Umgeni Water Lift

The company was commissioned to manage the refurbishment and the controller/drive replacement for this lift. The lift, situated at Durban Water Works, takes operators 180m underground to the high lift pumpstation. It is a unique installation, as it also has the capacity to lift either motors or pumps from the underground pump station to ground level.

This lift is not only unique in the travel distance, but also its capacity to be able to lift either the motors or pumps from the underground pumpstation.

The refurbishment included a mimic panel with a link to the utility’s SCADA system. Safety has been improved by this addition, which detects and manages alarms.