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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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

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Rand Water warns some reservoirs, towers affected by recent maintenance programme

18th November 2021 Rand Water on November 17 successfully completed the installation of the two valve rigs on the B11/B19 pipeline. The B11 raw water pipeline is now back in commission supplying water to the Vereeniging Water Treatment Works (WTW), which was restored to fully supply Rand Water’s Eikenhof pump... 

Abengoa completes sale of Xina Solar One to Engie

18th November 2021 French multinational utility company Engie has completed the acquisition of Abengoa’s indirect stake in Xina Solar One. Following completion of the transaction, Engie now holds a 40% equity stake in the Xina Solar One 100 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, as well as a 46% stake in the Xina... 

China withdraws funding from Limpopo 3 GW SEZ power project

18th November 2021 The Chinese government has confirmed that the country will no longer be funding a new 3 GW coal-fired power plant in the planned Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MM-SEZ) in South Africa’s Limpopo province. Chinese Premier Xi Jinping announced China’s end to funding of overseas coal projects... 

Engineering firm extends life of copper mine

18th November 2021 Consultancy Leoka Engineering is in the process of building the foundations for a crusher as part of infrastructural upgrades to Palabora Mining Company’s (PMC’s) plant to extend its life-of-mine (LoM). The extension is critical not only for the ongoing success of the company itself, but also for... 

Metallurgical test work results confirm Uis mine’s lithium, tantalum production potential

18th November 2021 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining’s density-based lithium beneficiation test work at its Uis tin mine, in Namibia, has achieved petalite concentrate grades in excess of 4% lithium oxide and within contaminant specifications for a typical saleable technical grade petalite product. The miner will now... 

Sibanye achieves ISO 45001 accreditation at South African gold, PGM operations

18th November 2021 All of JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater’s South African operations have been accredited with the International Organisation for Standardisation’s (ISO) 45001 certification (ISO45001). The ISO 45001 is an international standard for occupational health and safety certification designed to... 

DNG Energy receives South Africa’s first-ever LNG consignment

17th November 2021 Gas-to-power solutions provider DNG Energy has received South Africa’s first ever consignment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, in a historic moment for South Africa‘s energy market. The development is a precursor to the commissioning of DNG’s first floating... 

Hydrogen demand to rise to 140m tonnes in 2030

17th November 2021 Yearly demand for hydrogen is expected to rise from about 90-million tonnes today to 140-million tonnes in 2030, with green hydrogen having a 20% share. However, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) says that, in supplying more than 30-million tonnes of green hydrogen, this level of... 

Jubilee’s Project Roan nearing completion, company finishing Inyoni upgrades

17th November 2021 Construction of Aim-listed Jubilee Metals’ Project Roan is quickly nearing completion, with commissioning activities targeted to start during December, slightly ahead of the anticipated timetable and notwithstanding international freight and logistics challenges. Project Roan, which is targeting... 

TNPA goes back to basics with new operational model structure

17th November 2021 To create a transformed and sustainable world-class ports system, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has launched its new operational model (OM) structure so that it may “stimulate a transformed maritime economy through adaptable infrastructure that is fit-for-purpose”. The new OM seeks to... 


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