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We specialize in resource rail, large-scale project development and delivery, and productivity improvement of existing rail operations of all types; including heavy-haul railways and management of urban rail projects.  We have designed, delivered, and improved operations on railways in more than 20 countries.  In addition to delivering major projects WorleyParsons has a strong focus on improving transport safety, reliability and operating costs to deliver our customers a competitive advantage.


Gas Up This Winter With Afrox Handigas

     Updated 3 hours ago Afrox has ensured a plentiful supply of Handigas is available for the critical cold snaps with the signing of major import agreement with Petredec Limited, one of the largest global traders in Liquefied Petroleum Gas. Petredec is a global LPG trader which buys, sells, transports, stores and... 

Transnet Engineering hands over passenger coaches to Botswana Railways

By: Samantha Herbst     27th June 2016 The engineering unit of State-owned freight logistics group Transnet on Monday released the last batch of passenger coaches to Botswana Railways at a handing-over ceremony in Salt River, Cape Town. This followed the initial staggered delivery of 22 coaches to the Botswana utility this year, which... 

Vandalised assets costing PRASA millions, raises concern over risk to new rolling stock

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th June 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on Monday said extensive, ongoing incidences of vandalism against, and theft of, its assets had severely impacted on services, threatened safety and cost the operator some R331-million it could ill afford to lose. The ongoing incidents of... 

Creamer Media publishes Real Economy Insight 2016: Coal report

     27th June 2016 This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the coal industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African coal markets and the role of coal in South Africa’s economy, with a particular focus on the role of coal in the generation of electricity. 

Creamer Media publishes Real Economy Insight 2016: Water report

     27th June 2016 This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in South Africa’s water sector over the past 12 months. It provides details on South Africa’s water crisis, government planning and regulation, infrastructure, water supply, as well as prospects for the sector. 

First new PRASA trains to enter service in Pretoria in October

By: Irma Venter     27th June 2016 The first new passenger trains to be delivered according to a multibillionrand contact signed between Gibela and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), were set to enter service in October, said PRASA strategic asset development group executive Piet Sebola on Monday. Speaking at a... 

Transnet pares back capex as commodity slump impacts demand 

By: Terence Creamer     27th June 2016 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has pared back its 2016/17 capital expenditure (capex) plan in line with its strategy of “validating” demand ahead of moving ahead with major investments. The rail, ports and pipelines utility expects to invest around R22.8-billion during the 2017... 

The Cummins Power City To City Tour South Africa Bringing Energy Solutions to the Nation A Powerful brand on the Move

     27th June 2016 Cummins Inc., a global energy leader providing electrical power generation systems and complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, is embarking on a national City to City Tour of South Africa in a highly... 

LVIT Technology™ is Making Position Measuring Simple and Cost Effective

     27th June 2016 Alliance Sensors Group a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC linear position product-line of LVITs (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) is a  true disruption in the industrial position sensor industry by merging the benefits of contactless inductive sensing and low cost of contact based technologies.... 

Big ‘focus’ on ensuring rail OEMs meet local-content commitments 

By: Terence Creamer     24th June 2016 A senior Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official “promised” on Friday that the department was giving focused attention to ensuring that the local-content targets associated with Transnet’s R50-billion locomotive procurement programme were met. Chief director for industrial procurement Dr... 

Finalists Announced for 5th annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards

     24th June 2016 After receiving hundreds of entries and going through thousands of pages of nominations, motivations and verifications, the finalists for the 5th Annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards have been announced! Over the past four years, these awards have been identifying, recognising and celebrating... 

Solar Impulse arrives in Europe, pointing the way to the future of transportation

     24th June 2016 Seville, Spain, and Zurich, Switzerland, June 23, 2016 – The pioneering solar aircraft has completed the first flight of its kind across the Atlantic, proving that the latest generation of sustainable technologies can enable a new era of environmentally friendly transport systems and solutions.... 

Conference celebrates 19 years of success

By: Victor Moolman     24th June 2016 The longest running rail conference and exhibition in Africa, Africa Rail, will mark its nineteenth year of existence, says international business to business media company Terrapinn. 

German train operator orders more train units

     24th June 2016 Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won a contract to supply German rail operator Abellio Rail Südwest GmbH with 43 Bombardier Talent 2 multiple unit trains. The order is valued at about €215-million. 

List of local suppliers for new passenger trains continues to grow

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2016 The number of local suppliers in the R51-billion contract to produce 600 new passenger trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has reached 32. Six trains have been completed and shipped to South Africa to date. These units form part of an order of 20 that are being imported... 

New trains and infrastructure on track

     24th June 2016 A full-size mock-up of the Riyadh Metropolis train manufactured by rail transport company Alstom was unveiled earlier this month in Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia during a ceremony in the presence of the Riyadh governor Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Transport Minister Suleiman Al Hamdan and... 

New US products showcased at Africa Rail

By: Victor Moolman     24th June 2016 New material testing equipment from US-based company MTS that can determine the strength and durability of rail infrastructure will be showcased at the Africa Rail 2016 conference and exhibition by laboratory equipment and services suppliers IMP Scientific & Precision. 

Partnership to increase infrastructure growth

     24th June 2016 Three international firms consisting of the technology developer General Electric (GE) Africa, multi-industry company Mara Group and financial institution Atlas Merchant Capital have partnered to help address infrastructure challenges in Africa through investments in equity projects such as rail... 

Rail upgrade project largest in the world

By: Victor Moolman     24th June 2016 The new rolling stock procurement programme from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is the largest passenger rail and system upgrade in the world, says professional service firm KPMG. 

South Africa’s first, albeit primitive, rail infrastructure

By: Jade Davenport     24th June 2016 John Milne, the man regarded as Durban’s first civil engineer, is most famous for his role as Port Natal’s (today the Port of Durban's) first harbour engineer and his pioneering efforts to overcome the infamous submarine sandbar that naturally blocks the entrance to the lagoon, which, for the... 

Summit brings governments, operators and investors together

     24th June 2016 Regional and international stakeholders for East and Central Africa's transport infrastructure sector will be gathering once again at the seventh East & Central Africa Roads & Rail Infrastructure Summit 2016 (Roads & Rail 2016) to be held on September 27 and 28 in Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania. 

Transport demand underestimated

By: Victor Moolman     24th June 2016 The number of passengers that could use rail transport has been grossly underestimated, says WSP Parsons|Brinckerhoff Africa (WSP) Transportation and Infrastructure divisional director Vishaal Lutchman. 

Boom turned gloom puts Turnbull on back foot in mining heartland

By: Bloomberg     23rd June 2016 In the one-time engine room of Australia’s resources bonanza, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s election pledge of creating jobs and growth is ringing hollow for many voters. An economic downturn in Western Australia and claims the Liberal state government squandered the proceeds of the mining... 

Transnet employee falls to death while working on Mpumalanga bridge

By: News24Wire      22nd June 2016 Transnet Limited's largest division, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), has launched an investigation into the death of an employee who fell to his death while on duty on a bridge in Mpumalanga. The deceased, whose name will be released once his relatives have been informed, died at the Matsulu Rail... 

RBCT unveils new R49m coal sampling lab

By: Martin Creamer     22nd June 2016 The new R49-million coal sampling laboratory opened at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal on Wednesday ensures faster sample turnaround times from a state-of-the-art facility built in partnership with leading sampling service provider SGS South Africa. SGS, which employs 2 500 employees in South... 

S&P affirms Transnet’s investment-grade rating

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st June 2016 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet reported on Tuesday that S&P Global Ratings had affirmed its long-term foreign currency rating at 'BBB-' and its local currency rating at 'BBB+'. The affirmation follows S&P’s June 3 decision to affirm South Africa’s long- and short-term 'BBB-/A-3'... 

Konecranes introduces the BOXPORTER RMG

     21st June 2016 On the 14th of June at the TOC Europe exhibition in Hamburg, Germany, Konecranes introduced a new Rail Mounted Gantry crane (RMG) to the world: the BOXPORTER. This new crane offers the clearest view in intermodal container handling with its “smarter cabin”, which gives the operator superb... 

Presidency reports on progress with 9-point plan

By: News24Wire      21st June 2016 The South African Government is making steady progress in the implementation of its Nine Point Plan to reignite growth and create jobs, the Presidency said on Monday. The plan, which forms part of of the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP), was announced by President Jacob Zuma... 

Employee killed in accident at Harmony’s Phakisa mine

     20th June 2016 An employee has been killed in an underground rail bound related incident at Harmony Gold’s Phakisa mine, near Welkom, in the Free State. The incident occurred on Saturday. 

Lantek: Software offering custom-built solutions for the railway industry

     17th June 2016 Ever faster, ever more reliable... From the first steam trains to old-time locomotives right up to the high speed TGV, the railway world has always been at the cutting edge of progress and technological innovation. To meet the challenges of today and particularly tomorrow, key companies within... 

New LA-25-A LVDT linear position sensor by Alliance Sensors Group Linear Position Sensor Designed for Extreme Environments

     17th June 2016 Alliance Sensors Group is proud to release its LA-25-A series LVDT linear position sensors, designed to handle extreme industrial environments. Available in ranges from 3 inches (75 mm) to 15 inches (375 mm), the LA-25-A is ideal for roller gap positioning, process valve displacement, head box... 

World’s biggest robots delay dims zeal to automate mine trains

By: Bloomberg     17th June 2016 Creating the world’s largest moving robots to transport iron-ore across the vast Australian Outback is proving more complex and time-consuming than expected for Rio Tinto, fuelling doubts the technology can deliver promised returns as major rivals defer similar investments. Rio, which gets more... 

Clamps remain a trusted product across projects

By: Victor Moolman     17th June 2016 Distributor of connection systems for steelwork Structural Fixing Systems has been providing products from UK-based fastener systems manufacturer Lindapter for South African projects since 1976. 

Cooler upgrade enhances production capacity and reliability

By: Nadine James     17th June 2016 Cement manufacturer PPC is reaping the benefits of an upgrade to the cooler on one of the kiln lines at its Dwaalboom production facility, in the North West. PPC group technical services head Niru Govender says there has been a notable improvement in production capacity and the reliability of the... 

New lock washer and nut replace traditional fastening systems

By: Victor Moolman     17th June 2016 HEICO-LOCK wedge lock products can be used as replacements for traditional locking systems because of their ability to stay secure and in place even under the most extreme vibration and dynamic load applications, says fastener distributor The Fastener Factory MD Darryl Campbell. 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th June 2016 The number of local suppliers in the R51-billion contract to produce 600 new passenger trains for PRASA has reached 32. 

R400m Dunnottar train plant contract awarded to black-owned firms

By: Irma Venter     17th June 2016 Gibela has awarded the Trencon Black Jills joint venture (JV) the R400-million contract to build the main site buildings at its Dunnottar train manufacturing plant, on the East Rand. The plant will be used to produce the 580 trains Gibela is to supply to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa... 

ConXtech Highlights ConX® Modular Pipe Rack at the Global Petroleum Show 2016

     14th June 2016 The innovative construction technology company ConXtech highlighted its ConX® Modular Pipe Rack at the Global Petroleum Show 2016, which was held June 7-9, 2016, at Stampede Park in Calgary, Canada. ConXtech® and its growing network of certified fabricators leverage ConX standardized connectors... 

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