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Turnkey Engineering Solutions
That Can Open New Doors for Your Business

At Petrel Engineering, our business is about making your project a success.  For over 60 years, we have been a leader in delivering innovative, custom-engineered solutions for customers around the world.

We focus on products and services for customers whose needs include:

  • Design Services
  • Custom Manufacturing
  • Maintenance Services and Repair
  • Artisan Training Services

Petrel’s extensive experience in design, manufacture and installation of first-of-a-kind products makes us the natural choice when considering a project partner that can deliver results on time and within budget. No matter the scope of the project, Petrel will deliver a solution that makes sense, both technically and commercially. 

Petrel partners with our customers to design and develop unique and individualized “Concept-to-Commissioning” approaches to projects. Our full range of in-house design services, comprehensive manufacturing capabilities, installation expertise and after-sales service means a “total solution” for meeting the most challenging project needs.

Petrel’s unique approach to project execution, coupled with service and training support, gives our customers access to the total lifecycle of their project, from design through operation.

No matter how complex your needs, Petrel stands ready to create solutions that can open new doors for your business.



21 January 2016

Petrel Engineering is back "in business" after the successful conclusion of its Business Rescue process

23 March 2015

Elgin Engineering (Pty) Limited a company incorporated in terms of the laws of South Africa (Reg. No. 2002/017207/07), herewith gives notice of the Court Order dated 16 March 2015 commencing Business Rescue Proceedings.

27 February 2014

Vacjet, a leader in the vacuum tanker industry, recently commissioned Petrel Engineering for the fabrication and installation of 24 vacuum tanks, mounting frames and accessories for their fleet of trucks.

09 September 2013

Cape Town based Petrel Engineering, a subsidiary of The Elgin Group, manufactured the Halley VI Research Station – specifically designed and intended for arctic research purposes.

01 October 2010

At a site in Kraaifontein, in the Cape Town Metropole, just off the N1, is the first integrated waste management facility of its kind in South Africa.