The R21-million bulk earthworks and services project is almost finished, with the mall itself expected…
When the R280 000 000 tender for the development of the Steyn City Phase 2 Infrastructure was awarded to Renico Earthworks and Civils (Pty) Ltd towards the end of 2016 the company set about their planning immediately.
Having the right management team was crucial and Johan van Greunen has ably led the hard working and skilled team through the allocated time period of 18 months. With a small extension period of 29 days due to an excessive number of rainy days (in total 1 368 mm of rain fell on the site during the period) the following work was undertaken and completed.
16.9 ha land cleared and grubbed – the equivalent to 34 rugby fields!
74 725m3 of spoil cut to fill/stockpile
53 066m3 topsoil stripped and stockpiled
10.2 Km of roads developed
12 070 m of sewer pipes installed
6 855 m of storm water pipes installed
10 561 m of water pipes installed
12 200 m of gas pipes installed
45 500 m of electrical cable installed
56 080 m of sleeves for various services
8 210 m3 G1 material imported for the base layer
10 669 m3 of dump rock imported
18 982 m of kerbs installed
52 735 m2 of asphalt laid
Just one thing remained to be done at the end of November – and that was dependant on Jo’burg Water’s plans as their assistance was necessary to connect the Steyn City water and sewage lines into the existing AC lines. With that completed the Completion Certificates for both Phase 2 A and Phase 2 B were finally issued on 28 March 2019.
As Managing Director Nico Louw commented “We’re extremely proud of our achievement! Johan’s management of the project has been outstanding – helped no doubt by the fact that our large fleet of heavy earthmoving plant and equipment was readily available from our Plant Hire Division. Renico has proved once again its ability to deliver on its commitments – no mean feat with a contract of this size.”