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SAFPA AGM 2018

3rd Quarter 2018 SAFPA

At the recent SAFPA AGM, the keynote speaker was Bosch Rexroth regional president for Africa, Lucas Wintjes. He gave a fascinating account of the design and working of the hydraulic equipment on the world’s biggest ship, Pioneering Spirit, and showed how it can lift a 24 500 ton oil rig out of the sea. The €2,6 billion vessel is 382 metres long and wider than three football pitches. It has a lifting capacity of 48 000 tons. “This is the ultimate piece of machinery. You can’t find a ship with more equipment than this one,” he said.

Lucas Wintjes, Bosch Rexroth regional president for Africa.
Lucas Wintjes, Bosch Rexroth regional president for Africa.

The new SAFPA president is Dustin Pereira (Hydac) and the vice president is Wessie van der Westhuizen (Pirtek). The other committee members are Willem Gijzelaar (Hytec), Russell Gill (Engineering & Hydraulic Services), Eugene Tondolo (Axiom Hydraulics), Michael Abbot (CT Hydraulics), Ryno Landman (Enermech) and Manny Vieira (SMC Pneumatics).



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