NOT YOUR USUAL DAY AT THE OFFICE!

Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Illovo Sugar Ltd

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THE Maragra factory and in particular the cane yard was characterised by a gantry crane that had been obsolete for many years as Maragra does not handle bundle cane anymore. Apart from occupying space in the cane yard, it also made vehicle movement in the yard difficult and was corroding and posing a possible safety threat in the yard. The Maragra team removed the gantry using the available equipment on site, observing all the safety initiatives, challenged by working at extreme heights, prevailing winds and some corroded steel. All the steel work was removed safely by this team.


ABOVE : And here they are – the team which removed the gantry safely. From left are Alex Fraser, Fernando Chipenhane Macuacua, Mario Yassine Abdala, Armindo Miguel Lhana, Figueiredo Augusto Magaia, Narciso Jorge Fumo, Felix Zacarias Valoi and Meraldino E. Constantino Chemane.




BEFORE: Cane yard with gantry.




ACTION: Gantry removal.




AFTER: Cane yard after Gantry removed

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