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Gauteng govt sets near-term road building commitments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th June 2021 The Gauteng provincial government has identified 18 high-capacity roads, or arterial roads, that could serve as a lever to support the province’s plans around Special Economic Zone (SEZ) development. Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo, during the budget tabling for the province on June 18, said roads... 

Seabridge reports Covid case at Yukon exploration site

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th June 2021 A contractor at the 3Aces project, in Canada’s Yukon, has tested presumptively positive for Covid-19, dual-listed Seabridge Gold reported on Tuesday. The company conducted a rapid antigen test after the person arrived at the project site. Three other individuals who came into close contact with... 

Globeleq starts building 19 MW solar plant in Cuamba, Mozambique

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th June 2021 Independent power producer (IPP) Globeleq, together with State-owned utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) and Source Energia, has started construction of a 19 MW solar photovoltaic plant, in Mozambique. The Cuamba solar plant also has a 2 MW storage system and will contribute to... 

Ivanhoe reports fatal accident at Kamoa-Kakula mine in Congo

By: Reuters     4th June 2021 Ivanhoe Mines on Friday reported a fatal accident at its Kamoa-Kakula joint venture in Democratic Republic of Congo, which started producing copper concentrate last week. The accident occurred underground at the Kakula mine, Ivanhoe said in a statement, when a contractor's employee was hit in the... 

Jupiter space probe arrives at research centre in the Netherlands for crucial tests

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th May 2021 The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Thursday that its latest space probe, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice), had been delivered to ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (Estec) in the Netherlands. The spacecraft had been transferred from the Friedrichshafen facility of... 

Production starts at Total’s Zinia project in Angola

By: Simone Liedtke     6th May 2021 Production from the Zinia Phase 2 short-cycle project, which is connected to the existing Pazflor’s floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit in Angola, has started. The project is operated by petroleum refiner Total, which is the joint operator of Block 17 in Angola, together with... 

Energy specialist encourages mines to consider hybrid energy systems

By: Simone Liedtke     5th May 2021 Electrical energy solutions provider Senergy energy specialist Wilco de Villiers has encouraged miners to consider the value of implementing hybrid energy systems at their operations, as mines cannot function effectively without reliable energy supply. Speaking during this year’s Energy & Mines... 

De Beers, BMH Africa launch skills development programme

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd April 2021 Diamond miner De Beers’ Venetia mine, in partnership with contracting partner BMH Africa, on April 23 launched a programme to develop skills in the construction industry and ultimately enhance the local skills base. The programme, which is part of De Beers Group’s Socio-Economic Development... 

South Africa seeks extradition of former Eskom contractor

By: Bloomberg     23rd April 2021 South African prosecutors said they are seeking the extradition of a British national who’s been implicated in a fraudulent deal with the state power company. Michael Lomas appeared in the Westminister Magistrates Court on Thursday, was granted bail of £100 000 and submitted additional surety of... 

Schneider boosts next generation TeSys Giga offering with digital innovation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th April 2021 Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announces the release of new generation of TeSys Giga series Motor Starters. The iconic TeSys Giga series has been reimagined with the latest smart digital innovations to deliver a simpler,... 

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