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Image of offshore wind farm
BorWin6 project, Germany – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has recorded another record-breaking achievement. 


Port of Durban container operations
TPT to continue to invest in Durban Pier 2 while legal spat over private partner plays out
8th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says it will continue to invest in Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 while legal proceedings around its selection of International Container... 


Saiccor Mill’s 12,5/25/12,5 ton overhead travelling crane under factory load test before delivery
Second crane for pulp leader
8th May 2024

Condra is to manufacture a second maintenance crane for Sappi’s Saiccor Mill, at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. Ordered for turbine maintenance duty, the 25-tonner will join a... 


Image of heavy lifting equipment in an urban setting
Zero emission heavy lifting
3rd May 2024

Recent technological developments now make the electrification of heavy lifting and transportation equipment a possibility. Heavy lifting and transportation specialist Mammoet says it views... 


Transnet freight train
Transnet volumes, revenue up, but falls short of recovery targets
26th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet has reported a 1.5% year-on-year improvement in the total rail volumes reaching 151.7-million tonnes at the end of March 2024, showcasing improvement in operational... 


The abive image depicts the BMG Kabelschlepp cable carrier installation
New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


Lowered profile, integral bogeys the answer as Condra is set to install crane in factory with limited headroom
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is preparing to embark on a crane installation to customer specifications in a factory that has no roof access and limited headroom. The team of Condra specialists,... 


Zero emission heavy lifting on site: building a sustainable future
25th April 2024

How Mammoet is innovating with zero-emission lifting and transport on site to help its customers reduce the carbon footprint of projects “If you ask me what my main vision is, I want us to... 


PROBLEM SOLVED – I
PROBLEM SOLVED – I
16th April 2024

( Virtual Showroom) Double bogeys fitted to the end-carriages of this overhead crane represent the key to a puzzle recently solved by Condra: how to meet customer specifications while still being... 


Condra refurbishing Mpumalanga power station’s 39-year-old crane
22nd March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is refurbishing a 40 t electric overhead travelling crane that was manufactured and commissioned 39 years ago. The 21-metre-span double-girder crane is used for... 


Fatima-Joyce Packery, CEO of PF Africa Mining
Fatima-Joyce Packery
15th March 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Fatima-Joyce Packery, CEO of PF Africa Mining, which operates ferrochrome recovery plants 


Image of Kusile power plant at night
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has insisted that it is on track to complete the repairs to the ducts in the west stack at the Kusile power station by December 2024. 


40 Not out
40 Not out
7th March 2024

(Virtual Showroom) A 40-ton electric overhead travelling crane manufactured and commissioned 39 years ago is being refurbished at Condra’s main factory in Germiston, just a few months short of the... 


The above image depicts two Condra technicians working on a jib crane
Local manufacturer seeks to ease crane buying process
1st March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

There is a risk associated with buying capital equipment, and the choice of a factory crane can be “especially tricky”, says local overhead cranes and hoists manufacturer Condra Cranes. Condra... 


R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
21st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government is proposing to reduce its planned allocations to Eskom under a previously announced R254-billion debt-relief package by R2-billion a year for the 2023/24 and 2024/25... 


Wimpie Krügel, an Engineer in JG Afrika’s Roads & Highway Division and a Road Safety Auditor
JG Afrika helps to fast-track wind energy projects in South Africa
19th February 2024

JG Afrika, a leading engineering consultancy with a more than 100-year-long track record providing cutting-edge technical services, is closely associated with the Renewable Energy Independent Power... 


SPECIFIC PURPOSE
Each crane is equipped with a hoist for specific maintenance purposes
Platreef mine receives specialised lifting solutions
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The application of precise, reliable and safe lifting machinery is imperative for various operational facets in mining, including maintenance and production processes, says lifting equipment... 


Image of the Kusile power plant
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
We are turning ports around, but it will take time – Ramaphosa
5th February 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

While the recently launched African Continental Free Trade Area will provide advantages for South African companies, the efficiency and competitiveness of the country’s logistics architecture needs... 


An image of the steel suction pipe component manufactured by Bay Engineering
Precision engineering firm tallies up project portfolio
2nd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Bay Engineering is an outsourced engineering and jobbing shop, based in Benoni, that specialises in steel pipe fabrication and welding, computer numerical control (CNC) turning and milling and... 


An image depicting the Nord Lock
High strength bolting solutions offered for marine services
2nd February 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s Nord-Lock Expander System pivot pin components offer dependable solutions that combat the challenges of lug wear in the marine and shipping sector. Pivots, which... 


Sunward South Africa expands business operations, unlocking new opportunities for growth, product innovation and technological advancements
Sunward South Africa expands business operations, unlocking new opportunities for growth, product innovation and technological advancements
1st February 2024

Sunward South Africa (Pty) Ltd proudly announced the expansion of their business operations into the South African market during a prestigious launch ceremony hosted at the company’s Jet Park... 


The Cape Town Container Terminal
TPT reports Cape Town Container Terminal improvements
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says the Cape Town Container Terminal reached a high of 17 moves an hour during a single shift in the past week despite fluctuating productivity, and 2 388... 


Condra supplies electric hoists, overhead cranes and chain blocks to Platreef mine
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Cranes manufacturer Condra Cranes has delivered electric hoists, two overhead cranes and a number of chain blocks to Canada-based Ivanhoe Mines’ South African subsidiary Ivanplat’s Platreef... 


Bell image
Inside Bell Heavy Industries
26th January 2024

Project engineering and contract manufacturing company Bell Heavy Industries (BHI) is a new name in engineering and fabrication in South Africa, but its clients are in trusted, experienced hands.... 


Delba Electrical
Delba Electrical’s large machine division offers expert medium and high voltage rotating machine repairs and rewinding
26th January 2024

Rotating machines repairer Delba Electrical stands at the forefront of innovation in the field of electrical rotating machine repairs, boasting a cutting-edge facility specifically designed for the... 


An image depicting the  Ngqura Container Terminal
Operators to run a full three-berth operation at the Ngqura Container Terminal
19th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT), in the Eastern Cape, has recruited 36 lifting equipment operators to run a full three-berth operation when South Africa’s citrus season begins in April. The... 


Condra cranes for Platreef PGM
Condra cranes for Platreef PGM
8th January 2024

(Virtual Showroom): Condra has delivered electric hoists, two overhead cranes and a number of chain blocks to Platreef Mine, part of the Platreef PGM project near Mokopane in Limpopo Province,... 


Seven RTGs being delivered to the Cape Town Container Terminal
Cape Town Container Terminal receives seven additional gantry cranes
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) took delivery of seven pre-used rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) on December 11. The acquisition of the RTGs is part of State-owned Transnet Port Terminals’... 


Second Condra crane to be installed at Saiccor Mill’s Feed Three dryer line
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes has completed the manufacture of a service and maintenance crane for Saiccor Mill’s Feed Three pulp dryer line at Umkomaas, in KwaZulu-Natal. The double-girder... 


Image of Solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of Eastgate Shopping Centre
More solar power for shopping centre
7th December 2023

An additional 5.74 MW of solar power has been added to the fast-track project being undertaken at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng, while trading continues. As part of the ongoing work... 


A straddle carrier
Spares deal expected to boost performance of straddle carriers at congested DCT Pier 2
7th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has concluded a seven-year agreement with four original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of critical spares for equipment across its terminals, including... 


John Thompson post
John Thompson secures additional order for Rand-Air containerised boilers
7th December 2023

On the back of the successful delivery of two 3 t/h TR300 containerised boiler models this year, industrial rental solutions provider Rand-Air ordered two additional containerised boilers from... 


Durban Container Terminal landside operations
Durban Container Terminal increases working hours to clear backlog, amongst other measures
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 has increased the ship working hours at some of its berths over the last few days to clear the backlog of vessels at anchor, Durban Terminals has... 


Delba Post image
Delba Electrical's large machine division offers expert medium and high voltage rotating machine repairs and rewinding
30th November 2023

Rotating machines repairer Delba Electrical stands at the forefront of innovation in the field of electrical rotating machine repairs, boasting a cutting-edge facility specifically designed for the... 


The Port of Cape Town
Cape Town container terminal clears most of vessel backlog
29th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) has cleared most of its backlog, berthing vessels on arrival with only one vessel at anchor, State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) reports. The terminal... 


Shipping container
100 000 containers now stuck outside three SA ports - as new penalties and price hikes loom
29th November 2023 By: News24Wire

In recent weeks, container ships have been bypassing the congested and delay-ridden Cape Town harbour to berth at the Port of Port Elizabeth in Gqeberha and the Ngqura (Coega) port, reports the... 


New Condra crane for dissolving pulp plant
New Condra crane for dissolving pulp plant
29th November 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Condra has completed manufacture of a service and maintenance crane for Saiccor Mill’s Feed Three pulp dryer line at Umkomaas on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal south coast. The... 


The above image depicts the concrete columns that secure the steelwork have to be drilled and dowelled onto the existing columns supporting the rooftop slabs, transferring the weight to the centre’s foundations
Unique panel installation at centre
24th November 2023

The addition of another 5.74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by diversified infrastructure and construction company Concor, while keeping... 


South African Association of Freight Forwarders CEO Juanita Maree
SAAFF warns of rising port-congestion costs
22nd November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) estimates that the current congestion at South Africa’s ports is costing at least R124-million a day in direct and indirect costs. With... 


The Durban Container Terminal
No ‘overnight’ solution to vessel congestion at Durban container terminal
20th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The prevailing backlog of ships at anchorage outside the country’s largest container terminal is currently forecast to be cleared only by the end of February amid persistent equipment shortages and... 


The addition of 30 000 square metres of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of Eastgate Shopping Centre has not slowed trading in the shops
Shopping goes on at Eastgate while Concor adds more solar power
3rd November 2023

The addition of another 5,74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by leading black-owned contractor Concor, while keeping the movement of tenants... 


Image of Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kusile Unit 5 is being prepared for synchronisation to the grid towards the end of December. 


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