News


Solid Wedge successfully completes Royal Swazi plant expansion project

May 2022 News

Leveraging its experience in the field, Solid Wedge recently supplied, installed and commissioned electrical and instrumentation equipment for Royal Swazi Sugar Corporation Limited’s (RSSCL) Mhlume Sugar Factory capacity expansion and efficiency improvement project.

RSSCL’s Mhlume mill is a dual tandem setup with a milling tandem capacity of 175 tchr and a diffusion tandem capacity of 175 tchr. The combined capacity of 350 tchr is sufficient to process about 1,6 million tons of cane in a season.

To meet rising demand, RSSCL embarked on a capacity expansion project that entailed the construction of a new plant and expansion of the existing one. Here, the Swaziland stock exchange-listed company sought the services of Solid Wedge to supply, install and commission electrical and instrumentation equipment.

While the project was awarded in August 2017, execution of the four-month project started during the January to May 2018 period. “The scope was sizeable, and project timelines were tight and inflexible due to the client’s production requirements,” explained Lloyd Dzinotyiwei, MD of Solid Wedge. “Despite the tight timeline, the project was completed on time and within budget.”

According to Dzinotyiwei, Solid Wedge’s track record as a reliable equipment supplier, and its reputation in previous projects for the same client, were key in the awarding of the R5,5 million project. In addition to mobilisation and demobilisation, site management and supervision, the project scope included the supply of tools and equipment, consumables, scaffolding as well as transport and lifting equipment.

“The scope of the project also entailed the supply and installation of LV panels, variable speed drives, power cables and accessories, lighting and power sockets, cable trays and support, as well as instruments cables,” concluded Dzinotyiwei.

For more information contact Busisiwe Maseko, Solid Wedge, +27 11 314 5861, busisiwe@solid-wedge.com, www.solid-wedge.com




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

New chief marketing and communications officer joins Zutari
News
Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm, Zutari, has appointed Zipporah Maubane as chief marketing and communications officer for Africa and the Middle East (AME).    The company ...

Read more...
SAS achieves Level 1 B-BBEE status
News
The company is also a longstanding advocate of STEM skills development, with emphasis on emerging 4IR skills in more recent years.

Read more...
Labour brokers can help IPPs meet skills requirements
News
The rush for renewable energy is upon us, but have the IPPs got a handle on the skilled labour requirements for their projects?

Read more...
Axis to create explosion-protected cameras
Axis Communications SA News
Axis Communications has announced its plans to develop its own explosion-protected surveillance cameras and devices across the Axis product portfolio through a new subsidiary, Axis Ex AB.

Read more...
KITE 2022 explored solutions to get industry back on track
News
The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) provided an overview of the major industrial players across the country and showed that industry and technology are thriving despite the pandemic.

Read more...
EV wireless recharging in the future of transportation
News
Wireless recharging of electric vehicles as they travel over specially equipped, dedicated road lanes looks promising after months of testing.

Read more...
TUKS campus taken over by robots!
RS Components SA News
Students are required to build autonomous robotic vehicles with a sensor system to detect specific colours on a multi-coloured track.

Read more...
4Sight recognised at X-Change User Conference
News
4Sight’s implementation of the Aveva solution at the pharmaceutical company Reckitt earned both parties an award.

Read more...
Control Techniques wins iF Design Award 2022
News
Commander S and Marshal won over the 132-member jury with its modern design and innovative technology incorporating NFC technology onboard the drive.

Read more...
One-stop shop for mining equipment procurement
News
“Most mining clients do not want to own any equipment. In fact, they prefer a rental option as this reduces their risk and allows them to focus on their core business.”

Read more...