DAIMLER Proving Ground, Northern Cape, South Africa

DAIMLER Proving Ground for arid hot climate testing Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa. Engineering and realization of a full scale proving ground.


  • site evaluation and due diligence
  • value engineering and estimates
  • concept design, detailed design, working and construction drawings of all civil constructions (roads, bridges, earthworks, drainage), buildings, MEP services and infrastructure works
  • specialist studies, EIA environmental impact study and assessment, noise and air pollution studies, etc.
  • approved applications for all required permits
  • tendering and procurement of general contractor´s services

Key Facts:

  • property size appr. 3.600ha
  • superelevated high speed oval length approx. 17.4km
  • handling track appr. 5,500m
  • VDA dynamic area appr. 70. 000m²
  • various slope hill/grades
  • building area incl. MEP services
  • access roads approx. 5.000km


  • arid-hot-huge-remote-sandy-fast


  • Mercedes Benz South Africa Ltd., Südafrika

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