Managing complex turnkey projects with ease


The ability of Marthinusen & Coutts, a division of ACTOM, to manage complex turnkey projects has again been underpinned by the successful completion of a project for Impala Platinum Mine to refurbish two mobile generator sets. The two generator sets provide backup power at the mine outside Rustenburg. The project involved servicing the 2200 kVA alternators and MTU engines as well as managing the servicing and refurbishment of all associated equipment. Some of the electrical equipment had to be replaced and upgraded with the help of specialist suppliers and service providers. Both mobile units, originally manufactured in 1986, were taken to Marthinusen & Coutts’ Power Generation equipment repair facility in Benoni, where they underwent a complete strip-down assessment. New radiator cores and piping were manufactured for the cooling system. A new engine pre-heat system was designed, manufactured and installed and minor engine repairs were performed. The original analogue control systems in the control rooms were replaced by state-of-the-art automated digital systems, along with compatible engine governors.

Contact Richard Botton, Marthinusen & Coutts, Tel 011 607-1700,


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