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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal is Creamer Media Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Return-to-service projects on schedule

15th April 2011 The remaining two boiler and turbine units required to complete the R8-billion return to service of State-owned power utility Eskom’s Grootvlei power station, near Balfour, in Mpumalanga, will begin commercial operation within the next two months. 

Power utility gets tough on cable theft

15th April 2011 To mitigate against the theft of copper cables and associated losses, State-owned power utility Eskom has appointed a new security contractor to enforce a more proactive approach in fighting cable theft, in February. 

Benchmarking can improve EDI’s performance

15th April 2011 The implementation of a comprehensive benchmarking process in the electricity distribution industry in South Africa is an essential element of improving the industry’s performance, former State-owned Electricity Distribution Industry (EDI) Holdings COO Dr Willie de Beer says. 

Handrailing manufacturer upgrades its systems

8th April 2011 Steel grating developer and manufacturer Andrew Mentis has upgraded many of its systems and processes including the introduction of new technology into the company’s handrail department. 

WC flooring projects under way

8th April 2011 Specialist contract company Industrial Flooring Systems (IFS) is undertaking a number of floor installation projects in the Western Cape. 

Self-loading mixers produce quality concrete

1st April 2011 Many European-manufactured Fiori self-loading concrete mixers have been entering the South African market over the past few months, offering a complete solution to self-made quality concrete needs in the construction industry. 

Timeous refurbishment of engines could save money

1st April 2011 Diesel engine and component remanufacturer Metric Automotive Engineering believes that there is a need for a paradigm shift in the way that contractors are viewing the repair and remanufacture of their capital equipment. 

Capital equipment supplier expands its range

1st April 2011 Capital equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment has started on phase two of its expansion of compaction and road building manufacturing company Bomag’s product range into the Bell group. 

Distribution agreements to supplement equipment range

1st April 2011 Hydraulic equipment supply company Smith Capital Equipment has concluded equipment distribution agreements with Italian-based truck-mount crane manufacturer PM Cranes, as well as with PM group subsidiary, Italian-based aerial platform manufacturer Oil & Steel. 

Bradley Hemphill

18th March 2011 Position: MD Main Activity of the Company: Advisory services in construction management, project management and consulting engineering  

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