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Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Containers

South Africa's tanktainer meltdown

By: Jill Stanford     18th February 2005 THE meltdown of Murray & Roberts’ liquid and gas tank container manufacturer Consani Engineering has left South Africa with just one tank container manufacturer. 

New concept in vehicle self protection for peacekeeping

14th January 2005 A South African company owned jointly by Grintek (South Africa) and Saab (Sweden), Avitronics has launched a revolutionary new system at African Aerospace and Defence 2004. 

SA firm to supply vessels to Angola cooking-oil plant

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 Johannesburg-based Interfab has been awarded a R5-million export contract to supply stainless-steel vessels for a plant making edible oils in Luanda, Angola. 

SA firm begins work on R200m Angola oil contract

By: Zonika Botha     17th September 2004 Broad-based infrastructure company Group Five and tank and pressure-valve specialist CB&I Constructors South Africa have started work on their R200-million contract for the Malongo Greater Tukula Area (GTA) expansion project in Cabinda, Angola. 

Containers evolve into portable training facilities

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 The traditional role of shipping containers has evolved into something which can now make a significant contribution to social upliftment. 

R3-million contract for heat-exchanger supplier

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 A contract valued at more than R3-million has been awarded to Randburg-based Krisch-Wecam Engineering for the refurbishment of eight high-pressure feed-water heaters at Kelvin B power station. 

The strong rand reduces revenue

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 The revenue of the local stainless-steel tank container industry is decreasing significantly due to the strong rand. 

60 minutes to construct

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 A Proudly South African company has achieved a world first by designing and developing?a mobile, container-based building that can be unloaded and made fully functional within ?60 minutes. 

Retired containers a boon for schools

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 A remote rural school in the Tyityane village near Port St Johns, in the Eastern Cape, has eight new classrooms constructed from retired sea-freight containers, thanks to a donation from multi-trade shipping?company, Safmarine. 

Contaminated drums result in children’s deaths

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 Three children died in Soweto after drinking contaminated water from a 25-l plastic drum at the beginning of July this year. 

Fibreglass is suitable for vessels, says manufacturer

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 Having received accreditation in terms of ISO900:2000, Gauteng-based fibreglass manufacturer Famsystems is expanding its vessel-manufacture activities. 

Nine tank companies are involved in 150 service stations 

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th August 2004 The Johannesburg- and New York-listed petrochemicals giant Sasol has already rolled out 118 service stations and plans to have 150 by the end of the year. 

Containers house US research team

By: Deborah Spicer     6th August 2004 A specialist scientific research barge is currently being fitted out by a South African company, before it is launched on Lake Malawi later this year to conduct historic rainfall research for the African Rift Valley looking back tens of thousands of years. 

Famous SA tug refurbished by engineering firm

5th August 2004 In a critical marine engine overhaul contract, the starboard main engine of Cape Town’s famous deep-sea salvage tug, the Wolraad Woltemade, has been refurbished and reassembled successfully by IMS Engineering. 

Stainless-steel gas cylinders soon

5th March 2004 Heavy gas cylinders for domestic and recreational use manufactured from carbon steels may soon be no more, announced the South African Stainless-Steel Development Association (Sassda) late last month. 

Boiler explosion leads to prosecution of two senior State officials

By: Irma Venter     5th March 2004 The directors-general of the Departments of Correctional Services and Public Works and Mashangu Maselesele, a former Mpumalanga provincial district manager with the Department of Public Works, are being prosecuted for the Barberton boiler explosion incident. 

Kappa Engineering

3rd October 2003 Kappa Engineering is a general engineering company specialising in the manufacture of hydraulic cylinders and associated parts to customer specifications, and the repair of all hydraulic cylinders. 

Kwazulu-Natal company expands its market

8th August 2003 Supplier of radiator type heat exchangers for the drying of kilns, Altman Trading, of Kwazulu-Natal, has expanded its market base since its registration in 1999. 

Company receives R1,6 m container conversion order

By: Luxolo Tyali     8th August 2003 Ship container retail, hiring and conversion company AS Containers has received a R1,6-million order for the conversion of containers. 

Container converter reports growing success in Africa

8th August 2003 Durban-based container hiring and retail company, Container Conversions & Repairs is ideally positioned to for the export market, says director Guy Murray. 

Corporatisation process is nearly completed at Pelindaba company

By: Luxolo Tyali     8th August 2003 The process of corporatising the commercialised business unit of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), Fabritech, is expected to be completed next month, reports acting business manager Mervin Govender. 

Container supplier and converter records good growth in the export market

8th August 2003 The over-border export market is an area of true growth for South Africa’s major container supplier and converter, Container World, says executive director Peter West. 

East Rand manufacturer set to receive international quality accreditation

By: Luxolo Tyali     8th August 2003 Manufacturer of vessels and tanks, Famsystems, of Edenvale, east of Johannesburg, will soon receive ISO 9000 quality accreditation. 

Company becomes a Proudly South African member

8th August 2003 Africa continues to provide a tremendous offset for South African goods, with export growth to this region averaging between 20% and 50% during the last decade. 

Container association seeks a responsible industry

By: Luxolo Tyali     8th August 2003 The packaging industry’s awareness of the hazards that containers pose due to the lack of stewardship of used drums and containers is still low, reports Responsible Container Management Association of Southern Africa (RCMASA) executive director Liz Anderson. 

Company’s steel grade specified for high-pressure vessels in urea plant

8th August 2003 The high-pressure vessels in the new Assaluehy urea production plant, in Iran, are being constructed in Sandvik Material Technology’s recently developed Sandvik Safurex steel grade. 

Centre wants to ensure local projects make use of local fabricators

By: Luxolo Tyali     8th August 2003 South African fabricators, including vessels, tanks and heat exchangers manufacturers, are set to benefit from the Fabrication Industry Development Centre (FIDC). 

Tank container investment still makes sense, reports company

8th August 2003 Local company Paynter Trade Services (PTS) has been in tank container investment management since 1993 and reports that it has lived through the many changes and challenges over the past ten years, involving new entries, buyouts, mergers, and exits at every industry level, be it similar... 

Organisation tackles poor container management

By: Zonika Botha     30th May 2003 The Responsible Container Management Association (RCMASA) is continuing in its fight against the improper disposal of used containers and drums in South Africa. 

California wine industry orders 40 SA tanks

31st March 2003 A marketing drive in the US has resulted in the first order for 40 wine tanks to be supplied to a number of wineries in the Napa Valley, California. 

Nineteen kilometres of surface-heating pipes installed

31st January 2003 A section of the oxo plant at Sasol Olefins and Surfactants’ new detergent alcohol extension project in Secunda, Mpumalanga, was serviced by Bartec Barlian. 

Cryogenic storage vessels largest for manufacturer

By: vanessa vasques     6th December 2002 The two large low-temperature horizontal double-walled cryogenic storage vessels which will be used to store liquid oxygen at Sasol’s fifteenth air separation unit (ASU) are being manufactured by Johannesburg-based Rand Air & Gas. 

SA hands over patrol boats to angola

12th November 2002 Three Angolan patrol boats, that were refurbished and revamped by a Cape Town-based boat building company, Farocean Marine, were handed over to the Angolan Consul-General Mario Leonel Correia during a ceremony yesterday. 

Scorpions in illegal fishing sting

31st October 2002 The South African Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Valli Moosa, has praised the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) and the Scorpions for once again cracking down on illegal fishing activities by seizing a fishing vessel, worth R6-million in Cape Town yesterday,... 

Stainless industry in white-goods drive

By: marisa rodrigues     28th October 2002 The local stainless-steel industry continues to be one of the fastest-growing markets in the world and it is expected that local consumption will grow from 120 000 t last year to 300 000 t by 2006 and a million tons by 2010. 

Container company grabs world market share

By: marisa rodrigues     18th October 2002 Cape Town manufacturer Consani Engineering is the world’s leading supplier of liquid and gas intermodal tank containers. 

Company to expand tank range

By: marisa rodrigues     18th October 2002 Randburg-based manufacturer of four-wheel drive equipment makes long-range stainless steel tanks predominately for four wheel drive vehicles. 

Growing industry is moving closer to white-goods programme implementation

By: marisa rodrigues     18th October 2002 The local stainless steel industry continues to be one of the fastest growing markets in the world and it is expected that local consumption will grow from 120 000 t last year to 300 000 t by 2006 and one million tons by 2010. 

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