Quality fluid-conveyance solutions provider Incledon is supplying the bulk pipeline to main contractor Xesibe Construction for the Ncera macadamia project for the Eastern Cape’s Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.
Incledon’s scope of work comprises the supply of 2.4 km of 400 mm class 16 MPVC and 700 m of 400 mm Class 30 ductile iron pipe, as well as related engineering components to Xesibe Construction, Brendon Pelser, Civils Sale Representative – Eastern Cape, Incledon, explains.
“Incledon’s well-trained civils team and strong supplier relationships ensure the client has peace of mind by accessing best-of-breed brands that comply with local and international quality standards,” Pelser explains.
Tekflo valves, supplied exclusively supplied in Southern Africa by Incledon, were specified for the project, along with AVK and Vent-O-mat Air valves, for which Incledon holds preferred distributor status.
“Incledon was chosen as the preferred supplier by the client as it could get all of its materials from us, meaning it did not need to purchase from multiple companies, open multiple accounts, and be concerned about multiple delivery dates. Secondly, the Incledon product range fulfilled the pre-requisite that the bulk of the material be manufactured locally which, in turn, boosts the local economy and supports job creation,” Pelser notes.
The exception was the ductile iron pipe, sourced from Electrosteel India, a pioneer in this regard that supplies 35 countries. The pipe conforms to BS EN 545:2010/ISO 2531:2009, with push-on joints. The standard length is 5.5 m, with the option of supplying shorter lengths as permitted by the standard. Incledon is also supplying socketed accessories such as EPDM rubber gaskets and lubricant.
Once completed, the irrigation scheme will feed water from the Ncera River to the macadamia nut farms located in the area. Xesibe Construction is forging ahead with the project, with 70% of the pipeline supplied by Incledon already laid.
Pelser adds that the Eastern Cape is a key focus area for Incledon, as the majority of the area is rural and in dire need of water-supply infrastructure to villages, schools, and outlying areas. “The region has so much potential, with many new projects in the pipeline,” Pelser concludes. These include the KwaBhaca Water Supply Project for Ward 7 in East London, in conjunction with LNP Construction.
Incledon stocks over 15 000 preferred products and provides a wide range of approved and highly recognised brands of pipes, fittings, valves, flanges, rigid pipe working tools & threading machines, HDPE, compression fittings, pumps, electro-fusion fittings, windmills, sprinkler systems, water meters, residential, commercial & golf irrigation systems, plumbing products and related products used in the engineering, mining, municipal, civil, plumbing merchant and irrigation markets.