> AUREX CONSTRUCTORS

HAS BEEN PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION, TURNAROUND AND MAINTENANCE PROJECT SERVICES TO BLUE-CHIP CUSTOMERS WITHIN THE ENERGY SECTOR IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS

With experience in oil & gas, mining & metallurgy, infrastructure, petrochemical and clean power our team of experts perform structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, piping, platework (SMEIPP), tank, fabrication and management services for projects of all sizes and complexities within the company’s two business units, Construction and Turnarounds & Maintenance.

Drone technology offers a bird’s eye view of the Aurex team at work on a solar plant.

The company is 100% locally owned and managed with 51% black ownership and 30% black women ownership.

CONSTRUCTION
Aurex are leaders in the field of self-performing SMEIPP construction projects in South Africa. Experienced project teams work closely with customers to manage the construction of new plants and retrofits, refurbishments and expansions of existing projects efficiently, to customer requirements and schedule.

RENEWABLE ENERGY
The global power mix is evolving, and with this comes an increasing demand for sustainable energy sources. Aurex have installed over 560 MW of clean power in South Africa since 2013. With extensive experience in the renewable power sector, the business continues to deliver new installations, refurbishments, and maintenance of photovoltaic (PV) solar plants.

COAL-FIRED POWER
With more than 15 years’ experience working on coal-fired power stations in South Africa our highly skilled teams have successfully constructed air-cooled condensers, ducting and boiler works. Maintenance teams continue to service boilers, ducting, gas air heaters, ball mills and conveyors, amongst other elements, for valued customers.

TURNAROUNDS & MAINTENANCE
Turnarounds
Understanding the impact that statutory shutdowns and turnarounds have on customers’ businesses motivated Aurex to develop an innovative cradle-to-grave approach that systematically plans all phases of the plant outage. An experienced team effectively tailors’ solutions to ensure that performance and deadline needs are executed safely.

Maintenance
At the center of project sustainability and asset management is the need for long term maintenance solutions. Maintenance activities critically impact customers’ assets and business operations, which is where Aurex apply their industry experience to align solutions with project requirements and deadlines.

Prospective employee updating information on the Digital Mobilisation Tool with guidance from Aurex HR representative whilst others wait their turn.

INNOVATION TO BEST SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS
Understanding the importance of staying at the forefront of innovation, Aurex encourages unorthodox thinking, and challenges time-tested protocols to find solutions that meet customer’s needs.

Digital mobilisation Tool
In the fast-paced project environment recruiting people with the right skillsets for each job quickly is paramount. With this in mind the innovation team created the Digital Mobilisation Tool.

The tool currently stores the details of approximately 8,400 trained, experienced, and certified artisans across South Africa. As projects are awarded the tool allows for the rapid pairing of artisans with jobs that suit their unique skillset which in turn allows them to mobilise onto projects efficiently.

Scope Management Tool
Focusing on finding a solution that would enhance project planning and deliver cost-effective project execution the innovation team developed the scope management tool. This tool provides standardised man-hours and an efficient platform for data entry and compilation.

Through the tool, access is available to a consolidated bill of quantities across a project timeline which drives and expedites the procurement process. It allows for remote scheduling and updating during the execution phase of a project.

Through this platform, we provide accurate feedback and adapt timelines and operations as and when needed. This tool delivers enhanced time management and cost savings.

Aurex team updating the Scope Management Tool to update the bill of quantities on the Adams Solar project

Drone Technology
Due to the size and complexity of the projects they work on, Aurex use drones to gather data in real-time. Project teams have access to progress as it is being made and can identify any challenges early and react quickly.

Surveys are conducted from a bird’s eye view allowing for largescale inspections. Work progress is easily visualised and accurately measured. Project managers can monitor the locations of workers, and equipment.

Overall, drone technology has increased site safety, maximised timesaving, and the use of resources, facilitated surveys and accurate measurements. Not to mention the spectacular photographs taken from the aerial view. As Henrik Ibsen first said, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

FUTURE INNOVATION
Innovation is ongoing at Aurex as we strive for continuous improvement. The team is always looking for innovative opportunities to deliver effective efficient projects to their valued customers.

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