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Court order for handover of steel plant enviro master plan lauded

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2015 The Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA’s) November 2014 judgment, ordering steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) to hand over the 2003 Environmental Master Plan for its Vanderbijlpark steel plant to environmental pressure groups, confirmed the right of civil society to environmental... 

SCA judgment sets precedent for public access to enviro information

By: Schalk Burger     22nd June 2015 The Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA’s) November 2014 judgment, ordering steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) to hand over the 2003 Environmental Master Plan for its Vanderbijlpark steel plant to environmental pressure groups, confirmed the right of civil society to environmental... 

Esor Pipelines Boasts Impressive Track Record

     9th July 2014 Esor Pipelines has one of the most impressive track records in the South African pipeline industry, including several prestigious projects that required specialised expertise. These include the recent completion of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest water pipeline — the BG3 pipeline, a 3,5 metre... 

Renttech plays a vital management role in Sapref Shutdown project

     1st November 2013 The petrochemicals sector plays a major role in the South African economy and often, scheduled shutdowns of key sites are necessary in order carry out planned maintenance and upgrades to ensure that capacity in the sector is not compromised. This was the case with the recent shutdown at the... 

Basic engineering contract awarded for Natref cleaner-fuels upgrade

By: Terence Creamer     25th June 2013 US engineering group Fluor Corporation announced on Tuesday that it had been awarded the basic engineering services contract associated with the upgrade of the Natref refinery, in the Free State, to produce fuels in line with South Africa’s impending Cleaner Fuels 2 (CF2) specifications. The... 

Cleaner fuels cost-recovery mechanism by end of June – Peters

By: Terence Creamer     12th June 2013 Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has indicated that work on the cost-recovery mechanism for the upgrade of South Africa’s oil refinery to the cleaner fuels 2 (CF2) specifications should be finalised by the end of June. The specifications for petrol and diesel were published in the Government Gazette... 

Sasol estimates its cleaner-fuels capex will be R11.7bn 

By: Terence Creamer     7th June 2013 Energy and chemicals group Sasol estimates that it will need to invest R11.7-billion at the Natref refinery JV and at Sasol Synfuels, in Secunda, to comply with the South African government’s Clean Fuels 2 (CF2) specifications. The Natref crude oil refinery, in the Free State, is a JV with... 

Clean Fuels II project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th May 2013 Fluor Corporation has been awarded the front-end engineering and design contract for South African Petroleum Refineries Clean Fuels II project. 

Vodacom unveiles its R4,2-million rainwater harvesting project 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd May 2013 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Vodacom has taken another step to limit its environmental impact while eliminating about 12-million litres a year of water demand on the Midrand municipality’s supplies. Natasha Odendaal has the story. Natasha Odendaal:... 

Sapref upgrade central to BP’s R5.5bn investment plan for SA, Moz 

By: Terence Creamer     23rd April 2013 Global energy group BP has announced a R5.5-billion, five-year investment plan for South Africa and Mozambique, including a R2.5-billion capital expenditure programme to upgrade the Sapref refinery, in Durban, positioning it to produce fuels to a Euro V specification level. Sapref is a joint... 

Company Announcement: Fluor Awarded Clean Fuels Contract by SAPREF in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th April 2013 Fluor Corporation announced today that it was awarded a front-end engineering and design contract by South African Petroleum Refineries for its Clean Fuels II Project in Durban, South Africa 

Fluor wins Sapref Clean Fuels 2 FEED contract

By: Natalie Greve     16th April 2013 New York-listed Fluor Corporation has been awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by South African Petroleum Refineries (Sapref) for its Clean Fuels 2 project, in Durban. The contract, of which the value was undisclosed, was booked in the first quarter of the year. 

Engineering firm undertakes its largest refinery maintenance shutdown

By: Chantelle Kotze     7th September 2012 Global engineering specialist solutions provider Kentz is undertaking its biggest-ever refinery maintenance shutdown at the Natref refinery in Sasolburg, this year. 

BP economist questions economic logic of new SA refinery  

By: Terence Creamer     6th March 2012 BP chief economist Christof Ruehl has questioned the economic logic of South Africa’s plan to build a new crude oil refinery. 

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