The newly-launched ELB Conveyor Maintenance hopes to establish itself at every Eskom power station in South Africa, director Sharmlin Govender said at the company’s official launch at the ELB Equipment facility in Middelburg.

Currently on site at the Medupi project, ELB Conveyor Maintenance provides commissioning and maintenance services for conveyors and associated equipment, with the capability to commission and then ‘fine-tune’ any type of conveyor. ELB Conveyor Maintenance can render a complete erection, commissioning and maintenance service from ROM to Load Out Station at mines and from Tippler to ship at port facilities.

“We want to establish a site at every Eskom power station in the country,” says Govender. “If you look back traditionally, in the 80s and 90s, OEMs would have a site office at every single power station. I don’t think that’s something that’s still as prominent now, other than core supplies to the power generation environment. So we want to get back into that frame and have offices at those power stations.

“There is a challenge in our country related to keeping the lights on. It’s about the life of plant that has been extended. That’s where conveyor maintenance plays an instrumental role in facilitating and enabling those key power station managers to keep their plants running. If we can establish ourselves at every single power station, we can get them through the process of keeping the lights on.”

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