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Weir Minerals Launches Trio® Tp Cone Crusher Range

     24th June 2016 Weir Minerals has announced the global release of its Trio® Top Performance cone crusher range to the mining and construction aggregate market. Combining aggressive crushing action, high crushing force and high power, this new generation of top performing cone crushers takes the user to the next... 

Gauteng endorses creation of single provincial transport authority

By: Anine Kilian     24th June 2016 Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Friday signed a declaration with mayors in the Gauteng City Region (GCR) endorsing the establishment of a single transport authority for the GCR. Makhura said the signing of the declaration was an important step taken by government towards ensuring that all... 

DoC takes firm stance on funding, support for community broadcasters

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th June 2016 The Department of Communications (DoC) has lent its support to community broadcasters, but warned that funds were limited in a stalled economic climate and that other sources of funding should be sought. Communications Minister Faith Muthambi on Friday told stakeholders at a community... 

Industrial Equipment range brings cost and energy-saving benefits to the Namibian mining sector through Renttech SA’s branch SA Welding in Walvis Bay

     24th June 2016 Renttech South Africa’s pan-African expansion strategy is well on track with the company’s new branch in Namibia. Featuring a broad range of well-known names in welding machinery and consumables, lifting and rigging equipment, as well as diesel generators and compressors, Renttech - situated in... 

Ideally equipped for future requirements

     24th June 2016 Just in time for Bauma, Wacker Neuson presented a whole bouquet of innovations in the excavators segment. The new models work very economically with a simultaneously higher performance and therefore do very well in terms of economic and profitable work. Last year, the first four excavator models... 

Fortescue’s rating upgraded after debt reduction

By: Mariaan Webb     24th June 2016 Ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service on Friday upgraded the outlook of Australian iron-ore company Fortescue Metals’ corporate family rating to stable and affirmed the rating at Ba3. According to a Fortescue statement, Moody’s said that the company’s recent efforts to reduce its debt had... 

Application emphasised for efficient use

     24th June 2016 Hose and coupling products manufacturer and supplier of Dixon Group Europe, based in the north-west of England, points out that when industrial hose and couplings are properly specified for the task, these assemblies perform their function flawlessly. However, the company warns that potential... 

Confusion regarding certification explained

     24th June 2016 Owing to the confusion within municipalities and the general public regarding the meaning of a certification body within the pipes industry,  Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association CEO Jan Venter highlights the misperceptions by explaining the differences between the South... 

Cost-effective car park monitoring system implemented

     24th June 2016 Machine vision is bringing a new dimension to parking – a cost-effective way of monitoring car park occupancy and on-street parking bays, without expensive infrastructure, product development engineering and technology consulting service provider Cambridge Consultants commercial director Dipak... 

Danish valves producer boosts local production with new factory

By: Simon Sonnekus     24th June 2016 Danish valves producer AVK Valves, which acquired local valves company Premier Valves in 2014, is nearing completion of a brand new valve manufacturing facility located in Alrode in Gauteng. The R100-million investment includes a 1 200 m2 training facility, 4 500 m2 office area and 2 000 m2... 

Engineering exhibition on display at London museum

     24th June 2016 An exhibition showcasing the life, work and legacy of design, planning and engineering service provider Arup founder Ove Arup was unveiled early this month at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London.  

Ensuring relevancy by remaining competitive

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Apart from being heavily committed to educating various industries on the benefits of using high-quality branded and approved products, engineering supplies specialist Incledon also strives to remain abreast of the latest trends and developments in the industry by remaining competitive. Incledon... 

France, Switzerland to finance small-scale green energy projects in South Africa

By: Dylan Slater     24th June 2016 An agreement to finance a technical assistance programme to assist banks in financing small scale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in South Africa was signed on May 26 by the French Agency for Development (AFD) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland (Seco).  

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. 

International company sees local potential

     24th June 2016 Earlier this year Reelcare was proud to announce the expansion of its successful UK business as the company now have an operation based in South Africa. The company has set up its hose and cable reel business in a fully stocked warehouse facility located in Wadeville in Gauteng. Reelcare sales... 

Lack of government expenditure hits hard on firms

By: Sebastian Whyle     24th June 2016 Despite infrastructural investment promises made by government, engineering consulting service provider SMEC South Africa CEO Kostas Rontiris tells Engineering News that investment in civil infrastructure has not been up to scratch in recent times, which has seen big consulting firms increase... 

Microgrid technologies can help unlock electrification

By: Mia Breytenbach     24th June 2016 Large scale centralised generation will increase with the development of grid solutions, which will include an increase in focus on microgrid and standalone home systems, as well as off-the-grid, distributed generation solutions, expects advisory firm PWC Power, Capital Projects, and... 

Microwave communication range launched after company link-up

By: David Oliveira     24th June 2016 Information and communications technology (ICT) provider Netshield South Africa, a Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa company, launched the product range of leading microwave research and production company Youncta in Pretoria earlier this month. Netshield is the sole distributor of Youncta products... 

Mountaineer XPress project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     24th June 2016 The proposed project entails the construction and operation of about 266 km of various diameter pipeline. 

New cyberprotection system launched amid rise in attacks on ATMs

By: Schalk Burger     24th June 2016 Cybersecurity multinational Kaspersky Lab has launched an enterprise-grade, dedicated automatic teller machine (ATM), point-of-sales (PoS) and point-of-service machine protection and detection system for Windows-based platforms, called Kaspersky Lab Embedded Systems Security. ATMs are usually... 

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. 

No-dig pipeline renovations an efficient alternative

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Needle punch products manufacturer Fibertex asserts that the Fibertex KAVI felts, which is a textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibres together, has numerous advantages over conventional open trench pipe repair procedures. Fibertex South Africa business development... 

Powerhouse merger completed

     24th June 2016 Global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company KBR announced late last month that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire specialised engineering, scientific and technical services provider Wyle. 

Rockwell Automation in BEE deal, moves to new offices

By: Dylan Slater     24th June 2016 Industrial automation and information company Rockwell Automation has expanded its presence in South Africa with the opening of its new offices in Randburg, in Johannesburg, on June 8.  

SA has potential as a global centre of excellence – consultancy

By: Sebastian Whyle     24th June 2016 South Africa has the potential to become a global centre of excellence for consulting engineering services, according to Hatch Africa, Europe and Middle East (AEM) region MD Dr Pierre Olivier.  

Serious stresses remain at local level, but will they affect the elections?

By: Keith Campbell     24th June 2016 As is no doubt by now well known, the Institute for Security Studies recently reported that its violence monitoring project had identified 2 880 public protests in this country between 2013 and 2015, of which 53% had been violent. These protests are often, if not nearly always, described as... 

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... 

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     24th June 2016 A First Nation based in the lower mainland of British Columbia is amplifying its efforts to resist Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline – hailed by some analysts as the ‘Keystone of the North’. 

Two new engineers join consulting firm

By: Sebastian Whyle     24th June 2016 Environmental consulting and contracting firm SCS Engineers has added two specialists to its environmental management group in the Midwest region in the US, says SCS Engineers principal engineer and VP Samuel Cook.  

UPS systems launched to support ICT, telecoms infrastructure

By: Schalk Burger     24th June 2016 Information and communication technology (ICT) multinational Huawei launched its range of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems in South Africa this month to enable ICT infrastructure, cellular towers and data centres to operate continuously regardless of grid stability. The range of... 

Atlas Copco - Long-term Portable Energy Partner

     23rd June 2016 Portable energy is the lifeline on any job site that is dependent on the reliable supply of air, power or light to operate tools and equipment such as the construction, road making, mining, quarrying, oil & gas, power generation and agricultural industries. Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy division... 

Sika Committed To Global Sustainable Development

     23rd June 2016 Sika’s Sustainability Strategy 2014–2018 is producing a positive outcome. In the first two years of the strategy, Sika has exceeded five of the six target areas covering the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of its business. Sika has delivered more value to its stakeholders with less... 

ABB inaugurates microgrid in South Africa, boosting renewables and power reliability

     23rd June 2016 Zurich, Switzerland, June 8, 2016 – Innovative solar-diesel solution provides continuity of power supply for ABB’s premises in Johannesburg and helps reduce carbon emissions ABB today commissioned an integrated solar-diesel microgrid installation at its 96,000 square meter Longmeadow facility in... 

STATS Group Team Up With PSO To Target Scandinavian Onshore/Offshore Sector

     23rd June 2016 UK pipeline technology company STATS Group has signed an agency agreement with leading Norwegian distributor PSO AS which will provide a strategic entry to the Scandinavian onshore and offshore market. STATS provides a range of hydrostatic test tools, weldless pipe connection and onsite machining... 

Africa’s richest man got a fistful of dollars in Nigerian currency squeeze

By: Reuters     23rd June 2016 As Nigeria grapples with a foreign exchange crisis, one person stands out in the scramble to obtain hard currency: Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man. When the government restricted the supply of dollars in June 2015 to prop up the value of the Nigerian naira, firms owned by Dangote landed a... 

Government's Plan To Uplift Municipal Management Skills Welcomed

     23rd June 2016 The Association of SA Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) has welcomed the recent announcement by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, David van Rooyen, that his department will now instruct and also assist municipalities to appoint suitably skilled individuals for senior... 

New Kzn Branch Manager For A.B.E. Appointed

     23rd June 2016 Jasper Allardice has been appointed KZN Branch Manager for a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Jasper's career prior to joining a.b.e. this year included 18-years' service at Air Products where he rose through the ranks from Sales Engineer in Pinetown, to Area... 

Imperial’s Five-Pillar Approach Reduces Transport Risk

     23rd June 2016 Imperial Logistics’ proactive, multi-pronged approach to managing transport risk is yielding big benefits for the supply chain and logistics leader and its clients, including fewer hijackings, more successful convictions and the collapse of hijacking syndicates. Imperial Logistics, Health Safety... 

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