http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 18.08Change: -0.04
R/$ = 16.13Change: 0.03
Au 1188.61 $/ozChange: -5.39
Pt 926.50 $/ozChange: 1.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 01, 2010

Real Economy Report

Back
Real Economy Report 114
 
 
 
Africa|Cleaning|CoAL|Engineering|Environment|Eskom|Explosives|Measurement|Mining|Power|PROJECT|Solar|Technology|Water|Welding|Africa|Cleaning|Energy|Explosives|Manufacturing|Services|Wind Energy|Environmental|Operations|Measurement
Africa|Cleaning|CoAL|Engineering|Environment|Eskom|Explosives|Measurement|Mining|Power|PROJECT|Solar|Technology|Water|Welding|Africa|Cleaning|Energy|Explosives|Manufacturing|Services|Wind Energy|Environmental|Operations|
africa-company|cleaning-company|coal|engineering|environment|eskom|explosives|measurement-company|mining|power|project|solar|technology|water|welding|africa|cleaning|energy|explosives-industry-term|manufacturing|services|wind-energy|environmental|operations|measurement
© Reuse this



From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week:
ArcelorMittal South Africa commits itself to cleaning up its operations;
The laser celebrates its 50th anniversary this year;
And, Steinmuller engineering services demonstrates its explosive welding technology.

Shannon de Ryhove:
In recognising how negative steelmaking can be for the environment, ArcelorMittal South Africa has committed itself to improving the impact its operations are having on the environment. Chanel de Bruyn has more.

Chanel de Bruyn:
It is important to acknowledge the sins of the past, says ArcelorMittal SA CEO Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, noting that the company has a long legacy to overcome in terms of improving the environmental impact of its operations.

She emphasises that while the company has no desire to pollute, this is an unavoidable consequence of the steelmaking process.

ArcelorMittal SA CEO Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita

Chanel de Bruyn:
ArcelorMittal SA has committed more than R1-billion to upgrade its facilities to ensure that it minimises its impact on the environment.

Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita

Shannon de Ryhove:
This year, the laser celebrates its 50th anniversary. Creamer media visits the national laser centre at the CSIR, and looks at this technology, which has moved from the realm of science fiction to significantly impact our everyday lives, in a relatively short time.

CSIR National Laser Centre chief researcher Prof Andrew Forbes

Shannon de Ryhove:
Steinmuller engineering services recently demonstrated its explosive welding technology that will be used at State-owned power supplier Eskom's power plants. Mary-Anne O'Donnell was at the demonstration.

Mary-Anne O'Donnell:
Explosive welding technology will be used for the replacement and repair of Eskom's high-pressure heater feed water heaters. The technology uses explosives in a controlled environment to join the two surfaces that are being welded together and is more cost effective than conventional welding.

Steinmuller business development consultant Jack Minto explains.

Steinmuller business development consultant Jack Minto

Shannon de Ryhove:
And now for a sneak preview of this week's Engineering News magazine:

In our cover story, we ask whether the host cities will be ready to sweat their new sporting assets when the sun sets on the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

South Africa's long established solar water heater manufacturer, Solar Beam, unveils a 2,5-million-rand manufacturing expansion.

And, the wind measurement masts for the South African Wind Energy Project will be erected and start gathering data by July.

And in Mining Weekly this week:

In this week's cover story, we highlight the issue of Zimbabwe dividing the Kimberley Process member countries.

JSE-listed coal miner Exxaro expects to "wheel" power to customers from four independent power producer coal-fired power stations at its proposed Greenfield Thabametsi coal mine.

And, we report that Australia's new Prime Minister is ‘throwing the door open' to miners on the tax regime.

That's Creamer Media's Real Economy Report. Join us again next week for more news and insight into South Africa's real economy.

 

Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Polity & Multimedia
© Reuse this

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here
 
Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Real Economy Report
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 47 minutes ago Telecommunications provider Vumatel has temporarily halted digging activity in Blairgowrie to secure cable locators that will assist the contractors in pinpointing the exact location of power utility City Power’s electricity cables. The area had been experiencing...
Updated 1 hour 15 minutes ago The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) in the Free State is confident there will be no electricity cuts in the province, despite municipalities owing Eskom R842-million. This after Eskom said if Free State municipalities did not...
The first Gibela train on its way to Wolmerton
Updated 1 hour 18 minutes ago Gibela CEO Marc Granger is positive the R51-billion deal that will see the Alstom-led consortium supply 600 new trains, up to 2027, to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), will move ahead swiftly this year. Up to the end of last year, Gibela awaited the...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Construction 2016: A review of South Africa's construction industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2016 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; key participants; local demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic...
Energy Roundup – February 2016 (PDF Report)
The February 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for December 2015 and January 2016 and includes details of a Government Gazette notice that confirms Cabinet’s decision to move ahead with the 9 600 MW nuclear procurement programme; State-owned power...
Energy Roundup - December 2015 (PDF Report)
The December 2015 roundup includes details of State-owned utility Eskom’s application to claw back R22.8-billion; South Africa’s ranking as an investment destination for renewable energy; and a nuclear expert’s thoughts on reactor designs for South Africa’s nuclear...
Water 2015: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2015 Report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context but also in the African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others.
Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2015 Input Sector Review on Pumps provides an overview of South Africa’s pumps industry with particular focus on pump manufacture and supply, aftermarket services, marketing strategies, local and export demand, imports, sector support, investment...
Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Power and automation company ABB is in the launch phase of its highest payload, multipurpose industrial robot, the IRB 8700. The robot has a reach of 3.5 m and can handle a payload of up to 800 kg. “When designing the IRB 8700, we emphasised reach and payload, as...
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a critical facet of a connected security ecosystem, as controlling the confidentiality, integrity and authorisation of data access and use is key to securing new digital business channels. However, companies face several...
RORY YOUNG Managed security services provide companies with a means to actively monitor their environment and ward against threats
Data underpins digital business models, the digital economy, the Internet of Things and the fundamental changes in the ways people interact and protecting data is crucial to securing new ways of doing business, says T-Systems South Africa information and...
The City of Cape Town will issue a tender for the procurement of electric buses for its MyCiTi service, in line with the council’s commitment to lower its carbon footprint, says executive mayor Patricia de Lille. The tender, to be advertised early in February, will...
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority signed a R10-million contract last month with local tailings storage facility specialists Cyclone Engineering Projects to remove about 100 000 m3 of dredge spoil obstructing the natural course of the uMfolozi river, in...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $149 Close
Subscribe Now for $149