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GTC first Polish company to list on JSE

By: Anine Kilian     17th August 2016 Real estate group Global Trade Center (GTC) will list on the main board of the JSE on Thursday under the share code GTC. GTC, which develops and owns office and retail properties in Poland and capital cities throughout the central and eastern Europe (CEE) region, as well as the south-east Europe... 

Ingeteam is awarded a pioneering contract to monitor the status of wind turbines worldwide.

     27th June 2016 Thanks to its Ingesys CMS tool, the company will monitor, supervise and diagnose the status of over 550 MW. The solution includes the installation and commissioning of over 280 predictive maintenance devices in different wind technologies. Ingeteam has been awarded a pioneering contract in the... 

International exposure key for South African fabricators

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th June 2016 There is a tendency among local and international original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to underestimate the capabilities of South African sheet metal fabricators. This makes industry collaboration crucial to increase the exposure of local fabricators and prevent the loss of orders to... 

SA invited to join Russian-led physics project to study post-Big Bang matter

By: Keith Campbell     10th June 2016 Russia has invited South Africa to join Project Nica, which is a major scientific programme to build a superconducting particle collider. The name Nica is derived from the full title of the project: Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility. Construction started in 2013 and the commissioning of the... 

Dundee on track to start Krumovgrad construction in Q3

By: Henry Lazenby     6th June 2016 Toronto-based Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) expects to start construction of its 85 700 oz/y Krumovgrad gold project, located in southern Bulgaria, as early as the third quarter, the company said on Monday. In its latest project update, the TSX-listed miner reported a $14.2-million increase in... 

Environment Canada certifies Dundee’s cyanide-free gold extraction process

By: Henry Lazenby     3rd June 2016 Dundee Sustainable Technologies (DST), a division of Dundee Corporation, announced on Friday that it had received an independent certification of the performance of its cyanide-free gold extraction process from Environment Canada, through the Canadian Environmental Technology Verification... 

S&P's downgrade will tip South Africa into job-shedding recession, bank economist warns  

By: Terence Creamer     23rd May 2016 A downgrade of South Africa’s credit rating to junk was currently only partially priced in, a leading bank economist warned on Monday, arguing that a negative assessment by Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) on June 3 would most probably trigger a recession and precipitate the shedding on around 200 000... 

Dundee Precious Metals to sell Kapan

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd March 2016 TSX-listed international gold mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Armenia-based Kapan mine to Polymetal International for $25-million and a 2% royalty deal. In an update to shareholders, the Canada-based group said the proceeds from the... 

Phase 1 of biometric project to be launched by end of March

     22nd January 2016 Following the launch of the pilot test of Transit Visa Biometrics System (TVBS) at the OR Tambo International Airport late last year,  Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says that the baseline implementation of the Phase 1 biometric solution will be completed by March 31 this year.  

Local BPO sector to continue growing – Davies

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd November 2015 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies expects the growth potential of the local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry to continue increasing over the next five years, particularly in contact centre, shared services centre and legal process outsourcing. He added that the BPO sector was... 

Marc Kleiner

     13th November 2015 This week we feature Marc Camillo Kleiner, MD of Condra, which designs and manufactures cranes, hoists and specialised lifting and materials-handling equipment 

Water Purification Involves Multiple Cranes

     28th September 2015 Condra has delivered the first two of eight double-girder overhead travelling cranes ordered by Veolia Water for the Lower Thukela Bulk Water Supply Scheme. The eight machines are maintenance cranes for the project’s high-lift and low-lift pump stations, and for the water treatment works’... 

AIIM continues to serve Africa’s growing energy demands through investment in hydro power

     1st September 2015 African Infrastructure Investment Managers, a leading African infrastructure equity investment manager, has announced its industrial partnership with Hydroneo Afrique, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MECAMIDI, an established global manufacturer and developer of small and medium hydro power plant... 

S Africa shortlisted for European business process outsourcing award

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     5th August 2015 South Africa has been shortlisted by The European Outsourcing Association (EOA) for the 2015 Offshoring Destination of the Year award, competing against Bulgaria and Latvia. Now in its sixth year, the EOA Awards recognised and celebrated the efforts of companies that demonstrated best practice in... 

SAITEX 2015 Celebrates Another First as Number of Visiting Countries Hits New High

     31st July 2015 The Southern African International Trade Exhibition, Africa’s biggest business opportunities show, has this year surpassed all previous attendance records in terms of the number and reach of countries that participated. Held from 21 to 23 June at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, SAITEX... 

Differentiate your products to create sales, protect margins

     10th July 2015 Creating sales and protecting margins: why it’s critical to be demonstrably different “Differentiate or die.” 

Exporting to the EU – six easy steps

By: Riaan de Lange     24th April 2015 In the instalment of this column for the October 31 to November 6, 2014, edition of Engineering News, titled ‘Online help desk a gold mine of information on exports to the EU’, the European Union export help desk – the European Commission’s (EC's) online one-stop shop that provides information on... 

Liquefied petroleum gas distribution facilities expansion project, Bulgaria

By: Sheila Barradas     6th March 2015 This project includes the construction of two liquefied petroleum gas terminals to increase geographical coverage and storage capacity. 

The worldwide push for aviation biofuels

By: Keith Campbell     16th January 2015 On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop duster. This is the most recent version of a design that first flew in... 

Circulating fluidised-bed boiler project, Bulgaria

By: Sheila Barradas     16th January 2015 Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract for the design, supply and erection of a circulating fluidised-bed boiler island for Deven JSCo.  

The worldwide push for aviation biofuels

By: Keith Campbell     16th January 2015 On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuels powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop-duster. This is the most recent version of a design that first flew... 

Group Five looking beyond Africa for growth prospects

By: Irma Venter     5th December 2014 Construction company Group Five says its strategy is strongly focused on expansion in Africa, with selected projects in Russia and Northern America also possibly on the horizon. Outgoing CEO Mike Upton says the South African construction industry saw what appears to be “a false dawn” a year ago,... 

SA to host OECD steel conference in Dec

By: Natalie Greve     21st November 2014 South Africa will become the first African country to host the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD’s) Steel Committee Conference when the committee’s seventy-seventh session takes place in Cape Town between December 11 and 12. The committee’s participants accounted for... 

Group Five looks at Africa, Russia, North America as SA market cools 

By: Irma Venter     21st November 2014 Construction company Group Five says its strategy is strongly focused on expansion in Africa, with selected projects in Russia and Northern America also possibly on the horizon. Outgoing CEO Mike Upton says the South African construction industry saw what appears to be “a false dawn” a year ago,... 

Many countries falling short on OECD bribery clampdown convention 

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd October 2014 The majority of the 41 signatory countries to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD’s) Anti-Bribery Convention, adopted in 1997, have failed to clamp down on foreign bribery activities. Fifteen years after its implementation, only four countries have actively enforced... 

Kozloduy nuclear power plant expansion, Bulgaria

By: Sheila Barradas     5th September 2014 The project entails the construction of a seventh reactor at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant. 

Underground Coal Gasification III – an update and latest trends for Southern Africa

     20th August 2014 With declining mineable coal reserves and the ever increasing global energy demand, Underground Coal Gasification is a resurging technology that promises to deliver on these challenges. On Thursday 28th August the Fossil Fuel Foundation will host the Underground Coal Gasification’s 3rd Conference... 

Safeguard duties imposed on frozen potato chips

By: Callie Lombard     8th August 2014 Frozen potato chips safeguard On July 25, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) imposed a final (definitive) safeguard on frozen potato chips (or French fries), classifiable under tariff subheading 2004.10.20, through two Government Gazette notices. The safeguard of 40.92% was imposed from... 

Local supplier launches new range of transducers

By: David Oliveira     27th June 2014 Electrical parameters measurement solutions company LEM launched the new LTC series closed-loop transducers, which control energy in rail transportation systems, in South Africa in January this year. Johannesburg-based electronic-component specialist and sole distributor of LEM products in South... 

Transnet National Ports Authority names new dredger ‘Italeni’

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th June 2014 South Africa’s State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) officially named its new 750 m3 grab-hopper dredger ‘Italeni’ at a ceremony held in Bulgaria this week. The name, TNPA said, was derived from the battle of Italeni, which took place near the Ithala Mountains in 1830 between... 

Shah Deniz gasfield Stage 2 development project, off the coast of Azerbaijan

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd May 2014 Since the beginning of 2014, several key Stage 2 contracts have been awarded. 

Shah Deniz gasfield Stage 2 development project, off the coast of Azerbaijan

By: Sheila Barradas     17th January 2014 The Shah Deniz consortium announced the final investment decision for the Stage 2 development of the Shah Deniz gasfield in December 2013. 

Trans-Anatolian natural gas pipeline project, Azerbaijan and Turkey

By: Sheila Barradas     17th January 2014 The gas pipeline will deliver gas from natural gas reserves located in the Shah Deniz-2 and other gasfields, in Azerbaijan, and from natural gasfields in countries neighbouring Turkey, to domestic markets. 

South Stream project, Russia and Europe

By: Sheila Barradas     29th November 2013 The project comprises the construction of a gas pipeline across the Black Sea to Southern and Central Europe. 

Shale gas – a game changer, but at what cost?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th November 2013 By Radhika Bhuyan The South African government has a daunting task – on the one hand, it needs to ensure that future energy supply is secured, while, on the other, with crunched information, it needs to make decisions that involve towering energy investments and risks. It has often been that... 

60 MW Free State solar project secures R1.8bn from US development agency 

By: Terence Creamer     6th November 2013 Solar energy group SunEdison announced on Wednesday that it had secured R1.8-billion in development finance from the US government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for its 60 MW Boshoff solar park project, being developed in South Africa’s Free State province. The foreign-debt... 

Company Annoucements:Bretby Gammatech Expands Into The Balkans Following Successful Seminar

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th October 2013 Bretby Gammatech, one of the world’s leading coal quality monitoring equipment companies, is developing new business opportunities in the Balkans, after exhibiting at the Balkanmine Congress and Commercial Exhibition, held in Macedonia. The UK-based company exhibited its world-renowned ash... 

Company Annoucements:FA 10 Fracking: a cracking success or much ado about nothing?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2013 Fracking is proving to be a boon not only for the US economy, but also for the valve industry. Some EU states however are stepping on the brakes.  Fracking is giving the USA lots of hopes. Utilising this extraction method of unconventional gas deposits, the transatlantic superpower could become... 

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