Since 1974, Vanguard has worked across industries and across borders to help customers lift, move and transport industrial equipment safely and cost-effectively.

Below you’ll find some of the projects Vanguard has recently been involved in!

Click on an industry to view our recent projects:
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 moved from Matimba Power Station to Medupi Power Station in less than two weeks.

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vanguard quench your thirst plant 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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Taking Heavy Lifting to New Heights
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 to Plant
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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blown away plant 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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Turning up the Gas
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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Stator of the Nation
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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A Smooth Ride
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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A Shovel A Day
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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Power to Power
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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Relocating Heavy Industry across the Globe
International Relocation of Press Plant

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

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