SSCDI drives across borders

The Stainless Steel Co-operative Development Initiative (SSCDI) is taking its drive across borders as it endeavours to increase consumption of stainless steel throughout southern Africa. Together with Stalcor, (a member of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association), the SSCDI recently visited Mozambique as part of a preliminary investigation to promote stainless steel usage in that country. According to the SSCDI’s Scott Houslay, the team is confident following the inspection of various construction and development projects taking place in Mozambique. “We visited a cutlery manufacturer which is a joint venture between a South African and Mozambique company,â€? said Houslay. “We were in a position to give them advice and assistance on markets and opportunities.â€?
Houslay says that the SSCDI has identified two major projects, namely the electrification from the south to Ponta de Ouro as well as the electrification projects around the industrial city of Nampula. “Structural long products of 3CR12 could well be used for the masts in a marine environment and for all electrical enclosures,â€? said Houslay. “These projects represent a major opportunity for stainless steel development in Mozambique particularly if one takes into account life cycle costings and the long-term benefits that stainless steel will offer the project.â€?

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