Name: DU PREEZ, PIETER DANIEL
Profession/Specialisation: Electronic Engineer
Years with firm: Since 1983 (Founding Partner)
Nationality: South African
Mr. P. D. Du Preez is a partner of Delport Du Preez and Associates and is responsible for the design and co-ordination of various Electronic and Electrical engineering projects. A prime activity in the business of the firm is the management of Multidisciplinary Engineering Contracts in the field of Water Infrastructure projects.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
July 2003: UNISA - Certificate - Designing Telecommunication networks
July 2002: UNISA - Certificate - Introduction to Information Security
July 1990: Damelin Diploma in Security Management.
August 1978: Registration as Professional Engineer.
November 1974: University of Pretoria: B.Sc (Eng) (Elec) Cum Laude.
Mr Du Preez is a full voting member of good standing of the South African Institute of Measurement and Control (SAIMC), South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE), South African Society for Professional Engineers and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
2003 - Director, Delportdupreez (Pty) Ltd
1983 - 2003 Partner, Delport Du Preez & Associates.
1981-1983: Senior Engineer, GH Marais and Partners, Consulting Engineers.
1978-1981: Principal Engineer, Department of Water Affairs.
1974-1978: Engineer, Department of Water Affairs
MAYOR PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN as PARTNER IN DPA FROM 1983 TO PRESENT
2004 - : Project Coordinator for the R 2,3 billion VRESAP project for the Department of Water affairs and Forestry.
2003-2004:Phase 4 - Power Line Protection and Communication Network for the City Council of Tshwane, Electricity Department.
2002-2004: Alarm monitoring and Access Control system for the New Law Faculty Building of the University of Pretoria.
2002-2003:Phase 3 - Power Line Protection and Communication Network for the City Council of Tshwane, Electricity Department.
2002-2003:Power Line Communication Pilot System - Power Line Protection and Communication network for the City Council of Tshwane, Electricity Department.
2002-2003: Alarm monitoring and Access control system for FABI 2, University of Pretoria
2002-2003: Analogue Bulk Metering Network for the City Council of Tshwane, Electricity Department.
2001-2002:Phase 2 - Power Line Protection and Communication Network for the City Council of Tshwane, Electricity Department.
1999-2003:Central alarm monitoring system for the University of Pretoria, Hilcrest, Groenkloof, Prinshof and Onderstepoort Campuses.
1999-2003:Central access control system for the University of Pretoria, Pretoria Campuses.
1999-2003:IT and network support for Dpa-Training Computer Training School.
1999-2001:Phase 1 - Power Line Protection and Communication Network for the City Council of Tshwane, Electricity Department.
1999-2003:Upgrade of the SCADA network for the Usutu River and Usutu Vaal GWS - Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
1997-2001: Bulk water metering and telemetry system for Vosloorus Township - Eastern Gauteng Services Council.
1996- 1997: Project Manager for the second Phase of the Olifants-Sand Water Transfer Project with a budget value of R 170 000 000. The target completion date was December 1997. The Works will be executed through 17 separate contracts.
1995-1996: Project Manager for the first Phase of the Olifants-Sand Water Transfer Project with a budget value of R 142 000 000. The Project was completed on time at a final account value R 129 000 000. The Works was executed through 14 contracts and the design professionals employed included amongst others the Department of Water Affairs, Africon, Freysen and Cilliers, Ninham Shand and Bergman Ingerop. The Social Consultant was Thamane Project Facilitators under leadership of Mr. Joe Skosana.
1992-1997: Contract Manager and design Engineer for Phases 1 and 2 of the Meteosat hydrological data transfer network for the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry as part of the WHYCOS network of the WMO. The contract value was R 6 350 000.
1992-1994: Electronic Engineer for the New Museum of Culture in Pretoria. The contract included access control, smoke detection systems, closed circuit television monitoring, public address and evacuation system, asset protection and intrusion alarm system. The firm was also responsible for the electrical services. Total value was R 3 750 000.
1990-1993: Project Manager for the Extension of the Ebenezer Water Scheme as part of the augmentation of the water supply to the Greater Pietersburg/Polokwane Metropolitan Area. This was a multidisciplinary contract with a final account value of R 9 750 000. The project was completed on time and within budget.
1986-1992: Contract manager and design engineer for Phases 1 and 2 of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition network and private radio communication networks for the water supply schemes to the mayor ESKOM power stations in the Mpumalanga Province. Contract value R 6 320 000.
1990-1993: Project Manager for the Extension of the Foskor Water Scheme as part of the augmentation of the water supply to the Foskor and Phalaborwa Mines. This was a multidisciplinary contract with a final account value of R 4 950 000. The project was completed on time and within budget.
1989-1991: Electronic Design Engineer for the new Development Bank Head Quarters in Maseru. The project value was R 1 000 000.
1986-1989: Electronic Design Engineer for the new Bank Head Quarters in Maseru. The project value was R 3 000 000.
1983-1987: Electronic Design Engineer for the new Bank Head Quarters in Pretoria. The project value was R 28 000 000.
OTHER PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN DURING SERVICE CAREER
Operation and maintenance of 11 kV, 30 MVA pump station equipment and corrosion protection equipment on pipelines.
Planning, design and supervision of the electrical and electronic services for the Dorop South Water Supply Scheme for the Municipality of Walvis Bay in Namibia.
Refurbishment of the electrical systems for the Mess for the Centurion Technicon. The Works included upgrading of the 11 kV supply system.
Radio Communication Systems
Planning, design, preparation and adjudication of tenders and administration of contracts for:
Some of the projects:
H.F. SSB Radio communication System, Dept. Water Affairs.
Meteor Burst Pilot Communication Network, Dept. Water Affairs.
UHF land based radio telephone networks for Verwoerd Dam GWS; PK le Roux Dam GWS; Loskop Dam GWS; Vaal Hartz GWS; Usutu-Vaal GWS; Olifants River GWS (Van Rhyndorp); Duiwenhoks GWS (Swellendam); Vaal Gamagara GWS (Delportshoop to Hotazel); Vaal Dam GWS; Western Cape Region; Lesotho Highlands Water Project, etc.
Telemetering and Telecontrol Systems.
Some of the projects:
Pietersburg Water Supply Scheme; Potgietersrust RGWSS; Usutu-Vaal GWS (Standerton); Slang River GWS (Volksrust); Rooibank GWS (Walvis Bay); Temba GWS; Vaal Wilge Flood Monitoring System; Tugela-Vaal GWS; Meteor scatter communication network, Grinel/Dept. Water Affairs.
Security and Access Control Systems.
Some of the projects: Information on request.
Department of Water Affairs: Smoke detection and security alarm systems for pump stations and Dams - various locations in the RSA