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Lahmeyer International at WindEnergy Hamburg 2016 in Hall B4 at Stand EG.301

     26th September 2016 From September 27 to 30, 2016, on- and offshore specialists will come together in Hamburg at the WindEnergy Trade Fair. Lahmeyer International, together with its parent company Tractebel, will present its range of services in the field of wind energy. The engineers support wind energy projects... 

What does it take to efficiently manage remote location IT?

     26th September 2016 Taj Elkhayat, Regional Vice President Middle East, Turkey and Africa for Riverbed Technology   On average, today’s enterprises store 50 per cent of their corporate data in branch offices, to which they dedicate half of their total IT budget. In practice, this means half of today’s IT... 

Global steel production rises 1.9% y/y in August

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st September 2016 World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association rose 1.9% year-on-year to 134.1-million tonnes in August. China’s crude steel production for August was 68.6-million tonnes, an increase of 3%, while Japan’s production was up 1.5% to 8.9-million tonnes. 

American hardwoods to feature widely at 2nd ‘Dubai Design Week’

     21st September 2016 AHEC to unveil installation at Downtown Design 2016 and present at the talks programme of both Design Ras Al Khor and Dubai Design Week American hardwoods are set to feature widely at the second edition of ‘Dubai Design Week’, the Middle East’s biggest celebration of design, which will take place... 

Weba Chute Systems Leverages Expertise On Skouries Project

     19th September 2016 Weba Chute Systems, known for challenging the boundaries in transfer point technology, has leveraged its in-depth applications knowledge and know-how to engineer an innovative bifurcated chute system for Eldorado Gold’s Skouries Project. The bifurcated chute is one of nine transfer point... 

South Africa nuclear tender open to all, Rosatom not frontrunner

By: Reuters     15th September 2016 A massive nuclear tender in South Africa is open to all bidders prepared to manufacture locally and share technology, and Russia is not the frontrunner, the head of the country's nuclear agency said. After meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and South African President Jacob Zuma,... 

Alacer studies second mine in Turkey

By: Mariaan Webb     14th September 2016 TSX- and ASX-listed Alacer Gold is advancing a second project in Turkey to detailed study phase, following the completion of a prefeasibility study (PFS), which demonstrates the Gediktepe project’s technical and financial feasibility. The PFS established a maiden resource and reserve for the... 

Eldorado’s China curtain call near complete as it closes $300m Jinfeng sale

By: Henry Lazenby     7th September 2016 Geographically diversified Canadian gold miner Eldorado Gold has completed the $300-million divestiture of its 82% interest in the Jinfeng gold mine, in China, to China National Gold Group. Announced in April, the divestiture is one in a string of deals announced this year as Eldorado exits... 

Metair earnings hit by ‘disruptive’ auto components phase

By: Irma Venter     2nd September 2016 A struggling automotive components business saw operating profit at JSE-listed Metair drop 25%, to R260-million, for the six months ended June 30, compared with the same period last year. Revenue at the energy storage solutions and automotive components manufacturer and distributor increased 14%... 

Supplying MB Screening Buckets to meet the needs of Caucasus Pipeline Project

     31st August 2016 The 692km South Caucasus Pipeline has been designed to transport gas from the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea, through Georgia and on to the Georgia-Turkey border. At full capacity, and after additional stages of development, it is envisaged that the pipeline will... 

MB – Outrank in quarries

     25th August 2016 Crushing in quarries around the world has become a key aspect of mines operation; the need to make the most of all available material arose and has prompted sharpest operators to use also the "waste material" that was once simply piled up in the quarry, becoming today valuable resources. The need... 

Old rings are treasure as gold rally revives scrap recycling

By: Bloomberg     23rd August 2016 The surprising rebound in gold prices this year has given new life to unwanted jewelry, coins and trinkets – in the melting pot. More than a third of the world’s bullion supply usually comes from recycled metal, but purchases at pawn shops and cash-for-gold companies had slowed during a... 

Eldorado diversifies exploration portfolio

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd August 2016 Canadian gold producer Eldorado Gold has added four new exploration properties located in Romania, Serbia and Brazil to its portfolio, the miner said on Monday. Eldorado VP of of exploration Peter Lewis said the company was excited by the addition of the projects, since they all included defined... 

High-Performance Material Handling Technologies on Display at MINExpo 2016

     19th August 2016 A broad range of advanced technologies for safer and more productive bulk handling will be on display at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016, as Martin Engineering unveils new and improved component designs for conveyor belt cleaning, dust management, load containment, risk reduction and improved... 

Games stimulate development of problem-solving skills, Intel avers

By: Schalk Burger     19th August 2016 Games offer effective methods for students to engage with and master problem-based learning, and stimulate critical thinking and active learning, says Intel Middle East, Turkey and Africa director of innovation Hitendra Naik. The use of games in education is still in its formative stages, but... 

Siemens CEO sees political upheaval threatening orders

By: Bloomberg     19th August 2016 Fresh from raising the earnings outlook for a second time this year, Siemens AG CEO Joe Kaeser struck a more cautionary tone for the German engineering company, saying rising political uncertainty in countries like the UK and Turkey is clouding prospects for keeping the order books full.... 

Metair’s auto parts business struggles; no immediate fears over failed Turkey coup

By: Irma Venter     18th August 2016 A struggling automotive components business saw operating profit at JSE-listed Metair drop 25%, to R260-million, for the six months ended June 30, compared with the same period last year. Revenue at the energy storage solutions and automotive components manufacturer and distributor increased 14%... 

European Bank to underwrite Centerra’s $150-million Öksüt project financing term loan

By: Henry Lazenby     13th August 2016 Gold miner Centerra Gold has gained a second underwriter in the form of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for its $150-million project financing term loan that it will use to develop the Öksüt project, in Turkey. Toronto-based Centerra advised Friday that the EBRD will... 

Wacker Neuson cautious for H2 despite of a strong second quarter

     11th August 2016 In the second quarter of 2016, leading international light and compact equipment manufacturer the Wacker Neuson Group almost equaled its record revenue from the prior-year quarter. In light of increased market uncertainties and volatility for H2, the Group revised its forecast for 2016. Revenue... 

New Technology Generates Power Using Conveyor Belt Energy

     8th August 2016 A global leader in bulk handling equipment has introduced an innovative technology that uses the kinetic energy from a moving conveyor belt to generate enough power to run a wide variety of electronic systems.  Martin Engineering designed the Martin® Roll Gen™ System to create a self contained... 

Global defence aviation market predicted to expand, but competition to rise too

By: Keith Campbell     5th August 2016 European aerospace and defence company Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) expects the global defence market to grow at an annual average rate of 2.4% between now and 2020. Currently, total global defence expenditure is estimated at about €400-billion. In terms of regions, defence spending in... 

Atakoy water treatment plant modernisation and expansion project, Turkey

By: Sheila Barradas     4th August 2016 The project involves the modernisation of an existing water treatment plant to treat 360 000 m3/d of wastewater. 

Eldorado Gold reports $339m loss for Q2

By: Anine Kilian     29th July 2016 Canadian gold miner Eldorado Gold reported a $329.9-million loss attributable to shareholders of the company for the second quarter of 2016, compared with a loss of $198.6-million in the second quarter of 2015. During the period under review, the company also recorded a post-tax impairment loss... 

Alacer’s Q2 performance in line with expectations

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th July 2016 Having produced 30 047 oz of gold and 24 038 oz attributable gold during the second quarter to June, ASX- and TSX-listed Alacer Gold plans to ramp up production during the second half of 2016. The second quarter of the year, which delivered in line with expectations, operated at a total cash cost... 

Newcomers Add To Global Interest In Africa’s Premier Defence Show

     22nd July 2016 A display of the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet and the participation of the Australian defence industry will be among the new attractions at this year’s AAD 2016 hosted at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in September. Kevin Wakeford, the CEO of Armscor, says the Africa Aerospace & Defence exhibition... 

Combination of technologies making CIOs more future-orientated

By: Schalk Burger     22nd July 2016 While the requirement to derive value from a combination of information technology (IT) projects is changing the role of CIOs, the new technologies are also driving CIOs to be aware of broader technology trends and their potential value for the company. CIOs will have to manage all projects in... 

SAB takeover getting more expensive by the day

By: News24Wire      21st July 2016 The takeover of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev is looking increasingly expensive, a merger and acquisition expert said on Thursday. Warwick Business School Professor John Colley’s pessimism comes as “various competition authorities exact a heavy price to approve the deal”, he said on... 

SMS group delivers first fully automated 25-MN closed-die forging press with automatic walking beam to PARSAN in Turkey

     19th July 2016 Turkish manufacturer of high-quality forged products, PARSAN Makina Parçaları Sanayii A.Ş. in Pendik-Istanbul, Turkey, has commissioned SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply a fully automated closed-die forging press. The new press of the type AMP 2500 will feature a pressing force of 25 MN and... 

Turkish gold miners operate unhindered during attempted coup

By: Henry Lazenby     18th July 2016 Turkey-focused miner Alacer Gold reported Sunday that the Çöpler mine was operating as normal and that there were no local disruptions in the wake of a military coup d'état attempt on the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The TSX- and ASX-listed company reported that after it... 

Weba Chute Systems Reduce Material Degradation, Dust And Noise In Steel Plant

     15th July 2016 The recent installation of three Weba Chute Systems at the Isdemir Steel Plant in Turkey has significantly reduced noise levels as well as material degradation and dust levels. Alwin Nienaber, technical director of Weba Chute Systems, says that the custom engineering of the transfer points... 

UJ student-designed electrical car in top 15 at Eco-Marathon Europe 

By: Irma Venter     14th July 2016 The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Voltronics team finished 15th at the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe, held in London, earlier this month. The team’s prototype battery-electrical vehicle finished ahead of teams from France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey and Spain. 

Creating Power for Sustainable Growth: POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa

     13th July 2016 SSA socio-economic development hinges on energy With massive power shortfalls across the continent, Africa must look to increased generation, alternative energy and better grid management for growth 

Why Cape Town is home to South Africa’s most important meeting place for oil industry professionals

     12th July 2016 South Africa is a gateway to the continent, according to exhibitors and the new owner of Cape Industries Showcase 2016 One of South Africa’s key expos will bring a bigger focus on the oil and gas sector this September in Cape Town. 

Bauma Conexpo Africa 2018

     8th July 2016 The dates for the next Bauma Conexpo Africa are confirmed: : The third International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from March 13 to 16, 2018. According to Stefan Otto,... 

‘Generating’ powerful safety: Vital Engineering completes largest grating and handrail supply contract in Africa on Medupi and Kusile power stations

     1st July 2016 Vital Engineering, a company dedicated to ensuring optimum human resource safety on site, has been closely involved in Eskom’s power generation projects, Medupi and Kusile. An established manufacturer of safety handrails, floor gratings and expanded metals, the company has supplied bespoke... 

Plant-based packaging gains popularity

By: Sascha Solomons     1st July 2016 Food processing and packaging solutions provider Tetra Pak produced the world’s first package made entirely from plant materials, the Tetra Rex Bio-based, using a combination of Forest Stewardship Council-certified paperboard and certified bio-plastics materials. The company is expected to... 

Solar may grow sixfold by 2030

By: Bloomberg     1st July 2016 The amount of electricity generated using solar panels stands to expand as much as sixfold by 2030 as the cost of production falls below competing natural gas and coal-fired plants, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Solar plants using photovoltaic (PV) technology could... 

Mariana launches PEA on high-grade Hot Maden project, Turkey

By: Henry Lazenby     30th June 2016 Australian gold explorer Mariana Resources has launched a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on its high-grade Hot Maden project, in north-east Turkey this week, hoping that the completed study would be a catalyst for increased investor interest. The Sydney-based company on Monday advised that... 

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