Diversified infrastructure and services company Concor Infrastructure is halfway towards completing the additional 14-m-wide dual carriageway on the N2 highway between Mtunzini and Empangeni, in KwaZulu-Natal. The R964-million project for the South African National Roads Agency began in March last year and is due for completion in 2019.
Concor Infrastructure MD Eric Wisse said major structures on the project are being constructed simultaneously, including big bridges over the Mlalazi and Mhlathuze rivers, as well as smaller structures over streams, railway crossings and interchanges. Wisse notes that challenges with the project so far have mostly been weather-related. In May, KwaZulu-Natal had heavy rain and storm winds resembling a cyclone, which required Concor Infrastructure to be extra vigilant in terms of safety and adapting suitable work times. However, this has not caused a delay for the total completion of the project.
Meanwhile, Concor Infrastructure has been awarded the Belfast Implementation Project for diversified miner Exxaro. The project entails the construction of enabling works for its new coal mine, in Mpumalanga. The contract, awarded early last month, will be a 21-month project.
Concor Infrastructure has also been awarded the construction works for Phase 1 of the Shaft 2 construction at the Platreef mine for platinum miner Ivanplats – a subsidiary of diversified miner Ivanhoe Mines – in Mokopane, Limpopo, with a duration of 12 months. This initial R70-million project will consist of the excavation of a surface boxcut to about 29 m below surface and construction of a concrete hitch for the 103-m-tall concrete headframe that will house the shaft’s permanent hoisting facilities and support the shaft collar. Concor Infrastructure continues to build on its legacy as a diversified contractor in the civil infrastructure space.
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