Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Completes 1st ACCC® Conductor Installation in East London, South Africa

With the support of Eya Bantu Consulting Engineers and Contractor Siyavuya Power Projects, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality completed their 11 kilometer ACCC® Conductor line upgrade on August 4th.

Using 350 kcmil ACCC Zadar size conductor, supplied by Midal Cables, to replace the existing ACSR Chickadee conductor allowed BCMM to double the capacity of their existing 132 kV circuit to serve the rural community of East London, South Africa.

The challenging project traversed hilly terrain where existing lattice structures were reused without modification. Hardware for the project was supplied by Preformed Line Products. CTC Global’s Master Installer, Wynand De Lange provided training for approximately 40 linemen who did an outstanding job during the eight-week project time frame.

A special thanks go to SPP’s team supervisors Morne & Uzzi for their outstanding leadership and professionalism.

East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape Province. The city lies on the Indian Ocean Coast, largely between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River, which hosts the country’s only river port.

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