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Vacuum truck recovers raw materials

By: Halima Frost     2nd November 2018 Industrial services company Dickinson Group has successfully concluded a mineral recovery and clean-up contract at an international copper smelter, using the Koks Cyclovac - a heavy duty industrial vacuum truck. Since the clean-up started in May 2016, the facility attained an additional 8 400 t... 

Company hits 500 mark in sales

By: Halima Frost     15th June 2018 Over the past 23 years, industrial services company The Dickinson Group has sold more than 500 specialised stud welding machines, says company refractory anchor division manager Miles Simpson. The machines were provided by Germany-based welding machine suppliers Soyer and UK-based welding... 

Cement plant maintenance crucial

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     11th May 2018 Strategic and effective cement plant maintenance services can increase plant productivity and reduce costs, says furnace and industrial services company The Dickinson Group sales manager Brighton Mapiku. “By doing thorough cement plant maintenance, which includes proper planning, employing... 

Company resupplies machine stock to keep S. African market supplied

By: Victor Moolman     6th April 2018 To keep its supply of stud-welding machines current, furnace and industrial services company The Dickinson Group keeps a range of such machines in stock at its Vereeniging headquarters at all times. The company has supplied more than 600 stud-welding machines over the past 24 years to the mining,... 

Silo cleaning service expands into sub-Saharan Africa

26th August 2016 Furnace and industrial service Dickinson Group of Companies offers a highly specialised service for cleaning contaminated and clogged up bulk storage containers to manufacturing companies across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia.  

On-line reconditioning service reduces downtime

5th August 2016 Furnace and industrial service provider Dickinson Group offers an on-line tyre and trunnion roller surface reconditioning service, which enables worn or damaged running faces of tyres and rollers to be machined while the vessel is in operation, thereby reducing downtime. The company explains that... 

Industrial vacuum delivered to aluminium smelter

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Local furnace and industrial services company Dickinson Group last month delivered its new MegaVac Cyclone Loader to resources company South 32, where the machine will be used for a large basement cleaning project for the company’s Mozal aluminium smelter, in Mozambique. 

Cement kiln maintenance optimisation important for efficiency

By: Schalk Burger     6th February 2015 Cement producers must prepare adequately for shutdowns so that maintenance work proceeds rapidly and must optimise their plants to enable efficient maintenance and repairs during shutdowns. This will also improve the efficiency of repairs during unplanned stoppages, says cement and limekiln... 

African cement demand to remain robust, underpinned by infrastructure deficit

By: Schalk Burger     16th January 2015 Austria-based specialist refractory supplier RHI Group and South African cement and lime kiln specialist Dickinson Group foresee sustained demand for cement and related products throughout the next three decades in Africa. Despite additional cement production capacity to be built in Africa, the... 

Nampak glass bottle facility expansion project, South Africa

10th October 2014 Nampak Glass has increased its manufacturing capacity by 56% through the addition of a new R1.2-billion third furnace at its Germiston-based manufacturing facility. 

Trevor Dickinson

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Full Name: Trevor Michael Dickinson Position: CEO of the Dickinson group of companies Main Activity of the Company: Furnace and industrial services in sub-Saharan Africa Date and Place of Birth: May 9, 1965, Vereeniging Education: Matric, St Stithians College; BSc (Building Management) (Hons),... 

Aluminium growth boosts company

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th September 2014 Owing to the continuous expansion of its specialised services in the aluminium industry, local furnace and industrial services company Dickinson Group of Companies has registered a 60% increase in business from this industry in the past 20 years. “We can now offer more products and services that... 

R8m invested in precast division  

By: Ilan Solomons     8th August 2014 Local furnace and industrial services company Dickinson Group retrofitted a 30 t brick-lined iron ladle with a modular precast refractory lined ladle in July for heavy minerals miner Tronox Namakwa Sands’ mineral sands openpit mine and concentration plants in Brand-se-Baai, 385 km north of Cape... 

Company expands African operations

By: Ilan Solomons     8th August 2014 Local projects constitute about 70% of local furnace and industrial services company Dickinson Group’s yearly revenue, but the company aims to increase its stake in the African market by establishing new and strengthening existing subsidiaries on the continent. Dickinson Group CEO Trevor... 

Exhibit to focus on construction and mining industries

By: David Oliveira     6th September 2013 Following its participation at the inaugural bauma Africa trade show, South Africa-based furnace, industrial and mining services company Dickinson Group expects to increase its client base and its exposure as a company and to further service the mining industry with the products it offers,... 

Refractory lining solutions for local market by year-end

By: Sashnee Moodley     9th August 2013 One of Africa’s biggest smelter and mineral processing furnace contractors, Dickinson Group, is under licence to manufacture US company Vanocur Refractories’ Big Block refractory lining solution for furnaces and coke ovens in South Africa.  

Nampak glass bottle facility expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd August 2013 The project will result in the construction of an additional furnace at Nampak’s glass bottle business at Roodekop, in Germiston. 

Resources Watch  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th June 2013 This week: China’s economic shift isn’t necessarily bad news for all commodities. Keaton Energy’s CEO is concerned about Vaalkrantz wage talks. And, partnerships are put in place to provide rotary kiln skills and support into Africa. 

Furnace contractor completes multitude of projects

By: Tracy Hancock     5th August 2011 One of Africa’s biggest smelter and mineral processing furnace contractors Dickinson Group has been awarded several furnace projects for pyrometallurgical customers in South Africa this year. One such project involves the installation of refractory material on the side and end walls of the... 

Trevor Dickinson

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     5th August 2011 Position: CEO of Dickinson Group Main Activity of the Company: Dickinson Group is a smelter and mineral processing furnace contractor 

Copper hopeful Curis plans Amex listing

By: Liezel Hill     16th May 2011 TSX-listed Curis Resources, which plans to develop the Florence copper project in Arizona, has started the process towards listing on the NYSE Amex, CEO Michael McPhie indicated on Monday. The company's shares could start trading on the Amex before the end of the year, although the timing is... 

Curis sees full production from end-2013 at Arizona copper mine

By: Liezel Hill     29th January 2011 Newcomer Curis Resources plans to start initial production from its Florence copper project in Arizona as soon as 2012, and will ramp up to full capacity from late 2013, CEO Michael McPhie said in an interview. The company raised C$38-million and completed a qualifying transaction to move onto... 

European Nickel to open Turkey mine in 2012

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th July 2010 ASX- and Aim-listed European Nickel plans to start nickel laterite production at its Çaldağ mine, in Turkey, by 2012. Speaking to journalists in Perth, deputy executive chairperson Simon Purkiss said that the final project financing required for the project would be in place by the end of this... 

Hunter Dickinson to invest $60m in European Nickel

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th July 2010 ASX- and Aim-listed European Nickel would seek to raise $60-million through a strategic partnership with Constantia Resources, an affiliate of Canada’s Hunter Dickinson group. European Nickel, which is developing the Çaldağ nickel project in Turkey, said that it had agreed on a private share... 

ArcelorMittal South Africa capital expenditure (capex) programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st August 2008 The project will increase ArcelorMittal South Africa's planned liquid-steel capacity of an additional two-million tons a year by 2009, by a further 500 000 t/y, to 2,5-million tons a year by 2011. 

ArcelorMittal South Africa capital expenditure (capex) programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th June 2008 ArcelorMitta's capex programme will increase ArcelorMittal South Africa's planned liquid-steel capacity by two-million tons a year by 2009, and by a further 500 000 t/y, to 2,5-million tons a year by 2011.  

Anchor division boasts more than two decades� experience

By: Burgie Ireland     19th October 2007 The Dickinson group's anchor division has been supplying anchor systems with durable and reliable stud welding for the past 22 years. 

ArcelorMittal South Africa capital expenditure programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st August 2007  

Smelter and minerals processing contractor secures local and

10th August 2007 Smelter and mineral processing contractor, The Dickinson Group, has been awarded several local and international projects by metallurgical and industrial processing companies. 

Mittal Steel South Africa capex programme

By: Sheila Barradas     6th July 2007 Mittal Steel South Africa is embarking on a capital expenditure (capex) programme, which will involve a variety of asset-replacement projects, as well as the expansion of existing facilities in addition to the R1-billion already being spent on environmental projects. 

Refractory reline contract completed

29th June 2007 Turnkey refractory project specialist The Dickinson Group was awarded a contract for the installation of refractories of blast furnace d in Mittal Steel�s capital expenditure programme. The contract included the supply of in excess of 1500 t of refractory materials and anchors. 

Company secures key projects, locally and abroad

By: Bert Swart     11th August 2006 One of South Africa’s most prominentturnkey refractory and mechanicalspecialists has been awarded contracts for several key industrial and mining projects, both locally and internationally. Dickinson group CEO Trevor Dickinson tells Engineering News that the company strives toremain at the... 

Company secures major projects locally and abroad

By: sarah-leigh paul     12th August 2005 One of Africa’s leading independent refractory specialists in the supply of turnkey refractory and mechanical services to the mining, mineral-processing and metallurgical industries worldwide has been awarded a number of key projects. 

Million-rand contract from steel-plant

By: zeena isaacs     16th July 2004 Africa’s leading independent refractory specialist The Dickinson Group has been awarded a contract to do repairs on Iscor Vanderbijlpark’s D blast furnace, to the value of a few million rands. 

Platinum big business for furnace specialist

15th August 2003 The Dickinson group has completed more than 80 major six-in-line and electric arc furnace initial construction and rebuild projects for the nonferrous industries in Southern Africa. 

Refractory specialist involved in several projects

20th June 2003 Refractory specialist the Dickinson group is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. 

Group in rich contract harvest

By: Marius Roodt     16th August 2002 The Dickinson Group was established in 1910 and has grown to be one of Africa’s largest refractory specialists. 

Long-term refractory contract awarded

22nd June 2001 Kwazulu-Natal firm Dickinson Refractory Services, a division of the Dickinson group, has been awarded the long-term site-wide refractory service contract at the Hillside aluminium smelter. 

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