PROJECT OVERVIEW: WHO’s WHO IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE I OF THE LESOTHO HIGHLANDS WATER PROJECT

Phase IB

Mohale Dam, 145m high, concrete face rock-fill embankment: Mohale Consultants Group(MCG) comprising SMEC( Snowy Mountains Engineering Corp of Australia, BKS Inc, Melis & Du Plessis and Stewart Scott of South Africa, Harza Engineering of the USA and Nippon Koei Co of Japan.

MCG supervised Mohale Dam Contractors, a joint venture of Impregilo of Italy, the lead contractor, with Hochtief of Germany and Concor of South Africa. Concor Engineering and ATB join venture were sub contracted to undertake Mechanical and Engineering activities.

Contract Award : 17 March, 1998

Mohale Interconnecting Tunnel to Katse, 32 km long,- The Lesotho Highlands Tunnel Partnership (LHTP) Mohale were the design and supervising consultants. The Team comprised Lahmeyer(Germany), Mott Macdonald (UK) with Consult 4 of South Africa comprising : Ninham Shand, VKE (Van Niekerk Klyn and Edwards), Keeve Stryn ans SRk ( Steffen Robertson and Kirsten) and Knight Piesold

The Contractors comprised a joint venture of Hochtief(germany) contract leader Impregilo (Italy) and Concor (South Africa). Concor Engineering were sub-contracted to the M&E activities.

Contract Award : 18 December, 1998

Matsoku Weir and Tunnel- The design and supervision consultants are Matsoku Diversion Partnership whose composition is Consult 4 (South Africa) comprising Ninham Shand, VKE Engineers, SRK Consulting and Knight Piesold in a joint venture with the Lescon /FMA of Lesotho.

The Construction team, Matsoku Civil Contractors (MCC) comprised a joint venture of Concor (South Africa), Hotchtief (Germany) contrac leader and Impregilo (Italy). Concor Engineering of South Africa and B&W Electrical were awarded sub-contracts in Mechanical and Engineering fields respectively.

Contract Award : 18 December, 1997

Mohale Access roads- GIBB (Lesotho)/BS Bergman (RSA) were the design and supervising engineers. the Contractors were the LTA/Group 5 Joint venture