Technology group, Voith, is strengthening its hydropower service portfolio for Southern Africa.
The company has introduced its on-site machining and service tools capabilities to customers, business partners and authorities during an official launch event in Witfield, Boksburg, South Africa.
The new services includes the refurbishment of plant
components in installed or independent state by linear and circular milling as
well as drilling, boring and welding. The portable on-site machining equipment
ensures increased plant up-time and safety. Cutting assembly, dismantling and
transport costs for the refurbishment and maintenance of plant equipment are
reduced to a minimum.
“During the past two years, we built up an extensive range of on-site machining and repair services through the acquisition of equipment and the training of new staff,” said Anton Harris, Head of Service and Managing Director of Voith Hydro in South Africa.
“Now, we can provide cost-effective workshop-quality machining for the largest and smallest on-site machining projects in Southern Africa.
“Besides the use in the hydropower sector, the equipment is also applicable to all fields of processing industry in Africa such as the oil and gas or the mining industry. For hydropower plants, the Voith range of services is amplified to assessments, trouble shooting, repair and assembly services – along the whole life cycle of an operating plant.”
The on-site machining equipment is stored in sea freight containers on the Voith company premises in South Africa. From there, the equipment is ready to be shipped on the road or on the seaway to any location in Southern Africa.