https://www.engineeringnews.co.za

Receive our free daily newsletter:

A Whitehaven Coal operation
Whitehaven expects newly acquired mines to add up to 5Mt a quarter to production
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-based coal producer Whitehaven Coal continues to deliver strong operational performances at its Maules Creek and Gunnedah openpit mines, having produced 4.4-million tonnes of run-of-mine... 


Proconics joins Eskom’s Owner Engineers Panel
Proconics joins Eskom’s Owner Engineers Panel
19th April 2024

Proconics' expertise aligns with national projects and is poised to contribute to Eskom’s Transmission Development Plan. Engineering Firm Proconics was among the 14 companies that joined the Eskom... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


Mosehla steps down as MC Mining director
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Khomotso Mosehla, a long-standing nonexecutive director of MC Mining, has resigned as a director of the company, effective April 19. He has been a member of MC Mining's board of directors since... 


direct reduced iron pellets
Decarbonised iron production possible using sodium, company says
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new process being pioneered by energy companies such as Israel-based Helios and Netherlands-based Alkalium proposes the use of sodium metal rather than coal or hydrogen to refine iron-ore into... 


The above image depicts one of the solar plants engineered by JUWI
Energy grid impedes excess power transmission
19th April 2024 By: Lynne Davies

South Africa’s current electricity transmission grid is generally constrained in the Cape provinces and unable to facilitate the connection of new utility-scale generation including that from solar... 


AfDB president calls for political will to kick-start Inga 3 project
19th April 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank (AfDB) group president Dr Akinwumi Adesina has called for a major political commitment to kick-start construction work on the Democratic... 


Photo of Terence Creamer
Mixed outlook
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The recent period of decreased loadshedding has been met with tremendous scepticism by a South African public who have been burnt more times over the past 15-plus years than a lump of wet coal.... 


Artist's impression of the Natrium plant
Natrium reactor demonstration project, US – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

TerraPower has submitted a construction permit application to build a reactor plant. 


X-Furniture supplies bespoke office furniture solution for Barloworld Equipment Botswana
18th April 2024

Barloworld Equipment Botswana, a subsidiary of Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa, recently completed Phase One of its new Centre of Excellence at Phakalane. The project marks a significant... 


BHP will announce a decision on its WA nickel operations in the coming months
BHP nears decision on WA nickel, adjusts coal guidance
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company BHP is nearing a decision regarding its nickel operations in Western Australia. The company, which has been conducting a review of these assets since February, is... 


Report questions role of CCUS in steel decarbonisation
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A new report by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has shown that carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) is unlikely to play a major role in steel decarbonisation... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


From left, Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Sietse van der Woude, Zanele Mavusa Mbatha
Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


PetroSA's Mossel Bay plant
PetroSA targets Mozambique gas in new sales deal
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

PetroSA expects the first flows of gas into the country from a deal with Mozambique's national energy company ENH later this year, officials said, amid efforts to shore up supplies ahead of a... 


Peabody eyes coking coal expansion at Aus mine
Peabody eyes coking coal expansion at Aus mine
17th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Coal miner Peabody is developing a 130-million-ton, 25-year-plus mine plan for the Centurion complex, in the Bowen basin of Queensland. The mine plan incorporates the newly acquired Wards Well... 


German coal mines emit much more methane than reported, study says
German coal mines emit much more methane than reported, study says
16th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

German coal mines spew 184 times more methane than what the country reports to the United Nations, according to a new analysis by Ember. The energy think tank used methodology developed by... 


R-LNG via the ROMPCO pipeline a viable alternative for SA industrial customers
R-LNG via the ROMPCO pipeline a viable alternative for SA industrial customers
16th April 2024

Regasified Liquid Natural Gas (R-LNG) transported via the existing the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (ROMPCO)’s Mozambique to Secunda Pipeline (MSP) is a viable alternative... 


China's March coal output slumps on high stockpiles, lower demand
China's March coal output slumps on high stockpiles, lower demand
16th April 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal output fell 4.2% in March, statistics bureau data showed on Tuesday, as miners cut back production on lower demand from power generators and ample inventories of the fuel limited... 


Bridge disaster in Baltimore gets FBI criminal investigation
15th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into what occurred on the cargo ship that crashed into Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge and caused it to collapse, according to a person familiar... 


Stanmore appoints Brennan as nonexec director
12th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Queensland coal miner Stanmore Resources has appointed Keira Brennan an independent nonexecutive director. Brennan has more than 30 years’ experience advising in the energy and resources sector and... 


Macmahon MD and CEO Michael Finnegan
Macmahon advances capital-light strategy with sale of mobile equipment
12th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Mining services company Macmahon has taken a strategic step towards enhancing its return on average capital employed (ROACE) performance by agreeing to sell a substantial portion of its mobile... 


Power lines
Eskom mulls private, foreign options on R390-billion grid build
12th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State-owned power utility Eskom said it’s in talks with government ministries over private and foreign options to fund a R390-billion expansion of its transmission network as more... 


China to build more coal mines to feed surging power capacity
China to build more coal mines to feed surging power capacity
12th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

China will build more coal mines in its push for higher domestic supply and to tame price increases, according to the National Development and Reform Commission. The world’s biggest coal producer... 


Peabody slumps as production issues, weather crimp revenue
Peabody slumps as production issues, weather crimp revenue
12th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shares of Peabody Energy slumped after the biggest US coal miner warned that first-quarter sales will be lower than expected due to production issues at mines in Australia and weak demand in the... 


TARYNN YATRAS
Sandvik commits to partnering with its customers continually, enabling them to optimise their operations for increased throughput and efficiencies
Multipurpose facility boosts screening services in Tanzania
12th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The East African mining sector is experiencing a transformative shift, particularly in Tanzania, reports screening solutions provider Sandvik Rock Processing, which notes that this has driven its... 


An image of Charles Young
Industry well placed to respond to global demand
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

African law firm Bowmans asserts that the local and broader Southern African manganese industries are well placed to respond to global demand for the commodity. With increased activity in steel... 


An image of Kobus Rothmann
Joint venture to develop Kongoni deposit
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid anticipated growth in global manganese demand, driven by steel production and emerging green energy technologies, commodities investment company Menar will undertake a joint venture with... 


A generic image of manganese ore on a loading bay
Manganese remains a key critical mineral
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Manganese will continue to play an important role in the commodities value chain because of its use in steel and batteries, says French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet. The... 


Image of a wind farm
Ummbila Emoyeni wind energy facility, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Seriti Green has signed a long-term project financing agreement to enable the delivery of the wind farm. 


A Rolls-Royce SAF test flight
Contract negotiations for Secunda sustainable aviation fuel project may be concluded by mid-2024
11th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Contractual negotiations are under way between the developers of the HySHiFT sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project, in Mpumalanga, and the intermediary company set up under Germany’s H2Global... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council outlines mining’s ‘immense’ positive social impact
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body, the Minerals Council South Africa finds in a survey that 12 of its members, representing about 60% of the formal employment in the mining industry, spent R2.3-billion on... 


CEO of commodity trader Trafigura starts handover to successor
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

Jeremy Weir, longtime chief executive at commodities trader Trafigura, is priming successor Richard Holtum to take over when he decides to step back into a chairman role, five sources familiar... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Australia steps up with ‘Future Made in Australia Act’
11th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The US has the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The European Union introduced its European Economic Security Strategy. Japan has the Economic Security Promotion Act, Korea is reframing its economic... 


Coal stockpiles at a power station
Global coal power grew 2% last year, the most since 2016, GEM survey says
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

The world's coal-fired power capacity grew 2% last year, its highest annual increase since 2016, driven by new builds in China and decommissioning delays elsewhere, according to research published... 


Poland axes coal spinoffs in favour of tie-ups
Poland axes coal spinoffs in favour of tie-ups
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shares in Polish power utilities plunged the most in 18 months after a senior government official outlined plans to abandon coal asset spin-offs and instead link mines back with electricity... 


coal in hands
MC Mining committee reluctantly advises shareholders to accept Goldway offer
10th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Further to Goldway Capital Investment extending the offer period to take over all the shares of coal miner MC Mining that it does not already own for A$0.16 apiece, Goldway has declared its offer... 


Baltimore port closure means 35% drop in April US coal exports
Baltimore port closure means 35% drop in April US coal exports
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Closure of the Port of Baltimore — America’s second-biggest hub for coal — has choked exports of the fossil fuel, with flows expected to plunge 35% this month. Exports will slump 6.3% for the... 


South African fossil fuel subsidies hit record R118bn in 2023 - IISD
South African fossil fuel subsidies hit record R118bn in 2023 - IISD
10th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new study has found that South Africa's fossil fuel subsidies tripled between 2018 and 2023, rising to R118-billion from R39-billion over the period, with subsidies having been increased largely... 


Eskom to ramp down planned maintenance to 3 000 MW in winter
Eskom aims to keep breakdowns below 14 GW this winter as it cuts diesel budget
9th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom will reduce planned maintenance to 3 000 MW during the upcoming winter season and will seek to keep unplanned breakdowns to below 14 000 MW in a bid to... 


BMO drops anti-coal policy amid Wall Street rebuke of ESG
BMO drops anti-coal policy amid Wall Street rebuke of ESG
9th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BMO Bank quietly dropped its policy restricting lending to the coal industry in late 2023, helping it avoid being labeled an energy “boycotter” in West Virginia. The change came to light Monday... 


Rail tracks
South Africa taps business to create office to end rail monopoly
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has asked companies to help it set up an office to facilitate the entry of private operators onto the continent’s biggest rail network for the first time. In a letter sent last month... 


Eskom's Duvha power station
Eskom defends pollution record, saying it’s spending billions
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State power utility, stung by reports about the health impacts of emissions from burning coal, said it’s spending billions of dollars to reduce them and has an ambitious target to... 


1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
 

Showroom

VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd
VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd

For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Aqs image
AQS Liquid Transfer

AxFlow AQS Liquid Transfer (Pty) Ltd is an Importer and Distributor of Pumps in Southern Africa

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Multotec
Multotec

Multotec, recognised industry leaders in metallurgy and process engineering help mining houses across the world process minerals more efficiently,...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
ESAB showroom image
ESAB South Africa

ESAB South Arica, the leading supplier of high-end welding and cutting products to the Southern African industrial market is based in...

VISIT SHOWROOM 

Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
PLUS
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?

MAGAZINE & ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE

RESEARCH CHANNEL AFRICA

SUBSCRIBE

CORPORATE PACKAGES

CLICK FOR A QUOTATION







pqt: 3.088s - ct: 3.19s - 482pq - 2rq
Subscribe Now