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Study shows potential to double capacity, reduce costs at Gakara processing plant

By: Donna Slater     23rd February 2021 An enhanced scoping study for Rainbow Rare Earths’ Gakara rare earths project points to a doubling of rare earth elements cracking plant capacity, from 5 000 t/y to 10 000 t/y. Rainbow sought to update the feasibility of the processing facility to produce a high-purity cerium-depleted mixed rare... 

SMS group's innovative New Horizon project completed in 2020

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd February 2021 SMS group is a global, leading partner for the metal industry. As a family-owned business headquartered in Germany, quality and innovation are in our DNA. We are committed to the success of our customers and strive to add value along the entire value chain of the global metal industry. A huge... 

Ocean energy fund expected to boost sector

By: Donna Slater     19th February 2021 Ocean energy professional network Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has appointed risk and insurance consultancy Renewable Risk Advisers to carry out the design of a brand new European and European Union-funded insurance fund for the ocean energy sector as part of the OceanSET project. The project is... 

Trust a turnkey energy engineering service provider for project peace of mind

18th February 2021 At a time when project budgets are increasingly under pressure, as are delivery timelines, it makes more sense for infrastructure projects to trust one vendor that offers a turnkey solution to lead and manage every step of the process, from early ideation and planning to feasibility and... 

TPI warns that most large firms have not gone clean enough to meet Paris agreement

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th February 2021 The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) has warned that 86%, or 95 out of 111, of global publicly listed firms surveyed in heavy industries have failed to prepare for the “transition decade”. Research done by the initiative points to an $856-billion climate risk, which is the combined market cap... 

Eskom, regulator say cracks in Koeberg containment structures not serious

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th February 2021 The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has assured the public that the Koeberg nuclear power station, in Cape Town, is not discharging harmful radiation into the environment. The NNR was responding to media coverage suggesting that the outer shell of the containment building at the power station... 

Paramount Maritime puts to sea new Sentinel vessel to deter oil pirates in West Africa

By: Donna Slater     12th February 2021 Industrial maritime company Paramount Maritime's subsidiary Nautic Africa has launched its new flagship 35 m Sentinel vessel, the second of the new enhanced class, and ultimately destined for a customer in the Gulf of Guinea where it will be used for international oil company related... 

Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project, UK – update

By: Sheila Barradas     12th February 2021 A detailed review of schedule and cost has been performed at Hinkley Point C to determine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the project so far. 

The Square Kilometre Array Observatory has been launched 

By: Rebecca Campbell     8th February 2021 The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) highlighted on Monday that the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory (SKAO) was now active, following the first meeting of the SKAO Council on February 4. The current members of the SKAO are Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal,... 

Ford adds armoured Rangers to its local product portfolio

By: Irma Venter     5th February 2021 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA), together with SVI Engineering, have announced the availability of Ford-approved armoured protection for the Ranger pickup. “The Ranger is among the best-selling vehicles in South Africa, and the introduction of armoured protection will help establish... 

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