http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.05Change: -0.06
R/$ = 11.99Change: -0.14
Au 1202.62 $/ozChange: -3.53
Pt 1150.50 $/ozChange: -5.00
 
 
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 Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 23, 2012

Richards Bay terminal to get ship unloader

Back
Engineering|Port|Aluminium|BHP Billiton|BHP Billiton Aluminium SA|Flow|Projects|Rio Tinto Alcan Alesa Engineering|Safety|Storage|Testing|Training|Transnet|Transnet Port Terminals|Richards Bay Terminal|Equipment|Flow|Port Operator|Service|Richards Bay|Environmental|Karl Socikwa|Lucas Msimanga|Victor Mkhize|Operations
Engineering|Port|Aluminium|Flow|Projects|Safety|Storage|Testing|Training|Transnet|Transnet Port Terminals||Equipment|Flow|Service||Environmental||Operations
engineering|port|aluminium|bhp-billiton|bhp-billiton-aluminium-sa|flow-company|projects|rio-tinto-alcan-alesa-engineering|safety|storage|testing|training|transnet|transnet-port-terminals|richards-bay-terminal|equipment|flow-industry-term|port-operator|service|richards-bay|environmental|karl-socikwa|lucas-msimanga|victor-mkhize|operations
© Reuse this



Richards Bay Terminal’s R3-billion equipment replacement programme has kicked off with the arrival this week of a custom-built pneumatic ship unloader.

Port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), which allocated R12.1-billion of its R33-billion budget over the next seven years to the Richards Bay bulk export facility, aimed to improve capacity, equipment reliability and service delivery.

The unloader, produced by shipping manufacturer Rio Tinto Alcan Alesa Engineering and the seventh of its kind in the world, had a 1 000 t/h capacity. It enabled the unloading of alumina and petcoke from vessels, while facilitating a consistent and dust-reduced material flow.

“This investment...will make a remarkable difference in enabling the plant to achieve improved operating efficiencies and deliver on customer expectations,” said TPT’s Richards Bay Terminal head Victor Mkhize.

Once the unloader arrived, TPT would start assembling, endurance testing, hot and cold commissioning, as well as operator training before handover.

“The offloader will significantly improve the efficiency of BHP Billiton’s operation and will undoubtedly make a positive impact in reducing spillages,” said TPT client BHP Billiton Aluminium SA asset president Lucas Msimanga.

TPT CEO Karl Socikwa commented that the acquisition of the unloader was in line with the aims of State-owned freight group Transnet’s market demand strategy (MDS), which earmarked R300-billion for capital projects over the next seven years.

“The MDS has major implications for our division’s [TPT’s] responsibility to facilitate unconstrained growth, unlock demand and create world-class port operations through improved efficiencies,” he said in a statement.

TPT aimed to, over the next seven years, spend about R1.2-billion on capacity creation, including new or upgraded storage areas and port re-engineering to create additional capacity, as well as legal compliance, environmental and safety critical projects. A further R3.7-billion would be set aside for “capital-sustaining investments”, which included mobile equipment, quayside equipment and weighbridges.
 

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Transport & Logistics News
Projected capital expenditure (capex) in the South African automotive assembly industry should reach a record R7.48-billion this year, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) in its 2014 fourth quarter business review. Capex...
SERVODRIVE PRESS There is an opportunity in South Africa to create a competitive advantage over conventional metal-pressing operations
Local automotive products manufacturer GUD Holdings will increase its product offering to the automotive sector following its R100-millon investment in a 630 t servo drive transfer press and a new manufacturing site in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape.
The South African automotive industry is unlikely to see a future wage settlement at a level lower than the 8% to 10% increases a year agreed to in a range of three-year wage deals signed in the retail, component and assembly sectors in 2013, says Nissan South Africa...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 18 minutes ago About 1 000 contract workers at South Africa's Eskom Medupi power plant have been fired for vandalising property during this week's one-day a strike over poor living conditions and higher pay, the power producer's spokesperson said on Friday. "Some of the workers...
Updated 58 minutes ago Government continues to stress the importance of the agroprocessing agenda in an attempt to bolster economic growth and job creation, while also securing South Africa’s future food requirements in an economy that fell short of its growth target in 2014, achieving...
The presidency on Thursday said it would not entertain what it called rumours and gossip about operations at Eskom. "President Jacob Zuma has been kept fully briefed about the developments at Eskom and the attempts being made by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Projected capital expenditure (capex) in the South African automotive assembly industry should reach a record R7.48-billion this year, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) in its 2014 fourth quarter business review. Capex...
After several years of navigating project-threatening red tape and currency fluctuations, the 4.4 MW Bronkhorstspruit biogas power plant, which will supply clean energy to a leading automotive manufacturer in Gauteng, is expected to enter production before June....
RESOURCEFUL The raw material for the pilot plant would be supplied from the dissolving wood pulp plants at Sappi’s Saiccor and Ngodwana mills, in South Africa, and the Cloquet mill, in the US
South African paper and pulp producer Sappi reported earlier this month that it would build a pilot plant for the production of low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils, or CNF (nanocellulose) at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands.
The long-term outlook for Nigeria is a country that has the potential to be very strong. So affirmed International Monetary Fund (IMF) Nigeria Mission Chief and Senior Resident Representative Dr Gene Leon on recently. "But we are starting from a point of huge...
Poor infrastructure planning and inadequate maintenance are becoming increasingly problematic for new developments and the associated infrastructure required to support such developments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96