Ngqura Port’s ‘green’ building opened

2017-07-05 06:02

Continued from page 1

Ngqura Port Manager Tandi Lebakeng said the new administration building was still on track for a four-star green rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

“We are very proud of this truly world-class building that is poised to become one of the premier ‘green’ buildings in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality,” she said.

The Green building concepts incorporated in the design include rainwater harvesting, solar panels and light motion sensors in certain areas.

The building’s large window areas allow it to take advantage of the port’s panoramic views and natural lighting flowing into the building thereby reducing the need for electrical lighting.

Lebakeng explained that 154 jobs had been created during the construction phase of the admin building and admin craft basin.

“Forty eight of these jobs have been created for black youth, while 285 Eastern Cape employees are also benefiting from skills development programmes associated with these projects.

“In addition, 15 SMMEs in the Eastern Cape have been engaged to provide materials, equipment and services which is a further injection into the local economy,” she said.

A lime kiln, dating back some 65 years, is located outside the port side of the atrium and has been declared a heritage site.

The next milestone at the port would be the opening of its R332 million administration craft basin scheduled for completion later this year. This new facility at the root of the eastern breakwater in the port basin will allow for docking marine craft such as pilot boats and tugboats, as well as various vessels belonging to the SAPS and SANPARKS.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.


How to get rid of fleas

Before you call in the pricey exterminators, try this DIY approach that promises to get your flea problem under control.



12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Do you know what you are feeding your dog?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.