In 2018 SAPPI embarked on the re-design of the rail system and installation of an automated woodchip system in the woodyard of the Saiccor Mill. SiVEST South Africa was appointed to provide design, engineering and management advisory support services for the civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, controls, instrumentation and drafting works for the project.
SiVEST contracted GeoAfrika Surveys to undertake a high definition laser scan and topographical survey of the existing woodyard and surrounding structures at the mill. GeoAfrika Surveys utilised various technologies including precise-order datum levelling and mobile static laser scanning to capture the area of 125,000sqm. Laser scan data was used to extract the full topographical survey deliverable due to its high definition. The total area was captured in 6 days which resulted in a fast turnaround of mapping data to the client.