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Volkswagen's US diesel emissions settlement to cost $15bn – source

By: Reuters     28th June 2016 Volkswagen AG's settlement with nearly 500 000 US diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15-billion cash, two sources briefed on the matter said on Monday. The settlement, to be announced on Tuesday in Washington, includes $10.03-billion to offer... 

Industrial Equipment range brings cost and energy-saving benefits to the Namibian mining sector through Renttech SA’s branch SA Welding in Walvis Bay

     28th June 2016 Renttech South Africa’s pan-African expansion strategy is well on track with the company’s new branch in Namibia.   Featuring a broad range of well-known names in welding machinery and consumables, lifting and rigging equipment, as well as diesel generators and compressors, Renttech - situated in... 

Keaton reports R297m FY loss

By: David Oliveira     27th June 2016 South African coal miner Keaton Energy incurred a net loss of R297.3-million for the year ended March 31, compared with a net loss of R71.9-million the year before. The coal miner reported a headline loss a share of 26.9c, compared with headline earnings a share of 0.4c the year before. 

The Cummins Power City To City Tour South Africa Bringing Energy Solutions to the Nation A Powerful brand on the Move

     27th June 2016 Cummins Inc., a global energy leader providing electrical power generation systems and complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, is embarking on a national City to City Tour of South Africa in a highly... 

Big ‘focus’ on ensuring rail OEMs meet local-content commitments 

By: Terence Creamer     24th June 2016 A senior Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official “promised” on Friday that the department was giving focused attention to ensuring that the local-content targets associated with Transnet’s R50-billion locomotive procurement programme were met. Chief director for industrial procurement Dr... 

Industrial Equipment range brings cost and energy-saving benefits to the Namibian mining sector through Renttech SA’s branch SA Welding in Walvis Bay

     24th June 2016 Renttech South Africa’s pan-African expansion strategy is well on track with the company’s new branch in Namibia. Featuring a broad range of well-known names in welding machinery and consumables, lifting and rigging equipment, as well as diesel generators and compressors, Renttech - situated in... 

Ideally equipped for future requirements

     24th June 2016 Just in time for Bauma, Wacker Neuson presented a whole bouquet of innovations in the excavators segment. The new models work very economically with a simultaneously higher performance and therefore do very well in terms of economic and profitable work. Last year, the first four excavator models... 

International company sees local potential

     24th June 2016 Earlier this year Reelcare was proud to announce the expansion of its successful UK business as the company now have an operation based in South Africa. The company has set up its hose and cable reel business in a fully stocked warehouse facility located in Wadeville in Gauteng. Reelcare sales... 

Microgrid technologies can help unlock electrification

By: Mia Breytenbach     24th June 2016 Large scale centralised generation will increase with the development of grid solutions, which will include an increase in focus on microgrid and standalone home systems, as well as off-the-grid, distributed generation solutions, expects advisory firm PWC Power, Capital Projects, and... 

New technology tailored to clients’ needs

     24th June 2016 Tailored fluid solutions and line systems hose components supplier ContiTech has developed a high-temperature Conti Excelsus hose with external reinforcement which can be precisely tailored to relevant applications.  ContiTech explains that flexibility allows the new Conti Excelsus... 

Partnership to increase infrastructure growth

     24th June 2016 Three international firms consisting of the technology developer General Electric (GE) Africa, multi-industry company Mara Group and financial institution Atlas Merchant Capital have partnered to help address infrastructure challenges in Africa through investments in equity projects such as rail... 

Atlas Copco - Long-term Portable Energy Partner

     23rd June 2016 Portable energy is the lifeline on any job site that is dependent on the reliable supply of air, power or light to operate tools and equipment such as the construction, road making, mining, quarrying, oil & gas, power generation and agricultural industries. Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy division... 

ABB inaugurates microgrid in South Africa, boosting renewables and power reliability

     23rd June 2016 Zurich, Switzerland, June 8, 2016 – Innovative solar-diesel solution provides continuity of power supply for ABB’s premises in Johannesburg and helps reduce carbon emissions ABB today commissioned an integrated solar-diesel microgrid installation at its 96,000 square meter Longmeadow facility in... 

ECS to upgrade major pumping station for Environment Agency

     22nd June 2016 Following an extensive review of the flood risk management strategy for the Isle of Axholme, the Environment Agency has begun implementing the recommendations of the final report. One of the major pieces of infrastructure is the pumping station at Keadby, which will be renovated and updated by... 

VW supervisory board mulls damage claims against current, former execs

By: Reuters     22nd June 2016 Volkswagen's supervisory board is studying the possibility of claiming damages from current and former members of the carmaker's management board in relation to its diesel emissions scandal, chairperson Hans Dieter Poetsch said. Volkswagen's (VW) supervisory board on Tuesday stood by a decision... 

Momentum grows for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in Zambia

By: Anine Kilian     21st June 2016 Amid an ongoing drought that has resulted in a severe power crisis in Zambia, the framework conditions for investment in solar power projects have become more attractive. New analysis ‘Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector’ published by the Deutsche... 

Stornoway receives LNG in a first for Quebec’s Northern Plan

By: Henry Lazenby     17th June 2016 Stornoway Diamond Corp has received the first delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to its Renard project, in Quebec’s far north, marking a significant milestone in the province’s Northern Plan to provide critical infrastructure for businesses to thrive in the province’s remote regions. The... 

Motorists in for stiff petrol price hike 

By: News24Wire      17th June 2016 Ongoing oil strength, with limited support from the exchange rate, has set the stage for further increases in the fuel price, the Automobile Association (AA) warned on Friday. Commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund, the AA said the data predicts a rise of up to... 

Megabus buys ten CNG buses to be fuelled using Free State gas 

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th June 2016 Unitrans’s subsidiary Megabus has procured ten Scania, 280 hp, 100% compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, which it will trial for the next five years at its Free State operations. The official handover of the buses, which comprise the first Euro 6 bus engines in South Africa, was concluded in... 

Drilling just got smarter with new Atlas Copco SmartROC

     15th June 2016 Atlas Copco’s new ground-breaking SmartROC D65 down-the-hole drill rig combines brains and brawn to set the industry benchmark in intelligent, powerful and efficient high-precision drilling for improved production, productivity and ultimately profitability. In the current protracted tough... 

Independent study confirms viability of Diatreme’s flagship Cyclone project

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2016 An independent project enhancement and update study has confirmed the viability of ASX-listed mineral sands developer Diatreme Resources’ Cyclone zircon project, in Western Australia, which now has a net present value of $121-million and an internal rate of return of 23%. Diatreme announced on... 

Metric Auomotive Engineering Stands By Remanufacturing As A Viable Option

     13th June 2016 The weakened Rand continues to place pressure on local companies importing products and components. This means that remanufacturing of components to OEM standards rather than purchasing new engine components is a solid option as it affords less downtime, quicker turnaround times and less capital... 

Castrol Africa sales up 5% in 2015; new GTX range launched

By: Irma Venter     13th June 2016 The volume of Castrol oil sales in Africa increased by around 5% in 2015 compared with 2014, says Castrol Africa MD David Bouet. Despite the visible slump in the continent’s mining industry, the automotive and industrial markets are still ticking over, he notes. Some countries, such as those... 

Free State poised to be helium pioneer as gas developments unfold

By: Mia Breytenbach     10th June 2016 The discovery and proposed exploitation of a natural gas dome containing methane and some of the highest concentrations of helium in the world – South Africa’s first onshore gas find – in the Free State has created much excitement and visions of a local gas hub. “The Free State now has the... 

DeGrussa solar power plant project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     10th June 2016 The DeGrussa solar plant has been successfully commissioned and has started providing electricity to the DeGrussa copper and gold mine. 

FOOT ON THE GAS

     10th June 2016 Unitrans’s subsidiary Megabus has procured ten Scania Euro 6, 280 hp compressed natural gas buses, which it will trial for the next five years at its Free State operations. The buses, which service the mining industry, will undergo testing in terms of downtime, fuel consumption and maintenance... 

Free State poised to be helium pioneer as gas developments unfold 

By: Mia Breytenbach     10th June 2016 The discovery and proposed exploitation of a natural gas dome containing methane and some of the highest concentrations of helium in the world – South Africa’s first onshore gas find – in the Free State has created much excitement and visions of a local gas hub. “The Free State now has the... 

ABB inaugurates its first South African microgrid at Longmeadow headquarters

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th June 2016 Automation technology group ABB has commissioned an integrated solar-diesel microgrid installation – the group’s first microgrid in South Africa – at its 96 000 m2 Longmeadow facility in Johannesburg. The Longmeadow site hosts ABB’s head offices and logistics and manufacturing centre. 

Sandfire’s DeGrussa copper/gold mine now solar powered

By: Mariaan Webb     8th June 2016 Australia’s largest off-grid solar and battery storage facility has been successfully commissioned and has started providing electricity to the DeGrussa copper and gold mine in Western Australia. The solar plant, which was located immediately adjacent to Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa underground... 

Despite lowering guidance, Suncor expects normal operations by end of June

By: Henry Lazenby     7th June 2016 Following the unprecedented production interruptions caused by the Alberta wildfires that had taken up to 1.5-million barrels of Canadian crude off the market during May, oil sands major Suncor Energy has advised that it expected to be back to normal operations by the end of June. The company,... 

Eskom a threat to SA’s economy, warns Outa 

By: News24Wire      3rd June 2016 Eskom must be taken to task for its unacceptable conduct which is crippling South Africa’s ability to be a competitive and thriving economy, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse's (Outa's) energy specialist consultant Ted Blom charged on Friday. The civil action organisation said the public’s trust... 

EPG products ensure consistent transfer of energy loads

By: Kimberley Smuts     3rd June 2016 Energy distributor Vert Energy was in March appointed the distributor for industrial control products supplier ASCO Power Technologies, whose products will form part of Vert’s range of energy efficient electric power generation (EPG) products in Southern Africa. Being a subsidiary of power... 

Residue upgrading complex project, South Korea

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd June 2016 The project aims to reduce fuel oil production while producing propylene through the conversion of atmospheric residue. 

Two 330 MW boilers to aid power production in Pakistan

     3rd June 2016 Electrical engineering service provider and boiler manufacturer GE Steam Powered Systems president Andreas Lusch announced the company’s deal with construction and engineering company China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) to supply two 330 MW boilers Pakistan power producer Engro Powergen Thar... 

IHS eyes offgrid solutions to power up its towers

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd June 2016 Mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider IHS is aiming to leverage renewable-energy technology and improved grid infrastructure across its portfolio to reduce its reliance on costly diesel and unstable ongrid electricity to power its tower sites across Africa. With over $500-million... 

Imperial aims for greener supply chains

     2nd June 2016 Supply chain and logistics leader Imperial Logistics has added impetus to its drive for greener supply chains with a two-pronged energy saving initiative that encompasses its transport fleet and warehouses, as well as innovative water saving, waste management and recycling drives.... 

2015 Plastics Recycling Figures

     30th May 2016 Over the last couple of decades, Plastics|SA – the umbrella organisation representing the local plastics industry – has been measuring the recycling rate of plastics in South Africa.  Annual updates are done to track the trends in recycling, with the results of the last comprehensive and complete... 

$60m boost to Zambia power grid

By: Martin Creamer     30th May 2016 Mining is poised to receive a spinoff benefit from Monday’s announcement that the power grid in Zambia is to be boosted by a $60-million investment. In this latest transaction, Standard Chartered bank has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide a... 

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