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Following the successful completion of the New Sasol Fuels Depot at Alrode and the feasibility study for the additional storage conducted by VGI we are pleased to announce that VGI will continue to assist Sasol Southern Africa Energy in developing this facility into a world class facility. VGI were recently appointed to complete, not only the design of the additional storage of diesel fuels on site, but also the blending of bio-fuels into the petrol delivery system. For both these projects the old de-commissioned tanks will be refurbished and integrated into the new plant. This will require the installation of dedicated pipework, pump stations, fire water system and the integration into the new automated control system of the depot.


In order to better serve our Clients in Mozambique, VGI opened an affiliate company in Maputo Mozambique. This company will be fully supported by VGI in South Africa with regards to technical expertise and financial backing. At present, VGI holds the Majority of shares in VGI Consulting Africa. Until such time as the office facilities in Maputo are fully functional, the contact information at VGI in South Africa can be used.

Civil Site Engineering for Ericsson

VGI was appointed by Ericsson as one of the civil engineering companies to assist with the detail engineering work for the roll out of the approximately 1250 new sites to extend the MTN network across the country. VGI will be responsible for the Gauteng West and North West MTN sites which is estimated at approximately 600 sites. The engineering scope is the detail layout of the sites, geotechnical survey, quality assurance and as built documentation for each of the sites. VGI’s ability to provide and obtain GIS based information will assist that we can manage the logistics required due to the pace at which the roll out will take place during the project.


Following the success that VGI had in the design and construction management of the 145 km, 26 inch diameter, high pressure gas pipeline (GNP) between the Secunda and Sasol Factories, Sasol South Africa, on behalf of the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investment Company (ROMPCO), appointed VGI Consulting Africa (an affiliate of VGI Consulting Inc) for the design review and construction management of the second Loop Line of the existing Mozambique to Secunda Pipeline (MSP). This 26 inch, 127 km long, pipeline crosses the Gaza and Inhambane provinces in Mozambique. The Loop Lines are required to increase the capacity of the MSP Pipeline feeding natural gas from Temane and Pande gas fields in Mozambique to South Africa. The MSP Pipeline’s importance to South Africa is not often realized but the gas from this pipeline has an immense importance to the commercial hub (Gauteng) of South Africa as it is the major source of energy to both industrial, commercial and domestic heating requirements. Except for the importance to Gauteng it also forms the feedstock for the gas to liquids plants and chemical plants of Sasol in Secunda and Sasolburg as well large industries such as ArcelorMittal and other foundries near Sasolburg.

Congratulations Anette!

Anette Burger VGI would like to congratulate Anette Burger on receiving her B.Com Logistics degree on Friday 8 May. Well done Anette, all your hard work paid off.

A Word of Welcome to our new Employees

VGI welcomes all our new employees and we trust that they will find their new positions within the company rewarding. From left to right: Lonwabo Bisiwe (Civil Technician), Rirhandzu Maluleke (Civil Engineer),  Kefuwe Ntsamai (Planner) and Kgotatso Masea (Civil Engineer) IMG_8440 IMG_84312 IMG_84362 IMG_8441

Continued professional development program

We congratulate Charl van den Berg and Martin Cloete who obtained the following qualifications as part of VGI’s continued professional development program. Martin Cloete (Left) Pr Tech obtained the degree BSc (Hons) : A: Mechanics Charl van den Berg (Right) Pr Eng obtained the degree B Eng (Hons) : Welding Engineering in November 2014 and subsequently has also been certified by SAIW as an International Welding Engineer. IMG_8464 IMG_8457   Well done to you both!

Congratulations Dora!

Dora 2 VGI would like to congratulate Dora Mahlangu on receiving her National Diploma in Human Resources on Tuesday 29 September. Well done Dora, we are proud of your achievement.

ISO 9001:2008 Certificate for the period 2015-2018

2015_ISO Certificate VGI is happy to announce that we received our re-certification for our ISO 9001:2008 system for the period 2015 - 2018.  A special word of thanks to our Quality Management Team for your hard work and dedication to this very important aspect of our business.

VGI – Level 1 BBBEE rating

Certificate - VGI Consulting (Pty) Ltd BE8460-R1-180716 VGI Consulting (Pty) Ltd obtained a level 1 BBBEE rating with their latest scorecard, and is continuously working to align with the requirements from Dti. VGI is committed to the future of South Africa, and to provide continued services to uplift the community as a whole, with specific focus on previously disadvantaged individuals.

During the 6-monthly Shareholders meeting held by the shareholders of VGI, the following unanimous appointments were made:
  • Ian Grobler was appointed Chairman of the Board of shareholders.
  • Jan Venter was appointed as the Managing Director responsible for the day to day operations of the Company.
  • The following Directors were again appointed for the year:

Ian Grobler                           Jan Venter

Leon van Wyk                      Johan Pretorius

Stefan Grove                        Mothusi Motsilanyane

  • In order to maintain an acceptable BBBEE rating, the company will be appointing a non-Executive Director in the coming months as well as forming a broad based black female trust, focusing on the specific needs of black women. The present BBBEE rating is Level 1 but this is expected to deteriorate when a new audit is carried out in April 2017, based on the new scorecards.
VGI and its affiliated companies and partners provides an all-inclusive engineering, design, procurement, project and construction management service for petrochemical and hydrocarbon clients in Sub-Saharan Africa, and more specifically the Southern Africa arena.

National Diploma in Civil Engineering

RLL2 Project: Gas Pipeline for ROMPCO in Mozambique

We are happy to announce that the 127 km gas Loopline on the MSP Pipeline was successfully commissioned Wednesday evening (2 November 2016). The commissioning was done by Sasol on behalf of ROMPCO with the assistance of VGI Consulting Africa lead by Charl vd Berg and the VGI site team. The 500 kW gas heater, designed by VGI and manufactured and supplied by Energas, played a significant role in the line being commissioned ahead of schedule and in a safe manner.  

PPA Flowline Pigging Project in Mozambique

The EPCM Contract for the Flowline Pigging Project for Sasol Petroleum Temane (SPT) was awarded to VGI Consulting Africa Limitada, a full affiliate of VGI Consulting (Pty) Ltd.  As previously, VGI Consulting (South Africa) will provide expertize and backup to VGI Africa (Mozambique) for the project to ensure that the required high standards of Sasol are met. The project entails the establishment of pigging facilities for the gathering lines from the individual wellheads to the field manifolds and central process unit in Temane and Pande (Mozambique).  The project will install interchangeable pig launchers and receivers for the intelligent pigging of the existing gathering lines.  A specific challenge for the project will be the short period during the shutdown available for re-configuring of existing piping on some of the manifolds and wellheads. This project follows the very successful completion of the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Company (ROMPCO) Loopline 2 Project.  The ROMPCO Loopline 2 Project was completed at the end of 2016 within the required schedule and well below budget by the VGI Africa and VGI Consulting team.

Mobile Phone Mast Project

VGI Consulting is happy to announce that our Mobile Phone Mast Division has reached two milestones this year already.   VGI Consulting has been involved with Mobile Phone Mast installations since May 2015.  To date (April 2018), we completed over a 100 new greenfield towers and over a 100 new rooftop installations for our client Ericsson (MTN). VGI is responsible for the engineering design and construction monitoring for this project.  Once a site is identified, VGI becomes involved from the Council Application process up to the final stage when the civil and structural installation is completed, and the Engineer issues the Completion Certificate for the site.

VGI Statement – Impact of the COVID-19 lock down

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