Van As - Electrician - Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa

Louis Van As

Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa


After school I went to De Beers mines in Kimberley as an app. electrician. I qualified as three phase ( Industrial and domestic ) electrician in 19978 and stayed with De Beers Cons.Mines until 1979. I then wentto Fluoor Constuction to work as a contractor in Secunda on the Sasol 2 project ( petrol from coal ) for about 8 months.
After this I went to Somchem( Explosives) in Somerset West/ Strand area as an artisan where I worked for two years.
I was then recruted to a mining company called Black Moutain Mines in Aggeneys Northern Cape where I was undreground and Hoist electrician.
The oppertunity came up to buy a motor spares shop ( Hi Performance Centre) in Kimberley. I accepted the challenge and bought the place.This taught me a lot about admin, buying and selling. Unfortunately due to the ressesion during the 1980's I had to close the shop.
I then went back to the De Beers mines in Kimberley as an artisan.While I was working for them I acted as Foreman at times and also did a multi-scill course. This gave me the basics of the Fitting, Boilermaking, Rigging and mechanical trades.
In the middle 90's I started my own electrical bussiness.I currently do contract work for small mines, diggings, diamond and crushing plants. We also do industrial and domestic electrical work e.g. rewireing, fault finding, maintenanceand repairs.
I have experience in Soft start systems, VSD systems, Crushers, PV solar systems, HT, MV and standard 220 volt systems




I qualified as artisan in 1978.Have experience in 3phase ,single phase, industrial,comercialand general elect installations.I am a ECB regestitered contractor with wiremans licence.I have worked on diamond plants,diggings,crushers,minen ect.


Solar & PV systems

Our latest addition is PV /Solar systems. I have a qualified engineer for the designing of the systems.
We have just completed a 20 kv system for Vermeulens Buildit in Kimberley.
Another successfull project was at the Oleander Guesthouse in Kimberley 6kv

PV (Solar) installation

We have just successfully completer a new solar installation of 20KVA at Vermeulens Build It in Kimberley. It is running in tandem with the local council supply. Solar during the day and council supply during night.

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