Since the 1970s, the percentage of Earth’s land area stricken by serious drought has more than doubled. The Aveng Group assists its clients by providing innovative solutions, using more efficient technology and infrastructure to help conserve fresh water resources.
The Aveng Group is active in the water and environmental services and solutions market in Africa and Australia and is wellplaced to expand its footprint into the rest of Africa and the Middle East.
The Group has deployed significant projects from engineering and construction to supply infrastructurerelated water services and solutions for a number of clients including acid mine drainage and desalination plants. It has also constructed major dams and waterrelated infrastructure and its services cater to clients’ storage, distribution, treatment and disposal requirements.
The Group’s water and environmental services span the full spectrum of water technologies including lime softening, clarification, filtration, activated carbon adsorption, activated sludge processes, and membrane-based industrial and drinking water plant design.
McConnell Dowell (in joint venture) won the contract to design, build, operate and maintain the plant for the Adelaide Desalination Project, which will deliver 100 billion litres of water each year. The plant will ensure a climate independent water source, ensuring drinking water is available even in times of drought. The company was also appointed to design and construct the 10km transfer pipeline system, which will link Adelaide’s new desalination plant to its existing water supply.
The eMalahleni water reclamation project commissioned in September 2007 supplies the eMalahleni (Witbank) Municipality with potable drinking water recycled from mine waste water. The project is a joint initiative between Anglo Coal and Ingwe Colliery, owned by BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa.
Aveng Grinaker-LTA formed part of a joint venture to construct the Berg River Project, which increased the capacity of the Western Cape water system by to 523 million cubic metres a year. The scope of work included an earth-fill embankment, a 60m high intake tower, a concrete side-channel spillway and a concrete face on the upstream side of the embankment. The dam construction team moved some 3 100 000m3 of earth, most of which formed part of the 900m long, 60m high and 200m wide earth-fill embankment. Aveng Grinaker-LTA also carried out the drilling and grouting for the project.