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Canadian crude-by-rail shipments to surge, spurring investment

By: Bloomberg     20th December 2019 Canadian shipments of crude by rail are poised to surge next year, spurring investment in new export infrastructure. Crude-by-rail capacity in Alberta is expected to grow by 100 000 bbl/d in December after the provincial government eased production limits for oil transported by train, the Energy... 

DWS starts to move on implementing master plan strategies 

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd December 2019 A week after the launch of the National Water and Sanitation Master Plan, the Department of Water and Sanitation has announced plans to start implementing several measures to help mitigate the persistent drought in South Africa. Addressing the media on Tuesday, Human Settlements, Water and... 

Bushveld supports Avalon, redT merger 

By: Simone Liedtke     1st November 2019 Integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has agreed to support the merger of vanadium redox flow battery manufacturer Avalon Battery Corporation and redT energy with interim funding of $5-million. The interim funding will give Bushveld an opportunity to acquire a strategic interest... 

Prowalco Tatsuno completes fast-track revamp for Smith Auto

23rd October 2019 A turnkey solution provided by Prowalco Tatsuno has allowed Marius Smith from Smith Auto to successfully revamp a year-old petrol station to the latest technology, Senior Project Manager Barend Bekker reports. Working in conjunction with main contractor Petrocon, the project involved the... 

Small ships are next big thing for this $150bn market

By: Bloomberg     9th October 2019 Giant ocean-going tankers built the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry into a $150-billion-a-year business. The next expansion opportunity may come from ships a seventh of the normal size. Fifty-five years after the first commercial LNG tanker sailed from Algeria, this segment of the gas... 

Ctrack Logistics Barometer shows encouraging upward momentum 

By: Irma Venter     29th August 2019 Vehicle tracking and telematics provider, Ctrack, has joined forces with to create the Ctrack Logistics Barometer. The Ctrack Logistics Barometer aims to be an accurate co-incident indicator of the state of the South African economy, particularly in terms of the goods economy,... 

Olifants River Water Resources Development Project – Phase 2, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th August 2019 Phase 2B of the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project is under review with the DWS. 

Ultrasonic dripline cleaner commercialised

By: Darren Parker     9th August 2019 Irrigation systems manufacturer Senter360 has partnered with local inventor and farmer Leon Lingnau to bring his proprietary ultrasonic dripline cleaning system Greendrum to the market on a commercial scale. The first co-manufactured unit was sold at this year’s NAMPO Harvest Day, in the Free... 

STEM conference to play matchmaker between graduates, business

By: Simone Liedtke     26th July 2019 Closing the skills gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has become imperative. In a bid to tackle youth unemployment and seek innovative solutions to the STEM skills crisis in South Africa, the yearly STEM Conference and Career Expo will be held on October... 

SA urged to home in on green-hydrogen export niche

By: Schalk Burger     21st June 2019 The technology to produce green hydrogen, which is produced by electrolysing water using renewable energy, in South Africa is becoming cost-effective enough to develop the capacity to sell the product in local and international industrial markets, says technical advisory services firm Kambuku... 

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