Our Business

Areas of Activities

Powerbars and Control cc is an Industrial Project House and is active in the Mining, Water, Energy and Telecommunication industries, with substantial experience and in-house expertise in the following areas :

 

  • Industrial Power Electronic Engineering
    • - The design, supply and construction / installation of ultra high DC Rectification.
    • - The design, supply and construction / installation of AC Drives & UPS’e.

 

  • Electrical Infra-structure development : Max 132kV
    • - The design, supply and construction of HV and MV Overhead Transmission Lines.
    • - The design, supply and construction of HV and MV Switchyards and substations.
    • - The design, supply and construction of MV distribution networks.

 

  • Industrial Electrical Engineering
    • - The design, supply and construction / installation of LV distribution and control gear.
    • - The design, supply and construction of HV and MV Switchyards and substations.
    • - The design, supply and construction / installation of generator power systems.

 

  • Industrial Process Engineering
    • - The design, supply and programming / installation of Process Control and SCADA.

 

  • Home & Building Control
    • - The design, supply and programming / installation of Intelligent Building Control
    • - The testing, documentation and management of Installation Compliance Certificates

 

  • Mechanical Structures
    • - The erection and construction of Towers and Gantries.
    • - The design, supply and installation of high capacity AC and DC Busbars.

 

  • Air Conditioning and Refridgeration
    • - The supply, installation and maintenance of industrial chiller applications.
    • - The supply, installation and maintenance of industrial air conditioner applications.

 

  • Telecommunications Engineering
    • - The supply and installation of WiMax equipment.
    • - The supply and installation of private GSM Network equipment.
    • - The supply and installation of WLL Network equipment.

 

  • Civils, Roads and Building
    • - Infrastructure preparation with reference to way leaves preparation and deforesting.
    • - Access roads and area preparation for plant development.
    • - Asphalt Plant and paving establishment.

 

Facilities

As a company we are suitable geared for work in Africa. Communication is possible in Afrikaans, English, French, Zulu, Sotho, Tonga, Linga, Congo and Swahili. Our operational ability and infrastructure include:

  • One 12m Air conditioned Office container with 3 Management workstations with printing facilities and A1 Ink-jet draught printer.
  • One 6m Air conditioned office container with 2 Management workstations and printing facilities.
  • One 12m Tea room/Kitchen container equipped to cater for 20 people.
  • One 6m Tearoom/Kitchen container equipped to cater for 8 people.
  • Four 12m Shelf containers as storing facility.
  • Four 6m Shelf containers as storing facility.
  • One 12m Workshop container equipped to cut/drill/weld and rig (Mild steel and stainless/aluminum).
  • Two 250cc Quad motor cycles.
  • Four off-road track bicycles.
  • A satellite internet facility allow for independent communications with our sites.

The Powerbars and Control head office facility in Silvertondale, Pretoria caters for:

  • 1000m2 Workshop with 2 x 5T Overhead cranes.
  • 500m2 Offices.
  • Six light delivery vehicles.
  • Two 3ton/10m lift Forklifts.
  • One people mover bus.
  • Ten design or project management work stations.
  • One electrical/mechanical draughts office equipped with A1 Inkjet/WSCAD/Turbo Cad Pro 14 capabilities.

Office Facility

Powerbars and Control cc are the proud owners of ample facilities, close to the residential area, but still ideally situated in the light industrial area of Silvertondale, in Pretoria.

Access from the main highways around Pretoria ensures frustration free commuting from the major centra in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.  Our office facility covers more than 750m² of offices, conference room, training hall, CAD facilities.

We have a well developed IT infrastructure and maintain and administrate our own network, which consist of more than 25-off workstations, an IP-based VOIP telephone system, complete with media gateways, premicells, broadband ADSL, as well as wireless back-up for seamless internet access.

We have a dedicated, Unix based firewall, and a mass media storage server. We also have an automatic back-up system which does off-site, mass storage back-ups, via a dedicated VPN network.

We operate 2-off remote satellite links to our current projects in Africa, as we are suitably geared to operate in Africa. Communication is possible in Afrikaans, English, French, Zulu, Sotho, Tonga, Linga, Congo and Swahili.

Our security cameras are permanently remotely accessible via network passwords, even from cell phones, and the security system are seamlessly integrated with sms’s and e-mails to dispatch armed response should the need arise.

Workshop Facility

Floorspace of 800m³, with a general roof height of 12m, and an elevated area of max.14m.
The area has 2-off strategically placed, rolling shutter doors ( 4.0m (W) x 4.4m (H) ) with perpendicular access from an adjoining street ( T-Junction across our main gate and entrance ) which allows for easy manoeuvring by even 22m Super Linkers for the loading and off-loading of goods and materials.

Materials handling and tools:

Storage Preparation: ( Inside building : under constant digitally recorded camera monitoring )

Open Ended Copper Store

  • 7.6m (L) x 4.4m (W) x 2.6m (H) – Max 60m ³ (SH-accessed)
  • 7.6m 2T Crawl Beam
  • 2-Off    1T, 2.5m Lift, Fully traverse, Overhead Chain Hoists
  • Flat, stackable area for very heavy goods
  • Floor can support rigging anchors if neccessary

Project Store – Electrical Goods

  • 12m (L) x 2.4m (W) x 3m (H)  – Max 50m ³ (SH-accessed)
  • 2-Off  Suites of  Shelves – 5 Tiers of 600mm Wide

Project Store – Electronic Goods

  • 6m (L) x 2.4m (W) x 3m (H)  – Max 25m ³ (SH-accessed)
  • 2-Off  Suites of  Shelves – 5 Tiers of 600mm Wide

Project Store – Mechanical Goods

  • 12m (L) x 2.4m (W) x 3m (H)  – Max 50m ³ (SH-accessed)
  • 2-Off  Suites of  Shelves – 5 Tiers of 600mm Wide

Project Store – Special Goods

  • 12m (L) x 2.4m (W) x 3m (H)  – Max 50m ³ (SH-accessed)
  • 11.6m 2T Crawl Beam
  • 2-Off    1T, 2.2m Lift, Fully traverse, Overhead Chain Hoists
  • Flat, stackable area for heavy goods

Indoor Stackable Area

  • 9m (L) x 4m (W) x 11m Roof Height
  • Flat, stackable area for crated, heavy goods
  • Floor can support rigging anchors if neccessary
  • General area for forklift acess

Utilities Facilities:

Powerbars and Control cc ensures that all employees have access to a cooked meal, every day. Our own cafeteria staff and facility prepares a simple breakfast and a balanced meal for lunch daily to ensure that our people do not have to leave the premises to obtain something to eat or drink.

All employees receive special ‘Powerbars’ branded work clothes, ranging from ‘step-outs’ for office and managerial staff, to special PPE for the general labour force. We operate our own laundry on site, which ensures that everybody can come to work neatly dressed, receives a freshly prepared set of work clothes, and leave at end of day with a clean set of clothes. For individuals who prefer not to do their private laundry at home, a ‘laundry by kg’ arrangement at work takes care of that chore.  Our individual locker facility and shower/washroom area makes Powerbars and Control cc a very ‘happy’ environment.

Our weekly ‘Chapel Session’ in our well equipped Chapel at work and daily early morning prayer groups ensures spiritual fitness for the job at hand.  The planning for a full scale gymnasium with extra shower facilities are well under way and should be in use by early 2010.
We accommodate our ‘Out of Town’- visitors in our own, very stylish, furnished flat at our premises and guest could cater for themselves or have a meal prepared in the cafeteria.

The planning for a larger restaurant with modern braai facilities are also well under way and should also be in use by early 2010.  Throughout the Company, communication structures are very highly appraised and together with numerous bulletin boards, colorful communications and a monthly newsletter, everybody at Powerbars and Control cc knows how the pulse is beating.

Logistics

Although we have access to an unlimited number of vehicles through the different rental companies, we operate the following vehicles owned and maintained by Powerbars and Control cc. Powerbars and Control cc is registered as an Import and Export company. Most transportation of Powerbars employees and sub-contractors cross-border are done by Powerbars's own logitics team.

Our vehicle fleet includes:

  • 1 Mechanical horse
  • ½ + 1 ton Ldv.
  • 1 Double-Cab, 4x4, luxury Ldv
  • 1 Courtesy vehicle, Mid-sized, luxury sedan.
  • 1 14 seated kombi
  • 1 7 seated Luxury kombi
  • 3 ton trailer
  • 1 2T, Flatbed, dropsied truck for own transport needs
  • Luggage trailer
  • Nissan Cabstar
  • 2 Truck Tractors, 6x4
  • 3 King-Cab, Diff Lock, 4x2, luxury Ldv’s
  • 3 Single Cab, 4x2, Ldv’s

Our driver licenses include:

  • Code 8
  • Code 10
  • Code 14
  • PDP

Further Logistical applications done by Powerbars Logistics are

  • Visa Applications
  • Yellow Cards
  • Passports