Sappi Saiccor Project Vulindlela

Challenging times only make us better!

Accident-free over 100,000 working hours on construction site

The management of GIG Karasek is pleased to announce that, even in these extraordinary times, more than 100,000 on site working hours have been performed without incident on the Vulindlela project (South Africa).  This is only possible because of the careful support and tireless commitment of the entire project team from Sappi South Africa, who have completed over 3 million accident-free hours here so far.

Due to the busy construction site and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, every single project participant can be particularly proud of this positive interim result.

GIG Karasek would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank all project members for their great engagement, motivation and attitude put in the Vulindlela project so far.

The great working project team on site and in our offices in Europe makes GIG Karasek confident that the project will be completed safely, on time and in the best quality.

It is well known that the last 20% of a challenging project are always the most difficult in terms of visible progress and motivation, but GIG Karasek would like to thank everyone involved for continuing to comply with all safety measures and for the smooth implementation of a challenging project.

GIG Karasek - Saiccor Team


Sappi is a global company focused on providing pulp, paper pulp, paper and biorefinery solutions to customers in over 150 countries. These features are found in applications from textiles to healthcare, graphic papers to packaging.

Saiccor Mill produces a world-class product in a country where solid technology and infrastructure meet the demands of the global community. The mill is located 50 km south of the port of Durban in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and is one of the production facilities for Sappi Dissolving Pulp.