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Jun 30, 2015
Junior diamond firm Kimberley Diamonds has secured a A$10-million loan from China-based auction house Zhejiang Huitong Auction, which it intends to use for the recommissioning of its Lerala diamond mine, in Botswana. The ASX-listed company has received the first...
Jun 26, 2015
PIPING INFRASTRUCTURE Incledon was contracted to supply a range of products to Engen’s depot terminal upgrade project
The stability of fuel supply in Southern Africa is set to increase significantly, following the completion of petrochemicals company Engen’s depot terminal upgrade project, which involved connecting a pipeline from the Engen depot in Beira, Mozambique to the...
Jun 26, 2015
GLASS-REINFORCED PLASTIC Pipes made from glass-reinforced plastic can be designed to withstand abrasion that occurs externally
Abrasion-resistant pipes made from glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), can prolong a piping system’s life span in many high-abrasion piping applications, most notably slurry pumping, says evaporative water cooling company and GRP solutions provider Industrial Water...
Jun 26, 2015
SUPERIOR MATERIAL Polyvinyl chloride is a more cost effective material with a longer life expectancy compared with industry standard steel, concrete and high-density polyethylene
A comprehensive range of Durodrain unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) pipes valued at R4.4-million have been supplied by water reticulation, drainage pipe and fitting systems manufacturer DPI Plastics to the City of Matlosana, in the North West, for its...
Jun 26, 2015
OVERSUPPLY ISSUE If demand continues to be unfavourable, the sustainability of manufacturers will be under pressure
A current oversupply of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes in the domestic and export markets is leading to fierce competition between local suppliers and manufacturers, says Pretoria-based plastic pipes manufacturer Pipeflo.
Jun 26, 2015
VOID-FREE FITINGS Void-free fittings are essential in complex piping systems
Driven by the need to provide a holistic quality piping solution, plastic pipes manufacturer Marley Pipe Systems is focusing on the manufacture, supply and guarantee of void-free fabricated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fittings.
Jun 26, 2015
With 46 years of expertise in the pipes field, wholesale carbon- and mild-steel pipes, fittings and flanges wholesaler Process Pipe has established a national footprint in South Africa, with branches in Sebenza, Johannesburg; Jacobs, Durban; and Bellville South and...
Jun 26, 2015
RECYCLING POTENTIAL Plastic pipes are being recycled on a large scale because of the high value of polymer used in the manufacturing process
When comparing manufacturing costs, long-term maintenance, transportation costs and recyclability of various piping systems, plastic pipes have come out on top, according to a recent study conducted by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association’s...
Jun 25, 2015
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Jun 19, 2015
The eThekwini projects include a Water and Sanitation project, an Asbestos-Cement water-pipe replacement project and the Western Aqueduct project.
Jun 12, 2015
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Steinmüller Africa replaced the Synthol Reactor internal coil U section and structurally replaced and welded the pipe components at PetroSA's GTL refinery, in Mossel Bay
Engineering company Steinmüller Africa, a subsidiary of Germany-based international engineering and services group Bilfinger, completed a planned maintenance project in March for State-owned national oil company PetroSA’s Mossel Bay-based Gas-To-Liquids refinery, in...
Jun 12, 2015
Kusile’s recently appointed contractor, ABB SA, has stated that it is confident it will meet the deadlines set by Eskom and that labour issues will be averted going forward.
Jun 12, 2015
Jun 12, 2015
Level 1 black economic-empowerment contributor Southern Pipeline Contractors (SPC) has been a precast concrete manufacturer of reinforced pipes since 1965. SPC manufactures pipe for drainage, stormwater sewer and jacking applications, ranging in diameter from 300 mm...
Jun 12, 2015
DECIDING FACTOR Fabricon was awarded the new multiproduct pipeline and Vopak projects because of its project execution methods, adaptability and rapid delivery
Following the completion of several local projects showcasing engineering and labour-broking services provider Fabricon Pipe & Labour Hire’s knowledge about welding processes and its swift project execution methods, the company has been awarded several new contracts...
Jun 09, 2015
Companies looking for vertical industrial turbine pumps need not search abroad for a supplier; these machines are made locally. This reminder was issued recently by Gauteng-based APE Pumps, a company long acknowledged as a leading supplier of this type of machine to...
Jun 05, 2015
The construction of R250-million in urgently needed bulk water infrastructure in the northern part of the eThekwini region is nearing completion.
Jun 05, 2015
WATER-CLEANING MACHINE Bohle released its first sedimentor machine onto the South African market in 2008
Glass-manufacturing facilities tend to use a lot of water during processing, as fine glass dust mixes with water to form a sediment that needs to be cleaned out regularly. This is one of the biggest challenges that the industry has been facing because the process of...
Jun 02, 2015
Rocla and Technicrete joined forces with the Concrete Manufacturer’s Association to co-sponsor an information stand at the recent Totally Concrete Exhibition and Conference, 12-14 May at the Sandton Conference and Exhibition Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg. The theme...
 
 
 
 
May 29, 2015
Get a clear picture with the Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan detection system. With its ability to provide clear, 2D or 3D images of virtually all kinds of objects concealed in concrete structures. Hilti’s easy-to-use PS 1000 X-Scan system takes the non-destructive inspection...
May 29, 2015
Hilti introduces the new HIT HY-170 injection mortar system solution featuring the HDE dispenser. The new HIT HY-170 mortar from Hilti is the ideal solution for day to day fastenings. This truly versatile, VOC-free mortar offers unparalleled reliability for...
May 29, 2015
SKILLS TRANSFER Rexus shares its experiences and research in all aspects of pipeline design and often provides technical seminars and on-site training
Local pipeline systems manufacturer Rexus completed a project to supply pipes, valves, fittings and couplings to the value of R21-million for an Eastern Cape municipality water project in January. Rexus director Allistair Balutto tells Engineering News that the...
May 29, 2015
CONSTRUCTION SPECIFIC The X-Stop PVC Waterstops are manufactured from a high-quality virgin polyvinyl chloride compound to provide substantial flexibility and durability
Tiling installation materials, tiling tools, building solutions and construction adhesives manufacturer and supplier Tal has supplied its largest order of X-Calibur X-Stop polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Waterstop extruded water bars to date to the lower Thukela bulk water...
May 29, 2015
BULK WATER SUPPLY The R513-million Valdezia-Makhado project aims to solve water challenges in the Makhado West area
The supply of steel pipes, fittings and valves to the value of R97-million to the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) Valdezia-Mowkop water line project, in the Makhado local municipality, in Limpopo, is well under way, says pipe supplier Incledon, noting...
May 29, 2015
Established in 2006, Gauteng-based RamPiping Systems is a supplier, fabricator and installer of HDPE and fibreglass epoxy pipe, with customers in South Africa and beyond the country’s borders.
May 29, 2015
Level 1 black economic-empowerment contributor, Southern Pipeline Contractors (SPC) has been a precast concrete manufacturer of reinforced pipes since 1965. SPC manufactures pipe for drainage, stormwater sewer and jacking applications, ranging in diameter from 300...
May 28, 2015
DTI deputy director-general Garth Strachan
A senior Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official has admitted that the roll-out of South Africa’s industrial policy has, to date, been “suboptimal”, partly owing to a lack of coordination within government on key elements of the policy, including local...
May 28, 2015
A survey on the 2014 performance of the South African plastics industry has shown that 1.4-million tons of plastics from domestic production and imported materials were converted over the year, remaining flat on volumes seen in the prior year. The results, released...
May 25, 2015
The Competition Commission has referred a case of alleged collusion against JSE-listed construction materials company Dawn, along with its subsidiaries DPI Plastics, Ubuntu Plastics and Sangio Pipes, to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution. The commission alleged...
 
 
 
 
May 22, 2015
The construction division of minerals processing projects specialist Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) is an integral part of the offering that the company has to offer. Not only is this division the largest in the company, it is probably the most important, as no...
May 22, 2015
The local manufacturing industry has generally been supportive of moves by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to designate specific products for local procurement by the public sector. However, industry has also repeatedly questioned whether the strategy is...
May 21, 2015
Phillip Barton
South Africa’s De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) on Thursday announced its intention to dispose of its Kimberley Mines as a going concern by competitive tender to a new owner able to extend the life of the historic operations beyond 2018 and preserve 650 jobs in the...
May 19, 2015
With trial mining, stockpiling and a new plant now completed, 18 months of hard work have come to fruition as Aim-listed diamond miner BlueRock Diamonds accelerates commercial production at its Kareevlei tenements, in the Northern Cape. With a new £300 000 fully...
May 19, 2015
IronPlanet, the world’s leading online auction platform for buying and selling used construction equipment, has been demonstrating its flexible service approach through a partnership with DTP Terrassement in Gabon, Africa. DTP Terrassement – a division of Bouygues...
May 15, 2015
The South African Industry of Non-destructive Testing has endorsed next week’s SA Industry and Technology Fair  and will be using the international show to highlight the importance of non-destructive testing and its crucial role in a safer society. INDUTEC takes...
May 15, 2015
Established in 2010, pipes, valves, couplings and fittings designer, manufacturer and supplier Rexus Trading manufactures a range of couplings, flange adaptors and stepped couplings under the KII brand for the water and wastewater markets. The company also...
May 15, 2015
ACCESS ALTERNATIVE Inspections and maintenance at some power stations are performed using ropes, reducing the need for expensive, and time-consuming traditional access systems
Rope access use can assist in speeding up maintenance and shortening the duration of shutdowns and planned outages at State-owned electricity entity Eskom’s coal-fired power stations, states industrial rope access specialist Skyriders Access Specialists marketing...
May 11, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced a further set of product designations for local procurement by the public sector and has indicated that efforts will be stepped up during 2015 to improve compliance across all government departments and...
May 11, 2015
May 2015: Nearly 40% of South Africa’s municipal water is lost before ever reaching customers, according to the Water Research Commission. This equates to approximately 1,580-million cubic metres of lost water per annum in a country considered “water-scarce”, or an...
 
 
 
 
May 08, 2015
JOHN THOMSON EMS has introduced a free business matchmaking app to enhance the benefits of attending Indutec
Exhibition Management Services (EMS), organiser of the 2015 South African Industry and Technology Fair (Indutec) that will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand, from May 20 to 22, says the event promises to attract the largest number of visitors...
May 08, 2015
LOCAL BASE Youfumi is focused on finding ways to grow its market share in Southern Africa
Chinese pipes and valves manufacturer Youfumi Valve and Pipe (Youfumi), which will showcase its products to the Southern African market at the 2015 South Africa Industrial and Technology Fair (Indutec), tells Engineering News that plans to investigate the viability...
May 06, 2015
This year’s Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa expo, a component of the 12-shows-in-one SA Industry and Technology Fair, sees the return of repeat exhibitor KSB Pumps and Valves. This international company has been in South Africa since 1959 and has a large manufacturing...
May 06, 2015
Safety in the engineering environment is increasingly being improved through the use of innovative 3D design. The application of visual aids is contributing to the reduction of project construction and safety risks, while assisting engineers to comply with client and...
Apr 24, 2015
With an average 30% annual growth rate, over 160 permanent staff, a nine-figure annual turnover as of 2014 and 17 Southern Africa outlets, hydraulic hose and fittings supplier Genflex has come a long way since its founding in 1991.
 
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