MAJOR Projects

2005
MATIMBA-WITKOP 400kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom
ENGINEER: Trans-Africa Projects
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Transdeco
SUB-CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Erection of 69 towers (515; 518; 524 as well as 528 series) and Stringing of 42 kilometres of line

2006
APOLLO 400kV

SUBSTATION (BAY CHANGES)

CLIENT: Eskom
ENGINEER: Trans-Africa Projects
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Two bay changes requiring installation of 1, 518 D type tower, triple dinosaur and bull

2006
OCGT ATLANTIS 400kV

DOUBLE CIRCUIT LOOP-INS

CLIENT: Eskom
ENGINEER: Trans-Africa Projects
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Tie Ins - requiring installation of 30 towers of 513 DC and 515 Type series. Activities including stringing of approximately 6 kilometres of twin circuit – triple tern and twin dinosaur line

2006
ATLAS SNOWDON 1 AND 2 TO ATLAS-SCAFEL AND EVEREST 275kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom
ENGINEER: Trans-Africa Projects
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Atlas substations decommissioning requiring installation of 434 type series towers of approximately two kilometres of twin goat line

2006
HENDRINA VULCAN #2 400kV

TRANSMISSION LINE DEVIATIONS

CLIENT: Eskom
ENGINEER: Trans-Africa Projects
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Line deviation requiring installation of 21 towers of 515 Type series, activities including stringing of approximately 8.1 kilometres of twin dinosaur line

2007
MERCURY PERSEUS 765kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: Eskom LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Viscas Corporation
SUB-ONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Installation of 340, 703B and 701 type series and stringing of approximately 160 kilometres of single circuit – six Tern line

2009 - 2010
HYDRA GAMMA 1 & 2 765kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: Eskom LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Viscas Corporation
SUB-CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Installation of 275 towers (703B and 701 Type series) and Stringing of approximately 130 kilometres of Single Circuit – Six Tern line in close proximity to heritage sites thus more restrictions and regulations

2009 - 2010
HYDRA PERSEUS B 765kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: ESKOM LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Viscas Corporation
SUB-CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Installation of 165 towers of 703B and 701 Type series and Stringing of 80 kilometres of Single Circuit – Six Tern line

2011 - 2012
FERRUM DEVIATION 275kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: ESKOM LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Viscas Corporation
SUB-ONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Installation of 340, 703B and 701 type series and stringing of approximately 160 kilometres of single circuit – six Tern line

2011 - 2012
GAMMA KAPPA A 765kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: Eskom LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Viscas Corporation
SUB-CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Installation of 224 towers of 703B and 701 Type series including stringing of 100 kilometres of single circuit – six tern line

2011 - 2013
FERRUM - MOOKODI 400kV

TRANSMISSION LINE A AND B

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: ESKOM LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu Electro EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Installation of 529C, 520B, 517 and 518 type series. Activities including stringing of approximately 200 kilometres of Single circuit, triple tern conductor with 19/2.7 earth wire and OPGW (48 core )

2014
CAHORA BASSA 533kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Hydro De Cahora Bassa
ENGINEER: Trans Africa Projects
PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR: Transmission Grid Consulting
SUB-CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Replacement of a section of 5.6km QUAD ACSR Zambesi Conductor (31,8mm) on a 533kV line across the Limpopo River valley. Stringing was done throughout the inaccessible wetlands by helicopter. Despite the very challenging circumstances, from mobilisation to completion took one month from confirmation of order

2014 - 2015
DUVHA - KUSILE 400kV

TRANSMISSION LINE DEVIATION

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: Eskom LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Deviation of the Duvha-Kusile line for approximately 12 kilometres to allow for mining activities for the coal supply to Kusile Power Station. A total of 32 towers comprising of 520B, 518H, 518C and 518D tower types were installed. This included an additional challenge of constructing a new tower underneath the old line

2015
DUVHA - KENDAL 400kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: ESKOM LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Eskom LES designed a solution to increase the vertical clearance between the Duvha-Kendal 400kV line and the new Kusile Road. The solution was to insert a new 518H tower to replace the existing 512A tower in order to increase the vertical clearance

2014 - 2015
KAPPA STERREKUS 765kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: Eskom LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Construction of 62 kilometres of single circuit (six bundled tern conductors) transmission line traversing mountainous areas with environmentally protected species. The location of some towers did not permit access for cranes and vehicles resulting in construction by hand and requiring helicopter work

2016 - 2018
EVEREST MERAPI 400kV

TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: Eskom LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Construction of 115 kilometres, 262 towers of single circuit transmission line from Virginia are to Excelsior (Free State)

2016 – 2018
MASA NGWEDI 765kV & 400kV

TRANSMISSION LINE 1 & 2 SECTION E

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: ESKOM LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Construction of 37.5 kilometres 400kV and 37.4 kilometers 765kV comprising of 90 towers (400kV) and 87 towers (765kV) of parallel 765kV and 400kV transmission lines around Mogwase area (North West)

2017 – 2018
ANKERLIG STERREKUS 400kV

DOUBLE CIRCUIT TRANSMISSION LINE

CLIENT: Eskom PDP
ENGINEER: Eskom LES
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Mkhulu EDP
SCOPE OF WORKS: Construction of 17 kilometres, 54 towers of double circuit transmission line around the Atlantis area in Cape Town (Western Cape)