Concor News Articles

Iconic Msikaba Bridge Makes Steady Progress

Construction of the Msikaba Bridge near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape – which started in earnest in late 2019 – is advancing steadily and the project should be complete in the last quarter of 2024.   The Msikaba Bridge, which will span the 198 m deep Msikaba River gorge, forms part of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) N2 Wild Coast project and is being constructed by the CME JV, a partnership between [...]

Stream diversion allows Ash Dump Expansion at Kendal

Preparing the way for expanding the Ash Disposal Facility (ADF) at Eskom’s Kendal power station, a 3 km stream diversion has been completed by a joint venture of Concor and Lubocon Civils.   The diversion was part of the joint venture’s contract to add 65 hectares to the ADF footprint, giving the power station the necessary ash disposal capacity for the future. According to Concor contracts manager Pierre van Vuuren, the new stream is about [...]

Msikaba project achieves 3 million LTI free hours

The Msikaba Bridge Project near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape recorded 3 million Lost Time Injury (LTI) Free hours on 21 October 2022. This is a considerable achievement given that the bridge involves intricate construction operations of a type rarely – if ever – seen before in South Africa.   The Msikaba Bridge, which will span the 198 m deep Msikaba River gorge, forms part of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) N2 [...]

Parks Boulevard Building Marks 7-Up for Concor at Oxford Parks

After beginning construction this July, Concor is well on track to soon top out another elegant office block in the Oxford Parks precinct – with environmentally responsible readymix with a low CO2 footprint from AfriSam.   The modern 5 Parks Boulevard building is one of Intraprop’s latest projects in this fast-growing mixed-use development in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Such has been Concor’s success at Oxford Parks that the building is its seventh contract there.   “Like [...]

Double Accolades for Concor at Construction Awards

Demonstrating once again its professionalism and construction excellence, Concor has been highly commended in two categories of the 2022 Construction World Best Projects awards, held in Sandton this week.   The first commendation was in the Building Category, while the second was in the AfriSam Award for Sustainable Construction – recognising Concor’s success in enhancing environmental awareness in construction. Both awards relate to the recently completed Ikusasa building in the Oxford Parks precinct in Rosebank, [...]

Concor protects plants and wildlife at Msikaba

One of the most spectacular civil engineering projects currently underway in South Africa is the Msikaba Bridge near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape. A 580 metre long cable-stayed structure, it spans the 198 metre deep Msikaba Gorge and will rank as the third highest bridge in Africa after the Bloukrans Bridge and the still-to-be-built Mtentu Bridge. Both Msikaba and Mtentu form part of SANRAL’s N2 Wild Coast project.   While construction of the Msikaba Bridge [...]

Concor fast tracks Apex Studios for new academic year

In the busy and space-constrained urban context of Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Concor is making rapid progress on Apex Studios, soon to provide 899 rooms of much-needed student accommodation.   Apex Studios, initially known as The Groove, is an ambitious 13-storey building comprising two adjoining blocks. Conveniently situated across the road from Wits University, the site presents various space challenges which Concor deals with in its daily programme. These constraints, combined with the tight completion schedule, [...]

Concor’s Trevenna Project secures Top Safety Rating Plus 1st Place In 2022 MBSA National Safety Competition

Concor, a diversified infrastructure and services construction company has earned a Five Star Safety Grading from the Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) and also secured first place in the National Safety Competition in Category G for projects between R250M and R450M. Both these accolades are in relation to Concor’s construction of the Trevenna Basement project in Sunnyside Pretoria commissioned by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).   Both the award and the Five Star Safety Grading [...]

Concor-MECSA Construction Joint Venture achieves safety milestone on Msikaba Bridge

The CME JV (Concor – MECSA Construction Joint Venture) has achieved yet another safety milestone on the iconic Msikaba Bridge project, recording 2,5 million Lost Time Injury (LTI) Free hours on 24 May this year, notched up over a period of just over 1 000 days.   “This is a fantastic achievement by the JV team, given that this an extremely challenging project which involves working at extreme height and in excavations up to 20 [...]

Concor to build key Pollution Control Dam for Venetia

Leading black-owned contractor Concor is engaging on a 17-month project to construct a new pollution control dam at De Beers’ Venetia diamond mine, South Africa’s largest diamond producer.   Known for its depth of experience from a long legacy of infrastructural developments, Concor has built a reputation for safety and excellence. The well-advanced Venetia Underground Project (VUP) will extend the mine’s life span to at least 2045, and the new dam – Pollution Control Dam [...]

Concor at the forefront of ‘Green’ Construction

When it comes to care for the environment, there can be few contractors around with the track record of Concor, which has shown its commitment to ‘green’ construction on literally scores of building, construction and civil engineering projects, some of which have won top industry awards.   “Our excellent track record is not a matter of chance,” says Bruce Paul, group environmental manager at Concor. “Care for the environment and a concern for sustainability [...]

Concor Kicks Off 2022 with Construction of Trevenna Basement in Pretoria

South African construction major, Concor has been appointed as the principal contractor on the Public Investment Corporation (PIC)’s Trevenna basement project in Sunnyside, Pretoria. The basement project is a precursor for A-grade office buildings in the Trevenna Office campus.   According to Martin Muller, senior contracts manager at Concor, the contract is part of a multi-phase development at the Trevenna Campus and will begin as soon as the major earthworks are completed. The company will [...]

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