With experts in multiple disciplines, the team at Denith Engineering is able to design and commission large projects in the mining, energy, and construction industries.

Robert Denovan

Director, design engineer

Robert Denovan is a mechanical engineer with more than 40 years’ experience in mechanical design and supply of specialised equipment to the underwater and land based mining, energy and construction industries worldwide. Robert is a director of Denith Engineering, as well as a number of other engineering companies in South Africa

Kenneth Breukel

director, project manager

Kenneth Breukel has over 20 years’ extensive experience in company management and project engineering in a number of related fields. Ken is the managing director of Denith Engineering

Gawie Van As


Gawie Van As has over 30 years’ experience in hydraulic design, manufacture and installation, mainly in the marine, mining and underwater environments

Henk Venter

director, design engineer

Henk Venter has over 20 years’ experience in mechanical engineering design and analysis covering various fields including, automotive engineering, internal combustion engine testing, marine power unit and drive train design, testing and development. Design and analysis of structures and components including winches and drive trains for launch and recovery systems for the offshore industry. 

Billy Hughes

senior design engineer

Billy Hughes is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years’ of experience in the marine and land based mining and energy sectors

Robin Hoogwerf

dIRECTOR, Denith Africa & 34South

Robin Hoogwerf has over 35 years’ experience in Civil and Structural engineering with emphasis on Green Infrastructure and Renewable Energy projects. He manages multi-disciplinary teams from concepts to commissioning and initiates development and funding. 

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