Featured Project: New City, Egypt – Shopping Mall

Description: Construction of shopping malls for a new city near Cairo in Egypt. Eagle Hill is planning to invest US$80 billion in the construction of this city that will become the country’s new capital. The new city is meant for the low and middle income earners and will include an airport, shopping mall, hotels and amenities such as schools and hospitals as well as providing homes to low and middle-income buyers. The new city is still to be named and will be built near the Suez Canal.

Status: Awarded

Industry: Building

Region: Egypt

Sector: Private

Value: R 100 million+ 

Timing: 2015 onwards.

Notes: A project by Chinese state companies to help build a new capital for Egypt is back on track after running aground earlier this year in a dispute over contract terms. The Egyptian investment and housing ministries have begun talks to finalize an agreement with Shanghai-listed developer China Fortune Land Development under which the company is to invest up to $20 billion to build an upmarket residential district, an industrial zone, schools, a university and recreational centers in the new capital. the final agreement could be reached by year-end, with construction beginning the following month. Local Egyptian contractors have commenced on construction of Phase 1.

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For additional components relating to this Project, please also see PPA 15601, PPA 15602, PPA 15604, PPA 15605, PPA 15606, PPA 15607 and PPA 15608

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Featured Project: Grand Renaissance Dam Hydropower Project, Ethiopia

Description: The Grand Renaissance Dam hydropower project is located on the Abay River in the Beneshangul Gumuz region in Ethiopia envisages a plant with an installed capactity of 6000MW that will supply 15 693GWh/y. The major components of the project include: a 145m high roller-compacted concrete dam with a 1780m long crest; a saddle dam, 4800m long and 45m high; two outdoor powerhouses of 3750MW and 2250MW installed capacity each with a capacity of 375mW and a 500kV switchyard which will transmit power from the power houses to the grid.Construction of 123km access roads, camps, workshops and other civils works are also planned as part of the project. GPS Co-ordinates : 11°12′51″N 35°05′35″E Estimated project value $4.8 billion.

Status: Underway

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Ethiopia 

Sector: Public Private Partnership

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: Completion is expected by the end of 2017.

Notes: The construction of the 6,000-megawatt, US$5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that began nearly seven years ago, is now close to completion. By the end of this year, the dam, which sits on the Blue Nile near the border of Ethiopia and Sudan, will begin generating electricity.

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Featured Project: Zanzibar Amber Golf Resort – Hotel 2

Description: Construction of a five-star hotel as part of the Zanzibar Amber Golf Resort in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The resort is to be built in the north east of Zanzibar in Unguja.The mega resort will comprise 5, five-star hotels, an equestrian centre, a private jet airport that will have a 3 000m runway, an international school and modern medical facilities that will serve all the customers. Electricity between 25 and 30 MW will be generated at gas and wind energy plants that are set to be built near the resort. Estimated project value US$1 billion

Status: Awarded

Industry: Building

Region: Tanzania 

Sector: Private

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: 2017 onwards

Notes: The first residential opportunity released to the market will be the luxury apartments, available for pre-sale in the second quarter of 2017. Private airport and medical facilities to be built. Phase one of the mega-project will be completed within the next three years, inclusive of the following elements: Ernie Els Signature Golf Course; Water Marina; A founder luxury hotel; The resort’s entrance; The first of 200 off-plan luxury apartments and 100 neighbourhood villas; The infrastructure work which includes the roads and services for the entire resort.

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Featured Project: Nokeng Fluorspar Mine

Description: Development of the proposed Nokeng fluorspar mine in the Gauteng Province. Sephaku plans to develop the Nokeng mine, immediately south of the Vergenoeg mine, to produce on average 130 000 t/y acid grade fluorspar. The mine complex will comprise an open cast mining operation, concentrator plant, tailings disposal facility (TDF) and associated infrastructure and services. The initial capital expenditure required for the Nokeng mine was estimated at R1.7 billion

Status: Underway

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Gauteng 

Sector: Private

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: Contract period : 21 months

Notes: A joint venture comprising DRA Projects and Group 5 Construction has been awarded the EPC contract for the mine, which includes the concentrator, access roads and the “selfbuild” portion of a power supply agreement concluded with Eskom. Construction is expected to be concluded within 21 months, with commissioning in November 2018 and first production in January or February 2019.

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Featured Project: Prieska Zinc-Copper Project, Northern Cape

Description: The project is located 270 kilometres south-west of Kimberley, the regional capital of the Northern Cape province. Importantly, the project has access to significant local and regional infrastructure, with mine infrastructure including a regional power grid feed, bitumen access roads, access to a bulk, treated water supply and a 1 900m landing strip. Several large commercial wind and solar generation projects are operational in the surrounding area and the mine is located just 48kms from a railway siding at Groveput with an open-access railway line connecting the site to the world-class export port of Saldanha Bay.

Status: Conceptual

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Northern Cape

Sector: Private

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: 2017 onwards.

Notes: Orion Gold has started a major new phase of drilling at its Prieska Zinc-copper project where the first two holes of the programme are designed to test mineralisation in the north-west target area. The initial drilling will also provide technical information that will allow Orion to plan and complete a drill programme.

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Featured Project: Tjate Platinum, Limpopo

Description: Development of Tjate Platinum mine with associated infrastructure, smelter and refinery near Steelpoort in the Limpopo Province. Jubilee Platinum is planning a new $400m platinum mine producing about 262,000 oz/year from its Tjate prospect in South Africa’s western Bushveld. Project value: $510 million.

Status: Design

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Limpopo

Sector: Private

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: 2017 onwards.

Notes: The Project is independently judged to contain arguably the world’s largest undeveloped defined block of platinum ore.

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Featured Project: Thabametsi Coal-fired Power Station, Lephalale, Limpopo

Description: Proposed establishment of a coal-fired power station on located on Farm Onbelyk 257 LQ, 17 kms north-west of Lehalale in the Limpopo Province. The power station will have a capacity of up to 1200MW to be developed in two phases of 600MW each. The power station will make use of either conventional pulverised coal or circulating fluidized bed boiler technology depending on the quality of the coal source to be used. The identified site for the power station is near the Grootgeluk coal mine, Matimba Power Station and Medupi Power Station which is currently under construction on land owned by Exxaro.

Status: Awarded

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Limpopo

Sector: Private

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: 2015 onwards

Notes: Marubeni has signed an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, so that the civil partner will provide major equipment including boilers and turbines. Please see Awards.

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Featured Project: Sultan Palace Beach Resort – Kenya, Apartments

Description: Construction of apartments for the Sultan Palace Beach Retreat in Kenya. Sultan Palace Development Ltd, a Chinese real estate group has launched a Sh5 billion beach resort in the Kenyan coastal county of Kilifi to cash in on the growing demand for holiday homes in the country. The beach resort sits on a 43 acre beach-front in Kikambala, 25kms from Mombasa in Kenya.

Status: Underway

Industry: Building

Region: Kenya

Sector: Public

Value: R100 million+

Timing: 2015 onwards.

Notes: The apartments are currently about 65% complete.

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Featured Project: Setlabotsha Mine Project, Mpumalanga

Description: Anglo Operations proposes the development of the Setlabotsha Mine located near Standerton in the Lekwa Local Municipality and the Gert Sibande District Municipality in Mpumalanga Province. The proposed Setlabotsha project will involve the extraction of coal by means of underground mining methods. The coal resource will be accessed by two new shafts and the coal will be transported via a new overland conveyor to the existing new Denmark Colliery. No processing will take place at the Setlabotsha shaft complexes.

Status: Procedural

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Mpumalanga

Sector: Private

Value: R 100 million+

Timing: 2017 onwards

Notes: Anglo has appointed SRK Consulting as the Independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner to undertake the environmental authorisation process for the proposed project. The Scoping Report was submitted to the DMR in December 2016 and they are currently evaluating the Report. DMR Ref MP 30/5/1/2/2 1015 EM

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Did you Know #DYK – SASSDS Life Cycle Costing App

SASSDS Life Cycle Costing App

SASSDA (Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association ) has a Life Cycle Costing App which can be downloaded free from the Google Playstore or the Apple App Store.

This useful app can be used by engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, end-users, specifiers and even members of the public, to determine the costs of using stainless steel in projects compared to alternatives based on realistic estimates of the total costs of products or structures across their full-service lives. The app requires minimal entry of key top-line data, before calculating a breakdown of the relevant costs and presenting the results in a convenient email format.

According to their website, http://sassda.co.za:

Stainless steels have traditionally been specified in applications where the primary requirement is corrosion resistance. However, since their invention over 100 years ago, stainless steels (of which there are more than 200 different types) have also been recognised for other attributes such as durability, versatility, quality, sustainability, hygiene, aesthetic appeal and, with the advent of Life Cycle Costing (LCC), economy!

LCC is a technique developed for identifying and quantifying all costs, initial and ongoing, associated with a project or installation over a given period. It uses the standard accounting principle of discounted cash flow, so that total costs incurred during a life cycle period are reduced to present day values. This allows a realistic comparison to be made of the available options. As far as material selection is concerned, LCC enables potential long-term benefits to be assessed against short-term expediency. Materials costs are assessed with their related implications, such as initial outlay, maintenance and its frequency, downtime effects and production losses, repair and replacement costs, and other operationally related costs such as manpower and energy consumption.

The total LCC can be broken down into components:

LCC      =          Acquisition Cost
+          Fabrication and Installation Cost
+          Maintenance Costs (periodic)
+          Replacement Costs (periodic)
+          Cost of Lost Production (periodic)
–           Residual (Scrap) Value.

Each of these terms must be known if a realistic result is to be calculated. The environment and scope of usage are, therefore, crucial in determining the LCC benefits when choosing materials.

A full Life Cycle Cost analysis thus enables the materials specifier to consider the implications of future cost in terms of both actual monetary value and inconvenience of future maintenance and replacements.

Stainless steels are 100% recyclable without any loss in quality no matter how many times the process is repeated. When products reach the end of their useful lives, over 80% of the stainless steel is collected and recycled. Stainless steels are durable and have low maintenance costs due to their corrosion resistance. There is no coating or painting requirement and normal maintenance would simply be occasional cleaning.
Stainless steel may not always be the cheapest candidate material for an application when considering upfront costs. However, its durability and ease of maintenance compensate for the sometimes higher initial purchasing costs and it is often the least expensive choice in a Life Cycle Cost comparison.

With the development of its own Life Cycle Costing programme in the 1990s, the Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (SASSDA) was able to determine the costs of using stainless steel in projects compared to alternatives based on realistic estimates of the total costs of products or structures across their full-service lives.

Full details and links to download the App can be obtained on the SASSDA website at http://sassda.co.za/life-cycle-costing-campaign and for a full explanation of how Life Cycle Costing works, you can also view their latest SASSDA YouTube channel video.

Information sourced from http://sassda.co.za

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