About Us

Art Welding was established in 1961 by Lofty Nel and is a family-owned business. The company is now owned by Andre Nel. He has been the present owner since 1982.

Operating from our head office in Mossel Bay and our regional office in Port Elizabeth, we service key industry role players across the country. Our multi million rand projects include the construction of service stations for International companies, as well as the construction and erection of canopies.

We primarily do pump and tank installations and forecourt maintenance services for leading companies in the fuel industry. Additionally, we do the building and catering maintenance for leading petroleum industries.

We are fully B-BBEE compliant (QSE) and passionately focus on skills development.

Vision & Mission Statement



To become a leader in the Petroleum Installation and Maintenance industry and service our customers to the best international Health, Safety and Quality standards.



Constantly achieving operational excellence, conducting our business in a safe, environmentally sustainable and economically optimal manner and to provide top quality services for our clients without compromising standards.



Meet customer requirements and deliver continuous Health, Safety, Security and Environmental excellence.



Health and Safety, Quality, Efficency,Commitment and Integrity.

Years Established

Completed Projects

Company Certificates & Credentials

  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified
  • ISO Integrated Management System 9001:2015 14001:2015 45001:2015
  • NOSA – Supplier OHS Vetting – Engen Petroleum Pty Ltd 98.51%
  • NOSA – Supplier OHS Vetting – Engen Petroleum Pty Ltd Year 2 – 100%
  • NOSA – Supplier OHS Vetting – Engen Petroleum Pty Ltd Year 3 – 100%
  • NOSA – Supplier OSH Vetting – Engen Petroleum Pty Ltd Year 4 – 100%
  • NOSA – Supplier OSH Vetting – Engen Petroleum Pty Ltd Year 5 – 97%
  • Federal Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1999
  • Certificate of Accreditation House of Safety 2020-2021
  • Art Welding has undergone a Astron Contractors accreditation and Legal Compliance Audit under the OHSA Act
  • Total SA ICC Compliance Green
  • BBEEE Level 2
  • SACPCMP Certified Safety Officer

Personnel Safety Certification

  • Total Worksite Safety Training
  • Incident Investigation Level 3
  • UCT Health and Safety Occupational Diploma
  • Fall Protection Planner
  • First Aid
  • Fire Prevention and Safety
  • HIRA
  • SHE Representation
  • Operate a Truck Mounted Crane
  • Sling complex loads and communicate during crane operations
  • Operate machine BOBCAT and JCB
  • Scaffold Erector
  • Explain and Perform fall arrest techniques when working at heights
  • Working at Heights & Fall Arrest
  • Scaffold Inspector
  • Scaffold Supervisor
  • Confined Space & Confined Rescue
  • PTW Issuer Level 2
  • ISO 9001 Internal Auditor
  • SPA Passport
  • Excavation Permit for Supervisors
  • Certified installer for KPS petrol pipe system
  • Fibrelite Installer Certificate
  • Gas Testing
  • University of Stellenbosch MBA Essentials
  • Microsoft Projects 2016 Beginner and Advanced
  • MEWP Training
  • COID Act
  • Legal Liability for Supervisors and Managers
  • NUPI Installers

Certificates & Awards

Art Welding Petroleum (Pty) Ltd BEE – 22-11-2023.pdf

Engen Vetting Certificate – Art Welding_2023.03.03

FEMA Art Welding Petroleum Letter of Good Standing 31 May 2024

Nosa Western Cape Region Winner Supplier Vetting system 2019

SHEQ 1010-1 F20 -001 SHEQ National Cert Certificate QMS Petroleum 11062026

TOTAL SA Special Recognition Award 2018 – Logistics Technical Contractor’s Forum Most Improved ICC Score

SHEQ 1010-1 F20 -003 SHEQ National Cert Certificate OHSAS 45001 Petroleum 11062026

PAIA Compliance

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