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DoE launches ‘Save Energy’ campaign

     3rd June 2016 Last month, the Department of Energy (DoE) in collaboration with the Department of Public Works (DPW), the Department of Trade and Industry, and local and international partners unveiled the ‘Save Energy’ energy efficiency programme intervention, which is in support of the energy saving campaign... 

Water taken from Sterkfontein still not replaced – Muller  

By: Martin Creamer     12th May 2016 Water extracted from the Sterkfontein dam had still not been replaced, six months after officials promised that it would be, Wits School of Governance visiting adjunct professor Mike Muller has pointed out. Speaking at this week’s South African Institution of Civil Engineering Civilution... 

R500m boost for Port Elizabeth housing

By: African News Agency      7th March 2016 Housing delivery in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality got a boost with the gazetting of an additional R500-million by National Treasury to speed up the provision of sustainable human settlements in the city. The additional funding is aimed at bolstering the work of Human Settlements Minister... 

Bioregional planning important for SEZs, says consulting firm

By: David Oliveira     25th September 2015 Bioregional planning will play an important role in determining land-use limitations in special economic zones (SEZs), such as industrial development zones, says global consultancy SRK Consulting principal environmental scientist Warrick Stewart. He tells Engineering News that bioregional... 

Nooitgedagt Water Treatment Works project – Phase 2, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     5th June 2015 The project aims to double the amount of water available from the Nooitgedagt Water Treatment Works to the Nelson Mandela Bay area. 

PE ideally placed for nuclear manufacture

By: Kelvin Kemm     26th September 2014 I went to Port Elizabeth for a couple of days. I had received various requests to travel to the coastal city. So, accompanied by my project coordinator, I went. 

Morwe outlines TNPA’s port development plans 

By: Shirley le Guern     2nd September 2014 The announcement of the successful bidder for the construction of Durban’s long-awaited passenger cruise terminal was imminent, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) CEO Tau Morwe told delegates at the African Ports Evolution Conference in Durban on Tuesday.  The only thing that was holding... 

Master builders to meet in Port Elizabeth

By: Zandile Mavuso     18th July 2014 The yearly Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress will be held in Port Elizabeth in September, where national and African representatives will have an opportunity to discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in the building industry. 

Nelson Mandela Bay upgrades town-planning centre

By: Natalie Greve     24th April 2014 The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has upgraded its Department of Human Settlements’ centralised information centre (CIC), introducing a new integrated land planning information system (ILIS) and refurbishing the interior and exterior of the centre, using three-dimensional design software... 

100% South African-owned wind farm starts operations

     28th February 2014 Wind farm development project MetroWind Van Stadens (MWVS) wind farm will sell renewable energy to State-owned utility Eskom, who will be exhibiting at Power-Gen Africa 2014, for the next 20 years in accordance with the terms of a power purchase agreement. 

Mall to reduce unemployment in Nelson Mandela Bay

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th February 2014 Construction of the Baywest Mall, in Port Elizabeth, officially started in June last year and Baywest City MD Gavin Blows says the scheduled opening of the mall remains March 2015 and the project is still within its budget of R1.7-billion. Although Eastern Cape MEC for Economic Development... 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th February 2014 On February 2, the facility reached completion. 

MEC describes R1.7bn PE mall as ‘integral’ to job creation

By: Natalie Greve     29th November 2013 The development of the R1.7-billion Baywest Mall, in Port Elizabeth, is an integral part of job creation in the Eastern Cape and is considered by provincial government to be an important development driver of the region. Speaking at the official launch of the 87 500 m² mall, provincial MEC for... 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th November 2013 The MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm is on track to start generating power to the grid by February 2014. 

Building Plan Approval Delays Causing Significant Concern For Property Sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th September 2013 The sudden stoppage of building plan approvals in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is causing serious concern in the commercial and industrial property sector, with the SA Property Owners’ Association quick to raise a red flag concern about the situation. Building plan approvals at the... 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2013 The MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project is on schedule to begin cold commissioning in October. 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th July 2013 Engineering and construction have started on the MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm. 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th June 2013 The first two shiploads of wind-turbine components for the MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm site have arrived at the Port of Ngqura. 

Wind developer in solar outreach

     8th February 2013 Wind farm Metrowind Van Stadens has installed solar-powered streetlights in the communities of Shamrock and Witteklip, in the Eastern Cape. The lights were commissioned in December and provide transformational light for local residents.  

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd August 2012 MetroWind has been given the go-ahead to build and operate the Van Stadens wind farm. 

Study suggests solution for encroaching Nelson Mandela Bay dunes

     20th July 2012 A study conducted on the Noordhoek dune fields, southwest of Nelson Mandela Bay, to determine the impact of dune migration on nearby infrastructure has revealed that the rate at which the dunes are advancing has nearly doubled from 14 m a year in 1989 to 25 m a year in 2009.  

MetroWind expects to deliver first power from PE project in 13 months 

By: Terence Creamer     12th July 2012 Renewable energy developer MetroWind reported on Thursday that its R550-million, 27 MW wind farm at Van Stadens, in the Eastern Cape, was poised to start supplying power to the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality (NMBM) within the next 13 months. Located near to Port Elizabeth, the wind farm was... 

Major water projects a focal point for valves company

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 Local demand for water infrastructure is growing and, if it is to be met, will require the roll-out of large water delivery projects, says water treatment and distribution solutions provider VAG-Valves South Africa manager Hennie de Meyer. 

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