http://www.ramp.co.za
http://www.gov.za
None
Appointed, assisting as consultant for over extended Consulting Engineers firm.18 Jan 2005 Survey done - now to write the report.27 Jan 2005 Reports written.8 Feb 2005  Update.18 Mar  2005 Payment ? - Update. 15  Dec  2005 Completed.
Bramley & Boksburg Campus - Additions  / alteration report None
None
http://www.citypower.co.za and others.
Appointed, 27 Jan 2005 Survey done 28 Jan 2005 report completed & submitted 31 Jan 2005. Update.14 Feb  2005 "Altered date" on cheque..... unable to bank...Update.18 Mar  2005 Electronic payment requested. Update. 15  Dec  2005 Completed
Consultant - Hospitals None
http://www.wawi.co.za
Update.14 Feb  2005 Assisting with the workload on the design, drawing and documentation for new- and upgraded-private hospitals, various locations.Update.18 Mar  2005 This is not working for me...