5 August 2010 – Africa Cellular Towers Limited (ACTOWERS), an in-house manufacturer of lattice towers as well as a full turnkey installation and supply company for both the telecommunications and power lines industries, is proud to announce that they have been successful in being awarded three Eskom power line projects to a total value of approximately R64 million since February 2010.
The first order was for the re-routing of two distribution lines at the Komati Power Station (Mpumalanga), which are currently within the Ash Dam servitude, which Eskom plans to enlarge. The estimated duration of this project was approximately four months.
The second Eskom project awarded to ACTOWERS relates to the deviation of the two existing 400kV lines to bypass the Zeus Substation (Mpumalanga) to alleviate the overloading experienced on this existing Zeus Substation. The project will start in August 2010 and should run for five months.
The third order is for approximately 60 km of distribution line from the Watershed Substation in Lichtenberg to the Mmabatho Substation in Mafikeng. This construction project should take twelve months to complete and will also begin in August 2010.
Chris Kruger, Chairman and CEO of ACTOWERS, concludes, “We are very excited to be awarded these additional three Eskom contracts as it demonstrates that we have now established our credentials with Eskom. We are one step further to fulfilling our mission of becoming a leading player in the power line installation and supply industry.”