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OptiPower Projects (Pty) Ltd was initiated and registered in 2001 by the current CEO Andre Swart. Motivation to enter the industry was due to the lack of Black Empowered Companies within the Western Cape, and to contribute and pass the experience gained from decades of transmission line related project participation within ABB South Africa.

The company started off with the installation of Overhead and underground Fibre Optic cables and advanced to turn-key construction of Power lines and Substations. OptiPower also achieved the “Transmission” and “Distribution” Black Economic Empowerment Status on Eskom’s vendor list. (Eskom Megawatt Park) as a SMME, Vendor No: 11045781, and also achieved the Approval on the Western Cape Supplier Database, incorporating the City of Cape Town and Western Cape Provincial Government, Registration No: OPTI004TRW, amongst various other municipalities.

The aspiration and drive to provide a Quality turn-key solution to all aspects within the High, Medium and Low voltage Power line, Substation and Fibre Optic networks industry, is a commitment enforced by OptiPower’s top management.

The company is committed to uplifting previously disadvantaged communities and firmly believes in the continuous training of its whole workforce, hence investing generously by embracing the South African Government’s ASGI initiatives.

All the permanent linesmen are trained in Power line disciplines such as Eskom’s ORHVS certification to enable them to work to the Safety Standards that empowers the individuals as authorized persons on Substations, Overhead Power lines and Fibre Optics.

OptiPower also have its own in-house Engineering department that offers full turn-key design and specialized construction solutions to its customers.

In 2019, Murray & Roberts acquired Optipower Projects, providing Murray & Roberts with the capability to undertake work in the transmission, distribution and substation sub-sectors of the power market.

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