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Mokonyane gives thumbs-up as Eastern Basin plant treats 94 Mℓ/d of AMD 

By: Ilan Solomons     17th February 2017 Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has lauded the successes achieved at the Eastern Basin acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment plant, in Springs, in Gauteng. The R1-billion plant, which started operations in June 2016, was completed under the instruction of State-owned water management... 

Biogas needs favourable REIPPPP allocation for sustainable development

By: Nadine James     17th February 2017 The measureable and sustainable development of South Africa’s biogas industry requires projects, and therefore a favourable  Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) allocation, to prove sufficient financial viability to financial institutions is essential.... 

PMSA

By: Zandile Mavuso     17th February 2017 Being a supplier of concrete equipment in Africa for over forty years, PMSA provides wet batching plant solutions for customers in the Civil sector for renewable energy such as wind and solar plants, conventional power stations, dam construction, roads and bridges, in the Building contractor... 

Real, Round-The-Clock Rental Pump Availability

     15th February 2017 There are many companies in the pump rental business that promise, but not all of them deliver, according to Integrated Pump Rental managing director Lee Vine. “Actually delivering a rental service all day, every day, to the standards that the customer needs, is the core of our business model,”... 

Real, Round-The-Clock Rental Pump Availability

     15th February 2017 There are many companies in the pump rental business that promise, but not all of them deliver, according to Integrated Pump Rental managing director Lee Vine. “Actually delivering a rental service all day, every day, to the standards that the customer needs, is the core of our business model,”... 

Kumba lifts output, slashes costs, pumps cash, CFO quits

By: Martin Creamer     14th February 2017 South Africa’s biggest iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore beat production guidance, slashed costs and pumped cash – but what was a successful 12 months to December 31 last year, was marred by two fatalities. Controlling shareholder Anglo American said in a separate statement that it would... 

SA Hippo To Exhibit At PDAC In Toronto

     10th February 2017 The PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is the world's leading Convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration. Over 900 exhibitors and 22,000 attendees from over 100 countries will attend, while technical sessions, short... 

Structured maintenance programme emphasised

By: Kimberley Smuts     10th February 2017 Introducing a structured maintenance management programme that ensures ongoing effective lubrication is critical in maximising production efficiencies, says technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG). BMG fluid technology manager Wayne Holton says the company’s efficiency drive, which... 

Up the uptime with high quality electrical products from Powermite

     9th February 2017 Component, equipment and system specialist, Hudaco company Powermite, leads the southern African market in the supply of a fully comprehensive range of high quality, locally manufactured electrical products for a wide range of mining, marine and industrial machinery including mobile generators,... 

IFAT Africa 2017: Finding ways out of the water crisis

     9th February 2017 Messe München GmbH Messegelände 81823 München Deutschland Southern Africa suffering under severe drought Pipeline projects worth billions planned Greater use of groundwater and seawater in the future From September 12 to 14, 2017, local and international representatives from the environmental... 

Pumping station optimisation saves energy, reduces leaks and reduces TCO

     8th February 2017 An upgrade of the water treatment and water supply system in Samara, Russia, has seen the implementation of innovative software-driven process optimisation built on Mitsubishi Electric MAPS SCADA. The optimisation and control solution implemented across 37 boosting pumping stations has improved... 

Lacking local support, De Beers shelves Ontario diamond mine expansion

By: Reuters     7th February 2017 De Beers is shelving immediate plans to study an expansion project at a remote northern Ontario diamond mine after failing to get support from a neighbouring aboriginal community, a "disappointing" setback for the world's top diamond producer, the mine's manager said. 

High productivity and product quality due to energy savings of up to 25 percent

     3rd February 2017 apt Hiller GmbH headquartered in Monheim, Germany, has meanwhile ordered already the fourth front-loading extrusion press from SMS group www.sms-group.com. The new extrusion press operates with an extrusion force of 27 MN (2,700 tons) in front-loading design, thus enabling high productivity and... 

Our wonderful world

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     3rd February 2017 Wonderful World Civil engineers very often ask me about electrical engineering. However, since civil engineers are pretty good listeners, absorb the following and you will know more about electrical engineering. 

Company earns electric motors certification

     27th January 2017 Mpumalanga-based armature winding specialist Mokse Engineering Enterprises, has earned engineering consultants and equipment supplier SKF’s highly respected Rebuilder: Electric Motors Certification following a stringent audit in September last year. Mokse Engineering Enterprises explains that... 

NETZSCH to highlight NEMO® progressing cavity pumps and Dewatering Skids at SME 2017

     25th January 2017 Visit Booth #2510 to learn about cutting-edge pump technology for mining applications from NETZSCH experts NETZSCH Pumps North America and their German headquarters NETZSCH Pumps & Systems, will be highlighting its NEMO® progressing cavity pump and Dewatering Skids at the Society for Mining,... 

SA Hippo Again Flown To Canada 

     24th January 2017 SA Hippo Again Flown To Canada Two HIPPO 350kW Medium Voltage Submersible Slurry pumps would have been returned by the Canadian National Resources Limited (CNRL) to South Africa for repair and upgrade in May 2016. These pumps are being used to pump liquids containing solids, contaminated with tar... 

Goscor Rental Company has record month

     24th January 2017 A fine year all-round has culminated in Goscor Rental Company (GRC) having its best month ever in November 2016 and according to GM Shaun Morton, the company’s success is a result of the team delivering world class service to its customers. GRC is a division of Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC),... 

Growth in HDPE market boosts manufacturer production

     20th January 2017 Fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon notes a growing trend towards the use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe solutions in the water infrastructure sector, which presents a major growth opportunity that the company has begun to grasp. 

Pipe strainers inexpensive option to protect equipment

     20th January 2017 Pipeline strainers can be seen as an “inexpensive insurance policy” as they help to protect piping systems, say liquid filtration manufacturers Flow Clear Filtration. 

SA Pump Manufacturer Celebrates 37 Years Of Internationally Proven Award Winning Pump Designs

     19th January 2017 HAZLETON PUMPS, a family owned and managed business located in Centurion, has been continually awarded since the company’s inception 37 years ago with numerous awards and is regarded as a world leader in the pumping of high head, high volume acidic liquids containing solids utilising their... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th January 2017 Eskom connected the first power-generating unit of the new Kusile coal-fired power station at the end of December 2016. 

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. 

Dragflow Announces Four New Contracts For Custom Dredgers

     12th January 2017 The last quarter of the 2016 has been a busy time for DRAGFLOW technical and manufacturing teams as we received four important orders for custom-made dredgers. In the first place. A contract for five (5) dredgers, model DRH300E23 has won  for sand and gravel extraction in Middle East. The... 

CRG secures $1m loan

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th January 2017 Dual-listed Central Rand Gold's (CRG's) share price on the JSE and LSE rose by more 10% early on Tuesday after the company announced it had secured a $1-million loan from an investor and appointed a new chairperson. CRG has entered into a $1-million loan agreement with investor Jia Bang Wang,... 

WEG announces acquisition of a controlling stake on TGM, a Brazilian manufacturer of turbines and transmissions

     9th January 2017 WEG S.A. announced the acquisition of a controlling stake on TGM Indústria e Comércio de Turbinas e Transmissões Ltda. (“TGM”), a Brazilian manufacturer of turbines and transmissions with headquarters in Sertãozinho, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Founded in 1991, TGM is a leading Brazilian provider... 

Parker’s E-Steering offers greater efficiency in commercial vehicle applications

     12th December 2016 Complete, easy-to-install pre-wired systems can be provided December 2016 – Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is now able to offer complete E-Steering solutions to the commercial vehicle market. The company can work with bus, coach and truck OEMs to develop... 

Local Pump Technology Wows International Market.

     12th December 2016 Pump and Abrasion Technologies® (PAT) unveiled its latest product range CURVE™ to the African market at Electra Mining 2016 and to global markets at the recent MINExpo in Las Vegas, USA. According to Sales Director James Pienaar the reaction to the CURVE™ from potential international clients has... 

Significant growth forecast for the food and beverage industry

     7th December 2016 Growth prospects for the food and beverage industry in South Africa remain positive, according to Verder South Africa, which supplies Packo pumps to applications from breweries and wineries to dairies. The Food Processing Machinery and Packaging Machinery Association of the German Engineering... 

Integrated Pump Rental Understands Effective Groundwater Control

     5th December 2016 Unless there is effective groundwater control, even the best run sites could become hindered by expensive and challenging problems. This will not only cause programme delays but could also have an adverse effect on health and safety. Lee Vine, managing director of Integrated Pump Rental, cautions... 

New small-scale generator powerful but quiet

     2nd December 2016 This year, generator provider Kohler Generators introduced its 30 kW standby generator, which is ideally suited to larger homes and smaller business as it is both powerful and quiet. 

Free Extra Warranty…Aussie Fire Pumps

     29th November 2016 Australian Pump Industries is famous for being the only company that supplies fire pumps with a unique 5 year pump warranty. Now they have added to their customer support program, a 4 year Honda engine warranty. The new warranty applies to Honda engines fitted to Aussie fire pumps! Australian... 

Drinking Water Pumps Appear On Zim Forecourts

     29th November 2016 Zimbabwean home owners now have the added convenience of being able to fill up with purified drinking water when visiting selected fuel station forecourts in Harare. Flo2Go's purified water pumps are situated next to the fuel dispensers and deliver purified water by five-stage reverse osmosis... 

Balama Graphite Mine Powered By Zest Energy

     28th November 2016 The remote operation to mine one of the world’s largest finds of high grade graphite – the Balama deposit in Mozambique – will be powered by a generator plant being constructed through South Africa-based Zest Energy, part of the Zest WEG Group. According to Alastair Gerrard, managing director of... 

Electrolux to buy South African water heater firm Kwikot

By: Irma Venter     25th November 2016 Swedish appliance manufacturer Electrolux has announced that it will acquire South African water heater producer Kwikot from RMB Corvest and other parties. The price tag for the deal is not known. 

Integrated water management system takes top environmental engineering award

     24th November 2016 Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura, Tasmanian Irrigation and Water Solutions Pty Ltd won the Environmental Engineering Excellence Award for the Meander Dam integrated water management system at the 2016 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards in Brisbane last night. Hosted by... 

Weir Minerals Lewis Pumps celebrates 125 years of specialist design and manufacturing

     22nd November 2016 Weir Minerals is proud to announce that 2016 marks its 125 year anniversary for one of its long standing brands – Lewis® pumps. For 125 years, Weir Minerals Lewis Pumps has developed an international reputation in the design and manufacture of pumps and valves in the Sulphur, Sulphuric Acid and... 

TCTA celebrates thirtieth consecutive unqualified audit, eyes further mandates

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th November 2016 State-owned Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has achieved its thirtieth consecutive unqualified audit opinion in the financial year ended March 31, and the water infrastructure entity is targeting further mandates by shareholder, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The DWS-led... 

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