Johnson Crane Hire has secured a number of contracts for solar power projects, especially in the Northern Cape region.

Peter Yaman, sales executive at Johnson Crane Hire, says that it is their ready access to a range of mobile cranes that positions the company to undertake lifting in remote regions such as this.

Significantly the company has an established branch in Kathu and while actively servicing the mining sector, it is capable of supporting the lifting requirements of the solar power contractors as well.

“The power of dealing with the largest privately owned mobile crane rental company in Africa is that through our vast branch network, we are always able to draw additional resources from other branches, should this become necessary,” Peter says.

“Planning of lifting activities is one of our strengths which enables us to dovetail the lifting with the individual construction programmes so as to ensure optimum productivity for the individual solar power contractors.”

Johnson Crane Hire has a team of highly skilled and trained operators. Not only are the operators well versed in the actual operation of the cranes, but they are also completely familiarised with the application on the solar power farms.

“In addition, we differentiate ourselves by providing all customers throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries with a total lifting solution delivered through our ‘SMART’ (Safety, Maintenance, Availability, Reliability and Total Cost Effectiveness) brand promise,” Peter adds.

Safety underpins all operations, with comprehensively documented and implemented safety systems that comply with all industry safety standards and thorough risk assessments conducted before each lift. There is also a primary focus on proper crane maintenance at all branches, supported by the company’s national workshop in Johannesburg.

Johnson Crane Hire, Elmari Snyman

Tel: (011) 455-9242,