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Commissioning starts at Browns Range pilot

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     24th April 2018 Commissioning of the Browns Range crushing circuit has now started, heavy rare earths developer Northern Minerals reported on Tuesday. The commissioning of the crusher circuit was the first phase of the commissioning for the Browns Range project, in Western Australia, with the pilot plant... 

eCobalt preconstruction activity ramps up

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd April 2018 Preconstruction activities for eCobalt Solutions’ Idaho Cobalt Project (ICP) are ramping up with components for the water treatment plant starting to arrive on site, the company reported on Monday. The Vancouver-headquartered company has awarded contracts for the water treatment plant’s... 

Babcock’s plant division gives customers a lift

23rd April 2018 Babcock’s safety first philosophy has resulted in its plant hire business receiving two orders from Air Products South Africa (Pty) Limited to install two 88-tonne cryogenic tanks at its plant in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Following the first successful, incident-free heavy lift in 2017, Air... 

Resistance persists despite declaration of new renewables dawn 

By: Terence Creamer     20th April 2018 The world did not stop to allow South Africa to get off. While ‘sunny South Africa’ spent more than two years delaying the introduction of new renewable-energy plants, including 12 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects and a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the rest of the world continued... 

Heavy capacity lifting equipment in high demand

By: Paige Müller     20th April 2018 Heavy lifting equipment suppliers must sustain investment in the upgrade of lifting equipment fleets and other resources if they wish to remain competitive, advises lifting solutions provider Johnson Crane Hire sales executive Peter Yaman. “The South African economy is experiencing a slight... 

Resistance persists despite declaration of new renewables dawn

By: Terence Creamer     20th April 2018 The world did not stop to allow South Africa to get off. While ‘sunny South Africa’ spent more than two years delaying the introduction of new renewable-energy plants, including 12 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects and a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the rest of the world continued... 

Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique

By: Sheila Barradas     20th April 2018 Coral FLNG SA plans to develop five-trillion cubic feet of gas in the deep waters of the Rovuma basin. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th April 2018 General Electric has successfully completed performance tests on Unit 1 of the power plant. 

PentaFloor Sponsorship at the new GBCSA Offices

19th April 2018 When the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) outgrew its offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, a call for sponsorships was sent out requesting contributions from industry to assist with the fitout of the new offices in Rosebank. PentaFloor stepped up with a generous contribution of... 

New EM lighting division to focus on latest luminaire technology

19th April 2018 A new lighting division launched by leading supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) in February, in conjunction with OSRAM and LEDVANCE, will focus on introducing the latest luminaire technology to the local market. The full-LED luminaires distributed by the division represent the latest trend in the... 

Emergency Desalination Plant Gets Helping Hand from SBS Tanks®

18th April 2018 As Cape Town gets closer to running out of water, SBS Tanks® has formed an integral partnership with Quality Filtration Systems (QFS) and Osmoflo to provide quality water for an emergency desalination plant. Initiated by The City of Cape Town, the plant will address the water crisis in the... 

Base production declines as KP2 readies

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th April 2018 Mineral sands producer Base Resources has reported a slight decline in production for the March quarter, as a month-long mining and wet concentrator plant shut-down was initiated at its Kwale operations, in Kenya. The shut-down was part of the final equipment installation and piping tie-ins for... 

Polymetal’s new mine slightly ahead of schedule, Q1 output up

By: Mariaan Webb     18th April 2018 Construction activities at the new Kyzyl mine, which LSE-listed Polymetal is building in Kazakhstan, are slightly ahead of schedule, with commissioning brought forward by a couple of weeks. Dry commissioning of the processing plant would start on June 1, followed by first concentrate production... 

Product excellence enhanced by stylish new design of ASSA ABLOY door closers

16th April 2018 ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has updated its door closers to give the range a distinctive and stylish appearance. The new ASSA ABLOY design marks a significant step in the evolution of the company’s comprehensive door control portfolio Architects and specifiers will... 

Stabila, fischer products shine at iconic 129 Rivonia Road project

16th April 2018 Leading brands fischer fixings and Stabila measuring equipment, distributed locally by Upat, played an integral role in ensuring the safe and speedy installation of the iconic façades at the 129 Rivonia Road development in Sandton, the site of the former Village Walk shopping centre. Developed by... 

Gorgon Stage 2 gets approval

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th April 2018 The Western Australian state government has welcomed a decision by US energy major Chevron to proceed with the second stage of the Gorgon project expansion, off the coast of Western Australia. Premier Mark McGowan said Chevron's subsea development at the Gorgon natural gas project will create... 

Weba Chute Systems Still Best Option For Lowest Total Cost Of Ownership

16th April 2018 Tough economic times have unintended consequences, and one which is now starting to show is the installation of budget transfer systems. This is according to Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, who says that the company has been called upon by a number of operators to replace... 

Johnson Crane Hire Helps Gmc Repair Critical Cape Town Breakwater

16th April 2018 Lifting solutions leader Johnson Crane Hire has assisted Guerrini Marine Construction (GMC) to successfully complete vital maintenance at Cape Town’s breakwater – considered one of the most essential aspects of the infrastructure for the Port of Cape Town and the popular V&A Waterfront. Johnson... 

Clamping down on cable theft at major synfuel producer

13th April 2018 The Ultra-Lok® band-and-buckle clamping system, distributed locally by Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa, has been used to prevent cable theft at a major synfuel producer in Mpumalanga. This is a flagship client for Banding & ID Solutions Africa, which has also supplied ancillary... 

Maxiflex overhead sectional doors product of choice for fire emergency services

13th April 2018 It is crucial that fire station doors operate ultra-reliably and efficiently at all times to ensure that in an emergency, fire trucks are able to leave the station without delay. The rugged and attractive OH1042F overhead sectional doors from Maxiflex are defined by all-round efficiency,... 

Cape Town finalises new desalination plant project

By: Paige Müller     13th April 2018 With the Cape Town area suffering from one of the worst droughts in its history, tank manufacturer and supplier SBS Tanks marketing manager James Preston tells Engineering News that the City of Cape Town municipality has launched several alternative water source projects to mitigate the drought’s... 

BMG provides high performance chains with extended features

13th April 2018 Engineering components supplier BMG says its Tsubaki high performance chain products incorporate standard and custom attachment chains, which are critical to the efficient movement of products along a production line. “Conveyor chains often fail prematurely because insufficient consideration was... 

New rope transforms towing

13th April 2018 Global wire ropes supplier Lankhorst launched the Lankonect – which will providing tug operators with a quicker and safer connection during towing – earlier this year. The Lankonect is a synthetic fibre rope connection for the main tow line that replaces a conventional cow hitch, shackle or... 

Snøhvit field – Askeladd development, Norway

By: Sheila Barradas     13th April 2018 The Askeladd project was approved in March is part of the multiphased Snøhvit development. 

German PP-R Pipes For All Areas Of Industrial Application

11th April 2018 Leading German manufacturer, Bänninger’s polypropylene pipes and fittings suitable for all areas of industrial application, are now available for the local market through thermoplastic piping specialist, Plasti-Tech. The reliability and durability of the pipeline system directly depends on the... 

Bushveld Energy progresses with electrolyte production facility, Eskom VRFB project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th April 2018 Bushveld Minerals subsidiary Bushveld Energy has made significant progress with exploiting the commercial opportunity of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) technology within the energy storage market in the first quarter of this year.  

SKF extends commercial vehicle aftermarket offering with new water pump range

11th April 2018 Owners and maintainers of commercial vehicles can now benefit from SKF’s renowned  quality and service for yet another key engine component, with the launch of a new range of premium quality water pumps. Defined by high reliability and long service life, the water pump offering covers all the... 

Integrated Pump Rental Adds Stainless Steel Submersibles To Rental Fleet

11th April 2018 Staying ahead in an industry as competitive as pump rental requires a comprehensive understanding of dewatering application requirements. It also necessitates a pump rental fleet that can meet the needs of different market sectors. Integrated Pump Rental recently bolstered its pump rental fleet... 

The Principles for effective combustion control in fired heaters

11th April 2018 Fired heaters are integral to hydrocarbon processing (HP). Specifically designed for the reaction of fuel and air to produce extremely high gas temperatures, heaters transfer this energy to potentially highly flammable process fluids via heat exchangers. They consume large quantities of fuel,... 

At the core of new residential suburb in Polokwane

11th April 2018 Demand for middle-income housing in Polokwane still remains high long after the city was named the capital of Limpopo. This demand is mainly being driven by civil servants, who prefer their own homes to rental accommodation, while the conversion of existing residences into commercial buildings in... 

Identify any cable and component!

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th April 2018 Ever lost time figuring out where each wire goes? Durable professional labels that remain legible and stay attached in harsh conditions are extremely important to keep network, voice and data cables and components organised and running effectively. Get the Electrical Identification Guide Book... 

JG Afrika successfully repairs the Groot Marico River Bridge to keep traffic moving

10th April 2018 The swift action taken by JG Afrika on behalf of the Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire to repair the damaged Groot Marico River Bridge on the N1/N4 prevented further damage to the toll-road and provided road users with a more convenient alternative to a 36 km detour while repairs were... 

Aftan progresses plant upgrades at Namibia mine

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th April 2018 African Tantalum (Aftan), in which Aim-listed investment company Kazera Global holds an interest, has started the tendering process for the laying of pipework for the newly approved Orange River water project at its Namibia Tantalise Investment mine.  

Avesoro achieves record production at Liberia, Burkina Faso mines in March quarter

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th April 2018 West African gold producer Avesoro Resources achieved record production at its New Liberty gold mine, in Liberia, and its Youga and Balogo gold mines, in Burkina Faso, in the quarter ended March 31. 

Energas introduces new Mokveld Typhoon Valve System

9th April 2018 After more than a decade of development and testing in diverse applications, Mokveld’s Typhoon Valve System is now ready for commercial use. The technology is also now available locally through Mokveld’s distributor in South Africa, Energas Technologies, a leading supplier of high-end and... 

Sound Decision Making Critical With Floor Grating

9th April 2018 Short term financial gains should not outweigh long term safety requirements when it comes to purchasing decision, especially when looking at safety critical purchases such as floor grating. National technical sales consultant at Andrew Mentis, Lance Quinlan says it is imperative that engineers,... 

eltherm awarded electrical heat tracing contract for Ilanga solar project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th April 2018 Private engineering and technology company Sener – and its procurement partners Emvelo and Cobra – has awarded global heat tracing specialist eltherm South Africa a contract for the design and installation of an electrical heat tracing (EHT) system at the 100 MW Ilanga solar thermal power plant... 

Efficiency certification achieved for new project

6th April 2018 Multidisciplinary engineering consultancy WSP Africa has achieved an EDGE Preliminary Certification for the new Balwin Properties residential apartments project - The Polo Fields; setting a benchmark for sustainable residential developments of the future in the country, and the continent. The... 

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