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Jul 28, 2015
Dual-listed packaging and paper group Mondi expects its underlying operating profit for the half-year ended June 30 to be above the €377-million it reported for the first six months of 2014.  In the six months under review, the group recognised a net special item...
Jul 10, 2015
Lafarge Africa said on Friday it had applied to Nigeria's energy regulator for a licence to generate 260 MW of electricity to supply to the country's grid. Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is licensing so-called embedded power companies to try to end...
Jul 01, 2015
Yokogawa announces that it has obtained a label-free image analysis technology from Chip-Man Technologies Oy* of Finland. With this technology, detailed computer analyses can be conducted of live cell images that have been taken with a microscope using a label-free...
Jun 30, 2015
Jun 17, 2015
• Dorothee Bär invites nomination committee for Logistics Hall of Fame to Federal Transport Ministry in Berlin. • Ten finalists from Germany, Finland, France, Austria, Switzerland and USA nominated. The finalists for election to the Logistics Hall of Fame have now...
Jun 16, 2015
The third pilot plant operation of ASX-listed Greenland Minerals and Energy’s Kvanefjeld beneficiation circuit has been succesfuly completed. The pilot plant operation was conducted through the Eurare programme at laboratories in Finland, and was aimed at generating...
Jun 02, 2015
WNA director-general Agneta Rising
In the next two decades nuclear energy’s share of the world’s power generation mix is projected to increase by several percentage points from 11% currently, as countries strive to meet growing demand by deploying technologies that do not exacerbate global warming....
May 28, 2015
LOCAL GROWTH The South African paper business continued to progress with higher volumes, pricing and lower logistics and fixed costs
Pulp and paper producer Sappi has increased its net profit for the three months to March 31, by 75% to $56-million, compared with the profit of $32-million recorded in the March 2014 quarter.
May 22, 2015
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May 14, 2015
Pulp and paper producer Sappi has increased its net profit for the three months to March 31, by 75% to $56-million, compared with the profit of $32-million recorded in the March 2014 quarter.
May 07, 2015
Having completed the preprocurement phase of South Africa’s nuclear build programme, government has now entered into the next stage of the procurement phase, says Department of Energy (DoE) Nuclear Energy deputy director-general Zizamele Mbambo.
May 01, 2015
Kansanshi, Zambia.
Base metals miner First Quantum Minerals has swung to a net loss for the first three months of the year of $82-million, or $0.14 a diluted share, as lower copper and nickel sales and prices impacted the bottom line. Excluding special items, the firm’s comparative...
Apr 30, 2015
Canadian gold miner Agnico Eagle has narrowed its net profit for the first three months of the year. The NYSE- and TSX-listed company reported net income of $28.7-million, or $0.13 a share, for the period ended March 31, compared with $97.1-million, or $0.56 a share,...
Apr 30, 2015
The term ‘strategic minerals’ is one that is much used but one that, in the words of Brazilian minerals lawyer Raquel Quaresma de Lima, “does not have a steady definition”, while the Science and Technology Committee of the UK House of Commons has observed that there...
Apr 23, 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...
Apr 22, 2015
WWF South Africa has announced the three winners of the 2015 South African Climate Solver Awards in recognition of innovations that reduce carbon emissions or boost access to energy. The three are MellowCabs, a prototype for a public transport micro vehicle,...
Mar 19, 2015
I read a long article in a newspaper in which some fellow argued that the world essentially had no more sources of energy and that the entire planet would just have to learn to cut back on consumption. The writer was a foreign person. The article had not been written...
Mar 11, 2015
• Barloworld Equipment exhibiting for the first time • Bell Equipment takes up more space • Other big players in the sectors are already signed up • Plans for International Pavilions from nine countries and regions The market for construction and mining machinery in...
Mar 04, 2015
Western Australia is no longer the world’s top jurisdiction for mining investment, the latest survey by Canada’s Fraser Institute has shown. Moving up three spots in the survey’s investment attractiveness index, Finland is now considered the best address for mining...
Feb 20, 2015
In response to growing container volumes coming in and out of the island of Luzon, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. recently deployed new generation reach stackers in its Manila and Subic operations. The four new units of the mobile container handling...
Feb 17, 2015
Data centres have for years been known to be excessive consumers of power, consuming up to 3% of all global electricity production, and roughly ten times more per square metre than the average office. Previously, energy efficiency wouldn’t necessarily be at the top...
Feb 13, 2015
Lower rare earths prices and the increased availability of rare-earth compounds led to increased US consumption in 2014, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has found. However, in its latest mineral commodity summary for the abundant group of 17 elements composed of...
Feb 12, 2015
The NYSE-listed stock of Canadian gold miner Agnico Eagle was  buoyant on Thursday after the company reported that its fourth-quarter adjusted earnings beat analyst expectations, mainly as a result of record output in the period. Excluding one-off items,...
Feb 11, 2015
South African paper and pulp producer Sappi’s first-quarter operating performance has delivered few surprises, with results largely in line with expectations and on par with that of the first three months of the prior fiscal period. The group generated earnings...
Feb 10, 2015
Despite two huge global disturbances – the burst of the technology bubble and what’s become known as the Great Recession in 2008/9 – world GDP growth has been stronger in the past decade than in the prior two decades. “The world economy has been stronger than many...
Feb 05, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
An 8.5 MW solar field due to be officially launched in Rwanda next week, is set to boost the Central African State’s energy generation capacity by 6%, solar project developer Gigawatt Global has revealed. The landmark $23.7-million project is built on land owned by...
Jan 22, 2015
Diversified base metals mining company Lundin Mining expects another year of strong execution in 2015, following favourable 2014 production results, as the company focuses on cash generation and profit optimisation at each of its operations. President and CEO Paul...
Jan 20, 2015
Amsterdam-headquartered talc producer Mondo Minerals and South Africa’s State-owned Council for Mineral Technology (Mintek) are currently constructing a Mintek-developed nickel sulphide bioleach plant at Mondo’s Vuonos talc processing site, in Finland. This followed...
Jan 16, 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...
Jan 15, 2015
The project involves the construction of a geothermal heat plant, with a production capacity of up to 40 MW of geothermal heat energy.
Jan 15, 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...
Dec 11, 2014
The upcoming liquefied natural gas (LNG) station can store up to 300 m³ of LNG.
Dec 09, 2014
South African employers report hopeful hiring plans for the January-March time frame, with opportunities for job seekers expected to be stronger than in both the prior quarter and last year at this time. Of the 750 South African employers who participated in the...
Dec 04, 2014
The Commerce Committee of the Parliament of Finland has approved Fennovoima's plan to build a Rosatom reactor at Hanhikivi.
Dec 04, 2014
Rosatom regional VP: sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov
Russian nuclear vendor Rosatom has confirmed that it is considering various funding models, including the extension of a State loan, as part of its offer to South Africa for the building of a proposed new nuclear power plant (NPP) build programme. Speaking during an...
Nov 25, 2014
South Africa has dropped four places to rank eighty-third in the World Energy Council’s 2014 Energy Trilemma Index as the country’s performance remained stagnant, while other countries such as China and Nigeria improved their rankings. The WEC Energy Trilemma Index...
Nov 20, 2014
The World Bank released its ‘Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency’ report last month and ranked South Africa 43 out of 189 global economies for its ease of doing business, with Singapore topping the rankings.
Nov 10, 2014
Mogale Alloys
Chrome producer Afarak has lifted revenue for the third quarter, ended September 30, by 32.1% to €40.6-million, largely on the back of a 131.9% increase in processed materials sold to 26 347 t. However, the Finland-based company, formerly known as Ruukki Group Oyj,...
Nov 10, 2014
Pulp and paper producer Sappi’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda), excluding special items, have increased 25% to $658-million for the year ended September 30, on the back of a strong fourth quarter. Special items included a...
Nov 05, 2014
In October 2014, gear manufacturing company, Santasalo, received the award for ‘Most On-Time Delivery’ at the Valmet Supplier Day in Helsinki, Finland.  With intense competition from many good candidates, Santasalo were extremely proud to be the successful contender...
Oct 30, 2014
Canadian miner Agnico Eagle experienced a third-quarter net loss of $15.1-million, or $0.07 a share, impacted by a non-cash foreign currency translation loss on deferred tax liabilities of $11.3-million and other special items. Excluding special items, the...
Oct 23, 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...
Oct 20, 2014
Norilsk Nickel is set to sell its African assets to Botswana-based mining company BCL for $337-million, as the Russian miner’s newly adopted strategy to shed all international assets moves forward. The parties on Monday announced the conclusion of definitive...
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