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Ferrochrome furnace to be completed in 2004

16th May 2003 A second ferrochrome furnace is currently under construction at ASA Metals’ works in Steelpoort, Limpopo, as part of a R160-million expansion project. 

KZN equipment manufacturer records double-digit growth

16th May 2003 Starting with three employees in 1988, Zululand Engineering Enterprises (ZEE) is now the only specialist electrically-heated equipment manufacturer in Kwazulu-Natal, and has an average yearly turnover growth of 38 %, says managing member Gideon Coetzee. 

South African research body supplies two furnaces to Peru

16th May 2003 State-owned mineral research organisation Mintek is supplying two Minfurn carbon regeneration furnaces to Cia Minera Aurifera Santa Rosa (Comarsa) gold-mine in Peru, says marketing manager Willy Cilengi. 

Chrome company considering a $100m furnace expansion

16th May 2003 A $100-million furnace expansion is being investigated by South African Chrome and Alloys (SA Chrome) in partnership with a Chinese concern. 

Exports now 45% of turnover, says company

16th May 2003 High-tech wholly-owned South African company, UV+IR Engineering, says it has become a leading force in mining and industrial drying. 

Local company seals DRC bridge deal

2nd May 2003 The South African government recently completed brokering a peace deal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ending one of Africa’s most convoluted and bloody wars, and now a South African industrial painting company is assisting in the rebuilding of the former Belgian... 

Empowerment corrosion-control company established

2nd May 2003 The involvement of previously disadvantaged individuals in the fields of tribology and corrosion control is sadly lacking, believes ICE Corrosion Engineering consultant engineer Greg Combrink. 

Old technology able to provide new life

2nd May 2003 The use of old technology in combating corrosion can save the South African economy millions of rands a year, says Total Contamination Control (TCC) marketing and engineering manager Greg Combrink. 

Institute’s main aim is education

2nd May 2003 The main focus of the South African Institute of Tribology (SAIT) is to provide education for and about the industry, says institute president Rob Hodgson. 

R18m power station project to be completed in November

2nd May 2003 One of the biggest corrosion-control projects for electric power generation in South Africa is being undertaken by Steuler Africa. 

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