EF­FI­CIENT EN­GI­NEER­ING

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Africa Outlook - - Contents - Writer: Matthew Staff Project Man­ager: Vivek Valmiki

A zero-harm approach to ef­fi­cient in­dus­try

Cel­e­brat­ing 50 years as one of South Africa’s most re­li­able in­dus­try play­ers, Ef­fi­cient En­gi­neer­ing’s al­most 30,000 square me­tres of fa­cil­i­ties across Gaut­eng and the Western Cape are tes­ta­ment to both the Com­pany’s rep­u­ta­tion and its phi­los­o­phy.

Its ever-ex­pand­ing and di­ver­si­fy­ing ar­ray of ser­vices cater for oil & gas ap­pli­ca­tions, earth mov­ing equipment, ma­te­ri­als han­dling, site fab­ri­cated stor­age tanks, tank man­u­fac­tur­ing, equipment de­sign and cus­tomi­sa­tion, and re­fur­bish­ment and main­te­nance ser­vices; cul­mi­nat­ing in a one-stop ser­vice shop able to bring sat­is­fac­tion to clients both na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

“We un­der­stand that projects are con­stantly evolv­ing and that clients re­quire a pro­gres­sive, com­pre­hen­sive prod­uct, sys­tems and ser­vice so­lu­tion,” the Com­pany ex­plains on its web­site. “As a re­sult, we strive to con­stantly in­no­vate and di­ver­sify our ser­vice and prod­uct of­fer­ing. “This of­fer­ing in­cludes the pro­vi­sion of the lat­est soft­ware so­lu­tions, de­sign en­gi­neer­ing, in­dus­trial IT, project management and multi-dis­ci­plined en­gi­neer­ing and field so­lu­tions, tai­lored for your com­pany needs.”

All en­gi­neer­ing is per­formed in-house by qual­i­fied per­son­nel, fa­cil­i­tat­ing a per­son­able approach which en­tails on­go­ing, di­rect en­gage­ment with clients through­out ev­ery project.

As such, “we have an ex­ten­sive work­ing his­tory with all ma­jor OEMs and a number of de­sign houses, pro­vid­ing a vast un­der­stand­ing of lo­cal con­di­tions, vi­tal to suc­cess­ful project de­liv­ery”, the Com­pany adds.

Fit for the world stage

Re­main­ing op­er­a­tional and suc­cess­ful for 50 years is no mean feat, and would cer­tainly have been Giuseppe Ci­mato’s ambition upon in­cept­ing the Com­pany back in 1968.

Back then he en­vi­sioned the for­ma­tion of a dy­namic en­gi­neer­ing so­lu­tions com­pany based in Africa’s eco­nomic cap­i­tal, and as its re­mit has broad­ened, this goal has edged closer to, and then be­yond, re­al­i­sa­tion.

The afore­men­tioned se­lec­tion of mar­kets also in­clude open cast min­ing, mod­u­lar so­lu­tions, min­eral pro­cess­ing and petro­chem­i­cals, and each are com­pounded by an in­creas­ingly sub­stan­tial as­sort­ment of equipment at Ef­fi­cient En­gi­neer­ing’s dis­posal.

“Key equipment in­clude truck bod­ies, drag line buck­ets, bucket wheel re­claimers, thick­en­ers, mills, pres­sure ves­sels, heat ex­chang­ers, gas stor­age bul­lets, stor­age si­los, elec­tro houses and drum re­claimers,” the busi­ness lists.

And such scope has in­evitably trans­lated into nu­mer­ous high pro­file projects, as epit­o­mised by one of its flag­ship projects, MeerKAT, back in 2016.

The Com­pany de­scribes: “The South African MeerKAT ra­dio te­le­scope, built some 90 kilo­me­tres out­side the small North­ern Cape town of Carnar­von, was a pre­cur­sor to the Square Kilo­me­tre Ar­ray (SKA) te­le­scope and was in­te­grated into the mid-fre­quency com­po­nent of SKA Phase 1. The SKA Project is an international en­ter­prise to build the largest and most sen­si­tive ra­dio te­le­scope in the world, and is lo­cated in Africa and Aus­tralia.

“Ef­fi­cient En­gi­neer­ing was proud to have been cho­sen as one of the lo­cal man­u­fac­tur­ers tasked with de­liv­er­ing a world-class prod­uct show­cas­ing an African prod­uct fit for the world stage.”

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