A Joint Division of the Institution of Civil Engineers and
the South African Institution of Civil Engineering

Talk on Durban Harbour Widening and Lecture by Anne Wilson: Transnet Capital Projects: One Programme, Two Huge Challenges

Thu, 2008-08-14 00:00 -- superadmin

JOINT CIVILS DIVISION LECTURE SERIES 2008

THE DURBAN HARBOUR WIDENING PROJECT - PRESENTATION BY ANDREW OFFICER
LECTURE BY ANNE WILSON, CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER, TRANSNET CAPITAL PROJECTS

The Joint Civils Division of SAICE and ICE hosted the next event in the 2008 Lecture Series in Durban at the Royal Natal Yacht Club.

Transnet Capital Projects: One Programme, Two Huge Challenges 

The lecture was presented by Anne Wilson,  Chief Procurement Officer, Transnet Capital Projects.  The lecture addressed the following pertinent procurement issues:

How do we change the way employers and contractors engage so that we can address two of the biggest challenges we face on this programme:

1.       How to harness all the skills and expertise needed to deliver this complex and varied infrastructure programme; and
2.       How to ensure that through this programme South Africa’s construction industry evolves and transforms to better represent the demographics of the country and develop the skills and flexibility required to be competitive and sustainable in the international market.
 Anne Wilson will give an overview of the Transnet Capital Programme, and then discuss some of the alternative contracting strategies they are starting to employ to deal with the questions raised above.

Andrew Officer also presented on the Durban Harbour Widening Project as introduction to Ann Wilson's lecture.

We will offer CPD points on qualifying lectures to those people who gave in e-mail addresses.

The presentation from Ann Wilson is available for download here (1.27Mb)