Transnet Project has no boundaries
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 4x4 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.
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