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Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Free State hydropower plant receives international acclaim

26th May 2017 The 2017 Monsonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower was recently presented by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) to local greenfield independent power plants developer Renewable Energy Holdings (REH) for its contribution to the hydropower sector during the World Hydropower Congress,... 

Gas safety highlighted during summit as energy demand grows

26th May 2017 Using gas safely as a form of energy was highlighted during the Gas Safety and Compliance Summit, held in February, at the Royal Elephant Hotel and Conference Centre in Eldoraigne, and hosted by the Southern African Gas Association (Saga).  

Largest standard tractor unveiled to domestic agriculture industry at Nampo

19th May 2017 The world’s largest standard production tractor, the Fendt 1000 Vario, has this week been launched to the South African market by US agriculture equipment distributor Agco during agriculture trade fair Nampo, held in Bothaville, in the Free State. In addition to the Fendt 1000 Vario, the German... 

‘Circular runways’ punted as way to add capacity to future airports

19th May 2017 Netherlands-based aerospace innovation centre NLR proposes that a single circular runway – its Endless Runway concept – could mitigate many take off and landing risks and improve airport efficiency as opposed to the current use of multiple straight runways in service at commercial airports... 

World record set after large oil rig lifted and shipped in one piece

19th May 2017 North Sea oil rig the Brent Delta platform, belonging to oil company Shell UK, was recently successfully lifted off of its three-legged structure in the Brent oilfield, about 180 km off the coast of the Shetland Islands last month, setting a world record for the heaviest single-piece lift at sea.  

Least-cost electricity transition being played out at CSIR’s Pretoria campus

12th May 2017 The expansive Pretoria campus of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is increasingly being taken off the grid with the roll-out of renewable-energy projects as part of its drive to demonstrate the potential of renewable energy to the domestic energy industry. To drive... 

Least-cost electricity transition being played out at CSIR’s Pretoria campus

12th May 2017 The expansive Pretoria campus of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is increasingly being taken off-grid with the roll-out of renewable-energy projects as part of its drive to demonstrate the potential of renewable energy to the domestic energy industry.  

Reliance on older technologies holding mining industry back from modernisation

10th May 2017 For mining to effectively move towards modernisation, digitalisation and mechanisation requires “radical solutions” and a proverbial leap of faith in new technology and techniques that are able to transform the industry into a more lucrative and efficient one, says Anglo American subsidiary Kumba... 

Vinyl recycling initiative yielding results

5th May 2017 Since launching its own recycling initiative at the end of 2016, vinyl floor and protection solutions company Polyflor South Africa (SA) has recycled more than 4 t of vinyl floor offcuts.  

Aspiring South African space cadet receives US space exposure

28th April 2017 Engineering services and aerospace systems company Honeywell recently hosted Eastern Cape resident Matthew Arnolds at its yearly aerospace training initiative, the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy.  

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