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Theresa Bhowan

Theresa Bhowan

Theresa Bhowan is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Correct concrete vital for industrial flooring

26th February 2021 With the construction of industrial floors requiring concrete with characteristics entirely different from that of concrete for vertical structures, it is important to use the correct material in the correct proportions, says technical service provider The Concrete Institute (TCI) MD Bryan... 

Flooring contributes to Covid-19 safety measures

26th February 2021 The increasingly important role of flooring and floor coverings in mitigating the spread of Covid-19 has resulted in factories and commercial companies’ rethinking their floor covering designs, says floor covering distributor and installer KBAC Flooring. “Many factories have started to add... 

Improved formulation, developments maintain low VOC emissions

26th February 2021 Vinyl flooring specialist and South African Vinyl Association (SAVA) member Polyflor SA continually develops and improves formulations for all flooring ranges to ensure that volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels are kept to the lowest possible levels, with no significant negative... 

Digital tech advances project management

19th February 2021 Since the development and application of critical chain methods, no real new project management techniques have been developed, but information, digital and design technologies have accelerated. This has resulted in improved application of existing project management methodologies, says tertiary... 

Contractor onboarding creates safe mining operations

19th February 2021 Onboarding solutions provider KBC Health & Safety has been hired by coal and minerals mining company Exxaro to oversee the onboarding of contractors for its Grootegeluk Six (GG6) expansion project, in Limpopo, South Africa. The new GG6 plant will enable an additional 600 t/h of throughput o‌n the... 

Two-phase coal project will secure production

19th February 2021 Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s De Wittekrans greenfield project, in Mpumalanga, South Africa, will take place in two phases. Phase 1 – the opencast operation – has an economically minable reserve of 14.3-million tonnes of run-of-mine (RoM), while Phase 2 comprises the... 

Metal volatility creates supply deficit

5th February 2021 Amid the global knock-on effects of Covid-19 in every industry, and despite the impending deficit caused by high demand and low supply, international commodities consultancy Core Consultants states that 2021 is the year for metals. “In the mining industry, metals have formed somewhat of a safe... 

PGMs faring well during pandemic

5th February 2021 While Covid-19 continues to pose challenges for several industries, the mining industry, specifically platinum group metal (PGM) mines, has been somewhat less affected. Mining advisory company Ukwazi tells Mining Weekly that most PGM mines, like other mines, were considered essential services and... 

Hydrogen plant to power truck

5th February 2021 Energy transition leader ENGIE has contracted Pretoria-based engineering firm Thermtron Scientific to provide balance of plant services for the on-site hydrogen plant of the Mogalakwena mine, in Limpopo, on an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning basis. Initial talks between... 

Mining production fell in November

5th February 2021 As a consequence of renewed lockdown regulations in key trading partner countries, domestic mining production took a nosedive in November as it dropped by 11.6% year-on-year (y/y). This likely diminished hopes of a significant recovery in the sector for the fourth quarter as output levels... 

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