SMEC South Africa is an active member of the Singapore chamber of commerce and the visit highlighted opportunities to build relationships with delegates across the regional business network. Attended by key members of the SMEC Pretoria team and sister company Soillab, the event enabled staff to learn about Singaporean stakeholders operating in South Africa.
Mr Mantaha and Mr Wei were welcomed to the SMEC office with an introduction to the team and presented with an overview of SMEC operations in South Africa. The highlight of the event was introducing our guests to the Virtual Reality room where they had a chance to experience two SMEC projects using the VR headset. The Montrose Interchange, (N4 National Route) is currently in construction and was developed completely in 3D.
Reflecting on the evening André van der Walt said,
“We’re honoured to have had the opportunity to host Mr Mantaha and members of the Singaporean High Commission. The Singapore chamber of commerce has established strong bonds to South Africa, so we were delighted to showcase some of our projects and build stronger ties with the team.”
Main image: Pictured (L-R): Mr Lem Han Wei (Second Secretary); Mr Zainal Arif Mantaha (Singapore’s High Commissioner to South Africa); Logashri Sewnarain (SMEC CEO for South Africa); and André van der Walt (General Manager, Energy and Resources and Regional Manager for Gauteng North)
SMEC’s technical specialists are presenting technical papers at this year’s Australasian Tunnelling Conference 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Specialists from SMEC’s Power and Energy team will deliver presentations at the 2023 All-Energy Conference in Melbourne. The annual conference is delivered in collaboration with the Clean Energy Council and grants attendees access to the most recent technology, information, and trends pertinent to professionals in the renewable energy sector.
SMEC has once again teamed up with the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young children in Vietnam. This marks SMEC’s second collaboration with the Vietnam-based nongovernment organisation, and together, they are focused on building a vital kitchen facility for Thanh Long Kindergarten in Ha Giang province, Vietnam. This project aims to improve the lives of 70 underprivileged children.
Specialists from SMEC Dams & Hydropower and Geotech teams will deliver technical presentations at the 2023 ANCOLD Conference in Cairns. The annual conference highlights the essential role that dams play in sustaining humanity through methods of water supply, energy production and minerals processing.