Package Boilers, Watertube Boilers, Utility Boilers

Package Boilers, Watertube Boilers, Utility Boilers

Firetube boilers supplied in 60 years

Engineered to be more efficient, more economical, more eco-friendly.

From tough conditions in the mining industry to mission critical operations in hospitals, our boilers are designed and built to perform for a lifetime. Our business is based on internationally competitive technology, price and delivery. We provide the full spectrum of products and services to our customers in South Africa and many export markets.

Package Boilers

During the past 60 years we have supplied over 4 000 firetube boilers to customers in many industries in Africa, Europe, South-East Asia, the Middle East, South America and Australia.

All of our boilers now incorporate spiral-tube technology, developed in our test centre. This enhances thermal efficiency and reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The boilers are designed and manufactured in compliance with the latest international standard, EN12953.

An Approved Inspection Authority inspects and certifies each piece of equipment before dispatch.


Thompson Europac Coal-Fired

Thompson EUROPAC coal-fired

Thompson Enviropac Oil/Gas-Fired

Thompson ENVIROPAC oil/gas-fired

Thompson Redipac Oil/Gas-Fired

Thompson REDIPAC oil/gas-fired

Thompson Simpac Wood-Fired

Thompson SIMPAC wood-fired

Thompson Toripac Biomass-Fired

Thompson TORIPAC biomass-fired

Waste-Heat Boilers

Waste-heat Boilers

Micropac and Lamtec Control Systems

Micropac and Lamtec control systems

Triumph Chaingrate Stoker

Triumph Chaingrate Stoker

Industrial Watertube Boilers

Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, customers in major industries such as mining and hospitals turn to John Thompson for new boilers and combustion equipment.

They also entrust the repair and maintenance of such key equipment to our expertise.

Our service further includes capacity and efficiency improvements to older boilers, supply of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) spares, reliability studies and metallurgical services.

Industries served: mining, hospitals, sugar, food and beverage, chemical, petrochemical, steel, metallurgical, pulp and paper, textiles and many others.

Learn moreabout our Industrial Watertube Boilers

Typical Bagasse-Fired Watertube Boiler

Typical Bagasse-Fired Watertube Boiler
  • Mhlume Boiler No. 7
  • 100 t/h steam
  • 31 bar, 400 °C
  • Fuel: baggasse/coal
  • 400 t/h pre-boiler station

Typical Eckrohrkessel Cornertube Boiler

Typical Eckrohrkessel Cornertube Boiler
  • Caltex refinery
  • 120 t/h steam
  • 45 bar, 450 °C
  • Fuel: HFO, Gas or vacuum residual

Utility Boilers & Auxiliaries

We service, maintain, repair and retrofit utility and power boilers. Our services cover more than 30 utility boilers in Eskom and municipalities.

We also manufacture and supply boiler components. Our construction teams undertake installation and construction projects on all power and utility boilers.

We maintain and refurbish coal mills, burners, ducting, bunkers and PF piping at various utility boiler units.

Through our technology partners, we bring you a world of experience in clean air solutions. We have installed fabric filter plant on coal-fired utility boilers from 200 to 600 MW capacity.

Our unparalleled level of expertise serves our customers to remain particulate, gas and heavy metal emissions compliant.

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  • Outage maintenance of boilers pressure parts
  • Boiler retrofits and upgrades
  • Analysis of boiler pressure part failures and metallurgical inspection, including root cause analysis
  • Manufacturing and supply boiler components such as superheater elements, economiser elements, wall panels, burner tube nests, various headers, tube shields and burners
  • Maintenance of ancillary equipment such as ducting, dampers, submerged scrapper conveyors and PF burners
  • Construction of boilers, piping, structures, pulverised fuel systems, air and flue gas ducting
  • Supply of boiler tubing


HP Piping

  • Design, manufacture and construction of entire HP piping systems
  • Stress analysis of HP piping systems
  • Manufacturing and supply of HP piping components
  • HP piping inspections, maintenance and modifications
  • Supply of HP piping and fittings


Coal Mills

  • Complete refurbishment of vertical spindle and tube mills
  • Day-to-day and outage maintenance of vertical spindle and tube mills
  • Day-to-day and outage maintenance of PF piping