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Cape Town readies battery storage, ‘dispatchable IPP’ procurement programmes 

By: Terence Creamer     12th August 2022 The City of Cape Town, which is in the process of procuring up to 200 MW of renewable energy from independent power producers (IPPs), expects to initiate a utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) programme in 2023. It is also working on the design of a so-called ‘dispatchable IPP... 

UK atomic agency selects engineering consortium to help deliver nuclear fusion project

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th August 2022 The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), which is that country’s agency for the development of nuclear fusion power, has selected a consortium, led by design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins (part of Canada’s multinational SNC-Lavalin group) as prime contractor, to be its... 

Local kiln manufacturer on top with supply down under

By: Halima Frost     12th August 2022 Local kiln manufacturer Van Tuyl Kilns has amassed total deliveries of more than 600 kilns to its Australian distributor FiredUp Kilns, says Van Tuyl Kilns director Richard McCullough.  “We continue to supply kilns into Australia on a consistent basis and in the last 20 months, we have become... 

Gqerberha Boardwalk Mall set to open final phase on September 22

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th August 2022 The final construction phase of the new Gqeberha Boardwalk Mall is nearing completion and is poised to open on September 22. This follows the opening of the mall’s first phase in March, which involved the upgrading and reconfiguration of the existing stores and cinema of the prior Boardwalk... 

High tech launches from SEW-Eurodrive at Electra Mining

11th August 2022 Visitors to this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition in Johannesburg will be spoilt for choice as SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa unleashes more technology to drive productivity and efficiency.  

Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears  

By: Martin Creamer     11th August 2022 The shift from linear to circular value chains has the potential to impact all aspects of mining and requires a rethink, Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock has told a Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) webinar. In a presentation on the... 

St Helena launches second-in-series Queen’s Virtues platinum bullion coin

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th August 2022 The World Platinum Investment Council has announced that the island of St Helena and East India Company have released the second in a six-series platinum bullion coin design in the St Helena Queen’s Virtues Series. This follows shortly after sales of its 1 oz platinum bullion American Eagle... 

John Deere launches redesigned ADT in South Africa 

10th August 2022 Equipment manufacturer John Deere recently added to its local portfolio its newly redesigned and improved 460E-II articulated dump truck. Building on the success of the previous generation 460E platform, the new dump truck offers numerous improvements to cater for increased usability and... 

BBE Projects nearing delivery of Venetia underground cooling system

By: Donna Slater     10th August 2022 Project delivery company BBE Projects is in the final stages of completing its delivery of a turnkey air-cooling system for diamond miner De Beer’s Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo, which is currently approaching the final stages of its transition from openpit to underground mining. BBE Group,... 

Jubilee’s Inyoni delivers higher PGMs output, lower costs

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th August 2022 As diversified metals miner and processor Jubilee Metals works to expand its platinum group metals (PGMs), copper and cobalt operational footprint, the company has reported a sharp increase in PGM production to 21 140 oz for the six months ended June 30 – the first half of the company’s 2023... 

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