SOUTH AFRICA: Due to move into their new offices just as South Africa went into hard lockdown in March, Anchora Enterprises took advantage of the more relaxed regulations during Level 1 last week to host a small, safe function at their premises in Paarden Island.
In addition to opening up their offices to clients for the first time, the function was also hosted to celebrate some milestone achievements undertaken for clients, SAMSA Special Projects Division and to thank the client for the support.
Anchora Enterprises won the bid for the engineering and installation of tanks, a transducer and polycarbonate bottom on board the SA Agulhas. Although the work was officially completed in December 2019, this function marked the first occasion that the company had to truly celebrate the significant contract.
“As a B-BBEE Level 1 contractor, it was an honour and a privilege to have been awarded this RFQ and to have successfully completed the job on time,” Managing Director, Keith Govender, told guests on Friday – adding that this was the first of its kind in terms of an installation of this nature in Africa.
Govender says that his team did not shy away from the significant challenges that the project entailed, and that the success of the project would stand them in good stead for future work opportunities.
The scope of work also included the installation of a KVH V11 VSAT for the vessel’s subsequent voyage.
Speaking at the function, Operations Manager at SAMSA Special Projects, Roland Shortt, acknowledged the work undertaken by the Anchora team and noted the level of support and commitment to customer service that they had received throughout the contract.
He also acknowledged the efforts being made by the company to develop their staff. “Watching how you have developed your team says a lot about your leadership,” he said thanking Govender during the handover of a custom-made plaque made from the polycarbonate plate that had been installed on the vessel.
You can read more about the company’s ambitious projects on the horizon in the next print issue of Maritime Review Africa, due out this month focusing on the marine engineering and manufacturing sectors.