R/€ = 14.17
R/$ = 11.07
Au 1238.28 $/oz
Pt 1258.00 $/oz
Oct 17, 2014
The Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant is more than 50% complete.
Sep 29, 2014
WorleyParsons has become the first consulting engineering firm in sub-Saharan Africa to act as Owner’s Engineer on concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in South Africa. This follows the recent award of two contracts to provide Owner’s Engineer services to the...
Aug 08, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom on Friday reported that work was progressing well on preparing the first boiler unit of the Medupi power station for synchronisation at the end of this year. Eskom said good progress had already been made on the chemical cleaning of...
Aug 08, 2014
Original-equipment manufacturer of thermal processing, agglomeration and materials handling equipment Feeco International is providing a range of process technology, including thermal processing systems, for several African countries. Feeco has recently supplied...
Aug 01, 2014
Local vessels manufacturer GasCon supplied six 250 m3 liquid oxygen storage tanks to US space transport services company Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX’s) launch site in California, in the US, in May 2013. SpaceX has developed the Falcon 9 two-stage rocket...
Jul 11, 2014
A 500 ℓ to 2 000 ℓ integrated multi-energy source water heating system can be used in the healthcare, hospitality and up-market residential markets in South Africa, says Nobel solar water heater local distributor Enerjetic director Peter Strydom. The system uses...
Jun 06, 2014
Combustion controls, used in boilers, can boost thermal efficiency and reduce excess air curves, resulting in improved combustion reactions within the boiler.
Jun 06, 2014
South Africa-based float and patterned glass manufacturer PFG, a division of the PG Group, is expanding its windshield recovery and reclamation facility in Springs, on the East Rand of Johannesburg. PFG sales director Bob van Schelt notes that the expansion will help...
May 09, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
Mott MacDonald has been appointed lenders’ technical adviser by Investec Bank and ABSA Bank for the Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant.
Dec 12, 2013
Murray & Roberts’ Engineering Africa platform continues to make notable progress with its market penetration into Africa during 2013. The companies that comprise the platform are Engineering Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) projects implementer, Murray & Roberts...
Nov 11, 2013
Maplan banks on process-oriented automation of the elastomer process, quality improvements and a new C6000.web machine controller which is a premiere Maplan showed a representative cross-section of solutions for elastomer processing. The focus was on semiautomated...
Oct 07, 2013
Since establishing a project execution office in South Africa in 2006, leading international engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin is steadily building a track record of locally executed projects across Africa. One of the most significant projects completed...
Oct 04, 2013
One of the focus areas of the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Institutional Research Theme on Energy (IRT/E) is research on the effectiveness of using silicon carbide as a fuel cladding tube instead of zircalloy in light-water reactors, says UP professor Johan...
Sep 27, 2013
South African supplier and aluminium extrusion company Wispeco says its new software assists in measuring the transfer of radiant energy through aluminium windows, as all buildings are required to comply with U-value standards, which indicate a building’s level of...
Aug 09, 2013
ACWA Power has confirmed the completion of financing and the start of construction of the Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant.
Aug 02, 2013
Investec is participating as a debt/equity partner in the Bokpoort project.
Aug 02, 2013
US-based Technology and engineering company Emerson Process Management announced the release of an integrated Heat Exchanger Monitoring Solution that improves operations performance and reduces energy costs. The solution is part of Emerson’s new suite of Essential...
Jul 12, 2013
Heat transfer technology company TKEnergizer’s patented thermal kinetic energizer (TKEnergizer) technology – which delivers heat in a uniform stream of high kinetic energy – took some time to gain momentum, but currently has an increasing presence in the...
Jul 02, 2013
The Fossil Fuel Foundation is hosting a workshop ‘Fluidised Bed Combustion and Gasification’ on Tuesday 16 July at the Glen Hove Conference Centre in Melrose Johannesburg
Feb 08, 2013
Gas products and services company Africa Oxygen (Afrox) concluded a R41-million Lindoflamm and bulk gases deal with Secunda-based welding, fabrication and maintenance company Hydra-Arc.
Feb 08, 2013
The power block comprises a solar steam generator and a steam turbine delivering 50 MW.
Jan 21, 2013
Afrox has concluded a R41-million Lindoflamm and bulk gases deal with Secunda-based welding, fabrication and maintenance specialists Hydra-Arc
Dec 14, 2012
Boiler contractor for State-owned power utility Eskom’s Kusile and Medupi power stations, Hitachi Power Africa (HPA), is striving to incorporate clean coal technology into South Africa’s power generation industry.
Dec 13, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
South Africa will not fully benefit from the skills developed by various contractors during the construction of State power utility Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations, if a decision is not made in the next year on the construction of ‘Coal 3’,...
Sep 07, 2012
It is interesting to think that some of the modern-day professions have only really been created in this century.
Aug 24, 2012
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Physics has already taken steps to make it possible for students to enter a career in the South African nuclear new build programme, envisaged by government through the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), by means of a...
Aug 17, 2012
Eskom has issued an expression-of-interest tender to identify suppliers to design, manufacture and install the steam generators in each of Koeberg’s two units.
Aug 03, 2012
Local heat exchanger group HGF Plate Heat Exchangers (HGF-PHE) plans to launch a new range of plate heat exchangers that are manufactured by French engineering group Vitherm in South Africa. “These products have gained significant traction in the global market in a...
Aug 03, 2012
Rising energy costs, paired with demand for renewable-energy sources has spurred the growing demand for energy recovery through the efficient use of heat exchangers. This is according to heat transfer, fluid separation and sanitary fluid-handling design and supply...
Jul 05, 2012
May 15, 2012
SKF today announced the launch of its new SE bearing housings. The new housings are an upgrade of the highly successful SNL housing series, which have been used in many industries for very many years.
May 04, 2012
Mechanical products and controls manufacturer Danfoss’ variable speed drives (VSDs) have a back-channel cooling system that enables one to channel ambient air from outside a control room through the VSD and then vent it back in to the atmosphere.
Apr 03, 2012
State-owned power utility Eskom has issued a request for information (RFI) to test supplier-market interest for the design, supply and installation of the 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant it is planning to construct near Upington, in the Northern Cape, by...
Mar 20, 2012
With an average production output increase of about 30% per year Sapa Heat Transfer’s Shanghai facility needed to plan and develop a strategy to accommodate this fine business performance for the long term. Being the only company in the world with rolling mills that...
Mar 14, 2012
Taking heed of their own call for cautious energy use, Eskom has recently completed installing the Chilled Beam Ventilation System at their Megawatt Park Head Quarters.