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Navigating challenges in a rapidly changing energy and resources market

3rd May 2018 Recovering commodity prices, renewed optimism in the mining sector, and diversified ownership of Tier 1 mining companies are opening up opportunities for emerging and junior miners to enter the industry. CEO of WorleyParsons RSA, Denver Dreyer, explains how the professional services company can... 

7.5 MW / 5.2 MWh Energy Storage System, installation completed

24th October 2017 A Smart Energy Storage System Project Santerno installed and commissioned a 7.5 MW, 5.2 MWh storage system to serve as a grid stabilizer in an off-grid petrochemical plant. The system comprises three functional units, each featuring one Santerno Skid controlled by a Santerno power management... 

Hesteel Group acquires Palabora Mining Company’s holding company

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     11th May 2017 The Competition Tribunal has approved a large merger between Hesteel International Holding Company, Hesteel Group, Xuanhua Construction Machinery and Smart Union Resources Hong Kong (SUHK), without conditions. The target firm, SUHK, is an investment holding company based in Hong Kong that... 

WorleyParsons Acknowledged by Tanzanian Government for Natural Gas Project

9th January 2017 Following the handover of the Mtwara to Dar es Salaam Pipeline Project in August 2016, a project close-out ceremony was held in October 2016 in celebration of the tremendous success of the project, attended by Tanzanian Government officials, client Board Members, other project stakeholders, as... 

Caterpillar launches first continuous miner for hard rock applications

By: Anine Kilian     10th August 2016 Global construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (Cat) has launched the first continuous mining and hauling system for underground hard rock applications, now commercially available. The new Cat Straight System features a hard rock shearer that uses Cat-activated undercutting... 

Advisian engages with clients to create greater value

22nd July 2016 The South African operation of WorleyParsons’ global consulting business, Advisian, has experienced notable growth since its launch less than a year ago with its initial office of five members expanding to close to 100 in an effort to service the needs of clients and deliver expert strategic and... 

Advisian engages with clients to create greater value

31st May 2016 The South African operation of WorleyParsons’ global consulting business, Advisian, has experienced notable growth since its launch less than a year ago with its initial office of five members expanding to close to 100 in an effort to service the needs of clients and deliver expert strategic and... 

Upper Zakum 750 field development project, UAE

By: Sheila Barradas     11th September 2015 The project will increase the production rate from Upper Zakum from 550 000 bbl/d to 750 000 bbl/d. 

Trans-Adriatic natural gas pipeline project, Caspian region and Europe

By: Sheila Barradas     24th July 2015 Technip has been awarded a project management consultancy services contract for the Trans-Adriatic natural gas pipeline project. 

Nasr full field development project – Phase 2, UAE

14th November 2014 Technip has been a contract for the Nasr full field development project. 

Palabora Copper awarded Level 4 BBBEE status

By: Chantelle Kotze     31st October 2014 Refined copper producer Palabora Copper (PC), a subsidiary of Palabora Mining Company (PMC), achieved a Level 4 broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) status earlier this month following an audit conducted by BBBEEE verification agency Edge Verification Solutions last month, for the year... 

Jobs, consumer protection and Africa on WTO agenda

29th August 2014 The World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced on August 8 that its 2014 Public Forum on 'Why trade matters to everyone' would have 71 sessions. The three-day, forum, which will run from October 1 to 3, will focus on the human story behind trade, giving participants an opportunity to discuss the... 

Nghi Son refinery and petrochemicals complex, Vietnam

18th April 2014 Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract for the design and supply of a carbon monoxide incinerator package for a residue fluidised catalytic cracker at the refinery project. 

Palabora will not extend consortium acquisition date

By: Natalie Greve     29th November 2013 The Palabora Mining Company (PMC) has confirmed in a statement that the closing date of the acquisition offer by a group of companies led by Rio Tinto South Africa (RTSA) would not be extended, reminding shareholders that the offer would only remain open until December 13. By accepting the share... 

Majority of PMC shareholders approve consortium share offer

By: Natalie Greve     15th November 2013 The bulk of shareholders of the Palabora Mining Company (PMC) have accepted a share purchase offer by a consortium represented by Rio Tinto South Africa (RTSA), which has resulted in RTSA now holding 96.9% of the copper producer’s share capital. The consortium, comprising South African and... 

SA’s rope access industry growing

By: Anine Kilian     13th September 2013 South Africa’s rope access industry is growing, owing to the high demand for jobs that require cost-effective means of doing work at height, says rope access specialists Skyriders Access Specialists marketing manager Mike Zinn. “The rope access industry can be divided into two main sectors in... 

Nghi Son refinery and petrochemicals complex, Vietnam

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd August 2013 Foster Wheeler has been awarded a project management and consultancy services contract for the Nghi Son refinery and petrochemical complex. 

Commission recommends conditional approval of Rio Tinto deal

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     4th July 2013 The Competition Commission has recommended conditional approval of the proposed acquistion of the entire shareholding of Rio Tinto South Africa by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and a Chinese consortium. The consortium comprised Hebei Iron and Steel Group and a Mauritius special... 

Yanbu oil refinery expansion project, Saudi Arabia

By: Sheila Barradas     15th March 2013 Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract to provide project management consulting services for the expansion project. 

Clean fuels project, Kuwait

By: Sheila Barradas     1st February 2013 The clean fuels project is a major upgrade and expansion of the Mina Al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries, in Kuwait. 

Umm Wu’al phosphate project, Saudi Arabia

By: Sheila Barradas     25th January 2013 The project involves the development of a greenfield phosphate complex and related facilities in northern Saudi Arabia. 

Al-Zour refinery project, Kuwait

By: Sheila Barradas     18th January 2013 Once completed, the Al-Zour refinery will be the largest refinery in the Middle East . 

Company Announcement: Foster Wheeler Awarded PMC Contract By Chemaweyaat For Aromatics Complex in Abu Dhabi

2nd May 2012 Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Company for the provision of project management consultancy services for an aromatics complex and the supporting infrastructure.  

Medan floating liquefied natural gas receiving terminal, Indonesia

By: Lindiwe Molekoa     23rd September 2011 The project involves the construction of a floating liquefied natural gas receiving terminal at Medan, in North Sumatra province. 

Company Announcement: BBE Designs Underground Cooling Circuit For PMC

21st July 2011 Attached please find a press release on: BBE Consulting has successfully completed a R3-mllion EPCM contract calling for the design of an underground cooling circuit at Rio Tinto’s Palabora Mining Company (PMC) in Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province. BBE’s design makes provision for two refrigeration... 

Socar & Turcas aegean refinery, Turkey

By: Lindiwe Molekoa     3rd June 2011 The new refinery will cover an area of 13 750 ha and it will have a crude processing capacity of 214 000 barrels per stream day. 

EPCM work for diesel processing unit

26th November 2010 NYSE-listed Fluor Corporation reports that it was awarded the Hijau Gasoil Phase-1 project by petrochemicals giant Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaysia), Malaysia.

The project comprises a new 6 000 t/d diesel processing unit, located in Port Dickson, Malaysia. Fluor will perform... 

Contracts awarded 
for aluminium complex

26th November 2010 Engineering firm Fluor Corporation won a series of contracts from the joint-venture (JV) comprising mining firm Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), and aluminium smelter Alcoa, to provide program management consultancy (PMC) and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM)... 

Integrated Public Transportation Network, United Arab Emirates

By: Lindiwe Molekoa     29th October 2010 The Integrated Public Transportation Network transit system, in Abu Dhabi, is being developed to improve the emirate's public transport infrastructure. 

Russians buy into South African minnow's iron innovation  

By: Martin Creamer     1st October 2010 Large Russian mining and steel company OAO Severstal has bought into new South African technology that converts abundant waste fines into iron feedstock for steelmaking. The process does not require the use of expensively priced coking coal and is able to make do with far cheaper thermal coal.... 

Severstal deal opens way for iron-ore fines beneficiation project

By: Terence Creamer     1st October 2010 A 50 000-t/y facility to convert iron-ore fines into metallic briquettes for use as a scrap supplement in electric steelmaking, will be developed in Phalaborwa, in South Africa's Limpopo province, following a $17-million transaction unveiled on Friday. The demonstration project would involve an... 

'Breakthrough' iron-ore fines beneficiation plant to be built in Phalaborwa 

By: Terence Creamer     1st October 2010 A 50 000-t/y facility to convert iron-ore fines into metallic briquettes for use as a scrap supplement in electric steelmaking, will be developed in Phalaborwa, in South Africa's Limpopo province, following a $17-million transaction unveiled on Friday. The demonstration project would involve an... 

Detour Lake gold project, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     1st October 2010 Detour Gold has reported positive results from the feasibility study for the proposed Detour Lake gold project. 

Project management consultancy contract for Iraq expansion project

3rd September 2010 Engineering and construction group Foster Wheeler has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) services contract, by the Iraqi State-owned South Oil Company (SOC), for the onshore Iraq crude oil export expansion project, in southern Iraq, and offshore, in Iraqi waters. 

Rio Tinto's Palabora concludes 26% copper BEE  

By: Martin Creamer     11th June 2010 The JSE-listed Rio Tinto copper and vermiculite miner Palabora Mining Company (PMC) has concluded a long-incubated broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) transaction with the local community, employees and entrepreneurs, Palabora CEO Matt Gili said on Friday. Gili said that the company had... 

Micronutrient formulation 
tackles radiation related stress

By: Petronel Smit     18th September 2009 Nutritional science and evidence-based corporation Premier Micronutrient Corporation (PMC) has developed a patented micronutrient formulation specifically designed to deal with oxidative stress produced by ionising radiation. 

Barrancabermeja refinery upgrade project, Colombia

By: Sheila Barradas     12th December 2008 The Barrancabermeja project will increase refining capacity from 250 000 barrels per stream day (BPSD) to 300 000 BPSD. 

Free State gem project shows commercial potential - Paramount

By: Christy van der Merwe     12th March 2008 Bulk sampling results from the ASX-listed Paramount Mining Corporation’s (PMC) Peakstar project in the Free State, have indicated strong diamond grade valuations and the regular appearance of larger diamonds, which was lauded as “very encouraging in terms of the commercial potential... 

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