South African company, Kwikspace Modular Buildings (Pty) Ltd (Kwikspace), recently broke new ground in the rentals market in Namibia when it delivered its first ever rental units in the country for use as accommodation by the construction team involved with the development of the Neckartal Dam. Shortly after this project was initiated, Kwikspace was contracted to construct two offices at the Neckartal Dam Project site for Salini Namibia (Pty) Ltd (Salini), the construction and engineering and company responsible for the construction of the dam.
Measuring 1 206 m² in total, the two offices were set up as site-erected buildings, which allowed for easy transport of the building materials and on-site completion according to the clients’ specifications. In this instance, the Salini office measures 758 m² and the engineer’s office 448 m². On completion of these buildings towards the end of last year, over 60 employees were provided with office space.
Never afraid of a challenge, Kwikspace completed the construction of these two buildings at the top of a plateau, with a valley reaching 120 metres below, where winds can reach up to 120 km per hour.
The construction of the Neckartal Dam is of great significance to the country as it will create a reservoir capable of holding 857 million cubic metres of water, based on figures by Salini. When completed, the dam will bring about economic growth and prosperity in the country as it will be used for power production, irrigation and agricultural development. In addition, the development thereof has created a number of job opportunities.
To ensure the smooth running of the development process, the speedy completion of infrastructure such as this office space for the client and main contractor is an essential factor. For this reason, Kwikspace’s prefabricated buildings are highly suitable to the project requirements.
Comments Nick Alexander, Director of Business Development for Kwikspace Modular Buildings in Africa: “Our involvement at the Neckartal Dam was a great success. As a company, we are always pleased to contribute to projects that facilitate positive developments in a country.”