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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer and Social Media Specialist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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New technology extended to wagon and passenger bogies

4th November 2016 Having become the first rolling stock company in the southern hemisphere to pioneer its own fabricated lightweight, cost-competitive locomotive bogie, South Africa-based locomotives company DCD Rolling Stock is extending its technology to wagon and passenger coach bogies aimed at the global market. 

Global ties place supplier ahead in energy efficiency game

28th October 2016 Through the global resources afforded by its parent company, electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has been in a “very fortunate position” from a manufacturer perspective. 

Mines turn to off-grid power amid low commodity prices, revenue

28th October 2016 More companies are considering the use of an independent power producer (IPP) to meet their mines’ energy needs, as many projects are under pressure to achieve capital savings to weather the current operating environment comprising low commodity prices and diminished revenue streams. 

Energy sector trade show launch a ‘success’ – organiser

28th October 2016 The inaugural PowerEx trade show, held last month alongside the biennial Electra Mining Africa at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, in Nasrec, has been declared a success by the show’s organiser, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. 

High potential for investments in Africa

14th October 2016 The African continent, as an emerging and relatively underdeveloped market, displays a significant lag in investment, particularly in primary sectors such as infrastructure. This presents a unique opportunity for investors with a focused approach wanting to generate superior returns, says private... 

Hard currency availability a challenge for cross-border trade in Africa

14th October 2016 An issue that has come into sharp focus for businesses in Africa is the shortage of available hard currency as most capital projects on the continent tend to be funded in US dollars although they may generate their revenue in local currency, says Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South... 

Growing demand in Africa for knowledge & education

14th October 2016 SUSE Enterprise Linux is in the process of training and educating its African region partners, such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Botswana, to apply new open-source technologies efficiently in Africa. 

Innovation to provide solutions for African businesses

14th October 2016 Businesses in Africa are facing a variety of challenges, which has led professional services firms like KPMG to constantly invest in innovative products to provide solutions for businesses. 

Wireless infrastructure prominent growth enabler for African continent

14th October 2016 With noticeable developments regarding unified policies in the African Union, wireless vendor Ruckus Wireless believes that the key goal of an Africa-wide standardised telecommunications policy should be to stimulate growth by springboarding Africa into a position that would allow for much easier... 

Mbeya power project slightly delayed by changes in government

7th October 2016 Changes in the Tanzanian government have caused minor delays in Tanzania-based minerals exploration and development company Kibo Mining’s memorandum of understanding (MoU) with State-owned power utility Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco). The MoU involves the supply of power from the... 

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