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13 July 2015 The nuts and bolts of power plant safety
Component reliability and overall structural safety has been ensured at a large power station in Mpumalanga, following the successful completion of a bolt inspection (torque verification) project on plant equipment...
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19 June 2015 Rope access team swiftly repairs coronal capping of smokestack
After prolonged exposure to regular lightning strikes had caused structural damage to the tip of a 106-m-high smokestack located at a copper mine in Phalaborwa, leading rope access specialist Skyriders was...
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17 April 2015 Rope access systems and rescue teams deployed to Petrochemical facility
Two teams of expert rope access technicians from Skyriders have been contracted to install access and safety systems on large civil structures, in addition to providing standby rescue services.
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24 March 2015 Skyriders appoints new assistant site manager at Kusile power station
Leading rope access specialist Skyriders is proud to announce the appointment of Billy Antonio as assistant site manager at Kusile power station – a well-deserved promotion following his impressive performance as...
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2 March 2015 Staying on top of fire management
Leading rope access specialist Skyriders has been awarded a contract by a large petrochemical company in South Africa for the maintenance of the deluge fire sprinkler system installed on its petrochemical, fuel and...
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5 February 2015 Rope access, a reliable solution for maintenance in power generation
Time constraints are a challenge when working for power producers, as they have tight schedules, and there is always pressure to complete the maintenance shut downs as quickly as possible. Despite these pressures,...
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29 January 2015 Skyriders’ latest project gets off the ground in Mali
Skyriders continues to live up to its reputation as the leading provider of rope access-aided inspection, non-destructive testing and maintenance services to African industries, following the company’s second...
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20 November 2014 Rope access to the rescue
Eskom employees and onsite contractors working at height are provided with the peace-of-mind that they are safe in the event of an emergency, thanks to permanent onsite rescue teams stationed at Medupi and Kusile...
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22 October 2014 Loftus roofing project completed using rope access
The roof cladding on the iconic Loftus rugby stadium in Pretoria has been successfully repaired during a routine maintenance project undertaken by leading rope access specialists Skyriders.
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7 October 2014 Water treatment plant maintenance successfully completed at Medupi
The maintenance and management of the water treatment plant at Medupi Power Station is vitally important for the operation of the plant, as it processes harmful water produced during power generation, thereby...
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