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Background

Established in 2013 as an affiliated company of Thuthukani Consulting Engineers and Project Managers, we provide electrical consulting engineering services to the industrial services infrastructure and mining sectors in South Africa. In partnership with our affiliated companies we are capable of providing turnkey engineering solutions and EPCM services.

Thuthukani Electrical Control & Instrumentation have completed multiple projects in pre-feasibility, feasibility, research and development and execution phases.

We provide a comprehensive set of services including Project Management, Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering, Design, Drafting, Procurement assistance and Quality Control and Assurance.

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Services

Electrical & Instrumentation Design and Engineering

Design, plan and develop electrical systems for various sectors to ensure safety and compliance with relevant standards and regulatory requirements.

We are conversant with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Mines Health and Safety Act as well as regulations for electrical equipment and machinery to ensure safety and compliance of designs.

We stay up to date with the most relevant technical industry standards including SANS 10142 for low and medium voltage electrical installations, SANS 780 and SANS 60076 for distribution transformers, SANS 61439 for low voltage switchgear assemblies and SANS 62271 for medium voltage switchgear to name a few, thereby ensuring the equipment specified complies with the latest requirements and provide the benefits in safety related therewith.

Project Management

Manage construction projects from initiation and planning phase to project close-out to ensure project deliverables as completed on time, budget and according to requirements.

Our project management approach follows the PMBOK guidelines, implementing process flows, internally developed processes and procedures as well as Microsoft Projects to allow for effective and active project monitoring and control.

Quality Assurance and Control

Technical and acceptance inspection of equipment during manufacture and installation to ensure equipment and installation work is completed to specification.

We have compiled various equipment specific inspection, testing and verification reports and methods to ensure that every aspect of standard, regulatory and customer requirements are verified for compliance during manufacture and installation.

Estimating, Procurement Assistance and Cost Control

Cost estimation for green and brown field projects. Procurement assistance services which includes generation of specifications and bill of quantities, preparation of request for quotations/tenders. Technical evaluation and adjudication of tenders.

We have provided cost estimates for various large scale projects in accuracy ranging from desktop order of magnitude to feasibility and execution dependant on project and client requirements.

Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Systems Design

Battery packs, chargers, traction drive system & controls, cooling systems design, engineering and integration services.

In partnership with Battery Powered Industries (BPI) we have assisted in the design, development and implementation of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as well as hybrid fuel-cell powered vehicles ranging between 30kWh to 400kWh energy storage, high-speed charging up to 250kW and high voltage systems up to 800VDC.

Audit Services

Auditing services, Safety and compliance auditing of all electrical MV/LV and control & Instrumentation installations

We prioritize safety above all else and have conducted numerous site and equipment design reviews and audit inspections to ensure that the safety of personnel comes first and foremost. We have experience in the various local and international standards regarding Safety Integrity Levels (SIL), Hazardous Operations (HAZOPs) and Failure Modes and Effects Criticality Analysis (FMEA and FMECA)

Earthing and Lightning Protection

In partnership with industry leading professionals we provide earthing and lightning risk assessments in accordance with IEC 62305, design calculations and drawings and conformance testing and certification. Annual testing and certification of earthing systems.

Electrical Power Generation and Storage

Solar power and diesel generator with and without battery energy storage, design, management and implementation services for Off-grid, Hybrid and Grid-Tied systems.

We analyse your electrical energy requirements and unique operational requirements to determine the best solution for your home or business with the highest reliability and return on investment.

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Experience

Our project pipeline is exciting and has included work for the following distinguished clients:

Exxaro - Matla Mine 2 & 3 - North West Access project execution

Harmony Gold – Joel Mine Sub-Decline Execution

Harmony Gold – Tshepong & Phakisa Optimisation Study

Harmony Gold – Tshepong Sub 75 Level Decline Feasibility Study

Harmony Gold – Phakisa Mine Sub-Decline Feasibility Study

Harmony Gold - Tshepong Mine Sub 75 Level Decline Execution

Samancor Chrome - Millsell & Waterkloof - Electrical supply upgrade study

Kamoto Mining Company – Open Pit Underground Mine Study

Rand Water – Sasolburg Booster Pump Station Upgrade Execution

Mopani Copper Mines – Long term planning and feasibility development

African Exploration and Mining Finance Corporation – Klippoortjie coal mine feasibility study

AngloGold Ashanti Mine Waste Solutions – 12MW Generator system refurbishment and re-commissioning

Richards Bay Municipality – 60MW Biomass Power Plant feasibility study

Kalagadi Manganese Mine – Provision of MCC design services

Fermel/Anglo – Design, Engineering & Implementation of lithium ion battery driven 6 wheel, 25 Ton haul truck

Fermel – Design, Engineering & Implementation of lithium ion battery driven 18 Man personnel carrier

Kumba Iron Ore - Sishen – Site engineering safety and condition audit

Kumba Iron Ore - Kolomela – Site engineering safety and condition audit

Kinsevere Mine in the DRC – Earthing design review

Kinsevere Mine in DRC – Design and site acceptance testing of earthing

Kinsevere Mine in DRC – Auditing, re-design and site acceptance testing

Sepon Mine in Laos – Review of Lightning Protection system and IEC 62305 Lightning Risk Assessments, including site measurements and testing

Potato Seedling Farm in Lydendurg – Review of Earthing system, including site measurements and testing

Boikarabelo Mine – Main 132 kV Intake substation, site acceptance testing of total Earthing system

South32 - Khutala Mine - Decline 4 seam to 2 seam - Feasibility Study

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