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Engineering firm to take advantage of opportunities at Mining Indaba

27th January 2012 International engineering and project management company Amec is attending the eighteenth annual Investing in Africa Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, from February 6 to 9. The four-day event is the ideal opportunity to take advantage of the market exposure and networking opportunities. 

Manufacturer streamlines business with management buyout, new factory

20th January 2012 Local glass reinforced polyester (GRP) pipe and fitting manufacturer Fiberpipe says a successful management buyout (MBO) from Saudi Arabian pipe manufacturer Amiantit Company will streamline the business and enable it to grow its South African market share. 

Steel tube, pipe industry recovered well, but imports a threat

20th January 2012 The steel tube and pipes industry has recovered well from the 2008 economic recession and, overall, 2011 has been a good year for the industry, despite there being some overcapacity with imports from the Far East negatively impacting on the local market, reports the Association of Steel Tube and... 

Demand for steel tube continues to grow

20th January 2012 The global tube sector has, since 2010, recovered significantly from the economic downturn and, owing to the growing demand for gas as an energy source, the steel tube industry is experiencing positive momentum.  

Unki platinum mine handed over to operations, exceeding ramp-up expectations

16th December 2011 The Unki platinum mine and concentrator plant, in Zimbabwe, have been handed over to operations, reports primary producer of platinum-group metals Anglo American Platinum (Amplats). 

Rustenburg base metals refinery completed on time and on budget

16th December 2011 The four-year expansion project at platinum producer Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) base-metals refinery (BMR), in Rustenburg, is 99.8% complete. 

Work advances on Twickenham decline shafts and infrastructure

16th December 2011 Work on the Twickenham platinum mine project is progressing well and is expected to gain momentum after being delayed by three years, reports engineering project house TWP Projects, a subsidiary of construction company Basil Read. 

Khuseleka ore-replacement project nearly 75% complete, refrigeration plant fully operational

16th December 2011 Primary producer of platinum-group metals Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) reports that the ore-replacement project at its Khuseleka mine in the North West is 75% complete. 

Contract mining division has overcome challenges, expects to increase revenue

25th November 2011 Eqstra’s contract mining and plant rental division, of which MCC is the major business unit, reports that business is going well, with a steady stream of projects. 

Eqstra’s distributorships division makes a comeback

25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra’s Construction and Mining Equipment Distributorships (CMED) division is recovering well. 

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