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:


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.

For more information please email southafrica@smec.com

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