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Jul 23, 2014
A Thai-Mozambican consortium has set a 2018 target to commission a $4.5-billion coal export railway and port terminal project in central Mozambique, but the depressed global coal prices outlook made the timing "tough", the company's president said. Late last year,...
Jul 22, 2014
Mozambique is discussing with its foreign coal mining partners ways to help them ride out depressed markets but will not be offering special tax breaks to ease the pain, its mineral resources minister said on Monday. Esperanca Bias told Reuters the government...
Jun 30, 2014
Fluor Corporation recently established its Mozambique office in Maputo to support its current projects and its existing offices in the region. Fluor believes Mozambique will substantially grow its economy and human development in coming years. In line with this,...
Jun 27, 2014
GREG McKENZIE It was a complex set of terms we provided GPR Leasing, which set out the basis on which the funding would be made available
Freight and logistics services provider Grindrod Freight Services partnered with infrastructure investment company Pembani-Remgro-Infrastructure Fund to form Mauritius-based rolling stock leasing company GPR Leasing Africa, in January. Financial institution Rand...
Jun 17, 2014
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has shut down some rail lines leading from Witbank and Phalaborwa to the ports of Richards Bay and Maputo from June 12 to 23 for yearly maintenance. The closure of the lines has affected traffic along the N4 highway between Ngodwana and...
Jun 13, 2014
International Monetary Fund (IMF) MD Christine Lagarde has reaffirmed that sub-Saharan Africa should grow by about 5.5% this year and attract a record $80-billion in investment. However, she warned in a recent speech delivered in Maputo, Mozambique, that there was an...
Jun 06, 2014
South Africa and Swaziland’s rail parastatals have promised to deliver a feasibility study on the Swaziland rail link by the end of the year.
May 29, 2014
IMF MD Christine Legarde
International Monetary Fund (IMF) MD Christine Lagarde has reaffirmed that sub-Saharan Africa should grow by about 5.5% this year and attract a record $80-billion in investment. However, she warned on Thursday that there was an urgent need to “build infrastructure,...
May 12, 2014
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Apr 18, 2014
Mott MacDonald PDNA is finalising the feasibility stage of State-owned rail operator Transnet’s R17-billion Swaziland link railway project.
Apr 11, 2014
South Africa-based engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald PDNA (MMPDNA) states that it is currently finalising the feasibility stage of State-owned rail operator Transnet’s R17-billion Swaziland link railway project. The project entails the construction of 146 km...
Apr 11, 2014
The project involves the development of a 300 MW pulverised fuel subcritical coal-fired independent power producer project, in Tete.
Mar 14, 2014
About 250 MW from the Moatize IPP would be consumed by the mine, with the 50 MW balance to be fed into Mozambique's grid
A 25-year concession contract was signed on Friday opening the way for the development of a 300 MW, $1-billion coal-fired independent power producer (IPP) project in the Tete province of Mozambique, about 1 500 km north of Maputo. The contract was conclude between...
Mar 14, 2014
ALAN OLIVIER Grindrod remains focused on developing infrastructure
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod has a R10-billion project pipeline planned for sub-Saharan Africa, says Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier. He says the capital expenditure for some of these projects has already been approved by the Grindrod board –...
Mar 14, 2014
JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R), a company synonymous with the South African construction industry, is increasingly deriving the bulk of its earnings from offshore operations, while its future fortunes are also increasingly tied to non-South African prospects,...
Feb 28, 2014
The Port of Maputo, in Mozambique, has devised a business strategy to ensure it reaches its target of handling 40-million tons of cargo by the end of 2020, following the success of exceeding 17-million tons in 2013.
Feb 18, 2014
Lahmeyer International can record a series of new projects from Southern African countries. The consulting engineering company currently provides advisory services for the construction and operation of several power plant projects in the SADC region. The Southern...
Feb 14, 2014
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod has secured the opportunity to work with Northwest Rail Company (NWR), to build, operate and maintain a new 590 km Cape gauge railway from Chingola, in the heart of the old Zambian Copperbelt, to the Angolan border. The...
Feb 06, 2014
Less than a year after resuming flights between Johannesburg and Maputo, British Airways halted the route for a second time, saying the service was not viable. The Comair-operated airline, which launched a two-day-a-week flight schedule to Maputo from OR Tambo...
 
 
 
 
Feb 06, 2014
Comair CEO Erik Venter
The number one challenge facing the South African airline industry is the devaluation of the rand. “It’s a big challenge,” affirmed Comair CEO Erik Venter to Engineering News Online on Thursday. “It has devalued by about 25% over the past year. This has had...
Feb 03, 2014
James Holley
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod on Monday said it had secured the opportunity to work with Northwest Rail Company (NWR), to build, operate and maintain a new 590 km Cape gauge railway from Chingola, in the heart of the old Zambian Copperbelt, to the...
Feb 03, 2014
Grindrod Limited, the JSE listed freight and logistics service provider, through its wholly owned subsidiary Grindrod Mauritius, today announced the opportunity to work with Northwest Rail Company Limited, to build, operate and maintain a new 590km cape gauge railway...
Jan 31, 2014
N1 AND N4 TOLL ROUTE Bakwena commercial manager Liam Clarke says upgrades have improved safety for materials handling personnel travelling on the N1 and N4 toll routes
The Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena) has started with the second major upgrading stage of the N1 and N4 toll route, which started in 2011 and will end in 2015, leading to further improvements on more than half of the 385 km Bakwena N1 and N4 roads.
Jan 28, 2014
Although an increasing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa achieved strong growth in recent years, which increased living standards and reduced poverty, while also making economies stronger and more resilient, many challenges remained, the International...
Jan 14, 2014
Absa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group, has signed a cooperation agreement with Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) focused on the development of Mozambique’s natural resources, infrastructure and water security – which are...
Dec 16, 2013
Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Tougher Chinese policies aimed at reducing the country’s dependency on coal would help restrain global coal demand growth over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) found in its yearly ‘Medium-Term Coal Market Report’ released in Paris on...
Dec 13, 2013
Sappi's Ngodwana mill
South Africa-based global paper and dissolving wood pulp (DWP) manufacturer Sappi Southern Africa has decided to ship some of its products through the DP World Maputo-operated container terminal at the Port of Maputo, in Mozambique. Under an agreement signed by the...
Dec 11, 2013
Kentz regional MD for Africa Carl Dyer
Energy-focused engineering group Kentz is gearing up for what it expects to be material growth in Mozambique in the coming years, owing principally to the discovery of large-scale gas resources and the ongoing development of the country’s coal and power...
Dec 06, 2013
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, once the world's most famous political prisoner, emerged from a 27-year jail term in 1990 to lead South Africa from apartheid to democracy. President Jacob Zuma announced his death on the public broadcaster just before...
 
 
 
 
Nov 08, 2013
The inadequate state of the South African railway industry in the past decade poses a challenge in meeting the requirement for rapid infrastructure development to support the country’s urbanisation and economic growth, says auditing, consulting and financial...
Nov 01, 2013
Johannesburg-headquartered Fire Control Systems designs, supplies, fabricates, installs and maintains turnkey fire protection and detection solutions used in the commercial, industrial and mining sectors. The solutions include sprinkler systems; deluge systems; high-...
Oct 28, 2013
The new office, which is located on Avenida Ahmed Sekou Touré in the central district of Mozambique’s capital Maputo, will cover several countries in southern and central Africa: Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo DRC, Lesotho,...
Oct 18, 2013
The project proposes the construction of an estimated 2 100 km, large-diameter gas pipeline along the east coast of Mozambique.
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 20, 2013
SIGNIFICANT REGIONAL BENEFITSA detailed map of the proposed 2 600 km Gasnosu pipeline which, if approved, could run from Cabo Delgado to Maputo, Mozambique, and possibly to regional markets further south, such as Richards Bay, South Africa
A feasibility study is currently under way for the construction of a $5-billion, 2 600 km natural gas pipeline that could connect significant natural gas discoveries in northern Mozambique to benefit gas-to-power markets in Southern Africa. Having concluded a...
Sep 13, 2013
The Maputo port is expected to handle around 18-million tons of cargo this year, up from 15-million tons last year, and 12-million tons in 2011, says Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier. “We are into new territory here. The port handled 15-million tons at its peak, and then...
Sep 13, 2013
POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTNamibia Minister of Mines and Energy Isak Katali and Mozambique Energy Minister Salvador Namburete inaugurate Phase 2 of Aggreko’s cross-border interim power project at Gigawatt Park in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique
Temporary power and temperature control solutions provider Aggreko officiated its power purchase agreement (PPA) with Namibian power utility NamPower at the unveiling of Phase 2 of its Ressano Garcia gas-fired power plant at Gigawatt Park, in Mozambique, last month....
Sep 10, 2013
JSE-listed domestic airline operator Comair has managed to achieve a significant improvement in profitability for the financial year to the end of June, declaring a headline profit of R231-million, despite the industry facing higher fuel costs. Profit rose from...
 
 
 
 
Sep 02, 2013
Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier
The Maputo port was expected to handle around 18-million tons of cargo this year, up from 15-million tons last year, and 12-million tons in 2011, said Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier on Monday. “We are into new territory here. The port handled 15-million tons at its...
Sep 02, 2013
JSE-listed bulk handling and shipping group Grindrod on Monday reported 29% increase in headline earnings to R450.5-million for the six months ended June. Attributable earnings fell by 12% year-on-year to R533.2-million. The earnings decrease was mainly owing to the...
Aug 30, 2013
Isak Katali and Salvador Namburete
Temporary power and temperature control solutions provider Aggreko officiated its power purchase agreement (PPA) with Namibian power utility NamPower at the unveiling of Phase 2 of the gas-fired power plant at Gigawatt Park, in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique, on...
Aug 30, 2013
ENGAGING GOVERNMENTIn its discussions with the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy, Easigas has proposed that the Department of Energy revise its policy of pricing imports of liquefiable petroleum gas based on petroleum prices
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy (PCE) met with liquefiable petroleum gas (LPG) supplier Easigas earlier this month at the company’s Bellville depot, in the Western Cape, to discuss pertinent industry matters. “These related to infrastructural and...
Aug 30, 2013
Established eight years ago, Johannesburg-based I-CAT Environmental Solutions has grown to become a leading environmental management company in South Africa, where its clients include major mining groups like Anglo American, DRDGold, Assmang, Kumba Iron Ore, Exxaro,...
 
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