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Pipes & Tubes News

Supply contract for Mozambique gas line

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     27th October 2006 Wholly-owned Murray & Roberts company Hall Longmore has had a continued relationship with Sasol for nearly four decades. 

German piping group enters SA's resurgent energy sector

By: peter cromberge     3rd February 2006 German pipe construction company Essener Hochdruck-Rohrleitungsbau (EHR) launched a branch office in South Africa in January to supply the country�s growing energy infrastructure requirements. 

Empowerment firm breaks into plastic piping market

     27th January 2006 RMB Corvest, a private equity business within the Firstrand Group, has facilitated the entry of empowerment investor Tandem Capital into one of the country’s leading piping manufacturers, Gazelle Plastics. 

Automation unit doubles piping plant’s productivity

     20th January 2006 Leading importer and distributor of high-end automation products and capital equipment in South Africa, Elquip Solutions, has recently installed a custom-built automation unit for Robor Pipe Solutions, a subsidiary of Barloworld Robor specialising in tube and pipe manufacture. 

Catalytic-converter growth to boost pipe and tube industry

By: Laura Tyrer     20th January 2006 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) views the current threat to the South Africa’s catalytic converter industry as a potential opportunity for growth, provided that sufficiently-attractive incentives are offered to raise the substantial investment that this... 

Flowtite pipe used for reclaimed water

     20th January 2006 The water crisis in the South Western Cape in recent years has had such a devastating effect on the Durbanville region’s wine-producing estates that alternative measures had to be put in place to re-establish the yields achieved in previous years. 

Innovation to revolutionise local steel water-pipe industry

     20th January 2006 The research and development team of Barloworld Robor Tube division has recently developed and patented a new pipe that is set to revolutionise the steel water-pipe industry. 

Pressure and level monitoring made simple

     20th January 2006 Monitoring of pressure and level in pipes and containers should be a simple task, and the EGE range of pressure and level controllers are designed to accomplish this with absolute accuracy and ease. 

Water industry to benefit from successful project completion

By: Laura Tyrer     20th January 2006 The repair and renovation of the B4 pipeline by Rand Water, which was due for completion in September 2005, should have reached final closure in December last year after unexpected underground service delays. 

Water project to revitalise pipe sector

By: Laura Tyrer     20th January 2006 The pipeline manufacture contract for the proposed Vaal River Eastern Sub-sytem Augmentation Project (Vresap), which carries an estimated value of R500-million, was awarded to the Vulindlela joint venture in October last year. 

Giant SA couplings for Libya water scheme

     9th August 2005 Manufacturer of pipe couplings Klamflex Pipe Couplings of Chamdor has completed a supply contract for the Great Man-Made River Project in Libya. 

Hydraulic pipebursting machine is in a class of its own

By: Mariaan Webb     29th April 2005 A hydraulic pipebursting machine, the Grundoburst 800G, working with quick-lock rods, has been introduced to the South African market about a year ago when Jacked Pipelines, a division of WK Construction, used it for rehabilitation works on pipelines. 

Pump supplier boasts a large customer base

     22nd April 2005 Pumps have been part of the Stewarts & Lloyds’s product portfolio virtually since inception. 

Rubber specialist saves the day for African mines

     1st April 2005 Several mines throughout Africa have recently relied on rubber specialist Truco to resolve costly emergencies through the development and installation of custom hose. 

Garsin Engineering

     4th March 2005 Garsin Engineering is a steel tube merchant and manufacturer of drawn round, square and rectangular steel tubes. 

Local alternative to hose imports

     21st January 2005 Following the successful completion of a seven-month test run, Transvaal Rubber Company’s (Truco’s) new feed hose for use on furnaces includes improved durability features, the company says. 

PetroSA calls for South Coast gas-project bids

By: jenny furness     21st January 2005 State-owned Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) and its field partner, Pioneer Natural Resources, have invited bidders for the supply and installation of subsea pipelines and umbilicals for the South Coast Gas (SCG) Development Project, which comprises the development of... 

Pipes, tubes and hoses for pneumatics

     21st January 2005 One must select the right piping, hoses, brackets and accessories for compressed-air reticulation systems, says Henk Schuiling, MD of Air Systems, the Pretoria-based compressed-air engineering company. 

Supply of 100-kilometre Nigerian gas pipeline complete

By: peter cromberge     21st January 2005 Pipes for the 97-km-long Obajana gas pipeline, in Nigeria, have been supplied, with installation set to be completed within the next six to eight months. 

Taking the wrap for corrosion protection

By: peter cromberge     21st January 2005 A R1,3-million pipe infrastructure for the reticulation and distribution of soft water has been installed in Ndodana, a rural region in Limpopo province. 

Quick-fix solutions for damaged pipelines

By: abdul cook     19th November 2004 Pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage in the form of cracks, dents and gouges can cause costly downtime for processing and manufacturing industries. 

Pipe supplier gets another crack at cost-cutting whip

By: Martin Creamer     29th October 2004 An Alberton pipes, flanges and fittings (PFF) company, which is 17 months into its second Sasol Netgain contract, is confident that it will be able to take the petrochemicals giant further down the PFF cost curve during the period to May 2008 when the contract is up for review. 

New steel-reinforced 'plastic' pipe!

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 A unique new thin-lined steel piping for water conveyance now being launched is expected to take the market by storm. 

Nondisruptive repair of deteriorating sewers

By: Karel Smrcka     13th August 2004 Most metropolitan sewage infrastructures are now between one and two centuries old and their brick, glazed clay, concrete and steel sewers are showing their age. 

R85m supply contract finishes in September

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 One of the leading suppliers of carbon steel pipes, fittings and flanges (PFF) in South Africa The Rare Group has been awarded its single-largest project ever to supply PFF to Sasol’s Project Turbo. 

Diversifying engineering firm to launch a new valves company

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Within the next six months, family-owned Allsteam Engineering, which opened its doors in 1968, aims to establish a new valves company, says MD Peter Habib. 

Manufacturer continues to promote rubber-lined butterfly valves

By: elizabeth rebelo     14th May 2004 Last year Gauteng-based Premier Valves relaunched its range of concentric disc rubber-lined butterfly valves, previously known as the Rockwell BA butterfly valve, on the back of a new appreciation for the durability of the design, particularly in the power-generating industry. ? 

Study under way for Moz–Malawi oil pipeline

By: Marcel Chimwala     5th March 2004 Malawi – Oil company Petrolplus Africa, a subsidiary of Canadian diverse resources group DiamondWorks, has embarked on a feasibility study for the construction of a 400 km oil pipeline from the Mozambican Indian Ocean port of Nacala to Malawi’s southern railway hub of Liwonde. 

Oil major seeks consortia to build Nigeria plant

By: laurian clemence     11th February 2004 International petrochemical giant Shell has invited major contractors and suppliers to pre-qualify for a contract to design and construct an oil and gas plant in Gbaran, Nigeria. 

Land Bank shortlists bidders for HQ overhaul

By: laurian clemence     10th February 2004 South Africa’s Land Bank is currently drawing up a shortlist of prospective bidders for building repairs and maintenance at the bank’s head office, located in Pretoria. 

Call made for Athlone power station bids

By: laurian clemence     29th January 2004 The City of Cape Town has requested proposals for the transformation of Athlone Power Station into a profitable business unit by means of the formation of either a public-private partnership or independent power producer. 

Antidumping action may be imminent

By: zeena isaacs     23rd January 2004 Stainless-steel tube manufacturer fischer Stainless Steel Tubing is ready to take antidumping action against certain countries in the Far East due to the large volume of cheap stainless-steel tubing being imported into South Africa. 

Electromagnetic technology cleans pipes

By: zeena isaacs     23rd January 2004 Armature and motor rewinding company Ernest Electro Engineering has launched a technology that prevents calcium build-up in water pipes. 

Logistics company is to expand African footprint

By: zeena isaacs     23rd January 2004 South African logistics-solutions company Swisslog is looking to supply its pneumatic-tube system, which transports items from one point to another within an enclosed network, into Africa. 

Pipe manufacturer increases production by 30%

By: zeena isaacs     23rd January 2004 Integrated pipe systems supplier Amitech South Africa reports that it plans to further expand production of glass-reinforced polyester (GRP) pipe next year. 

SA firm bullish on Jordan pipeline construction bid

By: Martin Czernowalow     23rd January 2004 South African company Group Five may know in about a month whether or not its bid for the construction of a Jordanian water pipeline has been successful. 

Steel pipe and tube exports plunge by 15%

By: zeena isaacs     23rd January 2004 The Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa (ASTPM) reports that the export of locally-manufactured steel pipe and tube has been hit hard by the strong rand. 

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