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Apr 24, 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 20, 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 14, 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...
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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 16, 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 16, 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 12, 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 05, 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 21, 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
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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...
Oct 17, 2014
Russian nuclear group Rosatom is confident that it could supply nuclear-generated electricity to the South African market from Generation III+ pressurised water reactors (PWR) at a price significantly below that of coal-, oil- or gas-generated electricity. Rusatom...
Oct 16, 2014
Paper and packaging group Mondi on Thursday reported an underlying operating profit of €174-million for the three months ended September 30, which Mondi said was comparable to that of the prior corresponding period, but 10% below that of the second quarter. Mondi...
 
 
 
 
Oct 14, 2014
Ranked as one of the world’s largest mining shows and southern Africa’s biggest trade exhibition, Electra Mining Africa took place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg from 15-19 September together with co-located shows Elenex Africa and Transport Expo. 890...
Oct 03, 2014
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Russian nuclear group Rosatom is confident that it could supply nuclear-generated electricity to the South African market from Generation III+ pressurised water reactors (PWR) at a price significantly below that of coal-, oil- or gas-generated electricity. Speaking...
Oct 03, 2014
In his State of the Nation Address in June, President Jacob Zuma fleetingly highlighted government’s support of a strategy to raise nuclear generation capacity in South Africa (quoting the potential for the addition of over 9 000 MW of nuclear capacity), while...
Sep 25, 2014
The South African National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) on Thursday announced that it had concluded strategic nuclear safety bilateral cooperation agreements with international counterparts on the sidelines of the fifty-eighth International Atomic Energy Agency general...
Sep 05, 2014
The Areva-Siemens consortium has informed Teollisuuden Voima Oyj of an updated schedule for the Olkiluoto 3 European pressurised reactor project.
Sep 04, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus’ latest design, the A350 XWB, recently completed a short period of flight tests in South Africa. The aircraft involved, MSN5, was undertaking route proving trials in order to demonstrate the new type’s readiness to carry out...
Aug 20, 2014
A global transportation price index has ranked South Africa the cheapest overall for bus, trains and aeroplane travel for every 100 km out of 51 countries. Online platform GoEuro compared the average price a 100 km of rail, road or air movements between the most...
Aug 18, 2014
The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, has received repeat PM shaft generator orders from WE Tech Solutions of Finland, a customer in the marine...
Aug 06, 2014
In his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) in June, President Jacob Zuma fleetingly highlighted government’s support of a strategy to raise nuclear generation capacity in South Africa (quoting the potential for the addition of over 9 000 MW of nuclear capacity), while...
 
 
 
 
Aug 06, 2014
Outotec, a global minerals and metals processing service and technology provider, is pleased to announce the opening of its Western USA office in Denver, Colorado. Outotec's Canada based North America Market Area President, Marcus Horn, oversees the facilities now...
Jul 31, 2014
The Finnish steel producer Ruukki Metals is converting its blast furnaces at the Raahe site in Finland from oil injectors to more cost-efficient Pulverized Coal Injection. The new injection system is supplied by Claudius Peters Projects GmbH and two LOESCHE mills LM...
Jul 11, 2014
Foster Wheeler has been awarded the contract for the retrofit selective catalytic-reduction system.
Jul 08, 2014
Copper miner Altona Mining has inked a deal with Swedish base metal miner Boliden Mineral to divest of all its Finnish operations and its exploration assets in a deal worth $100-million. Altona owns the Outokumpu project in South East Finland which comprises of the...
Jul 04, 2014
Russian State-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom has reiterated its willingness to cooperate with South African companies if it is chosen to build nuclear power plants in this country. In line with the Integrated Resource Plan 2010, which outlines the country’s energy...
 
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