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Paya Lebar Quarter

  • Primary Users: Lend Lease Project Management & Construction
  • Location: Paya Lebar, Singapore
  • Nature: Building

Mixed use development in Paya Lebar Central on a 3.9 hectare site comprising a seven story retail mall, three office towers and three residential blocks. The development is directly integrated to the Paya Lebar MRT station.

Lend Lease implemented C-COM's Site Diary to record daily records of the general contractor's progress as well as significant subcontractors. The Risk Register was also implemented to manage commercial risk.

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Discovery Sandton Headquarters

  • Primary Users: Tiber/WBHO JV
  • Location: Sandton, Johannesburg
  • Nature: Building

Construction of Discovery’s new 112,000m2 headquarters located in the hub of Sandton began in November 2014 and completed October 2017. The iconic building has become the largest new build project to receive a 5 Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa to date.

Tiber/WBHO JV was the main contractor responsible for constructing the insurance giant’s new home and implemented C-COM Solo to help them better identify delays during construction and respond appropriately to such delays in terms of their obligations under the JBCC conditions of contract.

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De Beers Venetia Underground Project

  • Primary Users: WorleyParsons; Stefanutti Stocks; ABB; BBE Projects
  • Location: Limpopo
  • Nature: Diamond mine

The Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is De Beers biggest single investment to date in South Africa. The US$2.1bn project extends the operation’s lifespan by over 20 years, during this time the underground mine will treat approximately 132 million tonnes of ore containing an estimated 94 million carats.

C-COM Multi was implemented by the EPCM team to manage the various contracts under their control. The system is used as the exclusive means of exchanging contractual correspondence in terms of the NEC conditions of contract. The C-COM site diary is also completed by contractors to record daily conditions, progress, etc.

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Kusile & Medupi Power Stations

  • Primary Users: Siemens, Murray & Roberts Projects and Esor Construction
  • Location: Witbank and Lephalale
  • Nature: Coal-fired power stations

These two new dry-cooled power stations are expected to become the 4th largest coal-fired power stations in the world once complete with power output of 4800MW each. The power stations will employ the use of the latest super-critical boiler technology – the boilers operate at higher temperatures and pressures than other boilers and offer greater efficiency as a result.

C-COM’s FIDIC Claims Administrator component was customized for compatibility with the substantially modified form of FIDIC in use by Eskom on these projects. C-COM is in use by various contractors on site for the purpose of keeping proper daily site records and to comply with change management obligations.

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New Multi Product Pipeline

  • Primary Users: Transnet Pipelines; Group Five; Siemens
  • Location: Durban; Johannesburg and Pretoria
  • Nature: Fuel pipeline

Transnet’s New Multi Product Pipeline (NMPP) is amongst the biggest and most complex multi-product pipelines in the world. Its pipeline system covers a distance of 715km. The NMPP transports liquid petroleum fuel from Durban to Gauteng and surrounds and is the biggest project in Transnet’s capital expenditure investment portfolio.

“The package added many benefits to the project team such as:
simplification of contract administration; easy, reliable access to one common pool of contractual data; continuous notification of all stakeholders of contractual movements…”

Louis Botha – Kendal Fuel Depot Upgrade Project Manager, Siemens

C-COM was used on by various companies on many of the main and ancillary contracts comprising the NMPP project. At the fuel-infrastructure terminals 1 and 2 (located in Heidelberg and Durban) Group Five used C-COM Solo to keep proper daily site records and to organize NEC related contractual correspondence. C-COM Multi was used by Transnet Pipelines, Siemens and their subcontractors as the exclusive means of NEC communication as well as to collect proper daily site records at the fuel depot upgrades.

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Wesizwe Platinum Mine

  • Primary Users: WorleyParsons; Aveng Mining, Aurecon and Wesizwe
  • Location: North of Rustenburg
  • Nature: Platinum mine

A twin vertical-shaft underground mine comprising a 1000m deep, 8.5m diameter main shaft and a 930m deep, 7.5m diameter ventilation shaft. The project has an estimated life-of-mine of 35 years at a production rate of 230,000 t/m, producing an average of 350,000 oz/y of platinum-group elements during steady-state production. C-COM Multi is used as the exclusive means of contractual communication in terms of the NEC conditions of contract. Furthermore, a sophisticated site diary is in use to track vertical and horizontal progress.

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FibreCo National Fibre Optic Network

  • Primary Users: UWP; Sivest; ZTE and FibreCo
  • Location: National
  • Nature: National fibre optic network

FibreCo is building South Africa’s largest open access long-haul fibre-optic network. Phase 1 construction involved the laying of 2,400 km of fibre between Johannesburg and Cape Town and connecting Bloemfontein and East London.

This dispersed project spanning hundreds of kilometres was split into several sections which were then executed concurrently. Daily productivity was recorded at each section via C-COM’s site diary by the EPC contractor and reviewed by the owner’s on site representative, these records could be rolled up to project level. The system was also used for risk management and claims administration.

“Implementing a reporting and communication system that kept everyone informed on a daily basis of what was happening on the entire project (1000km) assisted the management teams of the Employer and Contractor to effectively manage the project. It was possible to identify problems and risks early and to make timeous decisions to mitigate these risks. The utilisation of C-COM provided us with an excellent platform to obtain up to date production rates and detailed site information on a daily basis from the daily diaries”

Louis Uys – Project Manager, UWP

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PRASA National Signalling Upgrade

  • Primary Users: Siemens; Siyama DB; PRASA
  • Location: Gauteng
  • Nature: Railway signalling upgrade

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has commissioned Siemens to implement new world-class rail signalling systems and track upgrades on the Johannesburg and Pretoria rail passenger networks. The €180 million railway signalling project will control railway traffic and allowing an increase in the number of passengers that are safely transported every day by rail in Gauteng.

Project offices are established at stations with each office logging daily site diaries on C-COM Lite for work done in the surrounding area. Rate of productivity is measured via the site diaries.

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