Aveng Grinaker-LTA makes good progress on Southern African Shipyards / Transnet National Ports Authority Contract - 2016-02-26

Aveng Grinaker-LTA’s Mechanical and Electrical Contracts Division is making good progress on the electrical installation for nine harbour tugs as part of a project for the Southern African Shipyards and Transnet National Ports Authority.

Aveng Grinaker-LTA was awarded the contract by Siemens (Pty) Limited in March 2015 and completion and handover of the last vessel is scheduled for the end of February 2018. The vessels are built in accordance with Lloyds Registry of Shipping Special Survey Class 100 A.I., + L.M.C. rules, regulations and standards. The tugs and all their equipment must meet SAMSA requirements for a Class VIII vessel of this kind. 

The project is part of the Transnet National Ports Authority’s on-going harbour upgrade and expansion programme at the Durban port and its container terminals, comprising of several individual work packages, to increase the Durban Container Terminal’s (DCT) container-handling capacity.

“Being awarded this project bears testament to Aveng Grinaker-LTA Mechanical and Electrical’s quality workmanship and expertise in the marine sector,” says Athol Lawrence, Contracts Manager, Aveng Grinaker-LTA Mechanical and Electrical. “It is also the continuation of a long standing relationship with Siemens (Pty) Limited and Southern African Shipyards, which previously involved the successful build and handover of 12 similar seagoing harbour tugs, the last of which was completed and handed over to Transnet in 2011.”

The scope of work for the project is to undertake the electrical installation, which includes procurement, commissioning assistance and attendance during harbour (HATS) and sea (SATS) acceptance trials at the Southern African Shipyards in Durban for owners Transnet National Ports Authority. Further work includes supply and installation of marine pattern cable ladder racks, support steel, watertight cable sealing penetrations and provision of all cable installation, glanding and termination materials.

Aveng Grinaker-LTA Mechanical and Electrical Division are also responsible for the installation, termination and testing of all ships marine approved electrical power, control, navigation and communications systems cables as well as the installation of the main electrical switchboards and sub distribution boards and panels. The team will also assist with commissioning of all electrical power, control, navigation and communications systems.

To date, the first tug has been launched and is currently undergoing final fit-out and readiness for harbour and sea Trials. Work has started on the second and third tugs.

Aveng Grinaker-LTA’s Mechanical & Electrical Division is a market leader in providing fabrication, construction, automation and maintenance services for process plants. These services are offered to a range of industries, including oil & gas, petrochemicals, minerals processing, desalination, renewable energy, chemicals, steam generation, power and environment. Aveng Grinaker-LTA is an Operating Group of Aveng