Spring Grove Dam was nominated for the 2014 South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Award (Pietermaritzburg Branch). The awards ceremony was held on Friday, 27 June 2014 and we are extremely pleased to announce that Spring Grove Dam (including the fish barrier and gauging weirs), as part of the Mooi Mgeni Transfer Scheme Phase 2 (MMTS-2), won the award in the Technical Excellence Category.

The criteria for this category is as follows:

  • The project should have unusual features;
  • It should demonstrate some notable advancement in obtaining solutions to engineering problems;
  • It should have particular unique aesthetic appeal;
  • It should display engineering ingenuity in analysis or design and/or in construction technique;
  • The project should show functional efficiency; and
  • The handling of impacts on the environment should be particularly successful.