WASTE MANAGEMENT: Petrel, Akura In Successful New Venture
Recent Western Cape Business News
PETREL Engineering (part of the Elgin Group) and Akura Manufacturing Engineering Company from Paarl have formed a joint venture which has been awarded two multi-million Rand contracts by the City of Cape Town. In terms of the contracts Petrel/Akura will supply all the mechanical equipment for the new Refuse Transfer Station and Materials Recovery Facility currently under construction at Oostenberg along the N1.
The Refuse Transfer Station will process up to 1 000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day. The waste received from collection vehicles is compacted into specialised containers for more efficient long distance transport to the landfill site outside the city.
Both parties to the joint venture have previously successfully designed and supplied similar Refuse Transfer Stations to the City of Cape Town.
Relying on its 15 years of experience resolving waste management challenges, Petrel designed and supplied the Swartklip Refuse Transfer Station. Similarly with more than 30 years of experience, Akura designed and supplied the Athlone Refuse Transfer Station and adjoining Materials Recovery Facility.
As an environmentally conscientious extension to the Refuse Transfer Station, the Materials Recovery Facility will process up to 100 tonnes per day of clean recyclable waste from the twin collection system which the City of Cape Town is currently driving.
It will be the biggest and most modern such facility in South Africa. The incoming comingled recyclates in bags will be sorted into various grades, and then baled for further recycling into raw materials for industry. With their proven track record and extensive experience, the Petrel/Akura joint venture is well poised for another successful project.
The joint capacity of Petrel/Akura with regard to in-house design, manufacturing and project management allows for a turnkey solution.
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