Excellence in electrical contracting celebrated

November 23rd, 2018, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Vector

The Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa (ECA) celebrated its members’ achievements at the seventh ECA Presidential Excellence Awards at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng, on 15 November this year (view the photo gallery here).

The finalists in the category, Installation of the Year – Industrial, sponsored by Comtest, were Besmandla, for the Illanga CSP cable tray installation; Cato Ridge Electrical, for the Sumitomo Tyre Manufacturing installation and its ammonia plant upgrade; Reliant Electrical, for the Carletonville Waste Management installation; Edison Power, for its Chromtech tailings chrome re-treatment project, and B&W Electrical, for its Gamsberg Mine project. The joint winners were Besamandla and Cato Ridge Electrical.

The finalists in the category, Installation of the Year – Residential Housing were J Turner Electrical, for its Groenkloof project and Vyfster Elektries, for its entry, “House Nxumalo”. The sponsor in this category was Voltex and the award went to J Turner Electrical.

The category, Installation of the Year – Residential Complexes was sponsored by the Copper Development Association Africa and the finalists were PJ Booysen Electrical projects for its Steyn City stand 65 installation; J Turner Electrical for its entry, “Casa Servaas”; Edison Power, for “Pearls Umhlanga”; Vyfster Elektries, for the Heritage Hill Estate installation and Mabert Electrical Solutions. The winner was PJ Booysen Electrical Projects.

Swatek Electrical received the Woman-owned Business of the Year Award

The finalists in the category, Installation of the Year – Office Blocks were Brand Engineering, for the Scuderia House installation; Besamandla Electrical, for its installation at the Plattenberg Magistrate’s Court and Edison Power KZN, for its Fort Hare University installation. The sponsor in this category was Mufaro and Brand Engineering was the winner.

In the category, Installation of the Year – Hotels and Hospitals, sponsored by Nestlife, the finalists were Besamandla, for its Netcare Hospital project; Edison Power Gauteng, for the Time Square Maslow Hotel installation and the ISE Group, for the Shamwari Private Game Reserve project. The winner was Besamandla. 

The category, Installation of the Year – Retail and Shopping Centres was sponsored by Momentum and the finalists were Edison Power Gauteng, for the Soshanguve Southview installation; Duzicube, for an installation at Checkers Hyper, Centurion and JBN Power, for the Hutton Court, Hyde Park project. The winner in this category was Edison Power Gauteng.

The finalists in the Reticulation Contractor of the Year Award, sponsored by Novare, were B&W, for its Gamsberg Mine Project; Besamandla, for its Ilanga Solar and ACSA East London projects; Cato Ridge Electrical, for “Project Sunrise” and its Ammonia Plant Upgrade project. B&W was the winner in this category.

 Finalists in the National Safety Award, sponsored by Nestlife, were Reliant Electric; Edison Power JHB; B&W and Brand Engineering. The winner in this category was Reliant Electric.

The Best Contributor to Energy Efficiency Award was sponsored by Schneider Electric and the finalist was Besamandla for its San Parks, ACSA Upington and ACSA Kimberley projects respectively. Besamandla received the award for the San Parks project, as well as the Best Contributor to Renewable Energy Award, for the same project. This award was also sponsored by Schneider Electric.

Edison Power’s Ramatso Sibongile and Magdaline Maila, and Lilly Maphangwa of Mvela Electrolights were the finalists in the category, Apprentice of the Year – Female, sponsored by Brother. The award went to Lilly Maphangwa. 

Finalists in the Apprentice of the Year – Male were Stefan Roberts and Tiaan Cerff of Designer Lighting and ET’s Electrical’s Zamani Khanzi, who was also the winner in this category, sponsored by HellermannTyton.

The Overall Apprentice of the Year Award was also sponsored by HellermannTyton. Zamani Khanzi of ET’s Electrical was the winner in this category.

In the category Woman-owned Business of the Year, sponsored by SA Electrical Contractor magazine, the finalists were Hula U Gude (HUG) and Swatek Electrical, who received the award.

The Special Innovative Projects Award was sponsored by Major Tech and the finalists were Edison Power, for its Liquid Telecom project; GPA Elite, for the Mandela Gala Dinner and Designer Lighting for the Designer Lighting App and the BCMM Festive Lighting project. The award went to Edison Power.

Vinnies Electrical; DC Africa (Cape); DC Electrical; Ally’s Electrical and M&D Elektries were finalists in the category, Apprentice Host Employer, sponsored by Brother, and the winner was Vinnie’s Electrical’s Tshepo Vincent Sello.