SPi has been involved in executing many major infrastructure projects around the world. The following is an interesting selection of some of our infrastructure projects;
Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong
One of my first projects was runway upgrades, and a replacement Jet refuelling facility to Kai Tak International airport in Hong Kong. Before its closure in 1998, Kai Tak (the first recorded flight from the site took place in 1925) was regarded as one of the most difficult airports in the world for pilots to fly into and out of. My company executed several major upgrades and rebuilds over many years.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Nairobi, Kenya
Our first international project, was to Kenya. In 1972, the World Bank approved funds for further expansion of the airport, including a new terminal building, the airport’s first dedicated cargo terminal, new taxiways, police and fire stations, and the building of the main access road to the airport. The total cost of the project was over US$29 million (US$111.8 million in 2014 dollars).
On 14 March 1978, construction of the current terminal building was completed on the other side of the airport’s single runway and opened by President Kenyatta. The airport was again renamed, this time in honor of President Kenyatta after his death on 22 August 1978.
Crushing & Screening Plant, Venev, Russia
Quarry re-equipped by Stapletonprice with pre-owned, guaranteed, low cost equipment.
Crushing and screening facility, specifically designed for road construction aggregate. After 12 months design and manufacture in the UK and Germany, the facility was constructed over 12 month period. Again, as per SPi projects – under budget and on schedule.THE HAZEMAG HD – Series Primary Impact Crusher was the heart if the facility and was ideally suited to crush run of quarry,
medium-hard, mildly abrasive materials down to a cubical, well graded product size of 0 – 6 inches (55% passing 1 inch) in a single pass. The APPH (H = Hydraulic Apron Adjustment / Control) system ensures the production of a high quality, consistent product gradation.
Centurion Park, Pretoria, South Africa. Bi-Lingual Cricket Score Board
One of SPi’s unusual projects. The Cricket Scoreboard was designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned by Stapletonprice Inc., in South Africa. The Scoreboard won the South African Airways Design Award for a world first fully automated bilingual Scoreboard. Also designed for night games with the assistance of the SABC.
Originally named Centurion Park, SuperSport Park, the home of The Northern’s (Northern Transvaal), is in easy access of Johannesburg, Midrand and Pretoria. One of the newer stadiums and Test venues in South Africa it has been described by various International Captains as “One of the grounds with the best players’ facilities in the world”. The stadium’s appeal is the grass embankments which make up a large part of the seating area, ideal for good family cricket watching. Beach Cabana type hospitality chalets have been erected high on the grass banks for added corporate viewing pleasure. A pavilion at the north end of the ground completes the 22,000 spectator capacity. Known for being one of the quicker pitches in South Africa, it also gives plenty of opportunity to batsmen, with the ball generally coming onto the bat. It has never been seen as a spinners paradise. The outfield is level, lush and fast with a drainage system on par with any in the world.
Dye House, Lansdowne Textile Industries, Cape Town, South Africa
New high technology dye house. Modifications to existing building, new floor, foundations, dye machines (fabric and thread), Dryers, Dye preparation and mixing, equipment by Gaston County, USA. We also designed and installed a heat recovery system and new steam generator. Water softening and micron filtration systems.