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Construction commences on SKA road project

The NMC Construction Group’s civils division, NMC Civils, has commenced work on the construction of the access road to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) site. The scope of work comprises of the design and construction of 80kms of road as part of the infrastructure build-up for the SKA site.

Construction traffic from the earlier phases of the project has left the gravel access road severely deteriorated, necessitating the decision to upgrade the road to a bituminous surfaced road. This phase of the project is a continuation of the construction and upgrades for the initial infrastructure build-up also managed by NMC Civils.

NMC Civils have also been appointed to the Tarkastad project, currently in phase one, the project involves the special maintenance of the R61, section three from Cradock to Tarkastad. The award of the Tarkastad project, which kicks off on the back of the recently completed Colchester road maintenance project covering 48 km of the N2 and N10 from Colchester to Paterson and Grahamstown, strengthens the group’s footprint in the Eastern Cape.

In addition, the team have commenced with civil works on The Vines, located on the picturesque Val de Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. The project will be completed in two phases, comprising of bulk earthworks, construction of a 920m retaining wall in the existing dam, as well as roads and services on erf 144.

The NMC Construction Group has positioned itself as a serious contender in the civils sector, consistently delivering products of the highest quality. 

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