RMD Kwikform formwork solution for SA dam project
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RMD Kwikform South Africa Engineers supplied a formwork solution to the construction of the Mhlabatshane Dam.
The Mhlabatshane Dam is a much-needed development that will provide water to over 100,000 people in the rural province of KwazuluNatal.
Main contractor Cyclone Construction of Pietermaritzburg required an experienced formwork and falsework provider that could deliver a safe and efficient solution to the construction of the dam’s concrete spillway.
The concrete labyrinth spillway essentially provides an overflow to allow controlled release of usually excess water into a drainage channel, or to just prevent damage to the dam when water levels are high.
The challenge for RMD Kwikform South Africa’s Engineers was to deliver a formwork solution for the 25-meter high, 35-meter wide and 60-meter long concrete labyrinth spillway.
Managing Director Tom Ainscough South Africa commented ’This project is a great example of how RMD Kwikform has developed a close partnership with a major specialist contractor, Cyclone Construction, to deliver a great technical solution in a remote location out of our Durban branch.
Using engineering from Johannesburg and bring our worldwide expertise to bear we are delivering the project on time and to the satisfaction of our customer’.
The site was visited recently by RMD Kwikform’s Divisional Managing Director Steven Dance, and RMD Kwikform South Africa’s Regional Manager Brian Chetty, who commented on the project; ’As a company we have significant experience in delivering formwork and falsework for dam projects the world over.
This is the first time we’ve undertaken a dam project in South Africa and we were able to design and implement an efficient solution that is performing excellently’.
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