Supporting solar energy solutions in South Africa


To assist in the construction of the new Ilanga solar power plant, a concentrating parabolic trough plant with a thermal energy storage system, which will form part of the Karoshoek solar thermal park located near Upington, Kwikspace Modular Buildings recently delivered three 200 m2 mobile office buildings to the project. This follows the company’s provision of site accommodation for the client at the Letsatsi solar power plant in the Free State. Using modular construction methods, the company prefabricated the mobile office units at its Gauteng facility. To ease transportation, the buildings were brought to the project in sections and fully assembled on site. The wall panels have a dense polyurethane core which is fire retardant and offers excellent noise reduction and thermal insulation. The structures have a rigidised Chromadek skin which is strong and easy to maintain, giving the units a lifespan of approximately 20 years. The company also supplied and installed furniture, telecommunications equipment and air-conditioning units.

Contact Roberto Campos, Kwikspace, Tel 011 617-8000,


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