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TPT boosts equipment capabilities with R2bn investment

By: Simone Liedtke     13th February 2020 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has already invested R2-billion to replace ageing equipment during the 2020 calendar year in response to industry calls for equipment that will improve performance across its operations. The investment included the acquisition of two mobile harbour cranes for the... 

Hook-Block The Star Of This Overhead Crane

29th October 2019 The humble hook-block was recently elevated in status to become the key component of an electric overhead crane completed by Condra for a metal refinery. Custom designed to specification, the block comprised an electrically insulated square steel frame suspended horizontally from four rope... 

New a.b.e. Products To Protect Against Corrosion

22nd October 2019 a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has launched two new products: a.b.e. Rustopak Red Penetrating Sealant and a.b.e. Rustopak Top Coat that in conjunction deal with challenging existing corrosion, and inhibit the formation of new rust on metal while protecting concrete.  a.b.e. is part of the Chryso... 

Service Agreements Reduce Costs And Ensure Safety Compliance

27th September 2019 “Overhead gantries, cranes, hoists and related lifting equipment components while often critical components of manufacturing and process facilities are also subject to stringent occupational and safety regulations in South Africa, making the maintenance of the equipment a critical activity. The... 

ABB’s Alrode motor, generator factory meets local sourcing requirements

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th September 2019 Following a recent investment and transfer of knowledge and skills, ABB South Africa’s motor and generator factory, in Alrode, near Johannesburg, is now fully compliant with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (DTIC’s) “greater than 70% local sourcing” regulations. In a statement... 

Former EBH Namibia Namdock kicks off new era with superb rig repair success

26th June 2019 The years 2018 and 2019 have been strategically momentous ones for EBH Namibia. From the previous position of having South African shareholding, the company has moved to become a wholly Namibian-owned company, with 100% of the shareholding jointly held by the EBH Consortium and the Namibian Ports... 

Chernobyl nuclear reactor 4 new safe confinement structure project, Ukraine

By: Sheila Barradas     14th June 2019 Containment arch is now complete.  

Company provides maintenance and repair services for mining industry

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     7th June 2019 Having recently completed a large facility management project for diamond processing organisation the Diamond Trading Company (DTC) in Gaborone, Botswana, industrial rope-access specialist Skyriders has found a faster, more efficient way of conducting maintenance on site through rope access. The... 

Southern Palace-led consortium named preferred bidder for R2.5bn Tambo Springs container terminal 

By: Terence Creamer     5th June 2019 State-owned freight logistics utility Transnet has named a consortium led by black-empowerment group Southern Palace as the preferred bidder for a 20-year concession to build and operate a new R2.5-billion inland container terminal in southern Gauteng. The public­–private partnership, dubbed the... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st May 2019 Transnet has said that its contractor, CMI Emtateni Joint Venture, has terminated its R4.2-billion contract for a megaproject to create deeper berths at the Durban Container Terminal. 

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