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EIA for Maricunga lithium brine project submitted

By: Simone Liedtke     17th September 2018 ASX-listed Lithium Power International (LPI), through its joint venture (JV) company Minera Salar Blanco (MSB), has submitted the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Maricunga lithium brine project to the Chilean environmental authority, Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental (SEA). The... 

Cape vulture provides inspiration for homegrown vertical-axis wind turbine  

By: Terence Creamer     11th September 2018 A South African start-up has developed a vertical-axis wind-turbine that employs a groundbreaking morphing wing design, which seeks to mimic the movements of the Cape vulture. A prototype of the turbine, developed by Brayfoil Technologies in collaboration with WorleyParsons, is currently being... 

WorleyParsons provides design support for revolutionary wind power technology

11th September 2018 As an organisation that focuses on finding solutions to the world’s changing resources and energy challenges, WorleyParsons continuously seeks to develop and encourage innovative ideas, refine those ideas and take them to market. With the drive towards renewable energy gaining pace, the project... 

WorleyParsons commences with second wind power project in Kenya

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2018 WorleyParsons has recently signed a 22-month owner’s engineer contract for the Kipeto Wind Power Project in Kenya, the second largest in the country after the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project. The Kipeto Wind Power Project will comprise 60 wind turbines generating a combined capacity of 100 MW of... 

Going Beyond 67 Minutes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th July 2018 Embracing the spirit of Nelson Mandela’s legacy is more than a 67-minute project on Mandela Day for WorleyParsons. It forms an integral component of the project delivery company’s daily corporate philosophy, from contributing to its own communities, to delivering customer projects that make a... 

WorleyParsons Awarded R100-million in Projects on the back of renewed focus on platinum

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th July 2018 As the Global Centre of Excellence for Mining and Minerals, WorleyParsons’ South African operations has recently experienced a surge in the southern African platinum market, with a number of significant platinum projects to the combined value of almost R100-million currently underway in... 

Bridging between traditional and new energy

11th July 2018 As the current global energy transition moves towards a future more dependent on renewable resources, WorleyParsons is using its expertise in new energy to bridge between conventional and sustainable power generation. WorleyParsons says the global transition to fully realising the potential of... 

Capitalising on Big Data and analytics

29th June 2018 Enhancing shareholder value, improving the way businesses operate and compete, and obtaining real-time insight into consumers, risks, profit, performance, and productivity management are all core elements of big data and analytics, which is a digital enterprise capability available from Advisian,... 

Capitalising on big data and analytics for improved operationsc

14th June 2018 Enhancing shareholder value, changing the way businesses operate and compete, and obtaining real-time insight into consumers, risks, profit, performance, and productivity management are all core elements of ‘big data’ and analytics, a digital enterprise capability from Advisian, WorleyParsons’... 

Capitalising on big data and analytics for improved operations

7th June 2018 Enhancing shareholder value, changing the way businesses operate and compete, and obtaining real-time insight into consumers, risks, profit, performance, and productivity management are all core elements of ‘big data’ and analytics, a digital enterprise capability from Advisian, WorleyParsons’... 

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... 

Rush to get Cape Town's temporary desalination plants online

By: News24Wire      2nd February 2018 The City of Cape Town's R240m temporary desalination plant at Strandfontein Pavilion is on track, but it will only start producing the first two million litres of an expected seven million a day in March. This is according to the City's mayoral committee member for water, Xanthea Limberg, who was... 

Steve Burks

15th December 2017 This week we feature Steve Burks, MD of Lycopodium ADP, Cape Town, a company engaged in engineering design, procurement, construction management and the commissioning of metallurgical processing plants   

Denver Dreyer

1st September 2017 This week e feature Denver Dreyer, CEO of WorleyParsons South Africa, a provider of advisory, project management and engineering services for the mining,chemicals, hydrocarbons, power and infrastructure sectors   

Advisian appoints Adam Boughton to grow infrastructure business

24th August 2017 Advisian, the technical and management consulting division of WorleyParsons, has appointed Adam Boughton to the newly created role of Regional Director Infrastructure, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Reporting to EMEA Managing Director Adrian Smith, Adam will serve as a member of the EMEA... 

Advisian appoints Adam Boughton to grow infrastructure business

23rd August 2017 Advisian, the technical and management consulting division of WorleyParsons, has appointed Adam Boughton to the newly created role of Regional Director Infrastructure, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Reporting to EMEA Managing Director Adrian Smith, Adam will serve as a member of the EMEA... 

Another milestone for WorleyParsons on Africa’s premier wind power project

4th May 2017 WorleyParsons reports that the project delivery and engineering consultancy is nearing completion of its major scope of work on the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) Project in Kenya, with a key milestone of 120 wind turbines attaining Ready for Energisation (RFE) status in January 2017 and... 

Transforming South Africa’s engineering sector

24th February 2017 Project delivery company WorleyParsons is collaborating with small- and medium-sized black-owned enterprises to jointly deliver services in the mining, water, energy and infrastructure sectors, says WorleyParsons RSA, CEO Denver Dreyer. “As part of our unwavering commitment to transformation, we... 

Technology advancement improves project efficiencies, says WorleyParsons

By: Ilan Solomons     7th February 2017 As engineering company WorleyParsons’ global centre of excellence for mining, WorleyParsons RSA expends a substantial amount of energy and resources on developing advanced solutions for its customers that will increase accuracy and efficiency while reducing risk. The project delivery and... 

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... 

Conveyor belt delivers coal from new shaft at Middelbult operation

By: Robyn Wilkinson     21st October 2016 Global conveying and industrial solutions provider Dunlop Industrial Products manufactured and supplied conveyor belting that has been fitted on to one of the longest belt conveyor systems in the world – a 20-km-long system – at energy and chemicals company Sasol’s Middelbult coal mine in Secunda. 

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... 

Integrated technology and one-team approach secures concentrator project for WorleyParsons

19th September 2016 WorleyParsons RSA credits an alternative proposal based on technology-driven design work and a one-team approach for successfully securing the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s (BRPM) second phase 100 ktpm Merensky Concentrator. The first phase of the... 

Advisian utilises unique StepWise methodology to determine economic viability for BCL projects

31st August 2016 Advisian, the strategic advisory arm of global project delivery company WorleyParsons, is utilising a pioneering and successfully proven methodology called StepWise which was developed in-house to undertake two studies for Botswana Copper Limited (BCL), a state-owned copper and nickel mining... 

Sasol’s Shondoni mine nearing completion

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd August 2016 Construction of energy and chemical company Sasol’s Shondoni mine, near Secunda, is approaching completion, with operations at three coal production sections expected to start this month through the new incline conveyor. The mine, which is set to replace the ageing Middelbult mine, has the... 

Power builds to continue despite decreased demand across industries

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th July 2016 Despite a decrease in demand for energy from the mining and related industries, construction, engineering and mining contractor Murray & Roberts Power & Water platform CEO Steve Harrison believes that the power station builds at Medupi, in Limpopo, and Kusile, in Mpumalanga, will continue to... 

Advisian equipped for Special Economic Zones

19th July 2016 Advisian, WorleyParsons’ advisory business, is gearing its comprehensive suite of advisory and technical services in preparation for the roll-out of Africa’s Special Economic Zones programme and associated enabling infrastructure and zone designation requirements. According to South Africa’s... 

WorleyParsons dismisses reports of ties with Rosatom

By: Anine Kilian     1st July 2016 Consultancy firm WorleyParsons has dismissed media reports that suggest it has a close working relationship with Russian nuclear firm Rosatom and the Russian government. The Business Day earlier this week reported that WorleyParsons, which has been appointed as an adviser to the South African... 

Botswana Metals seeks to increase resource at nickel project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th January 2016 ASX-listed Botswana Metals has lodged three extension applications with the Botswana Department of Mines (DoM) for prospecting licences at its Maibele North nickel project. Maibele North, which has a reserve of 2.38-million resource tonnes, was being developed through a joint venture (JV) with... 

Renewables specialist spearheads Kenyan wind power project

27th November 2015 Engineering company WorleyParsons is one-third of the way into its 32-month contract for the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project, in Kenya, for which it was tasked to deliver project management services in 2014. The project aims to supply 360 MW of reliable, low-cost wind-turbine generator... 

Frontier Rare Earths remains upbeat on sector, considering TSX delisting

By: Ilan Solomons     18th September 2015 Mineral exploration and development company Frontier Rare Earths says that  despite current negative sentiment in the junior resource sector in general and the rare earths sector in particular, the company remains positive about the prospects for both the Zandkopsdrift project and the rare earths... 

Water augmentation project to be completed by October

31st July 2015 The construction of Limpopo’s R13.4-billion two-phase Mokolo and Crocodile Water Augmentation Project (MCWAP) will be completed in October, as flooding problems and labour disputes that initially delayed the bulk water project have now been resolved. Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says... 

Ongoing Success For Worleyparsons’ Ed Programme

8th July 2015 The ongoing success of WorleyParsons RSA’s industry-leading Enterprise Development programme reflects a real commitment to stimulate growth in the South African economy. Established in 2011, the programme is currently incubating 10 small businesses, most of which have enjoyed year-on-year growth... 

Construction progressing smoothly at Khi Solar One concentrated solar plant 

30th April 2015 Engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) firm WorleyParsons says construction is running smoothly at solar energy specialist Abengoa Solar’s 50 MW  Khi Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, near Upington in the Northern Cape. The CSP plant is scheduled for completion... 

New WorleyParsons subsidiary to advise companies on decision-making

By: Zandile Mavuso     28th November 2014 The launch of multinational consulting services company WorleyParsons’ new global advisory business Advisian in sub-Saharan Africa will see petrochemicals, hydrocarbons, mineral resources and oil and gas companies being advised on more prioritised decision-making for their business. 

WorleyParsons wins ConocoPhillips contract

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     4th November 2014 Project house WorleyParsons has been awarded a A$167-million engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract at major ConocoPhillips’ Ekofisk complex, in the Norwegian part of the North Sea. The Ekofisk complex is the main production hub for the Greater Ekofisk area, which is... 

Resources Watch 

11th September 2014 Mining law expert Hulme Scholes says South Africa’s legal framework is replete with problems. WorleyParsons consolidates EPCM offering iatits new head quarters. And, Amplats in final planning stages for new Amandelbult chrome plant. 

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