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The Moa joint venture in Cuba
Moa JV expansion on track for completion next year – Sherritt
9th February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The expansion programme at the Moa nickel and cobalt joint venture (JV), in Cuba, is on time and budget for completion next year, says Canadian firm Sherritt. The $77-million two-phase expansion... 


Efficient Engineering is gearing up for continued growth
Building SA’s engineering base for growth
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Already leveraging the global economic recovery, Efficient Engineering is gearing up for continued growth – while strengthening the industrial foundations of the South African economy. According to... 


Image of Eskom Kusile power station flue gas desulphurisation plant
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
3rd February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom is expecting to operate temporary stacks on the three units at Kusile, which will bypass the flue-gas desulphurisation system. 


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Namibia Chamber optimistic about industry’s 2023 prospects
27th January 2023 By: Nadine James

Mining industry organisation Namibia Chamber of Mines (NCM) states that it is “very positive” on the trajectory of the local mining industry, stressing that it expects it to grow on the back of... 


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Efficient Engineering
27th January 2023

With over 50 years of experience, Efficient Engineering specialises in the design, engineering and fabrication of equipment for the mining, earthmoving, materials handling and minerals processing... 


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Greater Tortue Ahmeyim liquefied natural gas project, Senegal – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

bp has reported that the floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the project has started its journey towards the project site off the coasts of Mauritania and Senegal. 


Iamge of lithium from the Kathleen Valley project
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown has flagged a cost increase in the project. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has said it will approach the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment for an exemption to temporarily bypass the flue gas desulphurisation units at the Kusile power station. 


The Koeberg power station
Eskom weighs nuclear fuel impact after US-South Africa pact ends
26th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Power utility Eskom is examining how the suspension of a pact that enables it to import nuclear fuel components from the US will affect its sole atomic plant. The Agreement for Cooperation in... 


The 33kV mobile switching station supplied by Zest WEG
Mobile switching station delivered to Mozambique
20th January 2023

Custom-engineered mobile power solutions company Zest WEG recently supplied a mobile switching station to Mozambique’s national power utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM). The specifications... 


CLEAN POWER PUSH
The allocation of new renewable electricity capacity to support South Africa’s green hydrogen production goals will need to be included in the updated Integrated Resource Plan or as part of an associated energy plan for green hydrogen
S Africa must apply lessons from auto industry to green hydrogen sector – Patel
20th January 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Lessons from South Africa’s extensive experience in the automotive industry need to be applied as the country focuses on building a green hydrogen sector, which could potentially produce... 


Air Products Welding – Focus on the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process
13th January 2023

Air Products’ Welding Specialist, Sean Young, a respected source of knowledge and skills Air Products is a leader in the industrial gas market, not only with regards to the quality of their... 


Image of lithium
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources has struck a binding power purchase agreement with independent power producer Zenith Energy to supply electricity to the Kathleen Valley project. 


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H2OK project, US – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Woodside has awarded the liquefaction equipment contract at its proposed H2OK hydrogen project. 


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Walyering licence granted
12th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Joint venture partners Strike Energy and Talon Energy have been awarded a production licence for the Walyering gasfield, from the Western Australian Minister of Mines and Petroleum. The two... 


Woodside awards equipment contract at US hydrogen project
20th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has awarded the liquefaction equipment contract at its proposed H2OK hydrogen project in Ardmore, Oklahoma, to Air Liquide Engineering and Construction. Air Liquide will... 


Akobo reports all mining activity is full speed ahead at Segele mine
19th December 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Norway-listed Akobo Minerals’ efforts to develop the Segele gold mine, in Ethiopia, are progressing at pace with surface mining operations being under way and process plant parts having started to... 


Mixed performance for platinum jewellery demand in the third quarter
19th December 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum jewellery demand had a mixed performance in the third quarter, with the Platinum Jewellery Business Review showing year-on-year declines in demand in the US and China and increases in... 


The target chamber at National Ignition Facility in the LLNL
US researchers achieve unprecedented breakthrough in nuclear fusion
14th December 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Late on Tuesday, South African time, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) confirmed what had been rumoured for the previous couple of days:... 


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Cabinda phosphate project, Angola
9th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A definitive feasibility study has shown that the project has robust economics, with relatively low capital expenditure requirements. 


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New welding equipment, training significant contributors in growth strategy
2nd December 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

To assist its growth strategy in an evolving local market space, specialist fabrication company Efficient Engineering has made a significant investment by procuring a state-of-the-art automated... 


Fast liquefied natural gas 2 project, Mexico
Fast liquefied natural gas 2 project, Mexico
2nd December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The project entails the deployment of multiple liquefied natural gas units, each with a capacity of 1.4-million tonnes a year, which will use existing pipeline transportation capacity to deliver... 


Ground-breaking Structure Fabrication Inspired by the Everyday
30th November 2022

Imagine if constructing your next large structure fabrication was as easy as building Lego blocks? Industry innovators have made this possible with a seamless combination of 3D design, laser... 


Pensana reports early works are progressing well at Saltend, Longonjo
28th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Rare earths developer Pensana reports that construction is progressing well at both its Saltend rare earths processing hub, in the UK, and its Longonjo rare earths mine, in Angola. The enabling... 


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Saudi Arabia Fabrication In-Kingdom Ras Al-Khair fabrication yard, Saudi Arabia
25th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The proposed project will support Saudi Aramco’s planned offshore expansions. 


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Grinding Techniques – The fabricator’s choice when it comes to aluminium
24th November 2022

More aluminium is produced each year than any other non-ferrous metal. The demand for aluminium outweighs the supply offered in the market - this is evident in the current market price for aluminium. 


PGI highlights strong platinum jewellery demand growth in India
18th November 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Despite uncertain global financial conditions and geopolitical tensions, India’s economy has been resilient this year. As a result, its jewellery industry has seen “exceptional growth”, with... 


Coral Sul FLNG
Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique – update
18th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

bp has successfully loaded the first liquefied natural gas cargo from the offshore Coral Sul floating liquefied natural gas facility. 


Pipeline specialist eyes wider customer base after completing Seriti ESD programme
17th November 2022

Bulwane Projects and Maintenance is a company that operates in the engineering sector, specialising in pipeline repair and maintenance, as well as in light civil work and plant maintenance. The... 


Image of Kusile chimney damage
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
11th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has reported severe damage to a chimney at Kusile in the latest blow to the beleaguered power station. 


Image of mounds of rare earths
Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, UK/Angola – update
4th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has progressed to the construction phase at its Longonjo rare earths mining project, in Angola, and its Saltend processing hub, in the UK. 


An image showing gold refining
Gold demand firmer in the third quarter, council reports
1st November 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A healthy third quarter, driven by stronger consumer and central bank buying, helped year-to-date gold demand recover to pre-Covid levels, a new report published by industry organisation the World... 


An image of hollowware stainless steel
Stainless steel industry remains resilient amid post-Covid recovery
28th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The levels of local stainless steel consumption have been declining for the past eight years, however, the industry remains buoyant after having seemingly recovered from the effects of the... 


Scrap export ban detrimental to sector
28th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) supports the proposed legislation to stop the economic damage caused by metal theft and infrastructure destruction. However,... 


Image of mounds of rare earths
Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility, Australia – update
28th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Lynas has awarded a near A$33-million contract for the fabrication and installation of the kiln feed hood and waste gas treatment circuit at the facility. 


Image of core inspection at the Segele project
Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
28th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

South African mining contractor IW Mining has arrived on site at Akobo Minerals' Segele project. 


Image of US map/flag
Vidalia active anode material project, US – update
28th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources has been considered for a grant by the US Department of Energy to support the potential expansion of its Vidalia facility. 


Pensana pleased with move to construction at both Longonjo, Saltend
26th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Tim George, the CEO of London-listed Pensana says the company is delighted to have moved into the construction phase at both its Longonjo rare earths mining project, in Angola, and its Saltend... 


Image of Kusile power station pylons/dry cooling
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
21st October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A fire damaged one of the generating units that has not yet been synchronised to the grid at Kusile on October 14.  


Syrah secures more US funding, flags ongoing issues in Moz
20th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed graphite miner Syrah Resources has been tapped for a grant of up to $220-million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support the potential expansion of its Vidalia active anode... 


Image shows the Pluto LNG operation
Woodside posts record quarter
20th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian energy major Woodside has reported record sales and production third quarter ended September. Production during the three months to September rose by 52% on the previous quarter, to... 


Higher prices drive Santos profits
20th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has delivered record year-to-date sales revenue on the back of higher third-quarter production and higher energy prices. Year-to-date sales revenue reached $5.9-billion... 


Akobo starts mine development at Ethiopia site
17th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South African mining contractor IW Mining has arrived on site at Scandinavia-based gold exploration company Akobo Minerals' Segele project, in Ethiopia. The South African team, with many years of... 


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