Media Releases

10 SEPTEMBER 2007 – COMMENCEMENT OF BLASTING ACTIVITIES ON JEAN AVENUE

Tshwane will experience the first of a series of Gautrain construction related blasting activities during September which will be carried out next to Jean Avenue in Centurion.  This will be the first visible construction activity with minimal impact to the public. The blasting activities will start as surface blasts each lasting approximately 30 seconds. These will then progress into shaft...

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6 SEPTEMBER 2006 – GAUTRAIN EXCESS EXCAVATED MATERIAL UP FOR GRABS

The Bombela Concession Company responsible for implementing the Gautrain project will be excavating more than two million cubic metres of material as part of the earthworks’ and tunnelling activities. This volume will be used as fill material in other areas along the alignment but there will still be some excess material. As part of a programme of disposing the excess material, the project is...

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30 AUGUST 2007 – GAUTRAIN BLASTING ACTIVITIES COMMENCE IN SANDTON

In preparation for the future Gautrain Sandton Station, Bombela has commenced with the rock excavation process which requires blasting. This will mark an important milestone for the project as the construction team starts with tunnelling work.  On completion, the station will be the deepest station on the Gautrain alignment at 45 meters underground (equivalent to an eleven storey...

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07 AUGUST 2007 – GAUTRAIN DEALS WITH POTENTIAL RESOURCE SHORTAGES

Several stakeholders interested in the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link have expressed concerns that the current project will be negatively impacted by the shortage of resources within South Africa. Whilst the shortage of resources is a national concern due to a number of mega projects going on concurrently, the Concessionaire, Bombela has moved swiftly to mitigate any negative impact this might have on...

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GAUTRAIN – TOP OF GLOBAL FINANCE DEALS

n terms of financial/trade value (R25 billion) Gautrain is ranked as the top global project finance deal of the year by Dealogic. Africa’s prominent Public Private Partnership (PPP) rating in the same review was also largely resulting from Gautrain’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) nature. The top ten deals for 2007 were announced in the Dealogic Global Project Finance Review. Measurement of...

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