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First equipment delivered for Kazchrome Aksu ferroalloys plant renovation and upgrade

     Updated 1 hour 13 minutes ago Tenova Pyromet announced today it has delivered the first equipment to Kazchrome's Aksu ferroalloys plant in Kazakhstan as part of a contract awarded in July 2014 for the renovation and upgrade of shop 6.  Tenova Pyromet is on target to deliver all the equipment by September 2016, with... 

Spectecular Showcase At Hillhead For Terex Washing Systems

     22nd July 2016 The spotlight was firmly on Terex Washing Systems (TWS) at the recent Hillhead Show, Buxton, UK, as TWS made a show stopping showcase at the world’s largest working quarry show. The 2016 Hillhead exhibition proved to be a major success for TWS due to the tremendous interest in its products. The... 

Developing existing skills to benefit businesses

By: Sascha Solomons     22nd July 2016 To upskill professionals with degrees in the engineering industry and natural sciences, the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has added an expert level course in Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) to its range of offerings that already includes Energy... 

Jaco Maritz

     22nd July 2016 This week we feature Jaco Maritz Position, CFO of SYSPRO, an enterprise resource planning software company 

South Africa’s first locomotives

By: Jade Davenport     22nd July 2016 The South Africa of the late 1850s was an economic and industrial backwater with limited growth prospects, especially when compared with other colonial outposts. Diamonds and gold, which were to drive the country’s industrial revolution, were still a long way from being discovered and, thus, the... 

Training courses improve engineering skills, businesses and future stability

By: Sascha Solomons     22nd July 2016 South African Energy and Water Skills Education Training Authority-accredited training provider Terra Firma Academy believes that South Africa’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and its intention to provide a sustainable energy and water supply can be supported through appropriate short... 

Soaring DRDGold adds R14bn a year to economy as it turns waste to gold  

By: Martin Creamer     21st July 2016 By taking material that has been dumped as waste and turning it into gold, DRDGold is adding R14-billion worth of value a year to the South African economy and unlocking scarce real estate for gainful development, a visiting media contingent heard on Thursday. “[That is] R14-billion rands worth... 

Uranium is the dirty underbelly of nuclear – scientist

By: News24Wire      21st July 2016 Antinuclear sentiment tends to focus on nuclear waste or operational risks, but more focus should be on the “dirty underbelly” of uranium mining, according to a science adviser. “Whenever people get excited about nuclear power stations, they kind of forget where the actual uranium comes from,” Dr... 

Sava Trains 1 000 Hospital Staff In The Recycling Of Non-Hazardous PVC Waste

     21st July 2016 “The rising costs of healthcare waste management in South Africa and the rest of the world are forcing hospitals and clinics to rethink the way in which they deal with their healthcare waste”.  This is the opinion of Southern African Vinyls Association CEO, Delanie Bezuidenhout, who, in... 

Chryso Drives Future Sustainability By Investment In Innovative Product And Service Development

     21st July 2016 Innovation is necessary to develop products and services that underline environmental stewardship. This is according to Andries Marais, General Manager – operations at CHRYSO Southern Africa, who says that in order to create a sustainable future for Earth’s inhabitants, it is critical that... 

Brazil state could ban dam design used at Samarco mine

By: Reuters     21st July 2016 A Brazilian state law to ban upstream tailings dams, the design used at a dam that collapsed at the Samarco iron ore mine in November, could be approved this year, an environmental official for the state of Minas Gerais told Reuters on Wednesday. Anderson Silva de Aguilar, the subsecretary for... 

Supply Chain Infrastructure Solutions for Africa

     21st July 2016 Along with economic growth in Africa comes increased pressure on supply chain infrastructure, creating challenging business conditions and difficulty in matching supply with demand, particularly in the healthcare arena. Many African countries have experienced a surge in the volumes of medicines... 

Plastics|SA Participates In Green Youth Indaba

     20th July 2016 The National Recycling Forum hosted a panel discussion at the 3rd Annual National Green Youth Indaba 2016 which took place recently at the Innovation Hub in Tshwane, Gauteng. More than 500 hand-picked pioneering youth and more than 50 exhibitors attended this year’s Green Indaba, making it South... 

IFAT Africa strengthens networking with the environment sector

     20th July 2016 Second IFAT Africa in Johannesburg from September 12 to 14, 2017 Advisory board of industry experts formed IFAT Africa plans to work even closer with the African environment market in the future: The trade fair for the segments water, sewage, waste and recycling now has support from an advisory... 

Kumba production dips 15%, sales down 26% in Q2

By: Ilan Solomons     20th July 2016 JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore’s production decreased by 15% to 8.9-million tons in the second quarter of this year, compared with the 10.3-million tons of iron-ore produced in the second quarter of 2015. The iron-ore producer’s sales volumes also decreased by 26% to 9.6-million tons in the quarter... 

Total data erasure and complete hard drive destruction

     19th July 2016 An increasing number of government regulations, industry standards and internal risk mitigation policies require organisations to sanitise storage media prior to disposal or reuse. Xperien has now introduced a hard drive degausser and physical destroyer, specifically designed to help companies... 

Amended environmental approval for Altona’s Cloncurry

By: Mariaan Webb     19th July 2016 Junior Altona Mining’s Cloncurry project in Queensland has received amended environmental approval from the Queensland Environment and Heritage department, paving the way for closing a $238.5-million joint venture agreement with Sichuan Railway Investment Group (SRIG). 

Without the right transformation the future will remain unbuilt v2

     15th July 2016 South Africa. Africa must stop believing that it cannot think for itself in the construction industry and grab the opportunities on the continent, says the head of one of the biggest construction companies south of the Sahara. “The future is unbuilt without the right transformation. If mind-sets... 

Environmental protests spur Morocco to halt waste imports for energy 

By: Reuters     15th July 2016 Morocco has suspended imports of European waste to be incinerated for energy after a spate of protests by environmental activists and outrage on social media, officials said on Thursday. The demonstrations have occurred at a sensitive time with the Moroccan city of Marrakesh preparing to host the... 

Acquisition ensures lean manufacturing expertise at all operation stages

     15th July 2016 Project management consultancy Turner & Townsend acquired UK-based operational consultancy Suiko in June, to position the company as the first independent construction consultancy to offer lean expertise at all stages of capital project delivery and operations. 

Company strengthens ties with African country

     15th July 2016 Global engineering, project management and construction company Bechtel has extended its partnership with Gabon, which it has been working with since 2010 to create and implement a $25-billion national infrastructure plan. 

Interbuild Africa 2016 targets small and medium-sized building contractors

By: Mia Breytenbach     15th July 2016 The 2016 Interbuild Africa, Africa’s largest building, building services and construction exhibition, will predominantly target the small and medium-sized building contractor companies, as this market remains fairly resilient, says event organiser Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery portfolio... 

International journal tackles global challenge of corrosion

     15th July 2016 Owing to corrosion costing companies more than $2-trillion a year globally,  high impact scientific and medical information publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG) – part of scientific publishing company Springer Nature Corrosion – has reached an agreement with the Chinese Society for Corrosion... 

Marine industry benefits from corrosion protection

     15th July 2016 In April marine coatings business AkzoNobel launched a ‘best-in-class’ anticorrosive universal primer, Intershield One-2-One, which delivers simplified maintenance, waste avoidance and enhanced corrosion protection. Intershield One-2-One, part of AkzoNobel’s International range of marine... 

Power island project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     15th July 2016 The project involves the construction of an environment-friendly power island with a capacity of about 50 MWe. 

Waste-to-energy gasification plant project, Northern Ireland

By: Sheila Barradas     15th July 2016 The project involves the turnkey delivery of a waste-to-energy gasification plant, in Belfast. 

Recycling – A Priority For Mediterranean Countries

     13th July 2016 In an attempt to encourage the young minds of the future to be environmentally responsible and also venture into a new and growing industry represented by environmental services and sustainability, the European Union funded multilateral cross-border cooperation Program ‘Mediterranean Sea Basin’... 

Walkabout fast-tracking development at Lindi Jumbo graphite project

By: Samantha Herbst     13th July 2016 Africa-focused Walkabout Resources is fast-tracking project development at its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in south-eastern Tanzania, to commence with surface mining and processing operations on site. The ASX-listed miner announced on Wednesday that the results of the recently conducted Level 1... 

WEC Projects Acquires Majority Stake In IWC

     12th July 2016 WEC Projects (Pty) Ltd, a contractor specialising in turnkey water and wastewater treatment solutions in South Africa, has acquired a majority stake in Industrial Water Cooling (Pty) Ltd, a company specialising in cooling tower and industrial cooling solutions, IWC announced today. The... 

Resgen eyes Q4 mobilisation of Boikarabelo EPC contractors

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th July 2016 Dual-listed Resource Generation (Resgen) on Tuesday said all efforts were now focused on preparing the Boikarabelo coal mine, in the Waterberg region, for the mobilisation of the first of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors in the fourth quarter of this year. This... 

Krishnapatnam Port Wins Big at CII EHS Awards

     12th July 2016 Krishnapatnam Port has been recognized as an engine driving the economic growth in Andhra Pradesh and as a port that sets new efficiency and operational benchmarks in the Indian port sector. Beyond such efficient operational and economic considerations, it was always the focused drive of... 

Vale faces more spill costs as Brazil lawmakers seek dam ban

By: Bloomberg     8th July 2016 As miners globally look to squeeze more savings amid low prices, the biggest iron-ore miner Vale SA will face a sharp increase in costs if a group of legislators in Brazil’s mining heartland get their way. Spurred by Brazil’s worst-ever environmental disaster, the proposal would toughen... 

SA, India to deepen trade ties

By: African News Agency      8th July 2016 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s current visit to South Africa has presented the opportunity for the two countries to enhance trade and investment relations, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. "We are looking to increase and diversify South African exports to India. We have identified new... 

Dialogue between govt, copper miners ushers in new tax regime in Zambia 

By: Ilan Solomons     8th July 2016 In the past, political parties in Zambia argued that mining companies were not contributing their share towards the country’s economy. Consequently, Zambia has a long history of disputed changes to its mining tax regime, which has strained the relationship between government and the mining... 

Company supports impact of IPP projects in Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th July 2016 Consulting, engineering, procurement and construction services provider Black & Veatch will support the evolution of independent power producer (IPP) projects already under way in South Africa. 

Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality hosts investment tour

By: David Oliveira     8th July 2016 The Ekurhuleni municipality has given journalists insight into some of the key industrial and infrastructure developments in the metropolitan, including the Harambee bus-rapid transit (BRT) system and the Lords View Industrial Park. Ekurhuleni economic development facilitator Yusuf Mayet... 

Good-quality waste necessary for increased mechanical recycling

By: Simon Sonnekus     8th July 2016 The South African plastic industry requires a constant stream of clean, high-quality plastic waste to maintain and increase the level of mechanical recycling in South Africa. While there has been concern over the past few years that the amount of waste exported is increasing, findings from the... 

Increased demand for air pollution control in power industry

     8th July 2016 Increasing pressure on manufacturers in South Africa to reduce their environmental impact has seen a strong demand for mining and bulk handling equipment supplier Tenova Takraf Africa’s air pollution control technology from the power generation industry. 

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