Trans-Africa Projects (Pty) Ltd

Primary contact

Contact: Nicholas Msibi

Secondary contact

Contact: Richard Magongo

Company details

Key sector/s:
  • Earthing Studies
  • Electromagnectic Modelling
  • Oversee Tower & Mechanical & Electrical; Testing
  • Quality Inspections
  • Renewable Energy Integration & Grid Compliance
  • Substation & Line Audits
  • System & Protection Fault Investigation
Tel:+27 (0) 11 205 9400
Fax:+27 (0) 11 205 9440
Postal address:

P O Box 6583 Halfway House 1685

Physical address:

Allandale Offices, 23 Magwa Crescent (West), Waterfall City, 2090


Company profile

Trans-Africa Projects (TAP), is a specialist High Voltage Services consulting company which was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Fluor and Eskom. We celebrate more than 20 years of success in providing a unique value proposition around the world due to vast experience and our association with Eskom and Fluor. Our consulting and EPCM services include Power System Consulting, Engineering Design for power lines and substations inclusive of primary and control plant, Project Management and Construction Supervision.

Product & services

Feasibility Studies

We are equipped with a resource base with extensive experience in Power System Planning, Generation Systems and Transmission networks which supplies the following to our valued clients:

•    Demand and generation forecasting master planning Master planning for Transmission and Sub-Transmission Power station and renewable energy integration studies Load flow and voltage stability studies

•    Frequency domain simulations Dynamic and transient stability studies Fault level studies

•    Grid compliance studies and recommendations Financial and economic modelling of proposed projects Quantity and Cost estimates

•    Assistance with power system and power purchase agreements Assistance with line route and substation site selection

•    Spatial data analysis

EPCM Services

When appointed as an EPCM consultant, specific needs will be determined to ensure that we provide a service tailor­ made for our client. Services cover all aspects of the engineering and project management process and provide clients with design solutions at required level:

•       Project management

•       Detailed design of standard, compact or multi-circuit power line configurations Bespoke designs for 'one-of-a-kind' applications

•       Conductor bundle optimization based on life cycle cost analysis Order of magnitude costing

•       Line profiling and tower spotting as per client's requirements Selection of route corridors and technical input to the ESIA Structure designs and foundation concepts

•       Substation designs for AIS or GIS, both primary and secondary plant HV AC and DC and facts applications

•       Control systems including automated when integrated substation controls and SCADA Statistical and tariff metering

•       Protection systems coordination and scheme design

•       Telecommunications applications for power clients with systems, including fiber optic, microwave and power line carrier communication.

•       Specifications, tender documents, technical tender evaluations and procurement assistance Engineering support and site supervision during construction

Commissioning supervision

Consulting Services

Our suite of consulting services include:

•        Power system planning, network studies and system designs Substation primary plant conceptual, preliminary and detail design SCADA and control plant design and protection relay settings Insulation coordination

•        Reactive power compensation studies Neutral grounding reactor studies Electromagnetic modelling

•        Earthing studies

•        Selection of route corridors and technical input to the ESIN EIA Specifications and A/B schedules

•        Tender enquiry documents Factory acceptance testing Site acceptance testing

•        Electro-magnetic compatibility studies

•        Spatial analysis (GIS) and engineering drawings Independent engineer appointments on projects


Specialist Services

As a specialist power system consulting company we provide the following engineering expertise:

•       Line and substation audits

•      System and protection fault investigations Transmission tower mechanical and electrical testing Power quality monitoring

•      Line and tower failure investigations Engineering survey

•      Line route negotiations

•      Electrification planning, marketing and design Assistance with Eskom grid connection applications Geo technical investigations

•      Protection relay scheme testing

•      Training on all aspects of electrical engineering and construction monitoring

•      PLS GADD licensing and training

Renewable Energy

Trans-Africa Projects specialises in the development and integration of renewable energy facilities (REF's) into the national grid or islanded systems. We supply engineering, project management and construction supervision services which deliver a compliant grid connection to developers and 

We have developed our expertise and refined our skills during the very successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) rolled out in the Republic of South Africa. Our association with Eskom and the sharing of intellectual property as well as our knowledge of the Utility Process Control Manuals, technical requirements and our understanding of grid compliance gives any IPP the inside track in terms of speedy project approval, cost efficiency and technical excellence.

Our service to renewable energy developer overarch all requirements from feasibility studies, route and site selection, acquisition of land or servitudes, engineering solutions, the technical approval thereof, the appointment of construction contractors, the project management and construction supervision of the solution, the commissioning of the system and grid compliance.

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