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Trade and Industry HQ

By: Terence Creamer     25th June 2004 Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) staff began taking occupation of their new campus-style head office in Pretoria at the beginning of June. 

Eskom’s R50bn investment

By: andrea marais     25th June 2004 Included in State-owned power utility Eskom’s R50-billion budget to raise its overall installed capacity by 10 000 MW by 2014, is the demothballing of its Simunye plant which includes Camden, Komati and Grootvlei power stations. 

Preparation begins for future contracts

By: andrea marais     25th June 2004 As many contractors are pressingly busy to meet the deadline for the return to service of Camden unit 6 and the common plant area scheduled to be in operation by March 31, 2005, others are finding ways to tender for the next set of contracts to be awarded by Eskom. 

Fire-detection system to be installed

By: andrea marais     25th June 2004 One pivotal, but often less-thought-about part of a demothballing project is the fire-detection system.? 

Demineralisation plant commissioned next month

By: andrea marais     25th June 2004 The demineralisation plant at Camden power station is scheduled to be?commissioned during the week of July 17. The refurbishment of this plant is a critical part of the return to service (RTS) project, as the water is needed for a flushing sequence on the boilers. 

Training prepares employees to operate power station

By: andrea marais     25th June 2004 “My vision for Camden is for it to become an Eskom benchmark of world stature with regard to electricity generation, which means that Camden will focus on making sure that it sets the pace.” 

R34m contract under way

By: andrea marais     25th June 2004 Out of three tendering companies, a contract worth nearly R34-million for the refurbishment of Camden’s Unit 6 boiler plant, as part of the Eskom return to service (RTS) project, was awarded to Steinm 

Unit 6 is preparation for other contracts

By: andrea marais     25th June 2004 Power and automation technology company ABB have won contracts for Unit 6 common plant switchgear worth R10-million and the Unit 6 switchgear protection worth more than R1-million at Eskom’s Camden power station. 

Group 5 houses petrochem-project workers

25th June 2004 Recently, legislation governing the phasing out of leaded petrol by 2006 has prompted Sasol to introduce Project Turbo – a R12-billion plan complying with the legislation that will bring all plants into line with international standards by due date. 

20% of R12-billion project budget spent

25th June 2004 Some 20% of the R12-billion capital for Project Turbo, one of the largest projects ever undertaken in South Africa, has already been spent, Engineering News can today report. 

Motor deliveries have been scheduled from this month

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 Specialist electric motor 

Several firms order heat exchangers for project

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 Leaders in heat transfer technology GEA Aircooled Systems have been awarded a number of heat exchanger contracts with a combined value of R50-million for Project Turbo, the largest petrochemical project ever undertaken in South Africa. 

Control systems to be commissioned next year

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 Diversified technology leader Honeywell has been contracted to supply 

Filter delivery to take place in August

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 Industrial filtration specialist Filteg Solutions has been awarded a R2,5-million contract to supply filters and coalesces to Sasol’s Project Turbo. 

R85m supply contract finishes in September

By: zeena isaacs     25th June 2004 One of the leading suppliers of carbon steel pipes, fittings and flanges (PFF) in South Africa The Rare Group has been awarded its single-largest project ever to supply PFF to Sasol’s Project Turbo. 

Compressor and automated warehouse contracts awarded

25th June 2004 One of the world leaders in electrical engineering and electronics Siemens Southern Africa has been awarded a contract to supply six compressor trains to Sasol’s Project Turbo. 

M&R erects six evaporators

By: tom robbins     25th June 2004 The Mechanical, Electrical, and Instrumentation division of engineering and construction company Murray & Roberts, Murray & Roberts MEI, plans to complete the installation of the mill’s new greenfields evaporator plant on schedule by the end of August. Murray & Roberts MEI construction... 

R2,3bn project is on track

By: tom robbins     25th June 2004 Paper and Pulp group Mondi’s R2,3-billion upgrade to its Richards Bay pulp mill is within budget and on track to be completed in February 2005, according to project director John Saunders. 

Austrian firm is a big winner in mill project

By: tom robbins     25th June 2004 Austrian paper and pulp technology group Andritz has been awarded contracts to upgrade five areas of Mondi Kraft’s Richards Bay mill, according to local MD Ryno Eksteen. 

Only minor civils work still to be completed

By: tom robbins     25th June 2004 A joint venture between Grinaker-LTA Civil Engineering, Grinaker-LTA Building East and black empowerment company Sesila Civils and Contracting is almost complete with its construction contract on Mondi RB720, with only minor works outstanding.? 

Boiler-stack contract finished

By: tom robbins     25th June 2004 Finnish-based engineering and technology group Metso recently completed the 110-m-high recovery boiler stack at Mondi’s Richards Bay pulp mill. 

Fibreline installation is 40% complete

By: tom robbins     25th June 2004 Swedish-based Kvaerner Pulping is approximately 40% complete with the fibreline installation, the largest contract by value in Mondi’s upgrade to its Richards Bay mill, says Kvaerner site project manager Per-Anders G 

Paper project has environmental and production benefits

By: tom robbins     25th June 2004 Mondi’s RB720 project is designed to increase production by up to 40% a year while saving 25 000 l/d, which is a significant factor in terms of cost and the environment. 

Infrastructure pivotal to tourism growth

By: lauren rota     14th May 2004 The importance of infrastructure to a sustainable growing tourism economy is evidenced in Dubai’s impressive turnabout from an oil-focused economy to a tourism-focused one. 

New CT–Lanseria carrier confident of success

By: lauren rota     14th May 2004 Majority privately-owned airline SA Airlink has begun a point-to-point service between Cape Town International Airport (CIA) and Lanseria International Airport (HLA). 

Conferences big business for convention centre in 2004

By: lauren rota     14th May 2004 Sandton Convention Centre (SCC), in Johannesburg, projects growth for 2004 at 14,2% for conferences and 6% for exhibitions. 

Tourism statistics show continued positive growth

By: lauren rota     14th May 2004 With 2003 arrival statistics for tourists to South Africa having grown by 5,3% over the previous year, and the prospect that the industry should grow to 7% of gross domestic product (GDP) within the next two years, it is no surprise that tourism has been elevated to one of South Africa’s... 

Technology group in $10m electrification and automation equipment contract

12th December 2003 Leading power and automation technology group ABB received a $10-million order to supply electrification and automation equipment to Mondi’s Kraft mill in Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal, as part of the mill’s $260-million expansion project. 

Richards Bay mill is to increase capacity by 33%

By: zeena isaacs     12th December 2003 Paper company Mondi started its R2,3-billion expansion and modernisation project at the Richards Bay mill, in Kwazulu-Natal, in April. 

First-of-a-kind filters in SA

By: zeena isaacs     12th December 2003 Process equipment manufacturer Groupe Laperri 

JV aiming for May 2004 completion

By: zeena isaacs     12th December 2003 Construction and engineering company, Group Five Kwazulu-Natal, in a joint venture with two empowerment companies, Umpheme and Pandev, has been awarded a R55-million contract for construction work at Mondi’s Richards Bay mill, in Kwazulu-Natal. 

January start for paper project

12th December 2003 Preparation for the R1,43-billion Mondi Merebank mill conversion and environmental project is currently under way in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Fibreline construction project is nearing the halfway mark

By: zeena isaacs     12th December 2003 Construction and engineering group Grinaker-LTA, in a joint-venture with Sesila Civils, was awarded a R38-million contract to erect the civil structures for the new fibreline at Mondi’s Richards Bay mill, in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Textbook timing

By: Martin Creamer     12th December 2003 South Africa’s new acrylic acid and acrylates (AAA) complex in Sasolburg is making a textbook-style entry. 

Positioning of AAA project

By: Martin Creamer     12th December 2003 The chemicals industry has a tradition of seven-year cycles, two good years and five lean ones. 

The inextricable AAA-butanol link

By: Martin Creamer     12th December 2003 The normal (n)-butanol plant in Sasolburg commissioned this year is inextricably linked to the acrylic acid acrylates (AAA) project, which is on track to reach ready-for-operation stage in the first week of next year. 

World beaters

By: Martin Creamer     12th December 2003 The new acrylic acids and acrylate (AAA) project in Sasolburg is on track to beat the world construction norm for plants of this kind, Engineering News can today report. 

This train is on time

By: Helene Le Roux     12th December 2003 South African petrochemicals giant Sasol is putting the finishing touches to the world’s largest air-separation unit (ASU), constructed at its synthetic fuels production facilities in Secunda, Mpumalanga. 

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