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Sinotech have provided specialist input for numerous local and international Consulting engineering firms, Government Departments and Water Boards. Some of these projects are listed below:




Jumeira water supply system in Dubai. Assisting in assessment of pipe failures


Assisting in various pipeline system analyses


Hydraulic Assessment of the Caledon-Bloemfontein Gravity Pipeline


Assessment of dynamic pressures of the Majosi bulk water supply pipeline

Golder Associates Africa

Phalaborwa De-watering system dynamic pressure evaluation

Jaco Swart Consulting Engineers

Hydraulic assessment and surge analysis of the Blyde River Irrigation Scheme. Contract value of construction is R120 Million

Kwezi V3 Engineers

Roodeplaat Dam to Wallmansthal raw water pipeline dynamic pressure analyses


Hoxane bulk water transport pipeline. Surge and pipe optimization of booster pumping system.

MVD Consulting Engineers (South Cape)

Surge analyses, air valve and pipeline analyses (George Le Grande pipeline, Groot Brak Water supply scheme, Murraysburg pipeline, Pacaltsdorp Irrigation Scheme).

Ndodana Consulting Engineers

Review of various hydraulic designs and storm water systems analyses. These include Kimberley Airport, Storm Water Drainage System crossing the Katlehong - Kwesini railway section, T15 provincial road in Eastern Cape, 

Ninham Shand Consulting Engineers

Air valve sizing and positioning analysis (3 m diameter Gurara Transfer Scheme). Maguga weir model study.

Nyeleti Consulting Engineers

Pipeline analyses and design reviews (Malematja Water Supply scheme).


Surge analysis of the Petronet refined products pipeline from Durban to Sasolburg. Total distance of 780 km and 14 pump stations. In collaboration with Africon Pty Ltd.

Stewart Scott International

Dubaydib well field design of valve control system

Rand Water

Surge analyses of the B4, B6 & B10 pipeline systems

Preliminary review of the Lesotho transfer pipeline (Surge analyses, Clarens pipeline 3,5 m diameter)

South African National Road Agency Limited (SANRAL)

Updating of the old Road Drainage Manual

Review of the N8 Kaalspruit River Bridge (Hydraulic and hydrological aspects)

Hydrological and hydraulic analyses of the Tsitsa Low Level River Bridge

Vektor Ingenieurs

Far East Hospital and Tambo Memorial Hospital site water reticulation design

WRP Consulting Engineers

Conceptual design and sizing of the Khayelitsha pressure control system

WSP International Sweden

Hydraulic Analysis of the Zambezi River for the construction of the 2.5 km long Caia River Bridge. This included the review of previous studies, setting-up of hydraulic model, assessing various bridge options and scour analyses for the preliminary design report.

Department of Agriculture: Western Cape

Hydrological and Hydraulic Study of the Meul River in the Western Cape


Conduit hydropower - Bloemwater


 Teebus hydro power station phase 1 & 2 - Prefeasibility studies

Surge tank  investigation
Pipeline testing
Khatlehong storm water culvert
Far East Hospital water tower
Failed steel reinforced concrete pipe
Air valves on a stub (Blyde rivier)


The members of Sinotech have received various rewards recognizing their contribution to the civil engineering profession:

The SAICE Water Engineering Award for the development of software and the contribution to technology transfer in the water field (2002).

Mail & Guardian Greening the Future, Community Renewable Energy Award for the Conduit Hydropower Project (2014).

SAICE Water Engineering Division - Best Paper Award (2013-2014). Conduit-hydropower potential in the City of Tshwane water distribution system. Loots, I., Van Dijk, M., Van Vuuren, S.J., Bhagwan, J.N. and Kurtz, A. South African Journal of Civil Engineers. Vol 56. October 2014.

SAICE Water Engineering Division - Best Paper Award (2013-2014). Review of pump suction reducer selection: Eccentric or concentric reducers. Mahaffey, R.M. and Van Vuuren S.J. South African Journal of Civil Engineers. Vol 56. October 2014.

WRC Knowledge Tree Award - New Products and Services for Economic Development (2015)- M van Dijk.

Research grants received from WRC, NRF and DST.

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