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Filtration relations extended to capex

By: Guy Copans     29th June 2007 Filtration company Donaldson Filtration Systems is responsible for a large portion of the filtration work at Mittal Steel�s Vanderbijlpark facility, says sales engineer Deon Cilliers, who provides technical support to the site. 

Multiple-contract civils model being deployed

By: Guy Copans     29th June 2007 Civil engineering company Group Five was awarded a civils maintenance-and new-projects contract in July 2005, to commence work on Mittal Steel�s capital expenditure (capex) project. The contract included standard maintenance work, civils work for the blast furnace d reline, the construction of an... 

African giant looks 'long' for next million

By: Guy Copans     29th June 2007 Mittal Steel South Africa�s capital expenditure (capex) programme is guaranteed to contribute, by the end of 2008, an additional million tons of capacity a year to its steel plants at Vanderbijlpark, Saldahna and Newcastle, says Mittal Steel SA CEO Rick Reato. 

Compressors upgrade

By: Guy Copans     29th June 2007 Cooperation between Man Turbo South Africa and Man Turbo�s main offices in Europe made the upgrade of four compressors and he installation of a new fifth machine at Mittal Steel South Africa Vanderbijlpark plant possible. 

Preheater tower completed on time

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     29th June 2007 Mechanical project management and construction company DMCE Projects has started the construction of a cement clinker line at cement manufacturer PPC Cement�s Dwaalboom plant. 

Intelligent system takes control of Dwaalboom facility

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     29th June 2007 An unusual control system is being implemented at PPC�s Dwaalboom facility. 

Expansion project progressing smoothly towards double capacity

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     29th June 2007 Cement manufacturing company PPC is making headway in its R1,36-billion Batsweledi expansion project which involves the construction of a new kiln line at its Dwaalboom operation and the refurbishment of its Jupiter cement milling facility outside Germiston 

Electrical repair company maintains cement plant

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     29th June 2007 Electrical motor repair company Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C) is in the business of upkeep and maintenance of electrical motors for heavy industrial plants, including PPC plants. 

Durban harbour expansion to answer future freight demands 

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     22nd June 2007 The expansion of the Durban harbour is necessary to provide capacity and to meet future freight demands in the interest of the eTkekwini municipality and South Africa. This is the view of state parastatal Transnet and the municipality, which form part of a joint initiative referred to as the... 

Logistics group acquires liquid bulk-storage terminals

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     22nd June 2007 South African shipping and logistics group Grindrod acquired the Tate & Lyle Molasses South African terminals in Durban and Cape Town. 

Durban harbour services tunnel replacement nears completion

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     22nd June 2007 The contract for the new tunnel and the decommissioning of the existing subsea services was awarded to a joint venture (JV) with construction firm Concor Holdings and German-based partner Hochtief Construction AG. The JV is trading as Durban Harbour Tunnel Contractors (DHTC) or the DHTC JV.... 

New regulator improves SA port efficiencies

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     22nd June 2007 State-owned ports regulator, the National Port Regulator (NPR), came into effect in May this year and aims to improve the efficiency of South Africa�s commercial ports. National Department of Transport spokesperson Collin Msibi said in a statement released earlier this year that the regulators... 

Parastatal allocates R28bn to port development

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     22nd June 2007 Parastatal Transnet�s five-year investment plan includes the investment of about R28-billion for the improvement and expansion of South Africa�s ports. This investment has been split into three categories, with port facilities allocated about R15-billion, building and structures allocated about... 

World Cup infrastructure demands multitiered model

22nd June 2007 A multitiered model may be necessary to cope with the inflow of tourists attending the 2010 soccer World Cup. 

Stadium progress satisfies football association

22nd June 2007 World football governing body Fifa is satisfied with the progress being made on stadium rebuilds and upgrades leading up to the 2010 soccer World Cup. 

Exhibition emphasises post-2010 stadium sustainability

22nd June 2007 A key focus of the Afribuild 2007 exhibition will be the showcasing of services and products available for the infrastructural needs surrounding the 2010 soccer World Cup and the sustainability of the stadiums and related services after the 2010 event. 

SAPS prepares for 2010

22nd June 2007 The South African Police Service will establish three types of operational safety and law enforcement centres for cities, stadiums and routes leading top hotels and entertainment venues during the 2010 soccer World Cup. 

International company hopes to light up South African stadiums

22nd June 2007 International lighting company Philips Lighting is currently upgrading the lighting systems at the Dobsonville Soccer Stadium and Centurion Park Cricket Stadium ahead of the 2010 soccer World Cup. 

South African stadiums shape up for 2010 kick-off

By: Jonathan Faurie     22nd June 2007 The construction work on South Africa�s new stadiums ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup has begun and in some instances is ahead of schedule, while all work on upgrades of existing stadiums was due to start in the second quarter of this year, according to the Organising Committee of the 2010 Fifa... 

Green Point stadium achieves critical milestones

22nd June 2007 Construction work on the Green Point stadium is well under way and a few critical milestones have been reached. 

Local firm leads mechanical consultancy for Cape Town, Port

22nd June 2007 South African engineering consulting company WSP Consulting Engineers (WSP) has been awarded the position of lead mechanical consultant for the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, and the Nelson Mandela stadium in Port Elizabeth. 

BEE company participates in electrical work for Durban stadium

22nd June 2007 Part of the electrical design work for the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban is currently in the hands of empowerment company Igoda projects of Durban. 

Ellis Park sporting precinct receives facelift ahead of 2010 

22nd June 2007 Apart from the upgrade at Ellis Park stadium the Ellis Park sporting precinct is set to receive a significant facelift leading up to the 2010 soccer World Cup. 

Polokwane stadium on track for 2009 deadline

22nd June 2007 Critical milestones have been reached and construction in running according to the construction schedule at the Peter Mokaba Sports Complex, in Polokwane, which is one of the venues that will host matches during the 2010 soccer World Cup. 

Local company sets standard for stadium seating

22nd June 2007 Award winning stadium seating company Khanda Seating has been consulted for several of the stadiums that are being built for the 2010 soccer World Cup. 

Dubai World Central (DWC) logistics city

5th March 2007 Name of the project and location Dubai World Central (DWC) logistics city. Project description The 140-km2 DWC development - almost twice the size of Hong Kong island - is being viewed as a multiphase development designed to support Dubai's aviation, tourism, commercial and logistics... 

Arya Sasol Polymer project

23rd February 2007 Name of the project and location Arya Sasol Polymer project, Iran. Project description The project will involve the construction of an ethane cracker for producing one-million tons of polymer-grade ethylene a year, as well the construction of polyethylene plants in Iran. Value $987-million.... 

Project Turbo fuel optimisation and polymer-expansion project

16th February 2007 Name of the project and location Project Turbo fuel optimisation and polymer-expansion project, Secunda, in Mpumalanga and Sasolburg, in the Free State Project description The bulk of the project spans two divisions Sasol Synfuels, at Secunda, and Sasol Polymers, at Sasolburg, and Secunda The... 

Project Alpha/Project Charlie

13th February 2007 Name of the project and location Project Alpha/Project Charlie, Limpopo province Project description State-owned electricity utility, Eskom, is engaging in broad-ranging negotiations with South Africa's coal-mining industry in a bid to secure long-term fuel-supply contracts for its new... 

LED marine navigation lantern lights the way

15th December 2006 The Carmanah light, distributed throughout the region by CMA (Marine), of Cape Town, has demonstrated not only its robust and reliable performance under local conditions, but also its advantages as a zero-maintenance solution for normal marine navigation and warning-light requirements. 

Refurbishment completed

15th December 2006 Protekon Port Solutions recently completed a three-month South African Port Operations (Sapo) contract for the upgrading of Shed 12 in the Port of Durban. 

Island View terminal construction contract awarded

15th December 2006 Protekon Construction, of Durban, has been awarded the contract for the construction of two new berths for Island View terminal in the port of Durban. 

Container terminal delays alleviated

By: cheryl reddy     15th December 2006 Congestion and delays at the Durban container terminal (DCT) have been an ongoing problem; however, the lengthy delays have now been eliminated. This is according to the Container Liner Operator’s Forum (CLOF) and Transnet, following the implementation of a focused action plan to eliminate... 

Gear specialist supports port upgrade

By: cheryl reddy     15th December 2006 A number of Durban-based companies have enlisted Johannesburg-based SEW Eurodrive’s range of helical gear units and gear motors for bulk handling operations in the Durban Port upgrade project. 

Bayhead digout makes room to manoeuvre

By: cheryl reddy     15th December 2006 Feasibility studies and an environmental-impact assessment scoping exercise are currently under way for the proposed Bayhead Digout project at the Port of Durban. 

OCGT plants on track to meet peaking power demands

By: Christy van der Merwe     15th December 2006 Growth in the South African economy has resulted in the rapid depletion of the country’s excess electricity generation capacity, especially during peak demand times. s our infrastructure strengthens, we believe that we will be able to ensure continuity of supply and continue to function as... 

Tight schedules demand intercompany cooperation

By: Christy van der Merwe     15th December 2006 The tight schedule necessary for the completion of the open-cycle gas-turbine (OCGT) stations project means that many companies are required to work in the same site area simultaneously. 

Mechanical equipment installation on track

By: Amy Heydenrych     8th December 2006 With all the equipment ordered and nothing late as yet, FFE Minerals-Vecor special projects manager Dr Niels Verkerk is confident that the supply and erection of its sister company FLSmidth’s equipment in the PPC Batsweledi production plant is running on schedule. 

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