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Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Sanral appoints first research associate

13th March 2017 A PhD candidate at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Keith Nare, has been appointed South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) first ever research associate at the entity’s materials lab in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. Nare’s role at the lab is to perform a role linking... 

Vast appoints new COO

13th March 2017 Aim-listed Vast Resources has appointed Craig James Harvey COO. He has been a consultant to Vast as chief geologist since 2013 and has delivered a number of milestone achievements for the company, including the completion of a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant resource estimate at the... 

Airline safety improves further in 2016

10th March 2017 The aviation industry’s all accident rate, measured in accidents per one-million flights, improved to 1.61 in 2016, from 1.79 in 2015. The latest data published by the International Air Transport Association (Iata) on Friday, further showed that the major jet accident rate, measured in hull... 

Landmark 80 MW peat-to-power project in Rwanda reaches financial close

10th March 2017 A $350-million deal to finance an 80 MW peat-to-power project in Rwanda, which will improve access to electricity for the three-quarters of the country’s population that is currently off the grid, has reached financial close. The power plant, which is expected to increase installed capacity in... 

Economic development a competitive advantage for renewables bidders – juwi

10th March 2017 Since renewable-energy feed-in tariffs have decreased over the last few years – 35% and 78% for wind and solar respectively since 2008 – project owners are paying more attention to the competitive advantage they gain by focusing on economic development (ED) targets, such as increasing the number... 

EPP acquires mixed-development property in Poland

10th March 2017 JSE-listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP) has concluded an agreement to acquire 70% of the mixed-use Galeria Mlociny shopping centre, in Warsaw, Poland. The investment will be effected through EPP’s acquisition of 70% of the equity in Rosehill Investments, for an aggregate consideration of... 

Gautrain on par with global standards – RATP

10th March 2017 French-owned public transport operator Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) is confident that the addition of new rolling stock for South Africa’s Gautrain will generate significant benefits for the rapid-rail system. RATP is a shareholder of the Bombela Operating Company (BOC), which... 

Office tower development seen heralding new Gauteng CBD

10th March 2017 Motorists on the N1 have had a front-row seat as accounting firm PwC’s 28-storey office building rose from the veld at the Waterfall City development, in Gauteng. Launching in February 2018, the high-rise building is potentially spearheading a new central business district (CBD) between... 

Office tower development seen heralding new Gauteng CBD

10th March 2017 Accounting firm PwC’s Waterfall City-based 28-storey office building, launching in February 2018, has the potential to spearhead the new central business district (CBD) of Gauteng. Located between Midrand and Woodmead, off the Alandale interchange on the N1 highway, the R1.5-billion skyscraper... 

Nersa allows Eskom to raise tariffs by 2.2% in 2017/18

10th March 2017 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has allowed State-owned Eskom to raise its tariffs by 2.2% for the 2017/18 year. Nersa chairperson Jacob Modise on Wednesday said the regulator had confirmed Eskom’s allowable revenues of R205-billion for the period. 

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