Robben Island Bunker Installation and Supply Tender

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Under the apartheid regime, Robben Island housed a prison in which political prisoners and other criminals were incarcerated. Nelson Mandela was previously imprisoned on the island, which after the change in the political landscape in the mid- 1990s, became an international icon of the “new” South Africa.

The facilities and infrastructure on the island were abandoned by the Department of Correctional Services and subsequently have fallen under the aegis of the Department of Arts and Culture.

We were mandated by a client in the bunker fuel industry to assist in the submission of a tender for the supply of bulk diesel fuel to the island, as well as to its ferry boats.

An assessment of the infrastructure of the bunker installation, pipelines and equipment on the island was carried out, and we assisted in all legal aspects relating to the matter, including environmental and anti-pollution advices.

Signs and historical photographs of Robben Island during the apartheid era

Signs and historical photographs of Robben Island during the apartheid era

Signs and historical photographs of Robben Island during the apartheid era

The condition of the infrastructure for the pumping of fuel on the island was found to be less than satisfactory

Inspection of the bunker pipeline and pumping facility on the quay side in Murray’s Bay, Robben Island

Inspection of the bunker pipeline and pumping facility on the quay side in Murray’s Bay, Robben Island