http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
R/€ = 15.82 Change: -0.03
R/$ = 13.26 Change: -0.04
Au 1297.29 $/oz Change: 2.55
Pt 933.00 $/oz Change: 0.00
 

Topic

African countries have major nuclear ambitions

By: African News Agency      6th May 2016 Eleven African countries are considering building nuclear power plants over the next 14 years to overcome the continent’s extreme electricity shortage. Outside South Africa, the entire installed generation capacity of Sub-Saharan Africa was now just 28 GW – equivalent to that of Argentina – Anton... 

Company prepared for civil projects decrease

By: Nadine James     29th April 2016 Construction chemicals producer Chryso Southern Africa continues to innovate and expand, offsetting the decrease in major civil projects. Chryso Group VP and Chryso South Africa (SA) CEO Norman Seymore notes that, aside from a few high-profile building projects in high-income areas, the... 

S African suppliers penetrate African market

     29th April 2016 Global flooring tile producer Interface is using the resources of its South African suppliers to spearhead an intensified marketing drive into sub-Saharan Africa, says Interface director Julien Fanton. 

Volvo transfers Moroccan operations to SMT

     29th April 2016 Vehicle manufacturer Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it is separating its business within Volvo Maroc SA to a long-standing West and Central Africa distribution partner SMT group. 

Morocco wind power projects

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd April 2016 The project involves the development, design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of five wind projects. 

Whitfield, Nemeth to tackle growth obstacles through new African auto body

By: Irma Venter     21st April 2016 The initial focus of the newly formed African Association of Automobile Manufacturers (AAAM) would be to assist countries wishing to participate in the automotive value chain to implement the appropriate legislation and regulations that would allow the automotive industry to thrive on the... 

Wind growth to taper in 2016 after ‘spectacular’ 2015

By: Terence Creamer     19th April 2016 The growth of wind-energy installations in 2016 is unlikely to match the unexpectedly strong 22% expansion of 2015, when a record 63.4 GW was added internationally, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary general Steve Sawyer said on Tuesday. Speaking during a RenewableEnergyWorld.com webcast... 

Middle East, North Africa on mining periphery despite hosting 30% of the world’s minerals 

By: Ilan Solomons     15th April 2016 Despite hosting more than 30% of global mineral reserves, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region severely lacks exploration and resource development investment. The region’s mining industry is facing several challenges, such as social and environmental pressure from communities living... 

Eaton Launches Mobile Tech Day to Drive Growth in South Africa

     14th April 2016 Johannesburg, South Africa … Power Management Company Eaton today launched its first ever South Africa Mobile Tech Day, a month long exhibition to showcase the company’s solutions in commercial construction.  

Extensive training essential to combat cybercrime globally

By: African News Agency      11th April 2016 With cybercrime costing South Africa R1-billion a year, extensive training for police, prosecutors, judges and magistrates was essential to stop online criminals worldwide. At least seven countries, including South Africa, were part of the workshop on the integration of cybercrime and electronic... 

IAEA helps African countries develop their proposals, plans and projects

By: Keith Campbell     8th April 2016 Last year, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sent Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) missions to three countries, all of them in Africa. They were Kenya, Morocco and Nigeria. This was highlighted at the recent Nuclear Africa 2016 conference by IAEA Deputy Director General... 

Morocco wind power projects

By: Sheila Barradas     8th April 2016 The project involves the construction of five wind projects, with a combined capacity of 850 MW. 

Wind turbine factory project, Morocco

By: Sheila Barradas     8th April 2016 Siemens will build a factory in Morocco to manufacture rotor blades for onshore wind turbines, creating up to 700 jobs. 

KPMG launch 2016 Africa Incentive Survey

     31st March 2016 KPMG has published its inaugural Africa Incentive Survey (2016), which contains useful information for business across 28 countries on the continent, representing 81 percent of Africa’s USD 2.4 trillion GDP and home to three-quarters of Africa’s 1.2 billion population. This Survey can be regarded... 

Small, safe and simple modular nuclear reactors seen as offering potential 

By: Keith Campbell     25th March 2016 Last November, the international nuclear industry was delighted with the news, announced in his Spending Review and [Northern] Autumn Statement by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (equivalent to Minister of Finance) George Osborne that the British government was making “a major commitment to small... 

Small, safe and simple modular nuclear reactors seen as offering potential 

By: Keith Campbell     24th March 2016 Last November, the international nuclear industry was delighted with the news, announced in the Spending Review and [Northern] Autumn Statement by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (equivalent to Minister of Finance) George Osborne, that the British government was making “a major commitment to small... 

Morocco's OCP posts 58% profit leap

By: Reuters     22nd March 2016 Moroccan fertiliser company Office Cherifien de Phosphate (OCP), the world's leading phosphate exporter, reported 2015 net profit up 57.8% year-on-year to 8.01 billion dirhams ($825.8-million) on Tuesday, attributing the rise to higher output. State-run OCP, a major earner of foreign currency for... 

Dow Water & Process Solutions asserts commitment to long term development of water industry

     22nd March 2016 Dow Water & Process Solutions, a global leader in sustainable water separation and purification technologies, celebrates World Water Day by focusing on advancing the industry and continued investment in water related technologies, partnerships, and people development. In line with this year’s... 

Dmg events acquires Exhibition Management Services (Pty) Ltd South Africa

     22nd March 2016 One of the world’s leading event companies, dmg events, has announced the acquisition of long established Pan African exhibition organiser Exhibition Management Services Pty Ltd (EMS) – headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. dmg events is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail &... 

Denham to continue backing BioTherm

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th March 2016 South African independent power producer BioTherm Energy has secured financial backing for its next series of renewable energy projects under Round 4 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Energy and resources-focused global private equity firm and... 

Denham Capital continues investment in BioTherm Energy for Round 4 and Expedited Window Projects

     14th March 2016 African Independent Power Producer, BioTherm Energy, has emerged as a dominant player following the South African Department of Energy’s last announcement of Preferred Bidders for Round 4 of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program. The company won preferred bidder... 

The water-energy nexus: Insights into resilient development

     11th March 2016 ADVERTORIAL – By Nevenka Ristic How do we ensure that our investments are resilient to climate risks? How do we make climate-smart policy choices against a backdrop of uncertainty? So far, the world has relied on global circulation models that provide information on general climate patterns whose... 

Three Canadian provinces in top ten of Fraser Institute’s Policy Perception Index

By: Henry Lazenby     10th March 2016 Three Canadian provinces rated tops in the Fraser Institute’s Policy Perception Index (PPI), although Australia surpassed Canada in 2015 to become the most attractive region in the world for investment. However, only two Canadian jurisdictions (Saskatchewan at 2 and Quebec at 8) were in the top... 

KPMG report identifies top influences of FDI into Africa

     2nd March 2016 A KPMG analysis of the factors that attract investors in Africa show that corruption, poor infrastructure and onerous business conditions in fact do not scare off investors, if the mineral, oil or gas resources are sufficiently attractive in the context of global demand - but warns that even... 

The water-energy nexus: Insights into resilient development

     1st March 2016 By Nevenka Ristic How do we ensure that our investments are resilient to climate risks? How do we make climate-smart policy choices against a backdrop of uncertainty? So far, the world has relied on global circulation models that provide information on general climate patterns whose projections... 

3 GW-plus in wind energy either producing, or under construction in S Africa 

By: Terence Creamer     25th February 2016 Following recent confirmation by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) that South Africa had increased its installed wind-energy capacity to above 1 GW in 2015, the South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) has highlighted that more than 3 GW of wind capacity has already been allocated... 

Ost Engages With Lenders And Ipps At 2gw Egyptian Pv Site

     23rd February 2016 OST Energy, a leading technical advisor for wind, solar and energy storage initiatives, is working with a number of major international development finance institutions and independent power producers to provide lender’s engineering and due diligence services at the 2GW Ben Ban solar PV... 

Tangier–Casablanca–Marrakech railway route project, Morocco

By: Sheila Barradas     19th February 2016 The project involves the construction of a second line linking the cities of Settat and Marrakech. 

Construction chemicals producer to open R&D centre in Jet Park

     12th February 2016 Construction chemicals producer The Chryso Group’s plans to use South Africa as the springboard for increased penetration into the African continent will be boosted by the establishment of a new research and development (R&D) facility at the Chryso Southern Africa head office in Jet Park, in the... 

SA company supplies urethane product to Moroccan project   

By: Kimberley Smuts     12th February 2016 South Africa-based polyurethane manufacturing company Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) successfully completed and supplied polyurethane lining for the Jorf Lasfar slurry pipeline project in Morocco. The project won best project in the International Projects Category at the South African... 

As China surges, South Africa’s wind footprint breaches 1 GW mark 

By: Terence Creamer     10th February 2016 South Africa increased its installed wind-energy capacity to above 1 GW last year, new Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) figures show, making it the largest wind-energy producer in Africa, followed by Morocco, whose installed capacity stood at 787 MW in 2015. South Africa’s wind growth has been... 

Coal will be a priority this year, assure sector stakeholders

By: Kim Cloete     5th February 2016 Key stakeholders in South Africa’s coal industry have affirmed their commitment to boosting the sector’s performance in 2016, despite the current tough times for the commodity, and the economy as a whole. Speaking at the IHS Energy Coal Exports Conference 2016 in Cape Town, Department of Mineral... 

Allianz ranks most valuable insurance brand globally

     2nd February 2016 • Allianz brand tops the Insurance Top 50 ranking for third year in a row • Allianz is the only insurer to rank amongst the world’s 50 strongest brands in 2016 • Brand value of Allianz at €18.6bn, up 8.1% from 2015 Allianz has consolidated its position as the most valuable insurance brand in this... 

Africa: lucrative, but not for sissies

     29th January 2016 Africa, with the highest concentration of high growth and rapidly emerging markets in the world, presents huge potential growth opportunities. But it’s not a market for the faint-hearted, says Perry Hutton, Regional Director - Africa at Fortinet. “Our business started in South Africa, developed... 

AfDB extends $112.3m loan to Morocco to extend rail network

By: Natalie Greve     29th January 2016 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $112.3-million loan to Morocco for the improvement of infrastructure on the Tangier–Casablanca–Marrakech railway route. Allocated to the Moroccan National Railways Office (ONCF), the funds would be used to develop a dual rail line between the... 

Botswana to host Innovation Prize for Africa awards

By: Natalie Greve     20th January 2016 Botswana Infrastructure Science and Technology Ministry permanent secretary Dikagiso Mokotedi has welcomed the decision for Botswana to host the fifth Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards, telling a press conference to announce details of the event on Wednesday that the result endorsed the... 

Maputo ranked African large city with highest potential for inclusive growth

By: David Oliveira     15th January 2016 Mozambique’s capital Maputo was the large African city with the highest potential for inclusive growth, according to the 2015 MasterCard African Cities Growth Index (ACGI). Casablanca, in Morocco, and Lagos, in Nigeria, ranked second and third respectively.   Now in its third year, the ACGI... 

EOH expands Africa, Middle East footprint

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th January 2016 To expand into new territories in the Middle East and Africa, local technology company EOH has acquired a stake of 50% or higher in six information and communications technology companies in the region. The acquisitions would serve as a base for EOH to grow “aggressively” in these territories,... 

Latest News

more

Latest Videos

more

About

Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Register Close