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Ford and Department of Basic Education hand over first donated engine to Port Elizabeth Technical High School

20th November 2020 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) and the Department of Basic Education today handed over the first of 240 engines that are being donated to technical high schools across South Africa. Kicking off the donation programme, Otto du Plessis High School in Port Elizabeth received the first... 

Platinum investment demand rockets on risk and hydrogen – WPIC

By: Martin Creamer     18th November 2020 Platinum investment demand rocketed 291% in the three months to September 30, World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reported on Wednesday, when it forecast a third consecutive annual platinum deficit next year on an initial projected 2021 deficit of 224 000 oz. The high third-quarter (Q3)... 

Virgin Galactic expects first powered test flight of its spacecraft within three weeks

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th November 2020 Sub-orbital crewed spaceflight company Virgin Galactic announced on Thursday that the first powered test flight of its SpaceShipTwo spaceplane will take place later this month. The test flight will be made from Spaceport America in the US State of New Mexico. The test flight will be conducted... 

Nordgold equips West African training centre with virtual training tool

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th November 2020 Diversified miner Nordgold has equipped its new West Africa Training Centre, at the Lefa mine, in Guinea, with a Cybermine Full-Mission Simulator. The simulator is a training tool for mining fleet operators that is designed to improve their skills through safe and efficient manipulation of... 

Continental Cross Contact Extreme E tyre: capable of mastering even the most exceptional challenges

28th October 2020 Continental is a founding partner of the Extreme E race series and, from 2021, will be a premium sponsor. The technology company will equip all the electric racers with tyres for what will be very different and ultra-tough events. In the following interview, Continental tyre development engineer... 

Brazilian aerospace group delivered 28 civilian jets during the third quarter

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd October 2020 Brazilian aerospace and defence group Embraer has announced that it delivered a total of 28 commercial and executive jets during the third quarter of this year. These were divided into seven airliners of its ‘E-Jet’ family and 21 executive jets. The company is the world’s number one manufacturer... 

Wärtsilä wins 128 MW power contract at Grasberg

By: Mariaan Webb     21st October 2020 The technology group Wärtsilä has received contracts from PT Freeport Indonesia for a 128 MW power plant to supply electricity to the Grasberg mine. The plant will be located at Amamapare, PT Freeport Indonesia’s port site in Papua. From here, the electricity will be fed to the Grasberg mine... 

Toyota, Denyo develop fuel-cell power-supply vehicle

By: Irma Venter     16th October 2020 Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Denyo have announced that they have jointly developed a fuel-cell power-supply vehicle.  Denyo, a manufacturer of mobile generators, will work with Toyota to start verification tests with the aim of commercialising the truck. 

Paramount to expand air adversary offering in the US

By: Donna Slater     14th October 2020 Aerospace systems company Paramount Aerospace Systems USA (PAS USA) reports that it will “significantly expand” its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and training support for the Mirage F1 fighter jet fleet operated by US military contractors that provide adversary training for the... 

L-X heavy duty chemical supplement – ideal for engines fantastic in firearms

29th September 2020 When Lubrication Engineers (LE) developed its L-X Heavy Duty Chemical Supplement (2300), the aim was to create a product that would help to keep engines clean and reduce frictional wear by combating carbon, varnish and gum deposits that prevent an engine from operating at maximum efficiency. L-X... 

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