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Maintenance and Refurbishment

Asset management consulting services offered

By: David Oliveira     15th November 2013 The African branch of strategic asset management consulting company GMC Global, which is part of the SMEC Group, opened in May this year and is actively engaging with a number of clients, GMC Global Africa regional manager Schalk Prinsloo tells Engineering News. The global company has completed... 

No LTIs at treatment plants for three years

By: Carina Borralho     20th September 2013 Aveng Group’s operating group, Aveng Water, tells Engineering News that two of its plants have been operating for three years without a lost-time injury (LTI). This covers the operation and maintenance teams at the Erongo Desalination Plant (EDP), in Namibia, and the Optimum Coal Water... 

Successful rig maintenance contract could lead to future business

By: Gia Costella     16th November 2012 The successful completion of the upgrade and refurbishment of Italian oil and gas industry contractor Saipem’s semisubmersible rig, Scarabeo 3, by shipyard company DCD Marine, last month, could lead to Saipem bringing more business to Cape Town. DCD Marine GM Gerry Klos tells Engineering News... 

Energy service systems, solutions provider experiences success with maintenance focus

By: Gia Costella     16th November 2012 Energy service systems and solutions provider Clyde Bergemann Africa executive director for after-sales service Badrish Nathoo says the company plans to continue driving the success of its after-sales service offering.   

Cape Town refurbishment project creates local jobs

By: Gia Costella     16th November 2012 Engineering, management and technical services provider Aurecon is creating jobs in Cape Town through its involvement with the city’s Community Residential Units (CRU) programme, which is set for completion in June 2015.   

Soot blowers to decrease mill downtime, costs

16th November 2012 Industrial soot blower manufacturer Agram completed a boiler maintenance project at paper producer Sappi’s Enstra mill, in Springs, at the end of August.   

Training provider aims to change perception of maintenance

By: Gia Costella     16th November 2012 Training provider Alusani Skills & Training Network is trying to change the industry’s perception – from regarding investment in maintenance as a huge cost to regarding it as a strategically competitive advantage, says trainer Allan Tarita.   

Five-year maintenance contract awarded to local company

By: Celest Smith     11th November 2011 Boiler efficiency and materials handling company Clyde Bergemann Africa (CBZ) has recently been awarded a five-year maintenance contract for State-owned power utility Eskom’s Matla coal-fired power station, located about 30 km from Secunda, in Mpumalanga.  

Local pumps manufacturer offers refurbishment service

By: Celest Smith     11th November 2011 Local vacuum pump and compressor manufacturer Vac-Cent Services offers a complete maintenance and repair and refurbishment service.  

City wins award for housing refurbishment programme

11th November 2011 The City of Cape Town has won the South African Housing Foundation’s Housing Project of the Year award for its Community Residential Units (CRU) refurbishment programme.  

Crane refurbishment dependent on parts availability

11th November 2011 Crane refurbishment is a viable proposition in about one-half of cases, but crane manufacturer Condra Cranes MD Marc Kleiner says the feasibility of this is dependent on the age of the machine, its application and the original-equipment manufacturer (OEM). 

New maintenance agreements entered into

11th November 2011 Mechanical separation equipment supplier GEA Westfalia Separator South Africa has signed a new two-year service level agreement (SLA) with local edible oil manufacturer and distributor Wilmar Continental Edible Oils and Fats. 

Industrial products supplier awarded three-year contract

11th November 2011 The Department of Public Works has awarded industrial products specialist Advanced Industrial Technology (Ai-tec) a three-year contract for the repair and maintenance of refrigeration systems, gas cooking equipment and reticulation networks at correctional institutions in the Eastern Cape. 

Technology group adopts new service approach

11th November 2011 Technology provider GEA Group has adopted a new approach within its GEA Service Africa service and support division that will see the maintenance downtimes of group companies drastically reduced.  

Maintenance training important part of field services facility

11th November 2011 Engineering solutions company Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) specialist technical resources division, which provides and supports process solutions across the BMG product range, has launched a national field services facility. 

Increase in demand for warehouse flooring refurbishments

By: Celest Smith     11th November 2011 Industrial flooring expert Concrete Laser Flooring (CLF) says there has been a marked increase in the demand for the refurbishment and maintenance of flooring in distribution centres and warehouses that are centrally located.  

Copper miner chooses analytics solution to optimise maintenance

11th November 2011 The copper division of diversified miner Xstrata has selected software from maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) analytics software company Oniqua MRO Analytics to optimise the MRO equipment, maintenance and inventory management activities across its Tintaya operation, in southern Peru. 

Anthracite producer undertakes $125 000 kiln refurbishment project

11th November 2011 Calcined anthracite producer Quantum Screening & Crushing undertook a $125 000 maintenance and refurbishment project at its Kiln 2, in KwaZulu-Natal, in October. 

Cabin refurbishment for international airline’s A330 fleet

11th November 2011 Belgian aviation company Brussels Airlines and aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services company Lufthansa Technik Malta have signed a base maintenance contract for the carrier’s Airbus A330-300 fleet.  

Second annual SA predictive maintenance conference still all about uptime

By: Janice Healing     16th September 2011 Disruptions to plant operations through unforeseen shutdowns, as well as extensive, and sometimes unpredictable maintenance operations, are a costly exercise, especially in terms of lost production. Yet, using advanced technologies available to implement successful predictive maintenance systems... 

Extended five-year maintenance partnership with telecoms giant

By: Henry Lazenby     12th November 2010 Facilities management business Total Facilities Management Company (TFMC) reports that it has concluded a new contract to manage Telkom’s infrastructure maintenance for the next five years. TFMC CEO Bruce Spence says that the company has already been in a mutually beneficial partnership with... 

Refurbished PCs made available to disadvantaged people

By: Henry Lazenby     12th November 2010 Personal computers (PCs) are being given a second lease of life by PC refurbishment company Just PC's, before they are either donated to charitable organisations or sold to less privileged individuals at reduced prices. 

Prestigious UN award for local housing provider

By: Henry Lazenby     12th November 2010 The City of Johannesburg’s Johannesburg Social Housing Company (Joshco) has received the United Nations 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for its provision of innovative housing products and solutions to about 30 000 residents, Joshco CEO Rory Gallocher reports. 

Regular maintenance prevents machine failures

By: Henry Lazenby     12th November 2010 The importance of pre-emptive maintenance on large machinery cannot be overemphasised, Hyundai machine supplier and maintenance service provider High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa field service manager Pieter Jansen van Vuuren reports. 

Wireless networks 
reduce maintenance

By: Henry Lazenby     12th November 2010 Wireless telecommunications (telecoms) company Communications Solutions (Comsol) reports that wireless telecoms networks and their maintenance are a growing focus among private clients, as the costs of owning and maintaining a private network soar. 

Operational planning key to improving competitiveness

By: Henry Lazenby     12th November 2010 A number of South African industries could improve their global competitiveness by improving their operations planning regimes, reports consulting company Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings CEO and MD Ian Huntly. 

Design principles allow ease of maintenance, 
parts reuse

By: Henry Lazenby     12th November 2010 Print and document management equipment specialist Océ reports that it has advanced to the final round of the European Business Awards, with the company receiving the prestigious Ruban d’Honneur, signifying its achievement of exceptional service within its sector. 

New appointment promises quality after-sales service

12th November 2010 Sole distributor of Hyundai earthmoving equipment in Southern Africa, HPE Africa has appointed a new full-time field service mechanic at the company's recently-launched East London branch.  

Car rental company wins kiosk tender 

By: Jacqueline Holman     13th November 2009 Car rental company Avis Rent a Car (Avis) has won the tender from Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) for prime kiosk positions at the nine State-owned and Acsa-controlled airports for five years, including additional space for car rental kiosks and parking. 

Association aims to raise awareness and set standards

By: Jacqueline Holman     13th November 2009 The Southern African Asset Management Association (Saama), previously known as the Southern African Maintenance Association, aims to raise awareness and set certain standards for asset management across southern Africa. 

New asset care centres established

By: Jacqueline Holman     13th November 2009 Asset management company Pragma Africa has established asset care centres (ACCs) for the national Department of Health at two government hospitals in George and Worcester, says Pragma Africa MD Alan Tait. 

Rust control products launched

By: Jacqueline Holman     13th November 2009 Rust removal company 3G Products maintenance division Rust Control Refurbishing has developed three-in-one and four-in-one rust control products that will simplify the rust control application process, says 3G Products and Rust Control Refurbishing division director JP Tredoux. 

R39m student accommodation project under way

13th November 2009 Design, engineering and management consultancy WSP Group Africa has been appointed by student accommodation provider South Point Management Services to provide a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy service for the refurbishment of Auckland House, in Braamfontein. 

First phase of multimillion 
rand pipe project completed

13th November 2009 Polyurethane mouldings and pipe linings manufacturer Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) has completed the first phase of a multimillion-rand contract to supply Redline polyurethane-lined pipes for fly ash disposal at a Mpumalanga power station. 

New instrument for measurement and assessment

13th November 2009 Industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) technical resources division has extended its range of shock pulse method (SPM) condition monitoring systems to include the new VibChecker portable instrument, designed for reliable on-site vibration measurement and assessment. 

New maintenance-free 
inertial spin-filter technology

13th November 2009 Current industrial filtration methods often require costly maintenance and filter membrane replacement on an ongoing basis, reports Tshwane-based filtration solutions company Rand Technical Services (RTS). 

Solutions provider 
awarded $15m 
contract

13th November 2009 Engineering specialist solutions provider Kentz, through its operating unit Qatar Kentz has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth in excess of $15-million petroleum company Qatar Petroleum (QP). 

Automation division 
upgrades maintenance software

13th November 2009 Power generation firm Siemens’ industry automation division has upgraded the Simatic Maintenance Station software for the diagnosis and maintenance of plants and machinery. 

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