The construction of this dedicated railway comes as result of Eskom’s initiative to change transportation of coal to a number of power stations, especially Majuba Power Station, from road trucks to rail transportation which resultant positive economic, environmental and social benefits.
Aveng Grinaker-LTA,the civil contractor for Eskom’s Majuba Rail Project, is proceeding with the construction activities on the Majuba Rail servitude. Site establishment on the northern side has been completed while on the southern side it has commenced and is nearing completion. Stallion Readymix was awarded with the supply of 40 000m3 for the main structures.
Reinforcements to piers at Vaal River Bridge (35km)
The construction of structures such as cattle creeps, culverts, agricultural underpass and bridges has started. Initial activities include excavations for bases for the Vaal River Bridge. The Vaal River has also successfully been diverted as per the Water Use License to allow for the establishment of the bridge launching pad.
Major activities for the next quarter include starting with the formation layer works on the whole servitude, and construction of the piers on the bridges.
- Servitude Length: 68km
- Total number of people on site: 1 042 (including contractors
- Total number of contractors on site: 5
- Concrete supplied to date 5000m3