Cape Armature Winders was recently awarded an electrical contract in support of the South African Navy, to perform electrical repairs and services on their fleet of vessels, based across South African shores and 5 ports.
The South African Valour class frigates are the major surface ships of the South African Navy, comprising of the SAS Amatola, SAS Isandlwana, SAS Spioenkop, and the SAS Mendi. The frigates were designed to be capable of conducting sustained operations at sea, and to negotiate sea conditions such as those found off the South African coast. Boarding up to two AgustaWestland SuperLynx 300 helicopters, the frigates routine tasks include patrols for the protection of marine resources against poaching and pollution, law enforcement at sea with respect to piracy and the smuggling of contraband. The frigates are also tasked to peace and civil support missions, wartime duties and sea-denial/mine-laying missions.
Cape Armature’s work on this contract will consist of the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment to the Navy’s fleet.
“We will build on our record of superior service to the SA Navy, and enhance our services to meet their requirements.” said George Epenetos, Commercial director. “The SAN Officers deserve our very best service and technical expertise to prepare them for going to sea and being successful on their missions.”
Cape Armature Winders is a specialist in the repairs and overhauling of electric motors, generators and alternators. Based in Cape Town, they offer a complete solution to the SA Navy and commercial maritime industry, providing repairs and overhauling, installations, maintenance and support services.