04:05 23 Dec 2014




Supply, erection, installation and maintenance of transmission networks on the African continent.

Babcock provides services in the management of transmission line projects as well as the design and construction thereof. Since its inception, the company has been the largest supplier of transmission lines in the country, having constructed the greatest portion of South Africa's national grid.

Past completed projects include the electrification system of the famous Kariba Dam, the Namibian Interconnector as well as the construction and erection of the first 765kV line on the African Continent.

Babcock has invested substantially in its 110 000m2 manufacturing facilities in Nigel, Gauteng, operating to the requirements of SABS ISO 9001:2000. The company was the second recipient of the Galvanizing Diamond Award for quality in South Africa and all hot dip galvanized products carry the SABS ISO 1461 mark.

Factory operations include:

  • CNC structural steel fabrication
  • Heavy and medium steel forging
  • Aluminium gravity casting, machining and tool and die-making
  • Hot dip galvanizing operation
  • Manufacturing and galvanizing of high voltage lattice transmission line towers ranging from 66kV up to and including 765kV lines
  • Manufacture of lattice telecommunication towers
  • Substation Structures
  • General Structural Steel
    Manufacture and supply of transmission line hardware and fittings
  • Manufacture of structural steel, forged, cast and galvanised components to the high voltage construction industry
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