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Bidder promises lower cellphone rates

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Improved pricing, technology and customer services are promised by one of the bidders for South Africa’s third cellular licence, Nextcom Cellular. The company is 40% owned by Hong Kong based operating partner Distacom and 60% by Nextcom Holdings, which is jointly owned by nine South African... 

Keeping one’s motors running

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Since a motor is a fundamental component of mechanical power transmission, knowing how to maintain it is invaluable. The correct maintenance of a motor can extend its service life, and ensure more efficient performance. Correct motor selection, storage, installation, operation and maintenance is... 

Camera contract secured for Brakpan casino

By: System Author     30th July 1999 System design and installation company Techpro will install 480 Panasonic cameras as part of its multimillion-rand contract to design, install and integrate all of Carnival City’s money-handling devices and on-line systems. Detailed design work on the contract started in April this year,... 

Rules of thumb explained

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Every day, facilities across the country use compressed air in manufacturing, process or assembly operations, says Ingersoll-Rand air-compressor group spokesperson David Welch. In the bulk of these facilities there will be multiple air-compressor installations, in a variety of technologies and... 

R12,5m fire equipment upgrade

By: Roelf Diedericks     23rd July 1999 A 22-STOREY building which houses the offices of government ministers is having its fire safety equipment upgraded by Concor Western Cape, a division of Concor Civils. The R12,5-million project includes the installation of new fire-detection alarms, sprinklers and fire-escape stairways.... 

R1,4m dome construction contract

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Cape Town company Monex Themed Environments (MTE) has secured a contract worth R1,4-million to manufacture 16 domes or cupolas to be erected on top of the new super-regional shopping centre under construction at Century City. The contract began with the installation of the first two cupolas which... 

Cylindrical fenders ordered for Richards Bay

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 PORT authority Portnet Richards Bay has ordered seven Fentek cylindrical fenders from Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco), a market leader in rubber products for mining, marine and general industry, to extend the quay at the Richards Bay coal terminal. All seven fenders were designed in Hamburg in... 

R16m retrofit for Cape tunnel on track

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 The R15,7-million retrofit upgrade of the Huguenot tunnel’s control systems, to be completed in November this year, will leave the tunnel with state-of-the-art systems designed to increase surveillance and safety levels. Eleven years after completion of the 3,9 km tunnel in the Western... 

26 000 orders for steel-structure system

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 South Africa’s booming brick-and-mortar low-cost housing sector is set for a radical shake-up with the entry of a tested steel-structure construction system which has already secured firm orders for 26 000 units over five years. The design, developed by Pika Construction MD Pieter Botma in... 

Southern Hemisphere’s largest compressor

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 What is believed to be the largest Belliss & Morcom (B&M) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) compressor ever supplied in the southern hemisphere has been bought by a leading Gauteng softdrink company from Hamworthy Engineering Africa, of Johannesburg, compressor sales manager Bruce Sillitoe tells... 

SA plant to make digital versatile discs

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 ocal manufacturer Compact Disc Technol- ogies (CDT) has invested R24-million in its Midrand plant which will see the installation of a new digital versatile disc (DVD) line, an off-set litho printing machine, and electroforming equipment as well as all technical support and training. The DVD line... 

Sabres are out to reduce software piracy

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 In an effort to minimise the almost R1-billion computer software piracy industry in South Africa, government and Business Software Alliance (BSA) are working together in legalising all software used in various government departments. “For every legal software package sold an illegal one... 

Powering up R20-million Namibian contract

By: System Author     16th July 1999 South African transmission and distribution company Alstom Power Systems has won a R20-million turnkey contract to construct the 220/66 kV outdoor Harib substation for Nampower near Karasburg in southern Namibia. The new substation, which will tap power from the Aggeneis–Kokerboom 220 kV... 

R1,25m pump contract awarded

By: System Author     16th July 1999 Local company Orbit Pump Manufactur- ing has secured a R1,25-million contract from Techserve to supply four axial-flow pumps to Ilovo Sugar’s Kilombero One sugar mill in Tanzania. The pumps will form a key part of the mill upgrade being undertaken by Techserve. The Durban company ordered... 

Electric vehicle cluster proposed

By: System Author     16th July 1999 BY creating an electric-vehicle (EV) cluster by the end of the year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) hopes to set the wheels in motion of a new export industry for South Africa. With the country being a low-cost producer of electricity, and an internationally-accepted small-scale car... 

Novel crate-inspection system packs a punch

By: System Author     16th July 1999 Midrand quality-control system specialist Intelligent Quality Control (IQC) Systems has conducted a final round of tests on its trial crate-inspection system installed at South African Breweries’ (SAB) Rosslyn plant in Pretoria. “The system was installed as a test installation in this... 

Growing trend towards automation in SA

By: System Author     16th July 1999 A growing trend towards automation in the South African packaging industry can be expected within the next few years, says Weighing & Packaging Systems regional manager Nick Oliver. Based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the company is a leading local designer and manufacturer of packaging... 

R700 000 packaging-system contracts are awarded

By: System Author     16th July 1999 Two contracts together worth more than R700 000 have been awarded to packaging-systems specialist WestWeigh Systems, of Midrand by TSB for its plant in Malelane, Swaziland. The contracts, for the automatic filling of 500 kg to 1 000 kg big bags, were signed in March and April for installation... 

Tidal, biomass also being probed

By: System Author     9th July 1999 Tidal power generation-desalination and the use of biomass fuel are two renewable energy options under investigation by the State’s power utility, Eskom. The two technological advances, though still in their infancy, are being probed under Eskom’s Southern African Bulk Renewable... 

New products unveiled

By: System Author     9th July 1999 A new range of products has been launched by GE Fanuc Automation, of Isando, Gauteng, at an exhibition in Paris. “The technology involved is extremely advanced and of the highest standard,” GE Fanuc computer numeric control (CNC) sales and application engineer Norbert Barnard tells... 

Mobile phone network No 2 for Malawi

By: System Author     9th July 1999 THE contract to supply the equipment for the first-phase development of the second global systems mobile (GSM) network to be established in Malawi has been awarded to Siemens Carrier Solutions, a division of Siemens Information and Communication Networks (ICN). The contract for this initial phase... 

Latest advances in automation and drives

By: System Author     9th July 1999 At the Hanover Fair this year Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) group president Dr Klaus Wucherer delivered an excellent overview of the latest achievements in the field of automation and drives. He started with a brief look at the A&D group. The last financial year was the first in which the... 

R3,5m Swazi telecom contract

By: System Author     9th July 1999 An order exceeding R3,5-million from the Swaziland Post and Telecommunications Corporation (SPTC) for the delivery and installation of an interactive voice responder platform system has been awarded to Alcatel Altech Telecoms. The system, to be installed in Mbabane, will initially provide a voice... 

Ringing in the changes of Y2k compliance

By: System Author     9th July 1999 Acontract worth sev- eral million rands to ensure Year 2000 compliance for telecommunications provider Telkom is progressing well. The contract, subcontracted by Siemens to engineering software developer TLC Software, of Johannesburg, involves an engineering management system, client server... 

Aussie order

By: System Author     9th July 1999 A locally-designed tube leak detection system used successfully in South Africa, Germany, India and China to detect steam leaks on power station boilers, is now being installed in Australia. This first Australian contract for Instrotech, valued at R1-million, consists of two Inspecta FFT systems... 

Strong signal for top security at project

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Security for South Africa’s first development designed to offer residential, retail, office, medical and recreational areas within the confines of a high-security perimeter, Melrose Arch, is being supplied by Gauteng firm Signal Security. The company, which has been operating in the area... 

R1,2-million electrical contract completed

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Electrical installation at, and distribution to, South Africa’s first commercial cassava-starch project, in the Northern Province, has been completed by Gauteng consulting electrical engineer Eksteen & Le Roux. The company was awarded the contract in March last year, which included the... 

R700 000 silo, conveyor supplied to cassava factory

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Gauteng firm Bulk Pneumatic Handling has designed and managed the supply of a silo and conveyor equipment to South Africa’s first commercial cassava-starch plant, in the Northern Province, reports director Tony Chiappini. The company managed the design and installation of a silo, motorised... 

Key contract under way

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 A key Mossgas contract for the new condensate top-up is currently under way by a top international alliance. A division of Krupp Engineering and a subsidiary of its German parent, Krupp Uhde is undertaking the project in joint venture with Parsons Energy & Chemicals, part of global giant Parsons... 

Ozone treatment for Kwazulu-Natal textile mill effluent

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 A CONTRACT to supply ozone for a new effluent-treatment process that will allow a Kwazulu-Natal textile mill to recycle up to 75% of its effluent, has been awarded to industrial gas specialist Messer Fedgas. The Mym Textiles mill, at Umzinto, on the south coast, has installed a unique, patented... 

R106-million condensate-import project

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Good progress is being made at Mossgas in Mossel Bay on the company’s new R106-million condensate-import project, which will boost its yearly output by up to 450-million litres, or 26%, and add about R40-million to its yearly net operating surplus. This business opportunity arose partly as... 

Company’s restructuring process gets wind in its sails

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Although the Mossgas project was launched in 1987, Mossgas in its present form was established in April 1989. It owns and operates the offshore production platform on the FA field, as well as the onshore plant. The company is part of the CEF group of companies through which the State’s... 

Development project boosts Cape economy

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 THE multibillion-rand development project for Mossgas in Mossel Bay is set to boost the Cape economy. Although the managing contractor is Dresser-Kellogg Energy Services, of the UK, care has been taken to ensure a maximum of local-company involvement in the R2,2-billion project. Fully South... 

Urban landscape transformed

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 In an effort to temper the clinical effect created by the hi-tech buildings of the R3-billion Melrose Arch project, Gauteng landscape architect Van Riet & Louw has been contracted to create an intimate urban landscape. The company was involved in the initial planning components and the... 

Mozal is on schedule and within budget

By: System Author     25th June 1999 The Mozal aluminium smelter project at Maputo in Mozambique remains on schedule and on budget. Engineering exceeded the planned 4% progress for April, achieving 5%. Overall progress was on target at the end of April, with a total of 70%. The engineering department has now passed the peak work... 

Kwazulu-Natal aluminium expansion rolls on

By: System Author     25th June 1999 The next significant start-up milestone in Hulett Aluminium’s (Hulamin’s) multibillion-rand expansion in Maritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal, has been achieved on schedule following the successful coating of the first coil on the new continuous annealing and coil coating line (CCL2). Commenting... 

Plant-automation success story

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Hi-tech integration company IST Industria,l of Pretoria, is an appointed system integrator for Schneider Electric products. The company has, over the past eight years, completed various installations using many Schneider products. Its focus lies in the provision of innovative, cost-effective,... 

Lesotho electrical contract

By: System Author     25th June 1999 AN electrical subcontract for the Matsoku tunnel and weir project – which forms part of the R1,2-billion phase 1B of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project – has been secured by electrical and instrumentation contractor B&W Electrical. The floodwaters of the Matsoku river will be... 

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