ON THE COVER: Bosch’s new Professional Magnetic Drill – the GBM 50-2 – is convenient, durable, highly efficient and safe. With the best price-performance ratio in its class, this tool is ideal for tough metal core drilling, twist drilling and threading metal. Its laser technology offers a fast target set-up and power supply cut-off system that prevents electric shock. The smart HMI-system enables easy serviceability and controls carbon brush wear, preventing unexpected interruptions. The product features a load indicator that prevents overheating while a magnetic field activation with high magnetic force makes accuracy easy.
Wind farm building expertise
Concor Infrastructure has established an impressive reference base for the successful construction of wind farms across South Africa. For the Golden Valley Wind Farm situated near Bedford in the Eastern Cape, Concor Infrastructure was responsible for 43 kilometres of access roads, the bases for 48 wind turbines and their adjoining hard stands. It managed to successfully complete the project despite a six month delay at its start, labour and resource challenges as well as challenging geological conditions. Construction World visited the wind farm and spoke to Concor Infrastructure’s Project Manager, Steven Verwey
Pefect lift (and fit)
Global tower crane leader Potain appointed Gauteng-based Crane & Hoist Equipment SA in 2019 as its official distributor in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. Construction World recently met up with Crane & Hoist Equipment’s management as well as David Semple, Senior Vice-President of Manitowoc (the owner of Potain tower cranes).
Specialised admixtures used on M2 bridge rehabilitation project
CHRYSO Southern Africa is proud to have been the supplier of specialised admixtures for the recently completed M2 bridge rehabilitation project in Johannesburg, according to Hannes Engelbrecht, CHRYSO General Manager: Inland Sales. CHRYSO’s comprehensive range of admixtures plays a vital role in many projects, optimising concrete mixes to ensure that stringent concrete specifications are met. The M2 bridge rehabilitation was no exception.