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Press Office - Lucchini South Africa

Lucchini South Africa


Lucchini South Africa, subsidiary of Italian manufacturer of forged railways products, Lucchini RS, was established in 2016. Significantly, Lucchini RS was the first international manufacturer of forged wheels to localise part of the wheel manufacturing in South Africa. Forged wheels are sent from Italy to a well-equipped machining facility in Germiston, Gauteng, where the equipment and processes utilised are the same as those used across the Lucchini RS Group, maintaining high quality standards.
 

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Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     Updated 3 hours ago A a significant milestone has been celebrated at the Port of Durban, with the Port of Durban’s Maydon Wharf precinct having serviced Bright Sky, the first vessel to use the common-user Berth 14 after its reconstruction. 

Dutch Windwheel project, the Netherlands

By: Sheila Barradas     Updated 3 hours ago The Dutch Windwheel will be a 174 m iconic building and will comprise two three-dimensional rings with a light and open steel and glass construction. 

AECOM appoints new Strategy and Growth Director for Africa

     19th January 2017 AECOM appointed Fadzai Nyamasve as the Strategy and Growth Director for Africa from 1 January 2017. Nyamasve previously served as AECOM’s Strategic Projects Director for Buildings+ Places, and as the Client Account Manager for Transnet. Nyamasve is professionally trained as an electrical... 

EnerMech Acquires Electrical & Instrumentation Specialist In Largest Deal To Date

     18th January 2017 Engineering services specialist EnerMech has made its first entry in to the electrical and instrumentation (E&I) sector with the acquisition of EPS Group in Australia and the Americas. EPS Group employs 250 staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Houston and Louisiana, and has annual... 

WBHO subsidiary building tallest residential buildings in Australia

By: Anine Kilian     17th January 2017 South African construction company WBHO’s Australian subsidiary Probuild Constructions is building the tallest residential buildings in Sydney and Melbourne. The A$340-million Greenland Centre, in Sydney, is a 235-m-tall residential building with 479 apartments and a 2 000 m2 creative hub. 

TNPA celebrates key milestone at Maydon Wharf

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th January 2017 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) last week celebrated a significant milestone, when the Port of Durban’s Maydon Wharf precinct serviced Bright Sky, the first vessel to use the common-user Berth 14 after its reconstruction. Forming part of a six-berth reconstruction project at the port,... 

Federal funding for new Tlicho all-season road a boost for Fortune’s Nico project

By: Henry Lazenby     13th January 2017 Federal funding for up to 25% of the construction costs for a new 97 km all-season road connecting Highway 3 to the community of Whati, in the Northwest Territories, augers well for project developer Fortune Minerals’ endeavours to secure financing for its nearby Nico cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper... 

Next four years critical to meeting Paris agreement targets

     10th January 2017 New report provides concrete recommendations for cities to meet aggressive goals and halt climate change On 1 December 2016 in Mexico City, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and consultants Arup outlined the first emission reduction plan in order to meet the most ambitious Paris... 

Prospective Mongolian rail line proves feasible

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th January 2017 Initial feasibility studies into the Erdenet to Ovoot railway, in Mongolia, have determined the project to be feasible, ASX-listed Aspire Mining has reported. The company told shareholders on Monday that the railway servicing the proposed Ovoot coking coal project would require a capital... 

PRASA must get house in order or face collapse – Untu 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd December 2016 The United National Transport Union (Untu) has lashed out against South African railway services, including the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Transnet, stating that it needed to provide proper service, or face “total collapse”. The union said that a number of incidences in the... 

Latin American miners expected to persist with cost-cutting and disinvestment strategies

By: Henry Lazenby     16th December 2016 The end of the commodities supercycle continues to have a dampening effect on several South American economies, especially those that previously relied on high hydrocarbons prices to achieve high rates of growth. As well as hitting government earnings and rates of economic expansion, the... 

Andrea Nono

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     16th December 2016 This week we feature Andrea Nono, CEO of MTU South Africa, a company established in 2001 that is responsible for the Rolls-Royce Power System business in over 30 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa   

Company completes Wolmerton rail project

By: Sascha Solomons     16th December 2016 Rail track construction, rehabilitation, electrification and maintenance provider Grindrod Rail Construction (GRC), in a joint venture with engineering company Bakara, has completed the rail refurbishment of the Wolmerton Depot. This forms part of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s... 

Execution of PRASA project contributes to outstanding results

     16th December 2016 Railway sector services provider Alstom Group announced in its “outstanding” fiscal year 2016/17 results that trains reached €1.6-billon sales, with ongoing execution of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) project in South Africa among other deliveries of suburban, regional and... 

First new PRASA train sets to enter service

By: Irma Venter     16th December 2016 The first trains delivered in the R51-billion rolling stock acquisition programme for Metrorail operations are gearing up for service, says the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). The agency says the testing and commissioning of the units “have progressed well in the past six months,... 

Fourteen airport rail links planned in Africa, including two more in SA

By: Irma Venter     16th December 2016 There are more than 7 000 airports indexed at the International Air Transport Association (Iata), with 600 of those handling more than 1-million passengers a year. Around 150 of these 600 airports have rail access directly to the terminals, with only 23 of the 150 featuring dedicated,... 

Railway company investments to facilitate economic growth

By: Sascha Solomons     16th December 2016 The current investments by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and State-owned freight utility Transnet will largely facilitate economic growth in South Africa through major infrastructure projects currently under way, says consulting and auditing firm KPMG infrastructure deal... 

Road-rail vehicle firm tailors new offering to rail maintenance market

By: Dylan Slater     16th December 2016 A new 20 t Crane road-rail vehicle (RRV) was launched to the South African market last month by Olifantsfontein-based rail systems manufacturer RailPro, and is intended to meet domestic requirements of rail infrastructure construction and general rail-related maintenance.  

Fourteen airport rail links planned in Africa, including two more in South Africa

By: Irma Venter     15th December 2016 There are more than 7 000 airports indexed at the International Air Transport Association (Iata), with 600 of those hand- ling more than one-million passengers a year. Around 150 of these 600 airports have rail access directly to the terminals, with only 23 of the 150 featuring dedicated,... 

Dunnottar train manufacturing complex project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 Visible progress is being made on the Dunnottar train manufacturing complex. 

TFR introduces shuttle service between Ngqura, Port Elizabeth terminals

By: Anine Kilian     12th December 2016 State-owned Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) Containers and Automotive business unit, in collaboration with Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) and TFR Cape Channel, has introduced a new inter-terminal transfer shuttle service between the Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) and the Port Elizabeth Container... 

Enhance Workplace Safety With Strip Curtains

     12th December 2016 A large percentage of workplace accidents occur at internal entry and exit points as well as at points of transition between various sections in a manufacturing or storage facility. Wim Dessing, managing director of Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, says that by ensuring optimum visibility, the risks... 

South Africa must wake up to fuel cell race or risk losing out  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th December 2016 South Africa is in a global race in fuel cell development and should not consider itself “special”, as there are a number of other countries that could reap benefits from their fuel cell plans far sooner, an analyst warned on Friday. Speaking during a panel discussion on the impact of fuel cell... 

Designate Vaal Triangle as special economic zone, says Manufacturing Circle

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th December 2016 If government declares the Vaal Triangle a special economic zone, it will not only attract investment back to the area, but also reignite the manufacturing industry, creating jobs and more prosperity. Manufacturing Circle chairperson Andre de Ruyter said in late November that this could be... 

Gautrain rolling stock procurement programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th December 2016 The contract to supply new trains to Gautrain will be awarded to a successful bidder in November next year. 

Henk Bester

     9th December 2016 This week we feature Henk Bester, MD of the Transportation directorate of Bigen, a solutions-driven infrastructure development group     

PRASA New Rolling Stock Acquisition Programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th December 2016 The first trains delivered in the R51-billion rolling stock acquisition programme for Metrorail operations are gearing up for service. 

Gibela progresses Dunnottar site, highlights 500 000 lost-time injury-free hours

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th December 2016 Visible progress is being made on rail consortium Gibela’s R1-billion train factory at Dunnottar, in Ekurhuleni, with some 522 t of structural steel erected, 4 043 m3 of concrete cast, 5 km of piping installed and around 511 000 productive hours worked. In a recent project update for the site,... 

Transnet lauds successful training collaboration with Glasgow university

By: Anine Kilian     6th December 2016 Another 145 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) employees have completed degrees, diplomas and certificates in railway operations management through the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). The graduates, along with GCU principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies and Transnet CEO Siyabonga... 

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... 

Alstom delivers ahead of schedule the first Lucknow Metro trainset

     5th December 2016 Alstom has delivered ahead of schedule the first Metropolis trainset to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC). On 1 December, 2016, the metro trainset - which will now enter into a trial phase - has been officially presented to the customer. The event was held in the presence of Mr. Akhilesh... 

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... 

TFR opens steel hub to encourage rail transport 

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th December 2016 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), in conjunction with ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), Barloworld and Grindrod Logistics, have launched a ‘steel hub’ at TFR’s Elandsfontein yard to migrate steel volumes that are being transported by road back onto rail. Two years after first deliberations, last week... 

Infrastructure-focused legal firm sets up Africa practice

By: Terence Creamer     5th December 2016 International law firm Pinsent Masons is formally establishing its African office in Johannesburg, from where it plans to pursue continental opportunities in the areasof infrastructure, energy and technology. The firm, which is domiciled in the UK, is a specialist infrastructure practice... 

GO!Durban discusses potential of partnerships with eThekwini businesses

By: Shirley le Guern     2nd December 2016 The eThekwini municipality is rezoning the land associated with the first phase of the R22-billion GO!Durban integrated rapid public transport network (IRPTN) and is actively courting private sector partnerships to develop commercial nodes around stations along the corridor. “There is still a lot... 

First new PRASA trains take to the tracks in Tshwane

By: Irma Venter     2nd December 2016 The first trains delivered in the R51-billion rolling stock acquisition programme for Metrorail operations are gearing up for service, says the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). The agency says the testing and commissioning of the units “have progressed well in the past six months,... 

Ekurhuleni excited to activate Aerotropolis project as part of wider 5-year plan  

     2nd December 2016 Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality is excited to finally acquire a comprehensive plan for the much anticipated Aerotropolis project announced two years ago. The Aerotropolis project is one of the important projects the city is spearheading, amongst others it has unveiled as part of its... 

High- and medium-speed power generation products for South Africa

     2nd December 2016 Power systems provider Rolls-Royce presented its high-speed and medium-speed power generation products, including various power generation solutions in the 24 kW to 9 400 kW range suitable for a wide variety of applications and types of fuel, at Power & Electricity World Africa. The event was... 

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