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Pipes & Tubes News

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. 

Strong rand hits the stainless-steel industry

By: zeena isaacs     23rd January 2004 The Southern African Stainless-Steel Development Association expresses concern at recent developments in the business environment and the resultant influence on the state of the local stainless-steel industry. 

JV aiming for May 2004 completion

By: zeena isaacs     12th December 2003 Construction and engineering company, Group Five Kwazulu-Natal, in a joint venture with two empowerment companies, Umpheme and Pandev, has been awarded a R55-million contract for construction work at Mondi’s Richards Bay mill, in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Water utility in piping world first

By: Deborah Spicer     7th November 2003 Richards Bay water utility Mhlatuze Water will have the distinction of installing a world-first in pipe technology when it completes the replacement of a section of its buoyant effluent-disposal scheme. 

Unilever looks for speedy growth in Africa

     27th August 2003 Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever said yesterday it hopes to double its annual turnover in Africa by 2007, growing sales at three times the target set for its global business overall. 

Ncube makes real economy investment

By: elizabeth rebelo     23rd June 2003 The ebullient Don Ncube, one of the pioneers of investment-based black economic empowerment (BEE) in South Africa, is turning to real-economy ownership in a new phase of BEE development aimed at eventual local manufacture, Engineering News can today exclusively report. 

Ncube gets real

By: elizabeth rebelo     20th June 2003 The ebullient Don Ncube, one of the pioneers of investment-based black economic empowerment (BEE) in South Africa, is turning to real-economy ownership in a new phase of BEE development aimed at eventual local manufacture, Engineering News can today exclusively report. 

Rachid Moosa, Incledon-DPI

     6th June 2003 Full name: Rachid Moosa Position: Director of Incledon-DPI since 1999 Main activity of the company: Engineering merchant, focusing on polyvinyl chloride and steel pipes and fittings Date and place of birth: May 1, 1955, Pretoria Education: Matriculated in 1972 from Pretoria Indian High; B.Com... 

BEE deal core to pipe group’s SA strategy

By: nkolola halwindi     30th May 2003 Manufacturer and supplier of plastic pipe and hose systems Petzetakis Africa says it is achieving its target of becoming the dominant supplier of plastic piping in Southern Africa in less than five years. 

400 km Malawi–Moz pipeline deal signed

By: Marcel Chimwala     23rd May 2003 Malawi – Canadian company DiamondWorks has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malawian government to invest in a project to construct a 400 km oil pipeline from the Mozambican Indian Ocean port of Nacala to Liwonde, in the south of Malawi. 

Black company wins big pipes contract

By: elizabeth rebelo     23rd May 2003 A new black economic empowerment (BEE) pipes-and-fittings company has won a five-year supply contract from South African petrochemicals giant Sasol, Engineering News can today to exclusively report. 

Light tubes shine the way to the future

By: Karel Smrcka     23rd May 2003 These ordinary-looking tubes are deceptive. They can harness the enormous potential of one of the world’s richest and simplest resources – light. 

Black-owned engineering merchant on track to meet R400m turnover target

By: Zonika Botha     9th May 2003 With little more than two months of formal trading under its belt, the newly-formed engineering merchant company Incledon-DPI is well on track to meet its turnover target of more than R400-million. 

Pta firm commissions largest ceramics isostatic press

     9th May 2003 Pretoria-based firm, Multotec Wear Linings has commissioned what is reportedly the largest high-alumina ceramics isostatic press in the country. 

Tenders invited for Malawian water project

By: Marcel Chimwala     25th April 2003 Malawi – The Malawian government is inviting sealed bids from local and international eligible bidders for the construction of river intakes, pipelines and water treatment works for the rural gravity-fed piped water schemes for the Nkhamanga area, in the country’s northern district of... 

High-strength plastic piping technology for SA

By: Zonika Botha     21st February 2003 Leading manufacturer and marketer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) piping systems in Southern Africa DPI Plastics is launching a new product into the market in February. 

Pipe firm confident of beating gasline targets

By: Zonika Botha     21st February 2003 Steel-pipe manufacturer Hall Longmore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, is well on track to deliver 197 km of 660-mm-diameter double submerged arc welding (DSAW) pipe, valued at R235-million, for Sasol’s 865-km natural-gas pipeline from the Temane gasfield in Mozambique to... 

Pipe-spool maker ups capacity for chemicals projects

By: Zonika Botha     31st January 2003 The specialist pipe-spool fabricator in the Grinaker-LTA M & E Business Unit, Fraser & Chalmers, has recently doubled its pipe-spool fabrication capacity with a newly erected facility at Vanderbijlpark, south of Johannesburg, Grinaker-LTA business development director Peter Osborn reports. 

2002 a boom year for pipe and tube industry

     24th January 2003 Last year was a good year for the pipe and tube market in South Africa, mostly as a result of a boom in the mining industry, especially the platinum mining industry. 

2002 a boom year for pipe and tube industry

By: vanessa vasques     24th January 2003 Last year was a good year for the pipe and tube market in South Africa, mostly as a result of a boom in the mining industry, especially the platinum mining industry. 

Acquisition forms largest black-owned fuel pump and dispenser manufacturer

By: vanessa vasques     24th January 2003 The largest local black-owned manufacturer and repairer of fuel pumps and dispensers has been created with the acquisition by Kagiso Ventures of a 36,1% shareholding in Prowalco. 

Composite tube in demand from pulp and paper industry

     24th January 2003 Producer of composite tubes for black-liquor recovery boilers Sandvik Steel has received several large orders, valued at around $3-million, for advanced composite tubes for use in the pulp and paper industry. 

Demand for hose-testing at harbours on the increase

     24th January 2003 An increasing demand for the regular testing of hoses used to transport products from ship to shore, and vice versa, as well as from ship to ship has motivated Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco) and sister-company Table Bay Rubber Company (TBRC) to offer hose testing on ships and at tanker storage... 

Empowerment engineering merchant company established

     24th January 2003 Leading piping systems manufacturer DPI Plastics has announced that it has established the largest black empowerment engineering merchant company in South Africa. 

Gold-mine order for East Rand company

     24th January 2003 East-Rand-based Linatex Africa and its distributor, TI Rubber Linings (trading as Rubberman) received an order of R350 000 for the fabrication and rubber lining of two mill-ends and scoops for a gold-mine in the Carletonville area. 

Local company completes R22m order

By: vanessa vasques     24th January 2003 East Rand-based pipe manufacturer, Amiantit Pipe Systems Africa (Apsa), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Saudi stock exchange-listed Amiantit group, has received an order to supply water pipes to Turkmenistan. 

Oil and gas industry attractive option for pipe manufacturer

By: vanessa vasques     24th January 2003 Last year has seen leading steel pipe manufacturer Hall Longmore, a Murray &?Roberts company, move more towards supplying specialised pipes for the oil and gas industry. 

Online corrosion repair method introduced to SA

     24th January 2003 A cost-effective method of conducting online corrosion repairs to pipelines transporting sensitive or hazardous liquids and gases has been introduced to South African industry by FedHak Industrial Services, in conjunction with Gammatec Engineering. 

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