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Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer is Creamer Media Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

BHP Billiton to trigger African energy growth

4th February 2004 Resources giant BHP Billiton is in a position to trigger energy growth in Africa, executive director Mike Salamon told a media briefing at which new South Africa chairperson Dr Vincent Maphai was introduced. 

Textbook timing

12th December 2003 South Africa’s new acrylic acid and acrylates (AAA) complex in Sasolburg is making a textbook-style entry. 

Positioning of AAA project

12th December 2003 The chemicals industry has a tradition of seven-year cycles, two good years and five lean ones. 

The inextricable AAA-butanol link

12th December 2003 The normal (n)-butanol plant in Sasolburg commissioned this year is inextricably linked to the acrylic acid acrylates (AAA) project, which is on track to reach ready-for-operation stage in the first week of next year. 

World beaters

12th December 2003 The new acrylic acids and acrylate (AAA) project in Sasolburg is on track to beat the world construction norm for plants of this kind, Engineering News can today report. 

Back-to-industry acquisition strategy

5th December 2003 South Africa’s gas giant Afrox is focusing back on its industrial roots. 

Angloplat wanting to acquire rand-beating robustness

1st December 2003 The world’s largest platinum company is in the process of being tested for strong-rand robustness. 

Fine performance

28th November 2003 Every year for the past 22, Engineering News has used its last edition of November to feature those companies whose exceptional performance has caught the eye of the editor. 

Is there enough?

28th November 2003 The US Department of Energy is at an advanced stage of study into the platinum industry, aimed at establishing whether the availability of platinum group metals (pgms) can be sustained in the long term, Mining Weekly can today exclusively report. 

Pollution solution

28th November 2003 South Africa’s second-largest platinum producer introduced new technology this year, which has cut pollution at its minerals processing plant in Rustenburg to well below regulatory levels. 

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