EnI’s strategy to penetrate the African market during 2011 has yielded beyond-expectation results, with significant orders being secured in mining hot-spots across the continent.
EnI, a specialist electrical, instrumentation and control systems construction company, is part of the Zest WEG Group.
“We’re very excited at what we’ve achieved during 2011,” Trevor Naude, sales and marketing manager for EnI, says. “In previous years the geographical split in our order book was 70% South Africa-based and 30% in the rest of Africa. In 2011 this split has taken a 180 degree turn and most of our work is now beyond South Africa’s borders.
“The mining sector across the region has entered a whole new level, with virtually every job that has been waiting in the wings finally coming into play. We’ve worked extremely hard to gain additional market share and we’ve also capitalised on the massive market growth taking place on the continent. A major factor in our success is attributable to the Zest WEG Group’s collective robust relationships with customers operating in Africa that have yielded many package deals, which in turn stimulate growth for all members of the group.”
EnI is currently at work in Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Mali, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The company has become one of African Barrick Gold’s preferred suppliers in Tanzania and is currently working on three brownfields plant upgrades, worth around R22-million, at Barrick’s Bulyanhulu and North Mara gold mines.
In Zambia, EnI has secured work worth in the order of R120-million, including a green-fields copper mine, and two smelter upgrades, while in Ghana the company is working on five brownfields plant upgrades in the gold sector across three clients, with orders totalling in excess of R40-million.
EnI is working on two projects in Mozambique, in the food industry and involved in a turnkey R85-million ship loading facility upgrade at one of Mozambique’s ports which includes the medium voltage switchgear, transformers, MCC’s, electrical and instrumentation construction, as well as the PLC SCADA controls.
The company is also working on a brownfields gold mine upgrade in Mali and on the upgrade of a precipitator at a power station in Zimbabwe..
In South Africa EnI is running four significant greenfields projects in the mining sector. The company has also appointed a branch manager in Rustenburg to develop the potential brownfields opportunities in the Western Limb mining sector.