Construction work is well on progress at the Saldanha Bay’s Industrial Development zone in South Africa a move aimed at positioning the Western Cape as a rig repair hub.
According to Western Cape Minister for Economic opportunities, Alan Winde, servicing of oil and gas at saldanha is key for project Khulisa in order for the sector to grow.
If they focus on upstream and midstream services such as rig repair then 35000 formal jobs will be provided in the province. Project Khulisa will hopefully have an additional 60000 formal jobs in the sector and increase its contribution from US $0.07bn up to US $0.22bn.
Winde also noted that the project was currently undergoing various civil engineering services and trenches for sewer and water lines were also being dug. The roads were being box cut and the site offices, which will be a multi-user facility for contractors and trainers will soon be completed.
Transnet National Ports Authority had also begun works on its offshore supply base which will be commissioned in September.
Civil works on the upgrade of the Saldanha Bay wastewater treatment was also underway and this would help increase the capacity of the water treatment upon completion.
Winde futher noted that the IDZ region has attracted many investors and 20 local and international partnerships have been signed.
Construction activities on Industrial Development zone in South Africa are a partnership the Western Cape government, the local municipality, Transnet and the Department of Trade and Industry.