Project Management of the ICT, Security and Audio Visual systems at Alexander Forbes Head Office, including a benchmark Data Centre and Building Management System ensuring a more energy and resource efficient environment.
Managing the relocation of EY’s African Head Office Data Centre and ensuring a fully functional office with zero business disruption.
King Shaka International Airport
Technical Advisory and Project Management of the integrated commissioning and operational trial testing of over 40 special systems including Data Centres, ICT, Security and Building Management Systems at King Shaka International Airport’s terminal and support buildings.
Cape Town International Airport
Project Management and IT Consulting of the 4 Data Centres and converged MPLS ICT Network at Cape Town International Airport in line with world-wide standards to streamline operations, boost efficiency, increase airport utilisation and enhance passengers’ airport experience.
Gautrain Sandton Station
The co-ordination and integration of the ICT, Security, Audio Visual and Building Management Systems into the civil and building works for the Gautrain Sandton Station.
With efficient EES Project Management, Consol’s Glass B4 Furnace was rebuilt within 90 days to ensure glass producing capacity is increased from 285 tons to 320 tons per day.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Stadium
As IT Consultants, EES realised a 12% saving on the capital cost of ICT, Security and Audio Visual Systems installation by building an intelligent backbone into the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Stadium complex.
Established in 2001, EES Africa (Pty) Ltd provides Management, Engineering and Auditing services. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, we specialise in the integration of multiple system infrastructure including ICT, Data Centres, Audio Visual, Life Safety, Security and Building Automation Systems.
The EES Value Proposition focuses on translating technology into tangible deliverables for clients through the experience of a talented team of Engineering and ICT Consultants and Project Managers.
EES enters the PV renewable energy sector (31/08/13)
EES, an ISO 9000 certified company, which provides management, engineering and technical auditing solutions, has embarked on a contract in the renewable energy sector, applying its engineering project management techniques to two solar Photovoltaic (PV) plants in the Northern Cape. These plants form a significant part of the extensive solar energy developments currently being undertaken in the Northern Cape and surrounding areas.
In continually adapting to industry requirements, EES is using its project management capabilities to move into the burgeoning field of renewable energy. The company strongly believes that the current move to alternative energy resources in South Africa is crucial in a country desperately needing to balance energy supply and demand through a progressive new supply policy drive.
“South Africa, a country beset by dire power capacity challenges, is increasingly turning towards renewable energy, and this new era of renewable energy generation, while still in its early stages, is nevertheless fast gaining momentum,” states Bradley Hemphill, Managing Director of EES. “It is also vital that the country moves away from its reliance on coal-fired power and reduces its carbon footprint. The use of alternative clean energy sources is a natural step in the right direction.”
PV utilises panels with semiconductor material to convert solar radiation into electricity. It is an integral part of the renewable energy generation mix and will help in the sustainability objective of future supply in our country and the SADC region.
Increasing use of PV is leading to economies of scale, resulting in lower PV costs. “Due to advances in technology and the increasing implementation and use of PV internationally, PV costs are decreasing and levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) is becoming more and more competitive with conventional electricity sources, making it an increasingly viable option for South Africa,” says Hemphill.
The Northern Cape, where the two PV plants are situated, and its surrounding areas have some of the highest Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) values globally, comparing favourably with Brazil, a country where multiple solar energy plants have recently been constructed very successfully.
The projects are an outcome of the first round of the DoE’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP), which reached financial close in late 2012. Integral to the REIPPP is a structured policy framework helping facilitate the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is expected to change the power generation paradigm forever.
In setting up the project management solution for the assignment, EES made use of the following EES techniques:
- online collaborative meeting minuting/notes
- ISO 9001 quality and management principles
- drawing register and document control measures
- communication management
In conclusion, Hemphill states: “EES fully supports the implementation of renewable energy. We welcome the fact that the REIPPP is to be extended into a rolling procurement programme, and are proud to be involved in this industry. We believe it has a tremendous amount to offer in terms of energy sustainability in South Africa going forward.”