In an Australian first, the Darlington Upgrade Project team manufactured a 180 m long bridge in a compound adjacent to the project site and moved it 500 m to its final position over the Southern Expressway entrance.Read More
SMEC South Africa
SMEC aligns local knowledge with global expertise to address the needs of its diverse client base, and has delivered thousands of projects in more than 100 countries, including South Africa.
Today, SMEC delivers high quality technical services for the lifecycle of a project and provides consultancy services to a broad range of sectors including:
- Built Environment
- Resources and Industry
- Education, Governance and Government Advisory
SMEC acquired Vela VKE, a professional consulting engineering company in South Africa in 2012. Vela VKE has operated since 1947. Today, SMEC has 11 offices throughout South Africa.
SMEC proudly delivers innovative design and engineering solutions for a range of infrastructure projects in South Africa. Within the Transport Sector, SMEC’s project experience extends to the rehabilitation of Polkadraai Road, the upgrade of the Ballito Interchange, and detailed design of Isando Pedestrian Bridge.
SMEC has extensive experience in all aspects of road design for urban and rural freeways and local access roads in South Africa. In Cape Town, SMEC provided design services for Chapman's Peak Drive Rehabilitation. This project involved the design of rockfall shelters, high-energy catch fences, structures, civil, geotechnical and electrical components. Another key project which highlights SMEC's design expertise is the upgrade of the Western Freeway in Durban, which carries an average of 122,000 vehicles per day. SMEC provided design, geotechnical and pavement rehabilitation services for the upgrade.
Within the Energy Sector, SMEC provided design of the supporting infrastructure for the Kathu Solar Photovoltaic Facility and feasibility studies for the Mogalakwena Electricity Improvement project. SMEC’s Water and Environment experience extends to the detailed design and site supervision for Vlakfontein Canal, while within the Built Environment and Education, Governance and Government Advisory Sectors, SMEC undertook the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Zibambele Poverty Alleviation Program, and the design and implementation of the new Brits Hospital in Pretoria.
SMEC also has a wealth of experience within the Resources and Industry Sector in South Africa having provided design services for Sasol Synfuels Secunda and asset management support services to Kumba Iron Ore Maintenance.
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SMEC to undertake a feasibility study and detailed engineering design for the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Salang Corridor.
Salang corridor is a major highway which connects the capital Kabul with north Afghanistan. This project aims to find an alternate route to the existing 2.7 km Salang Tunnel, the core of the corridor.Read More
SMEC South Africa won the prestigious Infrastructure Development award at the 15th annual National Business Awards. These awards recognise outstanding business practice, performance and innovation of South African companies.Read More
SMEC strengthens high-end urban development capabilities through parent company Surbana Jurong Group’s acquisition of Robert Bird Group.
The natural synergies and complementary strengths between SMEC, Robert Bird Group and other businesses within the Surbana Jurong network will deliver a stronger, more integrated proposition for clients.Read More
SMEC is working closely with VR specialist Snobal on the Streamlining Hoddle Street Project in Melbourne.
SMEC and Snobal are applying emerging technologies to the design of the Swan Street and Punt Road intersection.Read More
SMEC’s Transport Analytics Team has been engaged in a research partnership to study the future effects of introducing driverless vehicle technology into regional cities.Read More
The SMEC Foundation has partnered with So They Can to fund the construction of a family home in Miti Mingi Village, Kenya, giving eight children a place to call home.Read More
The SMEC Foundation recently partnered with Buguruni School for the Deaf in Tanzania to rehabilitate and improve basic facilities at the school.Read More
SMEC News keeps you up-to-date with key business activities, project wins and innovations from across SMEC and the Surbana Jurong Group.Read More
SMEC has been engaged by the Water Resources Unit at the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, to provide Consultancy Engineering Services for the expansion of La Nicolière Reservoir.Read More
Over 200 of the world’s leaders in infrastructure development and investment gathered in Singapore at the fourth McKinsey & Company’s GII Summit.Read More
To address the role digitisation plays in the construction industry, Surbana Jurong has signed an MOU with China’s ADIT.Read More
On Wednesday 28 June, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Parliamentary Secretary Bronnie Taylor visited SMEC's Cooma office.Read More
SMEC South Africa has been awarded three Diamond Arrow Awards (highest rated) at the Construction Industry Business Excellence Awards.Read More
The SMEC Foundation has partnered with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of the Bornean orangutan and its habitat.Read More
SMEC signs contract with Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit to undertake an Assessment and Business Planning Activity for the Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC) in Sierra Leone.Read More
SMEC will carry out an African Development Bank-funded Solid Waste Management Study in Zaria, Nigeria.Read More
SMEC, in joint venture with GHD and construction partner CPB Contractors, has been awarded a contract by Transurban for the detailed design and construction of the Logan Enhancement Project.Read More
SMEC will help to improve traffic congestion along one of Brisbane's busiest roadways.Read More
The project offers high capacity transport to help cut congestion and provide a frequent, reliable and comfortable travel option through the city centre.Read More
SMEC has been engaged by VicRoads to prepare Concept and Detailed Engineering Design for the Streamlining Hoddle Street Project.Read More
In a significant achievement since SMEC and Surbana Jurong joined forces in August, we are proud to announce our first successful joint project bid.Read More
SMEC will conduct a feasibility study on the development of three industrial hubs in South Africa for Ithala Development Finance Corporation.Read More
SMEC has been appointed as Preliminary Engineering Services Designer for the Tinley Manor South Banks Development in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Read More
SMEC has been engaged by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of Uganda to develop a Master Plan for an Oil and Gas Industrial Park in Uganda.Read More
SMEC has integrated the services of Brisbane City Enterprises into SMEC Local Government.Read More
SMEC CEO Andy Goodwin signs the CEO Statement of Support for the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals.Read More
Dr Nakedi Mathews Phosa was recently recognised at the African Achievement Awards, held in Abuja, Nigeria.Read More
SMEC has increased its rankings in Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine’s 2016 annual design lists.Read More
SMEC has been engaged by the Transmission Company of Nigeria to undertake a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) of electricity developments in Nigeria.Read More
This project will rehabilitate and modernise irrigation schemes, improving rice production in the region.Read More
SMEC has been engaged by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) to upgrade the 43 km Zandkraal to Winburg section of the N1 Freeway.Read More
The Lwela Bridge Project will help support the transformation of Zambia from a landlocked country into a land-linked country.Read More