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Latest technology improves clients’ on-boarding experience

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     8th February 2019 Next month cloud-based platform company Passport 360 will release the latest version of its Passport 360 application (app), which incorporates the latest robotic process automation technology to improve the platform and assist clients to on-board even faster. What exactly does the app do? 

Electric cars one more time

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     19th October 2018 Audi recently flighted a number of advertisements about its new all-electric car. This is due in 2019 and, if my job was to be an electrical reviewer, I might well go on from there, citing charge times, range, power performance and how to jump-start it if the battery is flat. But I am not going... 

Honeywell, ERG to collaborate on mine efficiencies

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th October 2018 NYSE-listed Honeywell and Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop innovative technologies that will increase productivity at ERG’s operations in Kazakhstan, Brazil and several African countries. Under the terms of the MoU, Honeywell will... 

Mini-refineries race billionaire to fix Nigerian fuel crisis

By: Bloomberg     2nd October 2018 In the race to solve a fuel-import crisis in Nigeria, Africa’s richest person faces competition from a swarm of tiny challengers. Billionaire Aliko Dangote is building a 650 000 barrel-a-day refinery in Nigeria that will help cut the nation’s $7-billion annual fuel-import bill. Such is the... 

Partnerships enable HighJump to bring new supply chain technology to Africa

By: Schalk Burger     21st September 2018 With the help of its partners, supply chain software company HighJump is bringing new logistics, freight and warehouse technologies into South Africa and Africa. These technologies include the use of voice commands, which will be important to interact with automated systems and robots that are a... 

New oil refinery for Uzbekistan

7th September 2018 Jizzakh Petroleum, a joint venture of Uzbekistan’s State-owned Uzbekneftegaz and Russian oil exploration company Gazprom International’s subsidiary Gas Project Development Central Asia will use American multinational conglomerate Honeywell Universal Oil Products (UOP) technologies to build a new... 

Partnerships enable HighJump to bring new supply chain technology to Africa

By: Schalk Burger     5th September 2018 With the help of its partners, supply chain software company HighJump is bringing new logistics, freight and warehouse technologies into South Africa and Africa. These technologies include the use of voice commands, which will be important to interact with automated systems and robots that are a... 

New Aperio® H100: Wireless access control technology inside a stylish door handle

18th July 2018 The new Aperio® H100 packs the power and flexibility of wireless access control into one slim, cleverly designed door handle. With easy retrofitting to almost any interior door and comprehensive RFID compatibility, the new Aperio® H100 handle makes extending access control to more doors... 

New Aperio® H100: Wireless access control technology inside a stylish door handle

18th July 2018 The new Aperio® H100 packs the power and flexibility of wireless access control into one slim, cleverly designed door handle. With easy retrofitting to almost any interior door and comprehensive RFID compatibility, the new Aperio® H100 handle makes extending access control to more doors... 

Paving the path to a digital future

10th October 2017 Further digitalization of established technologies such as condition monitoring and smart sensors could have a revolutionary effect on manufacturing, says Bernie van Leeuwen, Director Product Management Digitalization at SKF Digitalization is most apparent in the consumer market, where music... 

Booming end-user industries and adoption of premium footwear will drive new growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Science team

10th August 2017 The Western European protective footwear market continues to pick up pace, driven by technology advancements and end-user preference for comfortable, aesthetically appealing, ergonomically designed, lightweight footwear that offer mandated protection levels. Iberia will be a hotspot while... 

Alcoa’s last earnings call before split to tout parts prospects

By: Bloomberg     10th October 2016 Alcoa's chief has one more chance to show investors why he’s unchaining the company’s parts businesses from its legacy metal-making operations, even as a slowdown in the aerospace industry threatens to undercut the move. On Tuesday, Chief Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld delivers the last... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th September 2016 The second 800 MW unit – Unit 5 – has been synchronised to the grid. 

MakeMeMobile scoops two awards at the 2016 Honeywell META Partner Conference

26th July 2016 MakeMeMobile was recognised for their excellence at the recent Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions’ three-day Middle East Turkey and Africa partner conference in Bangkok. MakeMeMobile, a recognised leader in enterprise mobility computing and AutoID solutions in southern Africa, scooped... 

Company supplies regulator to meet markets’ operational demands

By: Kimberley Smuts     15th April 2016 Specialised oil and gas equipment supplier Energas Technologies aims to meet the increasing demand for operational quality in the local natural gas market through its RMG 5020 gas pressure regulator from Honeywell by April. Energas Technologies product engineer Laetitia Botha explains that, for... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th February 2016 Eskom has announced that good progress has been made on Medupi's Unit 5. 

South African company completes EPC for Mozambique gas plant

29th January 2016 South Africa-based oil and gas equipment supplier Energas Technologies, in the fourth quarter of last year,  completed the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for Mozambique-based gas power station Gigawatt Mozambique’s high pressure reduction and metering station (HPCMS).   

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th January 2016 Phillip Dukashe who brought Majuba back to operation after a silo collapse in 2014 has been appointed to replace project director Roman Crookes with immediate effect. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th December 2015 The African Development Bank has imposed penalties on Hitachi, of Japan, following a three-year probe into allegations of “sanctionable practices”. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     30th October 2015 Several actions have been taken to transfer the lessons learnt from the much-delayed commissioning of Unit 6 at the Medupi power station to the other five units. 

Sphere Holdings moves to raise R1bn in support of black-industrialist vision

By: Terence Creamer     7th July 2015 Black-owned investment holding company Sphere Holdings plans to raise a further R1-billion in the coming months in support of its strategy of becoming a leading black industrial enterprise, which could ultimately seek a listing on the JSE. CEO Itumeleng Kgaboesele, who cofounded the company in... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd May 2015 More than half of the 8 000 workers who embarked on a wildcat strike in April at Eskom's Medupi plant are back at work. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

10th April 2015 Construction has been halted again at Eskom’s Medupi power plant. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

6th March 2015 Eskom announced that first power was produced at 11:03 on March 2, 2015, from Medupi Unit 6. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

20th February 2015 Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the 11 other Medupi units. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

6th February 2015 Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the 11 other Medupi and Kusile units. 

The worldwide push for aviation biofuels

By: Keith Campbell     16th January 2015 On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop duster. This is the most recent version of a design that first flew in... 

The worldwide push for aviation biofuels 

By: Keith Campbell     16th January 2015 On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuels powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop-duster. This is the most recent version of a design that first flew... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

16th January 2015 Eskom is not providing an official revised date for the first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, having missed the December 24 deadline. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

28th November 2014 Eskom has confirmed a likely further, albeit modest, slippage in the schedule for first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

24th October 2014 The Medupi power station has received the Pressure Equipment Regulation Certificate of Registration for Unit 6 – the first Medupi boiler set to be connected to the national electricity grid. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

10th October 2014 Eskom plans to announce the completion date of Medupi Unit 5 – the second 794 MW unit at the Limpopo power project – by the latest in March next year. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

19th September 2014 Eskom started its 100-day countdown for the first power from the first 794 MW Medupi power station unit on September 15. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

12th September 2014 Eskom has reported that work is progressing well on Unit 6, which is scheduled to be synchronised at the end of the year. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

1st August 2014 Eskom has offered a detailed timeline for the synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, which is officially scheduled for December 15, 2014. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

25th July 2014 Eskom has reported that work is progressing well on Unit 6 of the Medupi power station, which is scheduled to be synchronised by the end of the year. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

4th July 2014 Eskom reports progress on the Medupi power station project. 

Robust industrial platforms, software help improve productivity

By: Schalk Burger     20th June 2014 Reliable mobile industrial equipment, networks and software improve the productivity of industrial workers and the performance of companies, says industrial equipment company Honeywell Scanning and Mobility Europe, Middle East and Africa market development manager Enzo Capobianco. Although... 

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