Kusile Power Plant
The scope includes the preparation for operational readiness, ensuring that the necessary operating, commissioning, handover, maintenance, spares and outage processes of the Kusile Project are aligned and streamlined to suit Eskom's generation environment at handover and commissioning of the Kusile Power Station. This task spans 24 months, requires in excess of 26,000 manhours to complete.
Ario's scope was to develop, document and establish the establishment National Space Programme with SANSA that gives effect to the objectives of the National Space Strategy as developed by the Department of Science and Technology and approved by Cabinet in 2008. In particular, it is necessary to expand on and provide concrete details on the satellite roadmap outlined in the implementation plan of the National Space Strategy.
Since its appointment, Ario has had a major impact on the project. Ario has, for example, convinced Necsa of a number of strategic changes in the project and project execution approach which have already benefited the project to a great extent. There is no doubt that Necsa values Ario's input as a strategic and project implementation partner, bringing significant skills and experience to the project.
Ario, your project integrator/Project management specialists
The core business of Ario is the provision of high-level project-related services to corporate clients. Ario's niche is its ability to bridge the gap from technology and engineering to successful project delivery. To date, the track record built up by Ario.
Ario has a number of high-level resources available and has built up a reputation for reliable supply to clients in the fields of project management and/or project engineering and project controls.
Ario offers solid expertise in the implementation of project and engineering technologies. For each project, a quality assurance plan is drawn up according to ISO9001 standards, whilst the task is meticulously executed to conform to the specifications set.
Ario Is AccomplishedOne of the prime reasons for Ario's success to date has been its ability to combine in-depth project management, delivery and control experience and skills with an integrated client engagement approach.
Ario Is EffectiveArio leads through a combination of experience, an established delivery methodology and creativity. Through an effective blend of these attributes of tradition and innovation, we ensure each project is meticulously executed on time, on target and on budget.
Ario Is At The ReadyArio is accustomed to the consulting environment where skills need to be contracted on short durations for urgent purposes. Ario's ability to gear up quickly and deliver on urgent tasks has been demonstrated through the successful delivery of work packages to date.
- Portfolio Management
- Programme Management
- Project Management
- Project Deliverable Integration Management
- Planning & Schedule Management
- Cost Management
- Risk Management
- Quality Management
- Project Sourcing & Contracting
- Projects Contract Management
- Financial Management
- Engineering & Design Management
- Site Management
- Construction Management
- Commissioning Management
- Configuration, Document & Data Management
- Health, Environmental & Safety Management
- Regulatory & Permitting Management
- Communications Management
- Knowledge Management
- Integrated Resource Management
- Monitoring, Assurance & Reporting
Dr Ramatsemela Masango
Ramatsemela previous held the positions of Senior Manager for Safety and Licensing on the PBMR Fuel Plant project and Group Executive at Necsa. In her career, she has developed several business strategies and worked with teams to see those strategies through to implementation.
Her experience has afforded her the opportunity to contribute significantly, not only to her immediate colleagues and subordinates, but also to people within the organisation and beyond the borders of the organisation. She continues to motivate other young professionals to achieve their personal goals and she strongly believes in empowering those around her.
Ario Managing Director:
Dr Louis Heyns
Louis started his career in the field of aerospace, employed by Pratt & Whitney in the USA. In 1987, he moved back to South Africa and joined LIW (a division of Denel) where he worked as a systems engineer and headed up the control systems department.
Louis joined IST in 1991 as a project manager (IST listed in 1998 as IST Group Ltd) and served on IST’s Executive Committee from 1997 to 2002 in the positions of Business Development Director for defence and later as Group Commercial Director.
In 2003, he accepted a position in PBMR’s Executive Committee as General Manager (Commercial). He was promoted to General Manager (Projects) in 2007 and served on PBMR’s Exco until 2010.
Louis started Ario directly after he left PBMR in 2010.
Chief Operating Officer:
Mr Ntsako Mdhluli
Ntsako worked at First National Bank (FNB) in both their commercial and retail banking sectors. During his tenure at FNB retail banking he provided support in an advisory role to Excos of FNB Swaziland, FNB Botswana and FNB Lesotho on product alignment, product placement and transactional pricing.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Ntsako consulted for Ario on Eskom’s Project Tools Programme as part of the Back2Basics drive, being responsible for the basic design of various process control manuals.
As Ario’s Chief Operating Officer, Ntsako is responsible for the operational and financial aspects of the company and liaises with clients to ensure successful project delivery, and identifying future opportunities. Ntsako holds Bachelor of commerce undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Pretoria in the field of Accounting and Finance.