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Greater efficiency already flowing from R100m expansion

By: Ollie Madlala     10th December 2004 The Durban Car Terminal expansion project is already generating desired efficiencies, port manager Basil Ndlovu tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview at the port of Durban. 

Further terminal expansion on the cards - port manager

By: Ollie Madlala     10th December 2004 The automotive industry in South Africa is experiencing a boom surpassing all projections and estimates. 

CCTV surveillance ensures 'zero record' claims

By: Ollie Madlala     10th December 2004 State-owned transport utility Transnet’s telecommunications division, Transtel Project Services, designed the Durban car terminal’s closed-circuit television system and managed its installation to ensure compliance with South African Port Operations’ requirements. 

Concrete-pouring was a big challenge

By: Ollie Madlala     10th December 2004 The contractor for the Durban Car Terminal project, Protekon, experienced a massive concrete challenge, project manager Jack Davies tells Engineering News in interview at the company’s offices, on the South Coast of Durban. 

BEE firms clinch fifth of total project value

By: Ollie Madlala     10th December 2004 Black economic-empowerment (BEE) companies implemented subcontracts for the Durban Car Terminal expansion project worth a total of R26,7-million. 

BEE firm installs 1 000 t of reinforcing steel

By: Ollie Madlala     10th December 2004 Kwazulu-Natal-based reinforcing-steel supplier, Thekweni Reinforcing, supplied and installed more than 1 000 t of reinforcing steel and welded mesh on the Durban Car Terminal expansion project. 

Project helps raise contractor’s profile

By: Ollie Madlala     10th December 2004 The Durban Car Terminal expansion project is expected to create significant opportunities for Protekon, a subsidiary of transport group Transnet. Protekon is currently working on a project development proposal to participate in a R3,5-billion project for Petronet, details of which can not yetbe... 

Most upgrades will be complete in next 4 years

By: abdul cook     10th December 2004 A big portion of a R3,8-billion programme being implented by Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) to upgrade the country's national and international airports in preparation for the 2010 soccer World Cup will be completed over the next four years. 

Firm introduces high-tech air-traffic management

By: abdul cook     10th December 2004 Johannesburg-based company Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) has introduced in this country an innovative way of managing air-traffic services, known as the South African Advanced Air Traffic System (Saats). 

Expected passenger increases lift JIA into upgrade mode

By: abdul cook     10th December 2004 Projected increases in flights and passenger numbers have led to new infrastructure developments at Johannesburg International Airport (JIA). 

1,5 km of surface-heating tapes for Camden

3rd December 2004 Heating expert Bartec is to design, supply and install electrical surface heating tapes on pipelines supplying heavy fuel oil to one of six boilers undergoing demothballing at Camden power station. 

Firm develops method to refurbish breakers

3rd December 2004 Eskom is experiencing problems with the turning and support porcelain columns of its 275-kV and 400-kV breakers and isolators in several power stations. 

Arnot refurbishment project on track

3rd December 2004 Arnot, one of South Africa’s oldest power stations, is undergoing extensive refurbishment in order to meet increasing demand for power in South Africa. 

Arnot refurbishment project on track

By: Liezel Hill     3rd December 2004 Arnot, one of South Africa’s oldest power stations, is undergoing extensive refurbishment in order to meet increasing demand for power in South Africa. 

Firm clinches R10m switchgear contract

3rd December 2004 Technology group ABB has been awarded a contract for the switchgear for Unit 7 at Camden power station, the second unit in the demothballing of the plant, reports ABB power technology division marketing and sales manager Danie de Bruyn. 

Arnot awards turnkey enviro contract

3rd December 2004 State-owned power utility Eskom earlier this year awarded a turnkey contract to Alstom Power for the retrofitting of a pulse-jet fabric-filter plant in place of the existing electrostatic precipitators at Arnot power station’s units 1, 2 and 3. 

Accelerated progress on R12bn power-plant demothballing

By: Liezel Hill     3rd December 2004 This year has seen a noticeable increase in activity in the local power-generation sector. 

Full steam ahead for first demothballing

By: Liezel Hill     3rd December 2004 Camden power station reached a significant milestone in its demothballing by receiving its first delivery of coal by road last month. 

Grootvlei contracts to be awarded next year

By: Liezel Hill     3rd December 2004 The demothballing of Grootvlei, the second power station in Eskom’s return-to-service programme, has begun. 

Engineering giant poised for big role in demothballing projects

3rd December 2004 Siemens Southern Africa is set to play a significant role in Eskom’s return-to-service and refurbishment projects. 

Rail projects will be investor-driven

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 Johannesburg-based company R&H Railway Consultants embarked on a rail framework study for a project at the Port of Ngqura and Coega industrial development zone in early 1997. 

Gigantic cranes deployed at construction site

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 Hauler of large equipment and machinery Mammoet has supplied three cranes for the construction of two large breakwaters at the Port of Ngqura. 

Gauteng firm does several geotech probes at Coega

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 Gauteng-based civil engineering consultancy Jones & Wagener has undertaken various geotechnical investigations for the new Coega industrial development zone (IDZ), near Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. 

Dewatering-wells project the biggest in Southern Africa

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 A joint venture between France-based Soletanche Bachy and Dura Piling, of Gauteng, constructed a single-phase self-hardening slurry cut-off wall and installed deep dewatering wellpoints and piezometers at the Port of Ngqura. 

Harbour project now 75% complete

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 One of the most significant interim construction deadlines at the Port of Ngqura was met with the flooding of the inner harbour basin at the end of June, reports Concor’s director of project development, John Millward. 

High-tech products ensure efficient vibration

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 Gauteng-based Concrete Finishing Equipment (CFE) was awarded the contract to supply the high-frequency vibrators and convertors for the Coega project, near Port Elizabeth. 

Commissioning of power infrastructure set for early 2005

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 Engineering company Alstom, which started building the R190-million bulk electricity infrastructure at the Port of Ngqura in mid-2003, reports that commissioning will be completed early next year. 

Park will be a tourist mecca

By: renay de     2nd July 2004 The uShaka Marine Park Project project is a mammoth undertaking that required extensive commitment from many stakeholders, including the city, private sector and academic expertise, Ethekwini Metropolitan Authority economic development deputy head Dr Aman Maharaj tells Engineering News. 

Developer confronts marine park management challenges

By: renay de     2nd July 2004 Kwazulu-Natal based Mirage Leisure and Development was appointed as the developer managers for the R735-million uShaka Marine Park Project, which was opened in April. 

Shipwreck pays tribute to 278 sunken ships

By: renay de     2nd July 2004 The Durban coastline is legendary for the ships, lives and cargoes it has claimed; therefore, it is fitting that an authentic shipwreck was incorporated into the displays and features of the uShaka Marine Park. 

How association moved 1 400 fish a day

By: renay de     2nd July 2004 The South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) has been fulfilling its mission of marine conservation for 51 years and, while its facilities on the Durban beach front were state-of-the-art when constructed, the time had come when renovation was no longer an option. 

300 000 people visit marine park so far

By: renay de     2nd July 2004 To date, the soon-to-be-world-famous uShaka Marine World has received more than 300 000 visitors, and uShaka Marine World COO Mike Lambert tells Engineering News that he is please with the attendance so far. 

uShaka kickstarts waterfront development

By: renay de     2nd July 2004 The uShaka Marine World, which is situated along the Durban beach front in Kwazulu-Natal, is set to become a must-see attraction, and is aimed at local and international tourists alike. 

Hawk production under way in South Africa

By: Keith Campbell     2nd July 2004 The first BAE Systems Hawk lead-in fighter-trainers for the SAAF are now moving down the production line at Denel Aviation’s plant 

Laser vehicle systems attract international attention

By: Keith Campbell     2nd July 2004 SA electronic warfare systems company Avitronics is attracting strong international interest with its laser warning system for combat vehicles (LWS-310CV). 

20 units ordered for international naval programmes

By: Keith Campbell     2nd July 2004 STELLENBOSCH, Western Cape-based Reutech Radar Systems (RRS) has established itself in the international high-tech radar systems and sub-systems market. 

Summit is ten

By: Keith Campbell     2nd July 2004 WHILE South Africa celebrates ten years of democracy, the yearly African Defence Summit is also marking its tenth anniversary. 

The CSIR provides support for the defence department

By: Keith Campbell     2nd July 2004 A core function of the CSIR Defencetek business unit is to operate as a Defence Evaluation and Research Institute (Deri) on behalf of the South African Department of Defence (DoD). 

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