Delmec has been providing technical support to Helios Towers across Africa since 2012, with the addition of the newly established Helios South Africa, allowing us to grow together into the future. Our initial engagement began in Ghana providing basic survey and design functions and as Helios have grown, we have followed and supported their needs across first DRC, then Tanzania and now in Congo B and South Africa.
Helios wanted to adopt a new strategy to maximise their assets and increase their data across the portfolio. Due to issues locally with contractors, Helios needed to ensure that all works are being carried out safely and efficiently.
Services we provided
Structural Survey, Equipment Survey, Due Diligence Surveys, Pre-Constructions Surveys.
Structural Analysis, Strengthening Designs, Desktop Portfolio Review, Bespoke Site Solutions.
Portfolio Advice, OpEx and CapEx guidance, Tower Consolidation, Technical Due Diligence, In House Consultation, Active and Passive Consultation and ROI.
Strengthening Works, Maintenance Works, Contractor Supervision.
Quality Inspection [Post Strengthening], Quality Inspection [New Site Build], Supplier Validation and Validate material quality and traceability.
Asset Management System [TIMS], Portfolio Management, Annual maintenance reports with recommendations.
Our support to Helios was advanced in 2015/16 with the evolution to a full solutions model, named Managed Service Agreement or “MSA”. The basic services of survey and design were linked with a newly established Consultation function providing high level technical support. This elevated the partnership to allow Delmec to provide key strategic guidance to Helios. Our aim for the MSA project is focused on increasing revenue per site, reducing spend per site and developing cost saving initiatives for Helios.
We are now in our 5thyear of the MSA, encompassing a new OpCo to provide the same level of support as provided to Ghana, Congo B, DRC and Tanzania for the previous 5 years. As a company, we are looking forward to the next 2, 5 and 10 years, working closely together to keep consistency, develop and grow.