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Aug 27, 2014
Interest in oil and gas exploration off South Africa’s coast has, in the past four years, accelerated to such an extent that nearly all the country’s offshore exploration blocks are under licence or under application for exploration by independent companies,...
Aug 12, 2014
The Italeni grab hopper dredger
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) Dredging Services has officially launched its new R1-billion dredger, the Italeni, in Durban. It is one of three dredgers in the TNPA’s R2-billion programme to renew its dredging fleet, which handles about four-million cubic...
Aug 01, 2014
The oil and gas industry in Africa is experiencing unprecedented growth, especially on the East Coast, where recent gas discoveries are transforming local economies in countries like Mozambique and Tanzania. South Africa is ideally positioned to become a major hub in...
Jul 09, 2014
At a time when the Southern and pan-African mining and engineering sectors are facing many challenges, companies are looking for suppliers which can offer them the widest and most robust range of products to assist them in addressing the challenges that they face....
Jun 23, 2014
The first crude oil unit train loaded at the new Black Thunder Terminal departed the Wyoming terminal on Friday, bound for a refinery on the East Coast, using the Union Pacific railway. The Black Thunder Terminal is a joint venture (JV) between Meritage Midstream and...
Jun 10, 2014
Sasol Petroleum International, the upstream oil and gas subsidiary of  Sasol Limited, announced that it has concluded a farm-out to Eni SpA, an Italian multinational oil and gas company, for the exploration right permit 236 (ER236) in South Africa. The permit was...
May 09, 2014
DURBAN AERIAL VIEW Elgin Brown & Hamer South Africa offers a full in-house service in all aspects of ship repair
Ship repair company Elgin Brown & Hamer South Africa (EBH SA), a division of heavy engineering group DCD Marine, says it is well positioned to service Southern Africa’s burgeoning offshore oil and gas sector and the increasing number of large cargo vessels that...
May 08, 2014
TNPA chief planner Nimi Ramchand
The face of South Africa’s coastal ports is expected to change materially over the coming 30 years, with the ports authority’s long-term plans containing not only the anticipated expansion of commodity and container terminals, but also a vision for a deeper...
May 02, 2014
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Mar 24, 2014
As communications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent deploys the latest 100 Gb/s technology on the East African coast’s 10 000 km submarine cable system, telecommunications group Telkom plans to get involved. The technology will enable an ultimate carry capacity in...
Mar 24, 2014
Mining was set to remain one of the future building blocks of the Australian economy, advisory firm Deloitte said on Monday, following the release of its ‘Positioning for Prosperity? Catching The Next Wave’ report. Deloitte national mining leader for the East...
Mar 17, 2014
Improving energy infrastructure on the African continent will unleash investments, drive jobs and drive down pollution, US Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman has told the Power-Gen Africa conference in Cape Town. An upbeat Poneman said while energy costs in...
Mar 07, 2014
Australian oil output has slumped to its lowest annual production in more than 40 years, energy economics group EnergyQuest reported this week. In its latest report card, EnergyQuest noted that the country’s oil output in 2013 dropped by 18.6% compared with the...
Feb 24, 2014
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is heading to Pemba, in Mozambique, to promote South Africa’s oil and gas industry and attract trade and investment. The DTI explained in a statement that the outward investment mission, from February 24 to 28, aimed to...
Feb 24, 2014
Interest in oil and gas exploration, both offshore and onshore, in South Africa is set to spike over the next five years, with improvements in technology and a need for an alternative to the unstable Middle East providing more opportunities locally, says Petroleum...
Feb 14, 2014
RISING MARKET An Airbus Helicopter AS350 Squirrel of the Kenya Forest Service preparing for take off
Over the past few years, Kenya has emerged as the biggest single market for Eurocopter Southern Africa Limited (ESAL) as the aviation sector in that country has boomed and the Nairobi government has sought to strengthen its law enforcement, security and conservation...
Feb 07, 2014
Construction has begun on the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme.
Jan 28, 2014
ASX-listed oil and gas company AWE has signed an A$85-million deal to sell an 11.25% stake in the BassGas project and the Yolla field, in Victoria, as well as a 9.75% interest in the Trefoil field to Prize Petroleum. AWE would receive an initial A$80-million for its...
Jan 24, 2014
ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), the overseas arm of Indian oil exploration and production major ONGC Limited, was scouting for oil sand assets in Canada, marking a beginning by setting up an office in Calgary. According to a senior ONGC official, the Indian company was...
 
 
 
 
Jan 17, 2014
US energy major Chevron is expected increase the footprint of its Gorgon liquefied natural gas project by about 10%.
Jan 06, 2014
The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed recommendations from a federal government report that policy issues needed to be addressed if Australia’s East Coast was to transition from being solely a domestic gas market to one...
Dec 04, 2013
Western Australia has reported its first quarter of domestic gas production growth since 2008, market analyst EnergyQuest reported on Wednesday. However nationally, petroleum, oil and gas production all dropped in the three months to September, with Australian...
Nov 13, 2013
Sasol, through its upstream oil and gas subsidiary, Sasol Petroleum International, today signed an Exploration Right permit to explore for hydrocarbons on the East Coast (Durban and Zululand basins), offshore Kwazulu-Natal province, with the Petroleum Agency South...
Nov 01, 2013
IROCK Crushers, a leading manufacturer of screening and crushing equipment, has hired Thomas Jordan as its eastern regional sales manager. Jordan joined the IROCK team in September 2013 and is working to strengthen the IROCK dealer network along the East Coast from...
Oct 28, 2013
Dr Abdalla Hamdok, Donald Kaberuka, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Pravin Gordhan
Africa’s current growth “turning point” should not be construed as a sustainable-development “tipping point”, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Donald Kaberuka stressed on Monday. He added that accelerated economic integration would offer the...
Oct 28, 2013
Government’s efforts of making the West Coast economically viable will receive a boost when President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma launches the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone and handover the operator permit on Thursday, 31 October 2013 at Saldanha Bay in...
Oct 04, 2013
South Africa is a country with extensive maritime interests and responsibilities. The country has a coastline of about 3 924 km, including Prince Edward Island and Marion Island, which form a little group lying some 540 nautical miles (nm) or about 1 000 km south...
Oct 04, 2013
South Africa is a country with extensive maritime interests and responsibilities. The country has a coastline of about 3 924 km, including Prince Edward Island and Marion Island, which form a little group lying some 540 nautical miles (nm) or about 1 000 km south...
Sep 26, 2013
Proven digital automation technology modernises and streamlines 35 years of automation practices Widely adopted by oil and gas, refining, and chemical industry customers, Emerson Process Management’s next-generation DeltaV™ digital automation system, featuring...
 
 
 
 
Sep 09, 2013
The Canadian government on Monday congratulated the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Baffin Iron Mines Corporation (BIMC) on signing an Inuit impact benefit agreement for the Mary River iron-ore project. The Environment Minister, Minister of the Canadian...
Jul 26, 2013
Canada is expecting a boom in oil production from its prolific Alberta oil sands deposits; however, production from the world’s third-largest proven oil reserves, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, is hampered by a lack of sufficient transport to markets, resulting...
Jul 04, 2013
Oil and gas producers Santos and Drillsearch have entered into five agreements covering permits and assets in the Cooper basin in South Australia. The companies have entered into a binding agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) over two permits held by...
May 03, 2013
The Malawi government has prequalified six international firms and joint ventures to bid for the country’s $20-million connectivity aspect of the World Bank funded Regional Communications Infrastructure Project, which will see the country building infrastructure to...
Apr 12, 2013
Since the first Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) was drafted in 2010, the world has changed: Fukushima happened, more gas has been confirmed off the east coast of Africa, Germany has decided to stop its nuclear programme, renewables prices have come down and South...
Apr 10, 2013
ASX-listed Beach Energy has signed an agreement to supply fellow-listed Origin Energy with some 139 PJ of gas from the Cooper basin for a term of eight years. Under the terms of the agreement, Origin had an option to extend the duration of the supply agreement by...
Apr 03, 2013
Emerging oil and gas explorer WHL Energy was looking for a partner to potentially develop its La Bella gasfield, off the Victorian coast, following a review. A detailed review of the seismic and geological data of the La Bella project had enabled a more thorough...
Mar 22, 2013
The South African subsidiary of global privately held speciality chemicals corporation Buckman started operating in 1971, serving primarily the pulp and paper, industrial water treatment, sugar and leather industries in this country, on the rest of the continent and...
Mar 15, 2013
Mega engineering project the Panama Canal Expansion, in Panama, is being enlarged to double its capacity and accommodate cargo ships carrying up to 12 000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), compared with its current capacity of handling only 4 400 TEUs.
Mar 05, 2013
South Africa’s Minerals Minister Susan Shabangu will open the new expansion project at BHP Billiton’s Metalloys manganese smelter in Meyerton, south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday. The nigh-R1-billion expansion project is currently the largest new investment in...
 
 
 
 
Feb 26, 2013
The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) has proposed setting up an enforcement wing with the responsibility to provide technical assistance to the proposed mining sector regulatory authority in its investigation and prosecution of offenders, and to maintain data on illegal...
Feb 22, 2013
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa’s premier scientific research and development organisation, has developed a removable hoisting and davit-storage system that rapidly places smaller vessels on frigates for immediate response to...
Feb 06, 2013
ASX-listed Azure Minerals has acquired the Loreto copper project, in Mexico for $137 000, along with a 1% net smelter royalty. “We had identified the Baja Peninsula as a highly prospective area some time ago, and had been actively looking for opportunities to...
Feb 01, 2013
International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau's (IMB's) global piracy report, released on January 16, reveals that piracy on the world’s seas has reached a five-year low, with 297 ships attacked in 2012, compared with 439 in 2011.
Jan 29, 2013
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) on Tuesday warned that the state’s export coal industry could take several weeks to resume full production following ex-tropical cyclone Oswald. “We are receiving reports of significant damage to the Blackwater and Moura...
 
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