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WorleyParsons Ports and Marine

Ports around the world are faced with difficult challenges including rapid growth of freight volumes, increased demand for mineral resources, remoteness of these resources, and the increasing role of ports in global supply chain management. In order to cope with these challenges, brownfield ports around the world need to revisit their capacities, production efficiencies and service offerings, and in some instances, greenfield ports need to be developed to meet the growing demand.


First phase of new medical precinct in Cape Town completed

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     Updated 5 hours ago The new flagship Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital has been opened in Cape Town’s central business district (CBD). The 16-storey building, with about 30 000 m2 of floor space, will comprise 248 beds, of which of 61 will be used for intensive care and high care. 

Mining tycoon’s $1bn manganese project nears collapse

By: Bloomberg     9th December 2016 A unit of Timis Mining that says it was forced to stop developing the world’s largest manganese deposit may seek as much as $4-billion in damages from Burkina Faso because the suspension of mining will endanger its other projects in West Africa. Pan African Minerals’ $1-billion Tambao project... 

Additional staff deployed at ports of entry over the festive season

By: African News Agency      9th December 2016 Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba announced on Thursday that a total of 92 additional staff members would be deployed at OR Tambo International Airport over the festive season. “The two shifts of additional staff will allow for 100 percent capacity at the workstations, with all cubicles... 

App ensures improved security for businesses

By: Victor Moolman     9th December 2016 To further improve security for businesses, technological engineer and mobile application (app) provider ttrumpet has designed a mobile app that will enable businesses to monitor their surroundings, link camera systems and provide new information on any security risks. 

ATNS CEO SPEECH as delivered at the Inaugural AVIATION YOUTH SUMMIT held at the Dube Trade Port, KSIA: Durban, South Africa on 6 December 2016

     8th December 2016 Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) Management and Staff has been pivotal in ensuring that the company maintains and solidifies partnership arrangements with our stakeholders – within the industry and beyond.   ATNS has a proud history. The company has consistently led the continent in... 

Stars may align for giant Papua New Guinea copper mine

By: Reuters     8th December 2016 After nearly 50 years on the drawing board, the latest backers of Papua New Guinea's $3.6-billion Frieda River copper project say the time may finally be right for the giant mine - even if some hurdles remain. Regarded as one of world's largest untapped copper/gold resources, the deposit has sat... 

IDEC PLC Recognized Worldwide with Prestigious Award

     8th December 2016 IDEC’s MicroSmart FC6A receives Good Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion IDEC Corporation’s MicroSmart FC6A PLC has received the Good Design Award from the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest foundation. Its precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or... 

Molex Introduces IP67 Brad HarshIO EtherNet/IP Modules for Roller Drives

     8th December 2016 60mm digital I/O modules deliver IP67-rated on-machine reliable solution for interfacing industrial controllers with motorised rollers in harsh duty environments. Molex has introduced the industry’s first ODVA conformance tested and approved IP67 EtherNet/IP I/O module to interface with roller... 

Lenders flag policy, infrastructure challenges to PNG mines

By: Reuters     8th December 2016 Planned changes to Papua New Guinea's mining laws are creating uncertainty ahead of an upcoming election, despite strong interest in proposed multibillion dollar mining and energy projects in the Pacific nation, lenders and advisers say. The quality of the copper, gold and gas resources in the... 

ABB supports China in transition to a "New Normal" with world-class innovation and energy efficiency

     7th December 2016 ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer and Claudio Facchin, President, Power Grids division, delivered keynote addresses at ABB’s Power World 2016 event in Beijing, demonstrating ABB’s unique position as the partner of choice for stronger, smarter and greener grids in China as well as increasing... 

Mt Cattlin going day and night

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     7th December 2016 The Mt Cattlin spodumene project, in Western Australia, has started 24-hour production, owner Galaxy Resources reported on Wednesday. Ore commissioning at the project started in mid-November, with the project also producing its first lithium concentrate during this time. 

On Point Protection With Constant Connection

     6th December 2016 American businessman, Scott Cook, is quoted as saying; “We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution”. Cook has very deftly described the pace at which the internet, and everything associated with it, is growing, evolving, improving – and becoming more vulnerable.... 

Adani promises no foreign workers at Carmichael

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     6th December 2016 Indian major Adani has endeared itself to Queensland communities after vowing to source the workforce for its proposed A$21.7-billion Carmichael coal and rail project from regional Queensland, and to not use foreign workers on 457 visas. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Adani had also... 

Final state approvals granted for A$22bn Carmichael coal mine

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     5th December 2016 The A$21.7-billion Carmichael coal and rail project, being developed by Indian major Adani, has secured its final state and federal government approvals, after the Queensland Coordinator-General approved an application for the project’s rail line into Abbot Point. The approval is for 31.5 km of... 

Botswana, Namibia expand scope of Trans-Kalahari railway project

By: African News Agency      2nd December 2016 The government of Botswana and Namibia have expanded the scope of the Trans-Kalahari Railway Line project from being a dedicated coal export route to a multisectoral project designed to unlock the potential of other economic sectors along the corridor. Addressing parliament in Gaborone on... 

Bell Equipment launches tractor-loader-backhoe

By: Dylan Slater     2nd December 2016 South African equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment launched its new L-series tractor-loader-backhoe (TLB) to the domestic market in October.  

Considerable growth opportunities for sustainable environmental management

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd December 2016 With the drive to a greener economy and sustainable management of the environment, specialist cleaning service provider Spill Tech is well positioned for considerable growth in the Western Cape owing to its rapid spill response service concentrating on hazardous waste, says Spill Tech chairperson... 

Freight and logistics company of the year named

     2nd December 2016 South Africa-based transport company Dachser South Africa (SA) has been named the Freight and Logistics Company of the Year at the ninth Transport Africa Awards 2016. The Transport Africa Awards are designed to recognise companies that have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have... 

Kenya to pilot oil production from June

By: John Muchira     2nd December 2016 Kenya has unveiled an Early Oil Pilot Scheme in terms of which it will produce 2 000 bbl/d of crude oil from June next year. Ministry of Energy and Petroleum principal secretary Andrew Kamau says "the Early Oil Pilot Scheme is not a money making operation", explaining: "We are simply proving our... 

Northern Gateway pipeline project, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd December 2016 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has directed the National Energy Board to reject Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline application. 

SA needs to get out of its petrochemicals cul-de-sac

     2nd December 2016 In this article, Dr Rod Crompton makes the case of more refinery capacity in South Africa, which could provide competitively priced transport fuels and feedstocks for petrochemical factories that can compete with Sasol 

BASF appoints new South Africa MD, country cluster head

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     1st December 2016 International chemicals company BASF has appointed Benoit Fricard South Africa MD and Southern Africa country cluster head. He joined the organisation in 2002 and most recently held the position of BASF South America performance materials director. 

Four men jailed for one year for unlawful diamond mining in Northern Cape

By: African News Agency      1st December 2016 Four men have each been sentenced to one year in prison after they were convicted of illegal mining in Northern Cape, police said on Thursday. Spokesperson captain Philani Nkwalase said the four men were arrested in April for mining diamonds illegally on De Beers mining area in Kleinzee, a small... 

A.B.E Concrete Protection For Upgrading Of Three Cape Waste Water Treatment Plants

     30th November 2016 A.B.E Construction Chemicals has supplied specialised products for the protection of the concrete surfaces and joints of three waste water treatment works in the Cape Province. A.B.E is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Dean Botha, a.b.e. Technical Sales Consultant in the Eastern Cape,... 

Trudeau govt approves Trans Mountain, Line 3 pipelines, rejects Northern Gateway

By: Henry Lazenby     30th November 2016 Canada’s Liberal federal government under leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has approved two out of three contentious crude oil pipelines in the country, critical infrastructure needed to get Canada’s vast oil reserves to new markets. In a landmark decision, the Trudeau government has... 

MSC launches new feeder service in ICTSI Georgia unit

     29th November 2016 M/V Max Carrier made its first call to Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) in Batumi, Georgia, marking the launch of the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) Gioia – Ukraine & Georgia feeder service.  The new service features fast connections between the Port of Batumi and the ports... 

BASF in South Africa contributes to social upliftment programme.

     28th November 2016 BASF South Africa donates R50 000 to the Missionvale Care Center for the fourth consecutive year. Social upliftment, donations and employee volunteering form an integral component of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. BASF South Africa today contributed a further R50 000 to... 

South Africa's proposed nuclear power plant unsafe – study

By: Reuters     28th November 2016 South African power provider Eskom has proposed building a nuclear power station on a site that may be at risk of surge storms and tsunamis, a geological report suggests, but the state-owned utility disputes the findings. South Africa has the continent's only nuclear power station and plans to... 

Two legal bids to stop $16.5bn Carmichael mine fail in Supreme Court

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     28th November 2016 The $16.5-billion Carmichael rail and coal project has cleared another legal hurdle after the Queensland Supreme Court dismissed two legal challenges to the grant of a mining lease and environmental approvals. The first had been a challenge by activist Adrian Burragubba, and the second by... 

Emerging phosphate miner gains momentum, aims to ‘change’ mining perception

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th November 2016 Emerging miner Kropz is working to change the perception of mining and become the new industry benchmark through the responsible operation and rehabilitation of the  Elandsfontein phosphate mine, near Saldanha Bay. The R1.35-billion Western Cape-based mine, a 70:30 joint venture between Kropz and... 

Cape Town harbour’s Alfred Basin

By: Jade Davenport     25th November 2016 Given that Cape Town was the most important port on the sea route between Europe and the East, for the first half century that the British administered this strategic maritime jewel, it is surprising that little effort was made to develop any infrastructure that could transform Table Bay into a... 

Company supports plastic waste management  

By: Sascha Solomons     25th November 2016 As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), plastic pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics will sponsor the inaugural African Marine Waste Network (AMWN) conference next year.   The AMWN was launched in July this year by the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), plastics industry representative... 

Eastern Cape SMMEs to manufacture dolosse for N2 refurbishment project

By: David Oliveira     25th November 2016 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) announced last month the appointment of four small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) in the Eastern Cape to manufacture interlocking concrete blocks, known as dolosse. The roads agency, which has a responsibility to protect its... 

Energy efficient charging of electric vehicles successfully piloted at PE varsity

     25th November 2016 By Heather Dugmore After a year of development, a smart grid pilot project for the energy efficient charging of electric vehicles (EVs) through battery storage and energy management across a network of charging stations has proved successful. 

German drive engineering group to expand activities in South Africa

By: Keith Campbell     25th November 2016 German drive engineering group SEW Eurodrive is planning to expand its assembly capacity in South Africa. The company operates 15 manufacturing plants in Germany, France, Brazil, the US and China, which ship components to assembly plants in 75 countries, including South Africa. “We invest in all... 

Results of passenger car product quality survey unveiled

By: Irma Venter     25th November 2016 Research house Ipsos has announced the winners in its newest Ipsos Passenger Car Product Quality Survey. The survey is voluntary, with 17 vehicle brands participating, representing 77% of the new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold through retail channels in South Africa. 

SA business delegation explores opportunities at Central African ports

By: David Oliveira     25th November 2016 Research and consulting specialists Africa House led a business delegation to Central African port cities last month, to explore business opportunities in new port developments in Cameroon and the Republic of Congo. The business delegation comprised South African business development managers and... 

Engen continues to drive construction of Reunion’s €1.6bn highway over the sea

     24th November 2016 In 2014 Engen Petroleum won a €960 000 tender to provide fuel to the mega construction project to build Reunion’s New La Nouvelle Route du Littoral, a 12km long “highway over the sea” that will connect the island’s two biggest cities – Saint Denis and La Possession - as well as the island’s port... 

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