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Skyriders to focus on African partners, new inspection technology in 2022

18th January 2022 Ongoing inspection, repair and maintenance for a major petrochemical producer, in addition to work at various pumped storage schemes and even a hydro power station for Eskom, was a major focus for Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. in 2021, comments Marketing Manager Mike Zinn. In terms of... 

GIBB oversees refurbishment of Nalubaale dam in Uganda

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th January 2022 After being awarded the contract to design and oversee the refurbishment of the Nalubaale dam, in Uganda, in 2018, engineering firm GIBB said that construction deadlines were met, high technical standards were achieved and the project budget was not exceeded, despite the limitations brought on by... 

SpaceX to launch South African-made nanosatellites

By: Schalk Burger     13th January 2022 Three locally produced nanosatellites for the Maritime Domain Awareness Satellite constellation (MDASat-1) will be launched into space on the evening of January 13 as part of US aerospace company SpaceX's Transporter-3 mission. South Africa's satellites will be launched aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9... 

Plan for decades of high commodity prices, BlackRock says

By: Bloomberg     13th January 2022 Commodities prices may stay high for decades as mining companies struggle to keep up with demand from the energy transition, according to BlackRock’s Evy Hambro. Raw materials, and shares of some companies that produce them, hit record highs last year as massive global stimulus measures... 

South Africa to launch three locally produced nanosatellites

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th January 2022 Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says the Department of Science and Innovation's (DSI's) funding and support of South Africa's satellite construction industry is reaping rewards, as the country gears up for the launch of the first three satellites of its... 

EU carbon levy should cover hydrogen, lead lawmaker says

By: Bloomberg     6th January 2022 The European Union’s proposal to start charging importers for bringing emissions into the region should be expanded to cover hydrogen, organic chemicals and polymers, according to proposed amendments seen by Bloomberg News. The 27-nation bloc plans to introduce a new levy, called the Carbon... 

Evolution settles Ernest Henry buy

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th January 2022 Gold miner Evolution Mining has taken full control of the Ernest Henry copper/gold mine, in Queensland. The company last year struck a A$1-billion agreement with diversified miner Glencore Mining to take full ownership of the project. 

Global coal-fired power demand at all-time high, threatening net zero goals

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th December 2021 Global coal-fired electricity generation is powering towards an all-time high, as the rapid economic recovery of 2021 has pushed up demand faster than low-carbon supplies can keep up, while steeply rising natural gas prices have made coal more competitive, says the International Energy... 

Concor progresses with Majuba ash disposal facility

14th December 2021 Leading black-owned contractor Concor is over halfway with extending the continuous ash disposal facility (ADF) at Eskom’s Majuba power station near Amersfoort in Mpumalanga. This project will ensure that Majuba can continue generating electricity while complying with ever-stricter environmental... 

Set up to assist with sewerage service delivery

13th December 2021 With local government elections having taken place in early November, “service delivery” is a phrase on many South Africans’ lips as new municipal leaders step into office. Sebastian Werner, Managing Director at Werner Pumps, says the company is poised to assist with service delivery solutions... 

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