Momentous’ Programme Management Office (PMO), follows Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) principles to optimise cost, time and quality of our projects. An agile approach is followed. This entails effective planning, control, and coordination of project activities and resources through all stages of the project. Professional accredited specialists including Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) registered designers, accredited Safety, Health, Environment, Risk & Quality (SHERQ) practitioners. Stakeholder management specialists are employed to take care of the diverse aspects of the project.
Momentous undertakes Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) where required to identify and mitigate risks. Fire safety is critical in the case of BESS installations. We utilise the latest fire protection, detection and management systems. Momentous ensures the safety of all workers and contractors on our projects, and compliance to all Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) requirements. We are an A-Grade Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) certified company.
Environmental management plans are developed according to international Equator Principles. Impacts and aspects registers are compiled, with effective monitoring.
Systematic and process driven approaches, guided by international standards such as ISO 9001, are followed to consistently achieve quality in our products and processes.
Momentous facilitates technology transfer to local industry and communities. This is done in collaboration with our accredited education partners. Outcomes-based certified programmes are developed to ensure skills transfer for the continuous operations of the plants. Training is customised with our Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partners to suit local training needs. A hybrid model, with on-line and classroom-based approaches, are followed. This promotes job creation in the local communities.
Industrial relations is a key aspect of all Momentous’ projects. We place high importance in managing relationships between stakeholders, involved in our projects, including contractors, employees and the local community. We ensure employment in the local geographic areas where the projects operate, subject to the skills available within the surrounding communities. Momentous acknowledges the importance of external stakeholder management and has experience in managing, engaging and investing in the local communities to create a synergistic relationship with the communities. This facilitates engagement, productive job creation and community participation in our projects. Community needs assessments are conducted, and plans are created and executed strategically, involving the local community structures, based on analysis and insight.
The Grid Code is a set of the technical and operational guidelines that is established by the regulatory authority for power transmission to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of the power grid. The factors considered are voltage and frequency regulation as well as grid stability. Specialists ensure that our plants comply to these Grid Codes. RustMo1 Solar Farm (Momentous’ pilot project) was the first renewable energy project in South Africa to achieve grid code compliance and successfully achieve year 5 re-compliance.