South African tank manufacturer GasCon is one of two Western Cape companies to have recently been certified to ISO 3834 by the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW).

Two Western Cape welding fabricators, Lesedi Nuclear Services and GasCon, have been certified by SAIW, making them the first companies in this region to be independently certified to international welding fabrication standards.

Lesedi, a Black Empowerment Enterprise employing more than 500 people including 80 qualified engineers and technicians with extensive nuclear expertise, was founded to provide technical resources for the nuclear power industry.

When Cape Town-based GasCon started operations in October 2005, after acquiring the gas tank manufacturing business of the liquidated Consani Engineering, South Africa regained its place in the specialised world of intermodal gas tank container manufacturing.

GasCon’s product range includes high-pressure refrigerant containers for the export market, tanks for ammonia, hydrogen fluoride, chlorine and high purity gases for the electronics industry.

The company has the capability to build liquid petroleum gas road tankers, general pressure vessels and has recently expanded into the manufacture of cryogenic storage vessels, cryogenic ISO tank containers and road tankers.

After investing a considerable amount of time and resources in establishing world class systems, it’s thought that the newly received SAIW accreditation enhances supplier opportunities both nationally and internationally.