The watertube boiler business unit supplies new boilers and combustion equipment to a variety of industries. An overall service is provided incorporating capacity and efficiency improvements to older boilers, repairs and maintenance, supply of OEM spares, reliability studies and metallurgical services.

The range of new boilers includes:
  • Coal-fired boilers with traveling grate and CAD spreader stokers
  • Fibrous Fuel-fired boilers with CAD spreader stokers as well as pinhole and dump grates
  • Oil-fired / gas-fired boilers

Our customer list covers the widest range of major industries throughout sub-Saharan Africa including: sugar, food and beverage, chemical, petrochemical, steel, metallurgical, pulp and paper, textiles and many others. As a world-class internationally competitive operation we have been contracted by the World Bank, under the auspices of the Global Environmental Facility, as a technology transfer source to assist Chinese boiler manufacturers burning low-grade high-ash Chinese coals to reduce emission levels to acceptable international standards. A 75-tons-per-hour JOHN THOMPSON coal-fired watertube boiler incorporating the high-efficiency zoned CAD stoker was manufactured at the Jinan Boiler Works outside Beijing as a verification unit prior to general manufacture in China.

Our teams are available at short notice for routine or emergency procedures. Refurbishment, retrofitting, shutdowns, service contracts, relocating and re-builds are carried out on all types of boilers, furnaces and mechanical plant and associated equipment. Our service covers more than 100 industrial units of original equipment manufacture (OEM), 90 utilities in Eskom and municipalities, and over 700 pressure vessels.JOHN THOMPSON provides you with a complete and well-proven range of APC solutions to abate harmful emissions such as:

Our construction department has the teams and equipment to undertake specialist site erection, lifting and rigging services, new installation of piping, vessels and tanks, steelwork erection and specialist welding services for our industrial customers.