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KwaZulu-Natal Profile

Chamber celebrates 160 years of business operations

     27th May 2016 Network organisation the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) celebrated 160 years of operation at its annual gala dinner last month. More than 900 guests were in attendance, hosted at corporate tables acquired by the major companies in Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Consulting company creates innovative infrastructure solutions

By: Victor Moolman     27th May 2016 Engineers are continuously searching for more creative ways to design and complete infrastructure and other projects, says international engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV, which has in joint venture with Knight Piesold and Naidu Consulting completed the Ashley... 

Growing CSI project in KwaZulu-Natal 

By: Victor Moolman     27th May 2016 More business and projects in KwaZulu-Natal has subsequently led to increased involvement in corporate social investment (CSI) projects there for international engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV. 

Growing CSI project in KwaZulu-Natal
Royal HaskoningDHV South Africa MD Salani Sithole discusses the future of corporate social investment projects and Royal HaskoningDHV in KwaZulu-Natal

Largest fibre manufacturing plant opens in KZN

     27th May 2016 Nonwoven product manufacturer Fibertex South Africa’s manufacturing plant in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal – which is one of six Fibertex factories in the world – is now the largest nonwoven geotextiles manufacturing facility in Africa. 

Largest fibre  manufacturing plant opens in KZN
POLYPROPYLENE PELLETS Some of the products produced by Fibretex are made from polypropylene

Local company produces photovoltaic modules

     27th May 2016 Photovoltaic (PV) cell producer ARTsolar has recently completed production of the final consignment of locally produced PV modules at its KwaZulu-Natal-based plant, for the third round of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). 

Local company produces photovoltaic modules
LARGER MANUFACTURING PLANT ARTsolar has upgraded its manufacturing plant in KwaZulu-Natal

New service centre helps to improve regional service

By: Victor Moolman     27th May 2016 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has recently opened its regional service centre (RSC) in Riverhorse Valley – one of Durban’s rapidly growing industrial hubs – in KwaZulu-Natal. 

New service centre helps to improve  regional service
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES The service centre enables young students to learn basic engineering skills

Air-process machinery branch to provide fast, cost-effective service

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th May 2015 Gas conveying and compression company Aerzen Airgas Blowers and Compressors is opening a new branch north of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal in June. KwaZulu-Natal Airgas branch manager Earl Houston tells Engineering News that the branch will be operational from June 1, noting that the facility will be... 

Air-process machinery branch to provide fast, cost-effective service
ROBUST CONTRIBUTION The product offering for the KwaZulu-Natal region will include the Aerzen Delta Blower Generation 5 roots type blower for the sugar production industry

ARB Electrical Wholesalers

     29th May 2015 Spearheaded by founder and current chairperson Alan Ronald Burke, ARB Electrical Wholesalers is one of Southern Africa’s largest black-empowered electrical wholesalers, playing a pivotal role in providing the essential materials required for the electrification of large-scale industrial and... 

ARB Electrical Wholesalers

Freight specialist expands fleet to meet KZN cargo handling demand

     29th May 2015 Freight management and logistics specialist Intermodal Connections, which was established a year ago, has expanded its fleet of container handling equipment to meet the growing demand in KwaZulu-Natal for swift, safe and reliable cargo handling. The company’s original investment in a 45 t... 

Freight specialist expands fleet to meet KZN cargo handling demand
LIFTING EFFICIENCY The Mobicon container handler increases operational efficiency and reduces demurrage costs for trucks waiting to be loaded and unloaded

Greener energy sources for groundwater projects in KZN

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th May 2015 Clients are looking towards greener energy sources to drive groundwater abstraction and reticulation schemes in the rural parts of KwaZulu-Natal, according to the KwaZulu-Natal office of consulting engineers and scientists, SRK Consulting SA. SRK tells Engineering News that appropriate energy... 

Greener energy  sources for groundwater projects in KZN
Photo by Reuters
IMPERATIVE USE Private individuals in KwaZulu-Natal are largely using solar and wind technologies owing to their improving affordability

Increasing asset management demand in KwaZulu-Natal

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th May 2015 Engineering, management and specialist technical services firm Aurecon has registered a significant increase in asset management projects in KwaZulu-Natal in the past year, as private and public organisations realise they gain more value from assets if they can maintain them better. Aurecon... 

Increasing asset management demand in KwaZulu-Natal
DIVERSE OFFERING In addition to providing asset management services, Aurecon is involved in KwaZulu-Natal projects, which included the Chota Motala interchange upgrade

KZN infrastructure growth buoyant, matches African construction trends

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th May 2015 KwaZulu-Natal’s infrastructure development outlook is brighter than South Africa realises it is, considering the current level of megaproject activity in the province, states professional services and advisory firm Deloitte. Moreover, South Africa needs these megaprojects to continue to assist in... 

KZN infrastructure growth buoyant, matches African construction trends
MAGNITUDINAL POTENTIAL The planned Durban Dig-Out Port will be the largest infrastructure capital project in South Africa, notwithstanding the value and timeframe of current projects

PVC waterstop order supplied to KZN project

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th May 2015 Tiling installation materials, tiling tools, building solutions and construction adhesives manufacturer and supplier Tal has supplied its largest order of X-Calibur X-Stop polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Waterstop extruded water bars to date to the lower Thukela bulk water supply scheme near Mandeni, in... 

PVC waterstop order  supplied to KZN project
CONSTRUCTION SPECIFIC The X-Stop PVC Waterstops are manufactured from a high-quality virgin polyvinyl chloride compound to provide substantial flexibility and durability

Two contracts of aqueduct augmentation project nearing completion

     29th May 2015 The construction of R250-million in urgently needed bulk water infrastructure in the northern part of the eThekwini region, in KwaZulu-Natal, is nearing completion, says municipal water and sanitation service eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS). Newly appointed EWS head Ednick Msweli confirmed... 

Two contracts of aqueduct augmentation project nearing completion
NECESSARY EXPANSION The expansion of the Northern Aqueduct will alleviate water shortages and rationing

Airliner increases international passenger traffic

By: David Oliveira     18th July 2014 Airline operator Emirates’ daily flights out of the King Shaka International Airport in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, is the only international year-long flight out of Durban and is performing consistently well, Emirates Southern Africa regional manager Fouad Caunhye tells Engineering News. He adds that... 

Airliner increases  international  passenger traffic
Photo by Bloomberg
DESTINATION DUBAI Emirates flew two extra flights between Durban and Dubai during its seasonal peak from December 2013 to January

Applications improve project decision-making

     18th July 2014 High-tech computer applications for data management, mapping, modelling and imagery are assisting consultancy SRK Consulting in KwaZulu-Natal to present large amounts of data in a more accessible, visual format, allowing clients and stakeholders to quickly understand information, which increases... 

Company displays at Royal Agricultural Show 2014

     18th July 2014 The KwaZulu-Natal branch of earthmoving equipment distributor High Power Equipment Africa (HPE Africa) participated at the 2014 Royal Agricultural Show, which was held in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, from May 23 to June 1. On display were Korean earthmoving equipment manufacturer Hyundai... 

Learnership to be launched in KZN

By: David Oliveira     18th July 2014 South African plastic industry body Plastics SA will introduce its new Polymer-compound Manufacturing learnership at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Southern Africa’s (IOM3 SA’s) gathering in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, next month. Plastics SA KwaZulu-Natal regional training... 

Learnership to be  launched in KZN
Photo by Plastics SA
IMPROVING PROFESSIONAL IMAGE Having a qualified thermoplastic welding inspector will improve a company’s professional image, credibility and quality systems

LRQA

     18th July 2014 Leading independent provider of assurance services including certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards and schemes Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, or LRQA, delivers its services to companies operating in all of the major sectors worldwide. From... 

LRQA

Old age home receives energy saving solution

     18th July 2014 Energy saving systems specialists ThermoWise completed the installation of 13 AXHW-05 air-to-water heat pumps at the Zibambeleni old age home in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, to improve electricity savings at the establishment, in May this year. “These environment-friendly heat pumps draw energy from... 

Port upgrade to grow KZN’s maritime-based economy

By: David Oliveira     18th July 2014 The R110.5-billion Durban port upgrade project of State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is the most significant project currently taking place in KwaZulu-Natal, providing significant opportunities for economic development in the province. The old... 

Port upgrade to grow KZN’s maritime-based economy
Photo by Duane Daws
MARITIME ECONOMY Durban is a maritime-based city and, as such, its economy relies heavily on the port

Project failures impact on water cleanliness in KZN

     18th July 2014 A water and sanitation report released in March by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found that KwaZulu-Natal is one of the worst affected provinces in South Africa, with almost 14% of its people having no access to clean water. While the national average for access to water... 

Coastal management programme to uplift the Mandeni area

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th July 2013 Consulting, engineering and environmental services provider Royal HaskoningDHV will present the draft five-year coastal management programme (CMP), developed on behalf of the Mandeni Municipality, which is aimed at transforming the Mandeni coastal zone to attract tourists and investment while... 

Coastal management programme to uplift the Mandeni area
COASTAL MANAGEMENTRoyal HaskoningDHV has completed the scoping phase of the coastal management programme, which includes an overview of the coastal area

Demand exceeding capacity at Port of Durban

By: Yolandi Booyens     19th July 2013 The Port of Durban is already under pressure to develop new capacity to meet container handling and storage demand, State-owned logistics group Transnet’s Durban dig-out port programme director Marc Descoins tells Engineering News. 

Future projects will grow KZN concrete-flooring market

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th July 2013 The proposed Durban dig-out port (DDOP) and the high-speed rail link between Johannesburg and Durban will enhance KwaZulu-Natal’s (KZN’s) position as an attractive import stopover, says industrial concrete flooring experts Concrete Laser Flooring (CLF) director Lance Howarth. 

MV seminar introduces new trends to KZN motor industry

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th July 2013 Improving the efficiency and long-term reliability of motors will continue to be the focus of motor manufacturers worldwide, says electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group Durban branch manager Taylor Milan, at the company’s medium-voltage (MV) motor seminar last month, in Durban. 

New KZN manufacturing facility for environment-friendly incinerators

     19th July 2013 A significant investment of about R5.5-million in research and product development to establish the sophisticated manufacturing facility for incinerators and cremators in Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal has been made by Advanced Industrial Technology’s (Ai-Tec’s) manufacturing arm Macrotec. 

Sewerage infrastructure to receive R160m upgrade by 2019

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th July 2013 The uMgungundlovu district municipality in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal is planning to upgrade its Mpophomeni sewerage infrastructure from 3-million litres a day to 6-million litres a day at a cost of R160-million, by 2019.  

Traffic circle design a first in SA 

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th July 2013 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has cofunded a project with the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Transport (DoT) to upgrade the intersection at the R102, P535 and P743 route, converting it into a 35 m ‘turbo’ traffic circle. 

Warehouse facility for bio polymer producer established

     19th July 2013 Integrated global logistics company Kintetsu World Express (KWE) implemented a new facility in Mobeni, KwaZulu-Natal, on April 1, which will accommodate its tender project with bio polymer producer LignoTech South Africa (LTSA) as well as other strategic initiatives the company is embarking on. 

Water treatment services include water plant design, construction

     19th July 2013 Durban-based multidisciplinary water treatment specialists Water Purification Chemical and Plant (WPCP) offers a range of services that encompasses the chemical aspects of drinking water treatment, the latest filtration technologies and the design of major water purification plants. 

Alternative power generation sector to grow operation

By: Chantelle Kotze     8th June 2012 Electric equipment supplier Zest WEG Group aims to grow its KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) operation by tapping into the alternative power generation sector created by the province’s key distilling, pulp and paper and sugar industries, besides others. 

Engineering consultancy offers solutions for KZN

     8th June 2012 Engineering consultancy SRK Consulting has helped to tackle some of the development challenges facing the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province, where it works alongside officials in fields ranging from disaster management to rural housing. 

Hospital, prison infrastructure projects under way

By: Chantelle Kotze     8th June 2012 Engineering and environmental consultancy SSI is undertaking a number of infrastructure upgrades in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), including structural and building infrastructure upgrades at the Ngwelezane and Empangeni Provincial Hospitals and the Estcourt Prison. 

KZN economy to grow by 3.5% this year

By: Chantelle Kotze     8th June 2012 The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province is cautiously optimistic that the provincial economy will grow by 3.5% this year, largely supported by the manufacturing sector and fixed capital investment by the government, KZN member of the executive council for finance Ina Cronjé has said. 

Municipality stricter on illegal water connections

     8th June 2012 The eThekwini municipality is taking a tough stance on residents who continue to use water services illegally, with a total in excess of R1.2-million recovered since 2010.  

Progress made at KZN water projects

By: Chantelle Kotze     8th June 2012 Engineering and environmental consultancy SSI will, this month, complete the commissioning of a 13 Ml/d extension module, at a cost in excess of R17-million, at the existing Sundumbili water treatment works (WTW), which treats water drawn from the Tugela river, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). 

Steel merchant expands through acquisition

By: Chantelle Kotze     8th June 2012 AltX-listed steel merchant BSi Steel is acquiring Richards Bay-based steel plate profiling service centre and steel merchant Brown McFarlane Africa, says BSi Steel South African stockists CE Ross Teichmann.  

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