AFRICAN PORTS & RAIL EVOLUTION

Dulce Simoes News, Uncategorised

Franki Africa – A Keller Company, was a proud silver sponsor of the African Ports & Rail Evolution Conference.  This event took place from the 2nd to the 3rd October 2018, at the Durban Convention Centre in Durban and provided the opportunity to meet with key players in the Ports and Rail Industry. Mr. Gavin Byrne chaired the African Ports …

UMHLANGA ARCH DEVELOPMENT DEMONSTRATES FRANKI AFRICA’S POWER OF INNOVATION… AND ITS HABIT OF GOING THE EXTRA MILE

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, News, Piling

Introduction For construction programmes to be compressed into the shortest possible time to meet client handover deadlines is not unusual, but for contractors to offer innovative improvements to design to realise cost and time savings is far more so – particularly when this increases the pressure on the contractor to perform! For the prestigious new Umhlanga Arch development, north of …

FRANKI AFRICA – global strength and local focus

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, News, Piling, Soil Improvement, Uncategorised

LEADING SPECIALIST GEOTECHNICAL CONTRACTOR IN AFRICA Franki Africa recently  celebrated 70 years of continuous operations in Africa. As Managing Director Errol Braithwaite says: “This is a testimony not only to a company which has become synonymous with geotechnical expertise in Africa, but also to the many partners and customers who have entrusted their projects to us.” Franki’s success is based …

SAICE-SAFCEC Annual Awards 2016

Dulce Simoes News

Franki Africa entered various projects into the SAICE-SAFCEC Annual Awards 2016, and was the proud winner of the Geotechnical Award for the New Old Mutual Head Office Building in Sandton. The following projects  carried out by Franki were also nominated in various categories and were well showcased at the event: Technical Excellence Project of the Year Award Burgan Cape Terminal Fuel Storage …

FRANKI CELEBRATES MANDELA DAY 2016

Dulce Simoes News

On Monday, 18th July 2016, a group of ladies from Head Office set out to spend some time at an orphanage in Marlboro Gardens, as well as provide food and gifts for the children residing there on a full-time basis. However, due to an unexpected turn of events we ended up at the Hlayisanani Centre, on the outskirts of Alexandra!   …

FRANKI’S DISCOVERY WORK SHINES IN SANDTON

Dulce Simoes Lateral Support, News, Piling

Franki Africa has dominated the geotechnical industry in the plethora of major developments that have been taking place in Sandton in the recent past. Two of its most recent contracts include the 170 000m³ basement for the new Sandton premises of petrochemical giant, Sasol, and the 60 000m³ basement for the new head office of legal firm Webber Wentzel. A third, …

WENTWORTH STATION SPECIALIST JACKING

Evan Janovsky News, Pipe Jacking

Introduction For more than 30 years Franki Africa (Franki), the most renowned geotechnical brand in Southern Africa and now part of the Keller group, has successfully provided pipe jacking and other trenchless technologies – augering, thrust boring and large diameter case boring – to a wide range of clients on the continent. Pipe jacking, an integral part of the trenchless …

VIRGINIA STORM WATER CULVERT

Evan Janovsky News, Piling

ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY realised the importance of extending the Virginia Storm Water Culvert, near the Virginia Airport, in order to alleviate flooding, as the existing culvert was regularly hampered by a sand build-up causing flooding further inland. This 50-metre culvert extension will assist in managing the storm water network. We bid the specialist works directly to main contractors at tender stage, …

MT EDGECOMBE INTERCHANGE

Evan Janovsky News, Piling, Pipe Jacking

The tender for this contract closed in July 2012 and was awarded by SANRAL to CMC Ravenna in February 2013. After a post-tender period of negotiation, Franki received an order from CMC in June 2013 and were able to move on to site once casings and tooling arrived from Europe in mid-September 2013. The main civils contract comprises a four-level interchange …

THE PEARL OF UMHLANGA

Evan Janovsky News, Piling

The Pearls Sky is the third and final tower of the prestigious and exclusive development located on Umhlanga’s golden beach front. This 37-level building is, as the name suggests, not only the “Pearl of Umhlanga”, but also the highest of the all buildings in Umhlanga. The piled foundations of the first two towers, the Pearls Dawn and the Pearls Breeze, …