AECOM, a fully integrated professional and technical services firm, is active in all sectors of the power and utilities markets.
The company has completed projects in thermal power generation, renewable power, hydro power, transmission and distribution, potable water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants and desalination plants.
AECOM was appointed by Alstom for the civil design and construction supervision of the turbine generator island at both Medupi and Kusile power stations. Hitachi tasked it with the civil design and construction supervision of the boiler island, while Tenova appointed it for the materials-handling component at Kusile.
“We are proud to have contributed towards these much-needed installations, notwithstanding the challenges that these projects have faced,” Nico Kruger, Business Line Leader Energy – Africa, Resources & Industry at AECOM comments.
Kruger explains that AECOM provides a full spectrum of services, from prefeasibility studies through to environmental impact assessments, geotechnical investigations, conceptual and detail design and cost management to construction and project management services.
In South Africa, AECOM is currently busy with a number of renewable projects in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP). In Central and East Africa, it is working on various transmission and distribution projects ranging from 132 kV to 400 kV.
“AECOM is an established authority on hydro power plants, and has completed a number of projects across Africa, including a long relationship with the Grand Inga project. We are also excited about our involvement in a thermal gas-fired power plant in Nigeria, where we expect a lot of new development,” Kruger concludes.