Media Releases

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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PHASE 2 OF THE GAUTRAIN PARK STATION CONSTRUCTION WORK UNDERWAY

The construction of the Gautrain Park Station is currently well underway.  With much of the preparatory work complete, engineers are focusing on the challenge of ensuring smooth traffic flow during intensive construction activities. In the recent months Gautrain announced its intention to divert traffic traveling through Smit Street to Wolmarans Street, and the temporary closure of Smit...

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18 JULY 2007 – BOMBELA CIVIL JOINT VENTURE AWARDED BURSARIES

Bombela Civil Joint Venture (CJV) one of the Bombela sub- contractors on the Gautrain Project has supported 49 students in the form of  bursaries and sponsorships to well deserving and needy students since September 2006. This is in addition to the women learnership programme under SETA in which 30 young women are currently undergoing training in Blasting/Mining, Millwright/Artisan, Diesel...

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