Transnet Project has no boundaries

11 July, 2015

Comments

Transnet Project has no boundaries

11 Jul,2015WoF service

Working on Fire’s Commercial Operations recently worked on the Transnet Project.

According to Hennie Homann, one of the Project Managers, this project encompassed doing line clearing and prescribed burning across two provinces from outside Ermelo in Mpumalanga to Vryheid and Hlobane in KwaZulu-Natal on a 560km line.

“Our preparations started in May by cutting tracer belts along the line with two teams from Mpumalanga and two teams from KwaZulu Natal meeting in Paulpietersburg. This had to be done as some of the Tamboekie grass was more than two meters tall which made it impossible to initiate the burning of the belts”, Hennie said.

In this project WoF supplied fully equipped hand crews to perform prescribed burning to reduce the levels of fine fuels on predetermined sites.

Both Transnet and the local FPA’s expressed their appreciation and thanked Working on Fire for the professional manner this project has been completed totalling just more than 4000 hectares of burnt area. The new 8 ton 4×4 Iveco Fire Trucks also boosted our capabilities to complete the burning operations before the cut off time at the end of July.

This is a valuable project for the company and if executed successfully can be extended to other parts of the country. We would like to extend our congratulations to everyone who participated in this project to make a success.

WoF Commercial Operations has developed a range of unique fire management products and services to fit specific needs within the land owner community in Africa and abroad.

 

Archives

Categories

Related Articles

Dealing with Diabetes

Dealing with Diabetes

“An estimated 2 million South Africans do not know that they have diabetes.” - according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). What is diabetes?When you eat, your body turns food into sugars or glucose. At that point, your pancreas is supposed to release...

Female Drivers appointed in WOF Mpumalanga

Female Drivers appointed in WOF Mpumalanga

Working on Fire employees, Primrose Tsotetsi and Hlobisile Madida recently got their blue cards and are now drivers in Mpumalanga. With October being Transport Month, Working on Fire shines a spotlight on the Transport Department, which plays a significant role within...

Hertzogville and Hoopstad fires keep Free State busy

Hertzogville and Hoopstad fires keep Free State busy

The Working on Fire (WOF) teams have had a busy 2020 Winter Fire season, with the Free State province hit the hardest. Working on Fire Free State recorded a total of 585 fires at the end of September, and are currently battling massive fires in the Hertzogville and...

0 Comments

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *