Oostenberg Refuse Plant

In order to increase capacity efficiency in the storage and transport of solid waste materials, Petrel has been able to apply new and innovative thinking in the design and implementation of new refuse plants in Cape Town.

In the early 2000s, Cape Town City Council and Petrel Engineering partnered together in the development and deployment of the Swartklip Refuse Plant, which was completed in 2005 and now serves the southern Cape Town Region. The Swartklip project was a first-of-a-kind design for Petrel.

In the latter part of the 2000s, when Cape Town City Council found the need to increase capacity in the rapidly-growing northern region of the city, it once again turned to Petrel to develop a solution that built on the success of the previous project. Although the Oostenburg project was also a refuse facility, the specific needs defined by the customer resulted in a project that demanded first-of-a kind design, manufacture and installation.

The project was completed on time and began operation in 2010.

Client Cape Town City Council
Location Kraaifontein, N1, Cape Town
Scope To supply a solid waste handling system, consisting of the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of conveyor, compactor and container units.
Start Date June 2009
End Date October 2010