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Mia Breytenbach

Mia Breytenbach

Mia Breytenbach is a Creamer Media Staff Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Second project wins housing award

13th June 2014 Multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Bigen Africa reports that the Second Creek integrated development project in the Buffalo City metropolitan municipality, in East London, which it is involved in, has won the Govan Mbeki Housing Award. The project is the company’s second integrated... 

Business plan to improve services at multipurpose centre

13th June 2014 Multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm GIBB has compiled a business plan, aimed at identifying challenges that exist at the multi-purpose Thusong Centres, in the Eastern Cape, to support the effective functioning of the centres. GIBB has been tasked by the Eastern Cape Transport... 

New technology to enhance situational awareness for Eskom

16th May 2014 Power delivery currently faces many challenges including decreasing reserves, an increase in renewable generation and changes in electricity loads – it is, therefore, important that State-owned power utility Eskom manages these challenges by having near real-time observation of the health of the... 

SEA to assist in electricity grid infrastructure expansion

16th May 2014 The national Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is collaborating with State-owned power generation utility Eskom, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) to facilitate the expansion of electricity grid... 

Power utility should continue investment – consulting group

16th May 2014 Despite differing views in industry, State-owned power generation utility Eskom can still generate sufficient power to keep the lights on, even while functioning on a tight reserve margin and with industry not firing on all cylinders, states global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan... 

Renewable-energy revolution encouraged for South Africa

16th May 2014 While State-owned power utility Eskom, with support from government, needs an ambitious and transformative plan to produce, consume and share energy in the country, South Africa is naturally geared towards significant renewable- energy production, states independent campaigning organisation... 

IPP programmes on track – Eskom

16th May 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom contracted a total of 6 352 MW from about 82 power purchase agreements (PPAs) with private-sector electricity generators within the borders of South Africa under the Independent Power Producer (IPP) programmes, said Eskom Transmission single buyer office head... 

Additional pumps supply for power stations

16th May 2014 Pumps and pump components manufacturer, servicer and supplier APE Pumps received R11-million worth of pumps supply, installation and refurbishment contracts for State-owned power utility Eskom’s power stations this year, APE Pumps GM Richard Rudling tells Engineering News. While APE Sangus –... 

Foundry expects 15% growth in valve casting demand

9th May 2014 To meet the increase in demand in valves and valve-casting manufacturing, specialist foundry group Steloy Castings has invested more than R1-million in new facilities and technologies, which includes the installation of a new cold box core-making machine, states Steloy marketing and sales... 

Largest nozzle check valve delivered for pipeline project

9th May 2014 Local valves manufacturer Aveng Manufacturing DFC has delivered a nozzle check-valve – the largest yet manufactured by Dynamic Fluid Control – for installation in a pipeline project in a neighbouring State in February, DFC mining and water executive director Pat Stander tells Engineering News.... 


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