Lesedi Nuclear Services provides integrated engineering solutions for all phases of a project. This includes initial design data and feasibility studies, from conceptual and detailed design to planning, construction, start-up and commissioning, handover and operational support. Lesedi has a track record in engineering and energy infrastructure projects that extend over 15 years.
It is a Level 4 B-BBEE contributor. Since 2006, Lesedi has diversified to be a major Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) organisation having completed numerous successful projects in both nuclear and non-nuclear environments, primarily at Eskom’s Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in the Western Cape, the construction of the Open Cycle Gas Turbines in Atlantis and Mossel Bay and currently an EPC contractor for the Balance of Plant (BOP) at the Medupi Coal Power Station in Limpopo. More recently, for the third window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) in South Africa, Lesedi has been awarded the preferred bidder status for the first Biomass pr oject 16.5 (MW).
Lesedi’s procurement and training strategies are aligned to meet stringent contractual requirements in adherence with both the National Development Plan and Supplier Development and Localisation (SD&L) objectives. Since people are Lesedi’s key asset, three percent of the company’s expenditure is allocated to staff skills development.
Year founded: 2001
Branches: Head Office: Edison Way, Century City, Site Offices: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station (Western Cape) and Medupi Coal Power Station (Lephalale, Limpopo)
Memberships: French Chamber of Commerce, Cape Chamber of Commerce, ANC Progressive Business Forum (PBF) and NIASA.
Strategic partnerships: Shareholders: AREVA, Group Five and the J&J Group
BUSINESS & FINANCE
Financial year-end: 31 December
Major accounts: Eskom
TRAINING & CSI
Training programmes: Learnerships (two supervisors), six engineers in training, three trainee draughtsman and apprenticeships (six fitters).
Empowerment initiatives: Women in Leadership training for two female employees.
CSI initiatives: Lesedi supports a range of community and social organisations within the Western Cape area with its major focus in the Atlantis region where we draw a large portion of our workforce from projects at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station and the completed Open Cycle Gas Turbine project for Eskom. Lesedi has developed a long-term sustainable relationship with the Orion Organisation in Atlantis. Orion has grown as a model of hope to as many as 3000 disabled individuals who have passed through their doors since its inception. Lesedi’s involvement with Orion over the years has made it possible for us to contribute meaningfully in infrastructure and activity development for the beneficiaries over the years. It is a partnership that we are very proud of and we shall continue to cherish for years to come.
Black empowerment level – shareholding (%): 25.1%-50% black shareholding
Black empowerment level – executive directors/senior management (%): 25.1%-50% black executive directors
Black empowerment – total staff (%): 25.1%-50% black staff
Gender empowerment – total staff (%): 5%-25% female staff
Level 4 (value added) verified by Empowerdex
• Company’s expenditure on staff skills development as a proportion of total payroll : three percent
• Company’s total procurement sourced from black-owned and empowered enterprises as a proportion of the total procurement spend: 50 percent of turnover spent on procurement.
Chief Executive Officer: Francis Carruthers
Financial Director: Jerome Sion
Business Development Manager: Shane Pereira
Human Resources Manager: Faheem Simon