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Topic - Pipes
Feb 05, 2016
South Africa is in the throes of a water crisis as it faces drought and water scarcity across the country. Committed to assisting the drought-stricken area of Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal, Engen Petroleum has joined forces with Cargo Carriers, Oasis Water and Water...
Feb 02, 2016
Despite efforts by diamond majors De Beers and Rio Tinto to curb global diamond supplies, lower output is forecast to be offset by stable Russian production, new mines, and production increases by Dominion Diamond Corp and Petra Diamonds, according to independent...
Jan 29, 2016
South Africa is currently experiencing its worst drought since 1992. Overall, there has been a marked decrease in stored water in the country’s dams over the last year. Saving electricity has been the focus for quite a few years now due to the constraints on the...
Jan 29, 2016
The exciting South African nuclear power development programme has taken a few major strides over the past few months. The environmental-impact assessment team have submitted their report concerning nuclear power sites.  They have recommended that the best site to...
Jan 26, 2016
South Africa is in the grips of its worst drought in decades, with the South African Weather Service recently announcing that 2015 was the driest year on record. Those records date back to 1904. To combat this, the Government has implemented water restrictions in...
Jan 22, 2016
GOING DIRECT Solar Beam’s new direct solar water heating system functions in all weather conditions
Local solar water heating solutions provider Solar Beam has provided the market with a patent low pressure direct and frost free solar water heating system capable of being installed anywhere in the country. Solar Beam founder and owner Graham Mundy tells Engineering...
Jan 21, 2016
Diamond recovery from tailings at Kimberley Mines
The sale of all the assets of Kimberley Mines to Ekapa Minerals is through, despite union opposition to the transaction. De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) said in a media release to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online on Thursday that its disposal of Kimberley...
Jan 15, 2016
WATER PIPELINE UPGRADING PVC and HDPE pipes provide long-term water-saving solutions, reducing the impact of insufficient rainfall
The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Associations (Sappma) has been pushing for long-term water-saving solutions over the past four years through its promoting that the existing water pipeline network infrastructure, which comprises old cement, steel and...
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RECYCLING AWARENESS Polyco aims to promote separation-at-source within every municipality
The inherent versatility of plastics recycling, including the industry’s ability to recycle most grades and compositions of plastics, contributes strongly to plastics and synthetic fibres’ strong market acceptance, sustainable use and eco friendliness, says Cape...
Jan 15, 2016
Established in 2006, Gauteng-based RamPiping Systems supplies, fabricates and installs high-density polyethylene (HDPE) carbon steel, stainless steel and a new imported glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) piping for all applications, with customers in South Africa and...
Jan 13, 2016
As South Africa battles its most serious water crisis in recent history, professional services firm Grant Thornton has urged government and industry to adopt a comprehensive long-term water strategy to stave off a potential “catastrophe”. Grant Thornton director...
Jan 08, 2016
ABB has won a large contract for Tanap to bring Azerbaijan’s natural gas directly to Europe.
Dec 18, 2015
Rough diamonds being sorted in Botswana.
Following the closure earlier this month of De Beers Snap Lake diamond mine in Canada, Debswana’s Damtshaa mine in Botswana, co-owned by De Beers and the government of Botswana, is heading the same way from January 1. De Beers said in a statement to Creamer Media’s...
Dec 11, 2015
Various commentators, who lament the slow pace of change in the occupational culture in mining, say constitutional obligations need to be revisited to accommodate women who are adversely affected when working in the mining environment in South Africa. There are still...
Dec 11, 2015
Multidisciplinary construction and engineering group Aveng Grinaker-LTA is making good progress on the construction of the balance-of-plant mechanical works at the Kusile power station.
Dec 03, 2015
Dec 03, 2015
Previously, three process steps were required in order to manufacture bent pipe components: cutting the pipe under consideration of span length and commercial length, the bending process itself, and the final cutting of the component. In order to make this process...
Dec 01, 2015
Kimberley Mines
South African diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) has sold its Kimberley Mines to a consortium made up of Ekapa Mining and the London-listed Petra Diamonds. Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar on Tuesday announced the acquisition of 49.9% of Kimberley...
Nov 30, 2015
When the Mogalakwena Municipality commenced the storm water pipe upgrading project at Mokopane Ext 20 in Mahwelereng, Limpopo in June 2015, they found that the original storm water pipes installed in the 1960’s were redundant and no longer of a sufficient size to...
Nov 30, 2015
Khato Civils chose Rocla to partner with them on what will become a historical event in South African pipe jacking history when 370.00 cubes of rock material will have been manually hand excavated with a minimal grade on the entire length of 148,840 meters of jacked...
Nov 20, 2015
South Africa is significantly affected not only by the current drought but also water losses that have been costing the country more than R7-billion a year, which equates to 37% of nonrevenue water. Of this, a quarter is considered to be losses through physical...
Nov 20, 2015
More than half of the second phase of the Western Aqueduct project has been completed.
Nov 20, 2015
South Africa is significantly affected not only by the current drought but also water losses that have been costing the country more than R7-billion a year, which translates to 37% of nonrevenue water being lost. Of this, a quarter is considered to be losses through...
Nov 20, 2015
The development of the Layang field involves the installation of a floating production, storage and offloading system, with commercial production expected in the second quarter of 2016.
Nov 20, 2015
The project involves the development of a megafield, with total gross peak oil production that could reach 1.4-million barrels a day.
Nov 17, 2015
"Standard Galvanized Mine Ventilation Ducting Ventilation Columns, Ducting and Pipes Mining Ventilation Column Fittings Flexible Ducting and Polypropylene Curtains Special Ventilation Systems - Underground & Industrial Underground Support" Tel: 27 11 668 6300
Nov 16, 2015
"With SANS4427-2:2008 and ISO9001:2008  accreditation and a proven record for supplying quality pipes on-time you can rest assured that we can take the pressure. PipeFlo's core business is the manufacture of High Density (HDPE) pipes, profiles and associated products.
Nov 16, 2015
The City of Ekurhuleni has imposed water restrictions on residents with considerable fines for non-compliance. The restrictions are due to the “persisting heat wave sweeping through Gauteng and the delayed seasonal rains, which has caused acute water supply...
Nov 13, 2015
South African company APE Pumps has completed a major portion of the €16million upgrade project being financed by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank to rehabilitate pipelines and pumpstations supplying water from the Shire river to the Malawi city of...
Nov 12, 2015
As South Africa battles drought-induced water shortages, a South African Cities Network survey has shown that the overall expenditure of the country’s biggest municipalities declined by 1% between 2009 and 2013. The dry conditions have exposed inadequacies in water...
Nov 09, 2015
Consumers have given metropolitan municipalities low satisfaction scores. This is according to a survey by the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) released on November 4, which measured eight of the largest metropolitan municipalities in the country.
Nov 06, 2015
MARK WILSON Vamcosa has hosted a series of open sessions to inform industry stakeholders about designation
Since the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) designated valves as a priority product that needed to be locally manufactured, in March last year, it has become quite a challenge for the valves industry to implement the DTI’s vision, says Valve and Actuator...
Nov 06, 2015
MANY BENEFITS Plastic valves do not corrode, pit or rust internally and externally
Local flow and measurement specialist Instru-Serve in August began distributing a range of plastic valves, manufactured by piping systems manufacturer Georg Fischer, to the South African market.
Nov 05, 2015
As a result of continuous optimization practices, Aalborg CSP has recently developed the fourth edition of its steam generator technology for molten salt concentrated solar power plants. The upgraded SGS4 system achieves 10% reduction on technology CAPEX and up to €4...
Nov 02, 2015
Designed for ease of transportation and erection, the Multotec MultoCano™ Modular Chute is geared towards cost effectivity. This modular chute system, with no single component weighing more than 50 kg, can be adapted to specific customer requirements and includes a...
Oct 30, 2015
COMMUNITY UPLIFTMENT External communal areas were revamped with vegetable gardens, play equipment, netball courts, trees and benches
The community residential unit (CRU) refurbishment project in Kewtown, Cape Town, took first place in the Best Community Residential Unit project category at the Govan Mbeki Awards, which were held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in August. The Govan...
Oct 28, 2015
High water pollution levels and exceptionally low flows have forced extreme swimmers Andrew Chin and Henko Roukema to abandon their quest to swim the length of the Berg River. They had set off on Monday 19 October on an initiative to heighten awareness around the...
Oct 21, 2015
The Competition Tribunal has approved, without conditions, a merger between investment holding company, the Tiso Blackstar group and welded tube and pipes manufacturer Robor, which lifts Tiso Blackstar’s shareholding from 19.4% to a majority 51% stake. Engineering...
Oct 20, 2015
Nicky Oppenheimer
The Oppenheimer family, which three years ago sold out of diamond company De Beers, announced on Tuesday that it was delinking the properties of E Oppenheimer & Son from the Diamond Route, which takes in the 250 000 ha of cross-regional land that originally kept...
Oct 16, 2015
Despite Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) being under way, South Africa has to ensure that it reduces its water use and water losses before Phase 2 is commissioned in 2024. Currently, 37% of all water supplied by municipalities is lost through...
Oct 16, 2015
Despite Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) being under way, South Africa has to ensure that it reduces its water use and water losses before Phase 2 is commissioned in 2024.
Oct 09, 2015
Oct 09, 2015
INVERTED CULVERTS Rocla supplied several inverted culverts for use in cooling channels at a power station in Mozambique
Precast concrete products company Rocla earlier this year supplied precast concrete inverted culverts, lids and bases to use as cooling channels to the R2.24-billion, 100 MW natural gas-fired Gigawatt power station, near Ressano Garcia, in Mozambique.
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