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Majuba coal Silo 20 rebuild project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th March 2017 The project was completed this month. 

AMSA officially launches Gauteng steel rail hub 

     23rd March 2017 ArcelorMittal South Africa in February officially launched its Isando Distribution Centre, in Germiston, in a long-term initiative to migrate the bulk of domestic final product steel distribution from road to rail.  

Automation products on display at event

     17th March 2017 Industrial product supplier Magnet’s stand at the Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 conference and exhibition, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on March 28 and 29, will highlight the company’s Carlo Gavazzi automation products portfolio.  

Industry needs a trade association to stabilise and grow  

By: Victor Moolman     17th March 2017 Establishing a dominant instrumentation and control trade association in South Africa could help the local industry grow and mitigate possible absorption by international competitors, says Architects Integrating Industry (Ai2SA) MD Petrus Klopper. 

Recent aquisition enhances firm’s product quality

By: Victor Moolman     17th March 2017 Following filtration technology company Freudenberg Filtration Technologies’ acquisition of technology producer Alphasorb in the second quarter of 2016, the quality of Freudenberg’s gas-control products has increased greatly, says Freudenberg market segment manager for sub-Saharan Africa Pooven... 

BBE Group launches new automation division

     16th March 2017 The BBE Group, specialists in mine ventilation, refrigeration and energy optimisation engineering, have established a new automation division to extend its services.  BBE Automation primarily supports the Group’s consulting services and turnkey projects, but also provides automation and... 

New Cat® MD6250 Blasthole Drill Cuts Costs and Improves Drilling Efficiency with Rugged Design, Integrated Technology

     13th March 2017 The new Cat® MD6250 blasthole drill delivers optimum drilling efficiency in single- and multi-pass applications for both rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) modes. Featuring automated operation, the drill runs within ideal operating parameters for maximum bit life, hole accuracy and reduced total cost... 

BBE Group launches new automation division

     3rd March 2017 The BBE Group, specialists in mine ventilation, refrigeration and energy optimisation engineering, have established a new automation division to extend its services.  BBE Automation primarily supports the Group’s consulting services and turnkey projects, but also provides automation and... 

BBE Group launches new automation division

     3rd March 2017 The BBE Group, specialists in mine ventilation, refrigeration and energy optimisation engineering, have established a new automation division to extend its services.  BBE Automation primarily supports the Group’s consulting services and turnkey projects, but also provides automation and... 

Machine Tools Africa to showcase latest technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd February 2017 Quality tools and machinery are the backbone of the South African manufacturing industry which is why Machine Tools Africa 2017 has been designed to showcase the very latest technology developments, machinery, products, services and solutions in this innovative sector. Machine Tools touch every... 

Company celebrates success in gas markets

     3rd February 2017 Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services company Fluor Igoda Projects is celebrating ten successful years of undertaking capital projects in the oil, gas and chemicals markets in South Africa. 

New Gold stock tumbles on Rainy River project delay, further capex overrun

By: Henry Lazenby     30th January 2017 The TSX-listed stock of intermediate gold producer New Gold tumbled nearly 26% on Monday after the company announced a three-month start-up delay at its billion-dollar-plus Rainy River project, in Ontario, and a $195-million cost increase. Analysts noted that the Rainy River update increased... 

Jubilee to deliver chromite concentrate in a fortnight

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th January 2017 Dual-listed mine-to-metals specialist Jubilee Platinum’s commissioning of chromite recovery and platinum group metals (PGMs) plants at its Hernic ferrochrome operation is progressing to schedule, with the first chromite concentrate product targeted within the next two weeks. At full production,... 

EnerMech Acquires Electrical & Instrumentation Specialist In Largest Deal To Date

     18th January 2017 Engineering services specialist EnerMech has made its first entry in to the electrical and instrumentation (E&I) sector with the acquisition of EPS Group in Australia and the Americas. EPS Group employs 250 staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Houston and Louisiana, and has annual... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th January 2017 The second unit of Eskom's Medupi coal-fired power station was loaded to full capacity in December 2016. 

Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 JGC Corporation has received an order for the construction management and completion support services for the project. 

E-Houses: Saving Time, Saving Money

     14th December 2016 Speed of installation and cost-effectiveness on a number of fronts makes Shaw Controls’ innovative electrical houses (E-Houses) a popular choice for contractors and other users, according to the company’s managing director Bevan Richards. An E-House is a prefabricated power distribution... 

Leuze Celebrates The One Millionth Switching Sensor Of The 46b Series

     12th December 2016 Since its market launch in 2005, the Leuze 46B series generation of sensors has set new standards in optical sensors. Significantly, the one millionth switching sensor of the 46B series was manufactured at the end of 2016. Countapulse Controls is the official southern African distributor for... 

TeleEye SA Combines Online Convenience With Real World Confidence

     12th December 2016 After being founded by certified thermographers and thermal imaging experts over a decade ago, TeleEye SA has this week launched GoThermal.co.za. This pioneering web portal showcases offerings within categories that include thermal devices, commercial security, outdoor, tactical, instrumentation,... 

Azerikimya plant modernisation project, Azerbaijan

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd December 2016 SOCAR has awarded Technip an engineering procurement and construction contract for the project. 

Jumo Sensors With Io-Link From Asstech

     30th November 2016 Randburg instrumentation specialist ASSTech now has introduced two new Jumo sensors with an IO link interface the dTRANS p35 pressure sensor and the dTRANS T1000 temperature sensor. Both have a wide application range from tool machines to the food industry. The Jumo dTRANS p35 pressure sensor... 

Fluor Igoda Projects (Pty) Ltd celebrates 10 years milestone

     23rd November 2016 Fluor Igoda Projects (Pty) Ltd, an engineering, procurement, project and construction management (EPCM) services company, is celebrating 10 successful years of undertaking capital projects in the oil, gas and chemicals markets in South Africa. “During the past decade, we have worked on more than... 

ELB to provide life extension services to the Portal Reclaimer Scraper at Petra Diamonds Cullinan Mine

     21st November 2016 ELB Engineering Services (ELB) is pleased to announce that a contract has been entered into between Petra Diamonds Premier Mine and ELB Engineering Services for the life extension of the Cullinan Portal Reclaimer Scraper at the Petra Diamond’s Cullinan Diamond Mine, close to Pretoria. The focus... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     18th November 2016 SNC-Lavalin has been awarded the inspections work of Unit 6 at the Medupi power station. 

Numerous upgrades to recently launched bakkie

By: Aarifah Nosarka     18th November 2016 Owing to ongoing local dealer and customer feedback, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) launched the Isuzu KB 2016 range, consisting of 17 models, in September. GMSA VP sales, service and marketing Brian Olson says the new KBs, which were shipped to dealers across sub-Saharan Africa in September,... 

Rob MacKenzie

     11th November 2016 This week we feature MacKenzie Position, MD of process instrumentation, solutions and services company Endress+Hauser 

Analogue gauges outweigh benefits of electronic instrumentation

By: Simone Liedtke     4th November 2016 The structure and robustness of analogue pressure-type gauges, coupled with the guaranteed availability of spare parts for locomotives in South Africa, outweigh the benefits of electronic instrumentation that has to be sent away for repair or recalibration, says pressure and temperature... 

Atlas Copco quality air for leading wood based panels producer

     3rd November 2016 The first ground-breaking and super energy efficient Atlas Copco GA 75 Full Feature VSD+ (Variable Speed Drive) compressor to land on the African continent was supplied by Atlas Copco Compressor Technique authorised distributor, Lowveld Compressor Services, to longstanding customer, Sonae... 

RS Components adds 600+ Amphenol FCI connectors and cable assemblies, including newly enhanced Rotaconnect to its range

     2nd November 2016 Rebranded Amphenol FCI forges stronger ties with RS RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc , the global distributor for engineers, has added more than 600 Amphenol FCI connector and cable assembly product lines to its portfolio. The additions expand the RS AFCI offering to... 

Delta OHM Joins The GHM Messtechnik Stable

     28th October 2016 Specialist environmental measuring technology company, Delta OHM, recently joined the GHM Messtechnik group of companies, enabling GHM Messtechnik to expand their technology and product offering to include the niche environmental measuring sector.   Italian-based Delta OHM is a world leader in... 

Hatch rises to challenge of Silo 20 Reinstatement Project at Majuba

     26th October 2016 The collapse of the upper section of Silo 20 at Majuba Power Station in Mpumalanga, following a catastrophic wall fracture in November 2014, posed a significant design and engineering challenge for consultant Hatch. Eskom’s second-largest power station, Majuba has an installed capacity of 4 110... 

New Lines of Electromechanical Relay Transfer Switches from Fairview Microwave offer High Performance Covering DC to 40 GHz

     24th October 2016 Fairview Expands Portfolio of In-Stock Electromechanical Relay Transfer Switches to 43 Unique Models Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components has announced that it offers a line of electromechanical relay transfer switches that cover frequencies from DC to 40... 

Valuable partnership continued with new projects

By: Robyn Wilkinson     21st October 2016 Pressure vessels and piping fabrication specialists and construction fabrication consortium the Hydra Arc group of companies is continuing its long-term partnership with energy and chemicals company Sasol by assisting it with the construction of an air separation unit, as well as developing... 

MSA Africa invests R1.5 million in aftermarket service centre network

     19th October 2016 MSA Africa, a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products, supplements its total solutions approach with a comprehensive aftersales and technical support service. Based at its Johannesburg premises, MSA Africa’s main aftersales service centre offers in-house... 

Russian NPP design technology in global demand

By: Anine Kilian     18th October 2016 Russian nuclear company Atomstroyexport (ASE), a part of Russian State-owned Rosatom group, which designs and constructs nuclear power plants (NPPs) globally, is currently running construction projects in India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt, China and Hungary – an indication that Russian-built NPPs... 

WorleyParsons maximises combined global expertise for Kpone IPP

     14th October 2016 WorleyParsons RSA and the WorleyParsons Reading office in the USA (WorleyParsons GI) are maximising their combined expertise in an internal joint venture for the Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP) in Ghana. Following Group Five International’s appointment in December 2014 by Cenpower Generation... 

WorleyParsons maximises combined global expertise for Kpone IPP

     14th October 2016 WorleyParsons RSA and the WorleyParsons Reading office in the USA (WorleyParsons GI) are maximising their combined expertise in an internal joint venture for the Kpone Independent Power Plant in Ghana. Following Group Five International’s appointment in December 2014 by Cenpower Generation Ltd as... 

Polyflor SD range from Altico for electrostatic discharge protection

     13th October 2016 Polyflor ESD products facilitate a uniform flow of static electricity directly to a ground point. Available from Altico, a division of Actum Electronics, the range includes SD, EC and conductive ROF floorings, each of which combines static control properties with hardwearing and decorative... 

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