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May 31, 2002
A leading supplier of cast-iron motors Electric Motors & Components (EMAC) launched a range of aluminium electric motors in February, supplied by Romanian manufacturer Electroprecizia.
May 03, 2002
Resources giant BHP Billiton is implementing multimillion-dollar projects at its Bayside Aluminium smelter, in Richards Bay, aimed at reducing gaseous emissions and improving production capacity and product quality.
Apr 09, 2002
South Africa, Australia, and now Qatar are laying elaborate incentives on the table in a bid to secure a multimillion-dollar investment by French company Pechiney in the form of a 460 000 t/y primary aluminium smelter.
Apr 08, 2002
Deep-sea ports and reliable competitively-priced electricity could give Southern Africa an edge over many regions as the location of some of the potential aluminium smelters resources giant BHP Billiton is considering.
Apr 05, 2002
Deep sea-ports and reliable, competitively-priced electricity could give Southern Africa an edge over many regions as the location of some of the potential aluminium smelters resources giant BHP Billiton is mulling.
Mar 29, 2002
High-pressure aluminium and zinc die-casting company Zealous Pressure Castings, of the East Rand, is spending R15-million in an expansion project which will see production double within the next 24 months.
Mar 22, 2002
Operations Management Systems solutions provider Keops Isis Industrial Information Systems (Keops Isis) has announced that it has won several contracts at the BHP Billiton Mozambique Aluminium Smelter (Mozal) expansion project, with a collective value of some...
Mar 15, 2002
NF Die Casting manufactures cast aluminium alloy road wheels and has the capacity to produce around 1,2-million units a year at present.
Mar 14, 2002
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Feb 22, 2002
Resources group BHP Billiton has concluded a rand-based tariff agreement with Eskom for the 132 000 t/y half potline to be installed at the Hillside Aluminium smelter at Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal.
Feb 22, 2002
In the previous Developments Column, published on February 8, we spoke about developments in the field of total communication and global virtuality.
Feb 15, 2002
Big African aluminium expansion moves by BHP Billiton made good sense even as a poor world market forced US legend Kaiser Aluminium into bankruptcy, analysts said.
Feb 14, 2002
Crippled by a heavy debt load and low aluminium prices Kaiser Aluminum Corporation has filed for bankruptcy, a move that will likely lead to further consolidation in the ailing aluminium industry.
Feb 13, 2002
Diversified resources group BHP Billiton said it has approved the $449-million expansion of its Hillside aluminium smelter at Richards Bay in South Africa.
Jan 25, 2002
The dramatic depreciation of the rand has had dire consequences for South Africa’s aluminium-product makers, who are now paying upwards of 20% more for aluminium extrusions, after price increases in November and earlier this month.
Jan 22, 2002
Norwegian metals group Elkem said it was still studying its options after Alcoa, the world’s top aluminium producer, made a takeover bid valuing it at $846,6-million. “The board of Elkem has initiated a study of the options available to Elkem and its...
Dec 14, 2001
The ‘dream-team’ of Canadian engineering construction company SNC-Lavalin and South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Engineering Solutions, which is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction management of the Mozal II expansion project,...
Dec 14, 2001
Industrial information technology (IT) and supply-chain solutions company Streamworks has secured an order from ABB South Africa to implement and commission an engineering solution for Hillside Aluminium, the 506 000 t/y primary aluminium producer of Richards Bay,...
Dec 14, 2001
The turnkey contract for the expansion of the compressed-air plant at the Mozambique Aluminium (Mozal) near Maputo has been awarded to IST Industrial, part of the IST group.
 
 
 
 
Dec 14, 2001
A R15-million contract for the installation of lighting and cable racking for the two additional pot rooms, constructed as part of the Mozal II expansion project, has been awarded to East Rand contractors Eddcor E & I Projects, a subsidiary of Skelton & Plummer...
Dec 14, 2001
Power firm Alstom Switchgear has secured orders estimated at more than R9-million for phase two of BHP Billiton’s Mozambique Aluminium (Mozal) smelter project following the completion of its contract for the first phase last year.
Dec 14, 2001
The R28-million contract for the assembly of some 7 185 anode stems for BHP Billiton’s Mozal II expansion project has been awarded to Pinetown’s Duys Engineering Group.
Dec 14, 2001
The symbol of the elephant first became associated with Mozal in May 1998, when Martins Matsolo, traditional leader of the Matsolo family, blessed the land on which the smelter would be built.
Dec 14, 2001
Southern African distributor of US Wonderware software, Futuristix has been awarded the contract for the use of industrial structured query language (SQL), InTouch and InControl solutions for the Mozal II plant.
Dec 05, 2001
Global power and automation technology group, ABB South Africa has recently secured a R35-million order to provide power factor correction (PFC) and harmonic filters for Hillside Aluminium, a subsidiary of the BHP Billiton group, in Richards Bay.
Nov 30, 2001
Nigeria has shortlisted UK-based BHP Billiton and Switzerland’s Glencore International in its search for a technical partner to revive its troubled 193 000-ton-capacity aluminium smelter, officials said.
Nov 16, 2001
At an award ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee, earlier this month, the joint venture, SNC-Lavalin Murray & Roberts received the prestigious 2001 Project o the Year award of the Intentional Project Management Institute (PMI) as recognition for the delivery of the Mozal...
Oct 25, 2001
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said it would proceed with a strike at BHP Billiton’s Bayside and Hillside aluminium smelters today despite a restraining court order.
Oct 19, 2001
Brazilian bauxite, aluminia and aluminium company Vale do Rio Doce Alum
 
 
 
 
Oct 05, 2001
Welding company Arc Engineering, a division of Goscor Industrial, has again won the contract for the supply of cored wires for welding the pot shells at the expansion of the Mozambique Aluminium smelter.
Oct 03, 2001
Unionised workers at Mozambique’s Mozal aluminium smelter have threatened to strike today in a dispute over wages. Union leaders said they had called the strike to pressure management to negotiate on a list of union demands presented on August 23.
Sep 28, 2001
Dorbyl Heavy Engineering is angry at the fact that ECL, a subsidiary of Pechiney, won the contract for the supply of steel superstructures for Mozal phase 2.
Sep 21, 2001
Power utility Eskom will next month award the fifth two-year national contract for the disposal of up to 2 000 t of non-ferrous scrap, assets disposal manager Mark Hunter tells Engineering News.
Sep 21, 2001
Glass manufacturer Africa Glass Industries (AG) is accelerating its drive into the international market.
Sep 18, 2001
BHP Billiton said it might lose up to 20 000 t of aluminium production due to power failures at two smelters in South Africa.
Sep 14, 2001
Southern Africa’s burgeoning aluminium industry is arguably this region’s greatest industrial story of the late twentieth century. However, can this upstream success be taken that extra mile and become a downstream masterpiece – in other words, is...
Aug 29, 2001
The contract for the extension to the Mozal potlines has been awarded to the joint venture consisting of Basil Read, Murray & Roberts and Grinaker-LTA.
Aug 24, 2001
The 253 000 t/y Mozal I aluminium smelter, on the outskirts of Maputo, in Mozambique, has won the Project Management Institute of South Africa's (PMISA's) Project Management Excellence Award for 2001.
Aug 24, 2001
A few months ago, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel lamented the fact that South Africa’s ability to attract foreign direct investment had been harmed by the change in domiciles of an elite group of large domestic companies.
 
 
 
 
Jul 20, 2001
For the production of low-weight high-energy absorbent and cost-effective structural automotive components, the hydroforming of aluminium extrusions is now regarded as the only method in many cases.
Jul 06, 2001
Canadian company SNC and South Africa’s Engineering Management Services, contracted to implement the brownfields project to double primary aluminium production at the Mozal smelter, in Mozambique, are already on site and the new plant is expected to receive...
Jun 28, 2001
A leading South African engineering firm, Dorbyl Heavy Engineering (DHE), has reacted with anger to the news that it has lost out to a French multinational in an R80-million contract to supply steel superstructures for the second-phase expansion of the Mozal...
Jun 22, 2001
While aluminium was only discovered some 160 years ago, and has been produced in industrial quantities for only the last 100 years, aluminium-bearing compounds have been used by man from the earliest times, reports the UK Aluminium Federation.
Jun 22, 2001
Aerrplanes, cars, cookware, even construction. Aluminium forms an integral part of modern living.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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