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Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Drugs, alcohol often used on mines to cope with pressures of daily life

25th September 2015 Drug and alcohol abuse among mineworkers is an ongoing battle, as drugs are often used as a coping mechanism to deal with stress, unhappiness or the pressures of daily life, drug and alcohol testing distributor ALCO-Safe director Rhys Evans tells Mining Weekly. He explains that new drugs, such as... 

Backup power solution for small and medium enterprises unveiled

25th September 2015 Power management company Eaton launched an energy saving and back-up hybrid invertor system that allowed for continued power during load-shedding earlier this month. The system, which was launched alongside Eaton’s Experience Centre, in Wadeville, Gauteng, can provide sufficient power for small-... 

Filtration firm launches SA distribution hub

25th September 2015 Automotive, air and fuel filtration manufacturer Ryco launched its first South African-based warehouse and distribution centre in Midrand, Gauteng, last month. The office will service Ryco’s sub-Saharan Africa clients. Ryco CEO Leigh Morrison told Engineering News at the launch that Midrand was... 

Attacq lifts FY net asset value by 20.6%

22nd September 2015 Rising interest rates had led to an increase in Attacq’s fixed interest rate debt level to 75% from 63%. Wilken stated that Attacq was also set to embark on a strategic programme to recycle capital, disposing of lower-growth mature assets and investing its capital astutely to fund higher-growth... 

Robben Island’s renewables makeover part of bigger going-green strategy

18th September 2015 To improve the sustainability of tourism in South Africa, the Department of Tourism has included renewable-energy technology in the retrofitting of key tourist attractions and State-owned destinations in the pilot phase of a Tourism Incentive Programme (TIP), which will be carried out over the... 

Solar photovoltaic power plant for science council’s campus

18th September 2015 Construction is under way on a 558 kW capacity ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Pretoria campus. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the CSIR’s new single axis tracker solar PV facility... 

M2M provider can help detect water leakage

18th September 2015 Communication solutions company XLink Communications, which received the 2014 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership last year, is aiming to help municipalities and big corporations to detect water leaks, cope with power outages and improve other efficiencies with its... 

Real estate investment trust lifts distributions

18th September 2015 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Hyprop achieved a 15% increase in total distributions to 543c a share for the 2015 financial year. Revenue and distributable earnings from investment property increased by 11.9% and 14.5%, respectively, while net asset value (NAV) per share rose... 

Robben Island’s renewables makeover part of bigger going-green strategy

18th September 2015 To improve the sustainability of tourism in South Africa, the Department of Tourism has included renewable-energy technology in the retrofitting of key tourist attractions and State-owned destinations in the pilot phase of a Tourism Incentive Programme (TIP), which will be carried out over the... 

Atholl Towers scoops 5-Star Green Star SA Rating

18th September 2015 The Atholl Towers office development, located in Sandton, Gauteng, was awarded a 5-Star Green Star SA Rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) this month. Engineering Firm Aurecon was commissioned by property services company ALW Estates to provide Environmentally Sustainable... 

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