vanguard:

 

a word derived from old French meaning a group of people at the forefront of new developments and ideas.

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International solutions for heavy lifting, machine moving and plant relocation

 

Vanguard is Africa’s leading heavy lift and industrial relocation specialist. A private company established in 1974, Vanguard competes internationally, bringing world-class services and equipment to its clients across industries and across borders. 

Supported by the most comprehensive and immaculately maintained fleet of plant and machine moving equipment in the southern hemisphere, Vanguard has the in-house design and engineering expertise to provide a solution to any heavy-lift or relocation challenge. 

Vanguard is a ‘can-do’ company that will deliver your plant in place on time and in budget.

View some of our recent projects:

Specialised Transport

Transportation of Power Plant

Transportation of Power Plant

Transport of six 230-ton generators, six 190-ton gas turbines and six 140-ton transformers at Avon Peaking Power Station.

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Relocation of 325-Ton Stator

Relocation of 325-Ton Stator

On-road transport of 325-ton stator from Richards Bay Harbour to Matla Power Station, a distance of over 500 km!

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Relocation of 800-Ton Mine Shovel

Relocation of 800-Ton Mine Shovel

Vanguard was recently called on to assist in the on-site relocation of two massive hydraulic mine shovels at South32’s Wolvekrans Colliery.

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Heavy Lifting

Salvaging Damaged 900-Ton Ship Loader

Salvaging Damaged 900-Ton Ship Loader

Vanguard's heavy lift team kicked into action to help a customer salvage a damaged 900-ton ship loader.

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350-Ton Transformer

350-Ton Transformer

350-ton transformer moved from Matimba Power Station to Medupi Power Station in less than two weeks.

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Lift and Position 1200-Ton Conveyor Sections

Lift and Position 1200-Ton Conveyor Sections

The heaviest lift ever completed in Africa: two 1 200-ton conveyor sections 60 m above the ground.

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Plant Installation

Bottling Line Installation

Bottling Line Installation

Full turnkey installation for 35-ton bottle washer section and 32-ton Krones filler for SAB Alrode.

 

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Wind Turbine Installation

Wind Turbine Installation

The 96 wind turbines at the De Aar 2 site in the Northern Cape were transported, assembled and installed by Vanguard's plant installation team.

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Press Plant Installation

Press Plant Installation

Vanguard supplied a turnkey transportation and plant installation solution for a new press shop at VW Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth.

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Relocation & Rigging

Press Plant Relocation

Press Plant Relocation

We assisted manufacturer Silverton Engineering consolidate over 20 presses and associated machinery from Isando to their plant in Silverton.

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Stator Change-Out

Stator Change-Out

Vanguard transported a 290-ton generating stator at Duvha Power Station, having transported it from Matla Power Station.

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International Relocation of Press Plant

International Relocation of Press Plant

Vanguard provided a complete international press plant relocation from Johannesburg to the UK.

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