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Irma Venter

Irma Venter

Irma Venter is a Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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R1-million test pipeline completed

23rd August 2002 Gauteng-based company Pipeline Erectors has been awarded a R1-million contract by Sasol Technologies (Sastech) to construct the first kilometre of Sasol’s $549-million 865-km natural gas pipeline between Temane in Mozambique and Secunda in South Africa. 

New gas regulations being compiled

23rd August 2002 The South African Fuel Gas Association (Safga), an organisation founded nearly two years ago with the objective of becoming an umbrella body to meet the Department of Labour’s requirement that the gas industry become self-regulating, is currently focussing its efforts on compiling new gas... 

Line pipe producer increases productivity

23rd August 2002 Local pipe manufacturer Hall Longmore, a Murray & Roberts company, is supplying line pipe for the 205 km South African section of Sasol’s natural gas project, which will bring the gas from Temane in Mozambique. 

New range of welding gases is launched

23rd August 2002 Manufacturer and supplier of speciality gases and equipment Air Products South Africa, launched its new premier welding range Maxx Gases in Johannesburg, Gauteng, at the beginning of the month. 

Local LPG market experiencing growth

23rd August 2002 The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market in South Africa is steadily growing and the country currently uses 400 000 tons of LPG a year. 

SA-linked company wins a contract down under

23rd August 2002 Construction group Aveng has announced that its Australian company McConnell Dowell has been awarded new contracts to the value of about R580-million. 

Big export potential in railways equipment

9th August 2002 An export council for the local railway-equipment manufacturing and services industry should be up and running by the end of the year, says Trade and Investment South Africa (Tisa) Transport Industries assistant manager Edwin Moloto. 

Tapping pine trees' non-wood potential

2nd August 2002 Pine trees are about much more than wood. 

State praised for biotech focus

2nd August 2002 Government’s focus on biotechnology as an important future technology in South Africa is considered a good move by everybody involved, says Highveld Biological MD Dr Elke Bey. 

Coal giant's diversification steams ahead

29th July 2002 Earlier this month BHP Billiton Energy Coal president Mike Oppenheimer indicated that the global company hopes, in time, to reduce its reliance on its South African arm, Ingwe. 

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