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Pipes & Tubes News

DRC coup for SA hose firm

By: Deborah Spicer     25th January 2002 Some R15-million worth of orders from beyond South Africa’s borders are pending for East Rand firm Hoses Industrial and Mining. 

Gas pipelines gain prominence in SADC

By: Deborah Spicer     25th January 2002 The potential is great for Hall Longmore to expand its influence in the gas-pipeline industry which is becoming increasingly important in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and elsewhere. 

Acquisition leads to new product development

25th January 2002 Local company Pipe Specials, which has become well known in the last 16 years for its fusion-bonded epoxy-coated pipe fittings, has acquired Aqualok Pipe Products to further expand its scope into world-class coupling and flange adaptor products. 

Good results from drillrigs

25th January 2002 Representatives of local mining companies report that hydropowered development end drillrigs are revolutionising underground mining. 

Greek pipe firm aims to lead in SA

By: Irma Venter     30th November 2001 In less than five years Petzetakis Africa aims to be the dominant supplier of plastic piping in Southern Africa. 

Saudi pipes firm invests R50m in SA

29th November 2001 The Saudi Arabian Amiantit group has expanded into the South African pipe market with a R50-million investment comprising acquisitions and the establishment of a new manufacturing facility in Alrode, Alberton. 

Plan to build Malawi–Moz oil pipeline . . .

By: Marcel Chimwala     12th October 2001 Malawi and Mozambique are pushing plans to construct an oil pipeline from the Mozambique Indian Ocean port of Nacala to Malawi. 

Mpumalanga firm establishes itself in Richards Bay

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Indian Ocean fertiliser 

Advanced steel piping introduced

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Steel 

Investment in people and equipment is paying off

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Steel 

Russians gush at gas pipeline

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Russian pipeline giant Stoytransgaz’s entry into the South African market this month could mean further work for local contractors. 

Info sharing vital in supply chain

By: System Author     10th March 2000 The supply chain is one of the last frontiers for profit improvement left in the race for international competitive advantage. 

Proposed export council should be up and fully running by March

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Hose company aims aggressive campaign at Africa

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Ghana bottling plant extended by South African company

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Local pipe-freezing maintenance is proving to be a real hot item

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

First-aid kit for hydraulic hoses

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

New hose player unfurls in Durban

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Company at high tide in sluggish market

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Pigging out at Durban gasification project

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

Local pipe firm building a factory in Saudi Arabia

By: System Author     19th November 1999 A South African company is involved in a joint venture (JV) to establish a steel pipe manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia, Engineering News can today report. 

Cape Metropolitan Council

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Construction of two additional clarifiers, structures & pipework 

Non-payment worsens as fee income dwindles

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Consulting Engineers 

Spec being revised

By: System Author     30th July 1999 IN order to provide the end-user with better-quality products, the specification for small-bore steel water-piping specification, SABS 62, is undergoing revision at present, reveals Robor Tube technical market development manager Franco Mordini. Moreover, the government has now introduced a... 

New work in the pipeline from upgrade

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 An R80-million up-grade by Hall Longmore has enabled the company to tender on critical projects such as a 12-km gas pipeline for Mossgas, which it had been unable to do previously, MD Alf Non 

Skills training launched

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The partner of Mossgas in the Bredasdorp Alliance, Dresser Kellogg Energy Services (DKES), has brought another dimension to its involvement in the project. The UK-based company is simultaneously tackling the shortage of highly-specialised offshore skills in South Africa through a comprehensive... 

Meters for R29m Eastern Cape water scheme

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Community standpipe water meters will be supplied to the Peddie regional water supply scheme in the Eastern Cape by Conlog, one of Africa’s leading manufacturers of prepayment electricity, water and solar dispensing systems. Worth R29,1-million, the scheme will eventually supply about 62... 

New Johannesburg gas owner by September

By: System Author     25th June 1999 One of South Africa’s few local government gas distributors, Johannesburg’s Metro Gas is to be privatised by the beginning of next year. The selection of prequalification bidders, of which there are expected to be between two to five local and international companies, should be... 

Solids-free sewage system solves SA sanitation problem

By: System Author     18th June 1999 Asolids-free sewage system first used by a South African engineer in Zambia more than four decades ago, has been used successfully as a solution to sanitation problems in South Africa. Several solids-free systems in Zambia, known as aqua-privy systems, were designed by UCT professor G Marais and... 

R2,4m civil services contract awarded

By: System Author     18th June 1999 CIVIL engineering company Ruthcon Civil Contractors has been awarded a R2,4-million contract for the installation of civil services at Kamagugu in Mpumpalanga. The contract comprises the installation in two stages of water, sewer and stormwater reticulation as well as surfaced roads, and forms... 

Gauteng pipe maker set to take on world

By: System Author     28th May 1999 With the Blohm and Voss spiral mill and electric resistance welding (ERW) mill at its Wadeville, Gauteng, facility having been commissioned as part of a R100-million production-facility upgrade, pipe manufacturer Hall Longmore is gearing up for participation in the international petrochemical... 

Supply-chain management optimised

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Engaged in the supply of material on a number of Sasol projects directly through Sasol Technology, and in association with the group’s engineering contractors, Van Leeuwen Pipe & Tube South Africa, of Alrode, Gauteng, sees itself playing a significant role in integrating the process of... 

Pneumatic system for trenchless piping

By: System Author     7th May 1999 A range of pneumat- ic equipment used to install underground pipes and cables without digging trenches is available from Reef Trenchless Technology SA (RTT), a wholly-owned company of Reef Pneumatics and Industrial Supplies. “The conventional method of digging trenches when one needs to... 

Coatings for buried steel

By: System Author     7th May 1999 SEVERAL coating systems for the corrosion-protection of buried steel pipelines are available in South Africa. These include liquid epoxies, both solvent-borne and solvent-free; bituminous coatings consisting of fibre-reinforced bitumen; and extruded, modified bitumen and powder coatings with... 

Polyester reinforcing shows its strength

By: System Author     7th May 1999 A new type of rein- forcing material constructed from polyester has been developed that is suitable for embedding in a bitumen, coal-tar enamel or resin protective system for steel and other pipes. This type of material can be described as a random polyester-fibre mat reinforced by stitching with... 

Piping in changes to the market

By: Roelf Diedericks     7th May 1999 After a major product development over the last two years, pipe galvaniser RIH Tube, of Elandsfontein, Gauteng, can now offer a comprehensive customer-control programme to complement and support the changes. “We have been largely responsible for pioneering the product changes that we... 

R97-million for two new pipelines

By: System Author     30th April 1999 More than R97-million has been set aside by the board of Rand Water for the construction of two new pipelines to meet the long-term needs of several areas in Gauteng into the new millennium. Rand Water chief engineer: pipelines Alan Tonks reports that the board has approved an amount of R97 368... 

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