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Cabinda DFS proves up
17th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Cabinda phosphate project, in Angola, has estimated a capital requirement of $48.5-million to develop the project, with owner Minbos Resources saying... 


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Benguela Gem wins top honours at SAISC Steel Awards
14th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

The overall winner of the 2022 Southern African Institute for Steel Construction (SAISC) Awards is the Benguela general treatment plant mining facility aboard the Benguela Gem – the world’s most... 


Lynas awards major contract in Kalgoorlie
11th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has awarded a near A$33-million contract to Australian industrial services company WestStar Industrial at its rare earths processing facility in Kalgoorlie. WestStar’s... 


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Rope access project completed
7th October 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Rope access specialist Skyriders has completed a rope access project for a petrochemicals producer in South Africa. The project was divided into two phases, with the first phase being completed... 


Fortune extends option to acquire Alberta refinery site for Nico project
4th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian mining company Fortune Minerals has secured an extension to the option to buy the JFSL Field Services brownfield site in Lamont, Alberta. The extension, the company says, is owing to “the... 


FFS expanding storage, handling capacity for bulk bitumen imports
29th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Hydrocarbon solutions company FFS Refiners is investing R350-million into the expansion of the existing storage and handling facility of FFS Tank Terminals that will enable the bulk import of... 


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Grinding Techniques – Essential partner to the power industry
21st September 2022

Electricity is a key component in the South African economy, it provides much needed power to homes, businesses and essential appliances for daily life. Despite being a necessity to many, bouts of... 


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Vedanta signs MoUs for $22bn semiconductor manufacturing project in India
19th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

Indian mining investment company Vedanta has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Indian state of Gujarat to set up a semiconductor fabrication plant – commonly referred to as a... 


Boeing opens first of a series of new-generation advanced factories
16th September 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Major US group Boeing’s Defence, Space and Security (BDS) business unit has opened its new Advanced Composite Fabrication Centre (ACFC). This is the first of what is intended to be a series of... 


Late SAISC CEO Paolo Trinchero
SAISC pays tribute to late CEO who had a ‘heart of steel and gold’
14th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The board of directors and employees of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) says its CEO and industry stalwart Paulo Trinchero will long be remembered as a dedicated... 


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Local products and services for industrial sector
13th September 2022

A wide range of services are available to the petrochemical, construction, mining and power generation industries, provided by companies under the umbrella of the Hydra Arc Group. The group... 


Major US aerospace group reports significant advance in 3D printing technology
12th September 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Major US aerospace and defence group Northrop Grumman has reported that it has made a significant advance in the additive manufacturing (AM, also called 3D printing) production of carbon/carbon... 


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Manufacturers must increase export potential – export council
9th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

Igniting investor relations and export potential, as well as increased investment in projects, are paramount to gaining traction when trying to reignite the economy post Covid-19, stresses South... 


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Institute charts direction after pandemic
9th September 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite many industries being significantly impacted by the pandemic, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) used the pandemic period as an opportunity to restructure and enhance itself... 


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New Age Engineering Solutions
9th September 2022

Founded 19 years ago, New Age Engineering Solutions has established its reputation as a top structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and piping (SMEIP) service provider.  As a proudly... 


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Brasco emphasizes the importance of dust-control, filtration equipment management
7th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

A combination of lost knowledge and the loss of skilled workers has caused many companies to neglect maintenance of dust-control equipment, which industrial filtration company, Brasco Group,... 


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Hydra Arc eyeing mining industry, international markets
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Although there are many benefits when partnering with steel fabricator Hydra Arc, engineering manager Matthew Alfonso says the company’s “unique service” remains core to its management philosophy,... 


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ESAB moving into new 5 000 m2 facility owing to significant growth
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Welding company ESAB will be moving into its new state-of-the-art 5 000 m2 facility in November - a move that’s largely motivated by the company experiencing “significant growth” over the last four... 


Multotec South African operations CEO Rikus Immink
Multotec technology assists in achieving ESG goals
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa-based minerals processing equipment specialist Multotec will have a strong presence at this year’s Electra Mining Africa (EMA) exhibition, and will have its in-house experts on hand to... 


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Kwatani casts spotlight on innovation, digitalisation
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to the innovation imperative in the mining sector, mining equipment manufacturer Kwatani will use Electra Mining Africa 2022 as the platform to cast the spotlight on its modern... 


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Shortage of frack gear is helping to hold back US oil production
2nd September 2022 By: Bloomberg

In a dusty corner of Oklahoma, close to where Erle Halliburton founded his eponymous oil services empire 103 years ago, a group of workers shows why US oil production growth has been underwhelming... 


Kwikspace capacity & expertise secure large projects from the country’s education departments
1st September 2022

In a mammoth undertaking spanning just four months, Kwikspace completed the manufacture, delivery, and installation of 300 prefabricated modular classroom units across three of South Africa’s... 


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Woodside posts stellar results
30th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Higher energy prices has seen oil and gas major Woodside Energy report a 417% surge in net profits after tax for the first half of 2022, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and... 


 	DIGITAL ADVANCES Kwatani will showcase its advances in the digital space at Electra Mining Africa
Kwatani puts spotlight on new multi-slope screen designs
26th August 2022

In response to the innovation imperative in the mining sector, Kwatani will use Electra Mining Africa as a platform to cast the spotlight on its modern multi-slope screen design and the company’s... 


PERFFECT ATTENDANCE Multotec has exhibited at every Electra Mining Africa since its inception
Using technology to achieve ESG goals
26th August 2022

Multotec, which has exhibited at every Electra Mining Africa exhibition since the show was launched in the 1970s, will have a strong presence at this year’s event, with its in-house experts on hand... 


THE BIG ONE The AFX150 is one of the biggest peristaltic hose pumps in the world
Energy efficiency intrinsic to local pumps, agitators
26th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Peristaltic pumps have been around for nearly a century and, as with many technologies, these pumps have evolved and improved over time. An area into which much research and development has gone is... 


Pipes manufacturer moves fitting fabrication in-house
26th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The best place to ensure quality control is said to be on the factory floor. Gauteng-based pipe manufacturer Rare recently moved the fabrication of its pipefittings in-house to better control the... 


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Exhibitor lounge offers relaxing space to network, do business
23rd August 2022 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Enterprise resource planning software provider SYSPRO Africa is once again sponsoring the exhibitor lounge at this year’s Electra Mining Africa trade show after a successful first rendition of the... 


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Thos Begbie & Co
23rd August 2022

Thos Begbie & Co was established in 1887 by Scottish marine engineer and pioneer Thomas Begbie, in the newly proclaimed gold-rush town of Johannesburg.  A management buyout in 1989 further boosted... 


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Large Format 3D Printer for a variety of jobs
19th August 2022

A three-dimensional (3D) printer designed for very large jobs in application areas such as engineering, prototyping, short-run production, one-off fabrication, large-scale modelling, medical... 


Supplier leveraging industry experience to carve out market segment
Supplier leveraging industry experience to carve out market segment
19th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Industrial equipment supplier Caslad is leveraging its industry experience and contacts to solidify themselves as a large player within the light industrial and materials handling market segment.... 


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Maintenance of HVAC systems key to efficiency
19th August 2022

Lack of attention to maintenance on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems on mobile mining equipment such as dump trucks, excavators, dozers and drill rigs can cost mines dearly,... 


Collaboration to jointly distribute Messer Cutting Systems products
19th August 2022

In 2019, fastener specialists Bolt and Engineering (B.E.D) entered into an agreement with capital equipment manufacturer and distributor First Cut, according to which B.E.D. and First Cut would... 


DELEGATES
Four companies have come together to underscore the importance of awareness, knowledge and training across all sectors of the local compressed gas value chain
Conference calls for improved safety and training, launches revolutionary leak-proof oxyfuel system
19th August 2022

The joint Safety Unites: Compressed Gas Safety Conference held June in Johannesburg, represented a collaboration by the fastener specialists Bolt and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) Group,... 


At the forefront of skills development
16th August 2022

The shortage of technical skills is a huge challenge for business, not only in Africa, but across the world. With its graduate and MBA programmes, Babcock has taken a leading role in developing the... 


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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
12th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Fabrication, site design and construction are under way. 


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Cabinda phosphate fertiliser plant, Angola – update
5th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The definitive feasibility study and project approvals are expected in the third quarter of this year. 


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Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
5th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources is confident that it can execute its Kathleen Valley project within the set timeframe and within the project's new budget. 


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Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
5th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Akobo Minerals has reached an agreement with South African company IW Mining to operate the Segele mine. 


Premier receives $18.1m in funding for Zulu pilot processing plant
3rd August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Premier African Minerals has concluded the definitive transaction documents in respect of the marketing and prepayment agreement with Suzhou TA&A, and is in receipt of about... 


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Boldly going where no material has gone before!
3rd August 2022

Beyond stainless steel – an online workshop on nickel alloys for industrial applications The Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) is proud to announce a brand new CPD... 


Pensana project director for Saltend Hamish Westwater
Pensana appoints heavyweight project delivery team to realise rare earth projects
2nd August 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Pensana has appointed an eight-person project delivery team, dedicated to the execution and commissioning of its Longonjo rare earths mine, in Angola, and its Saltend refinery, in the... 


Akobo appoints South African company as mining contractor for Ethiopia mine
1st August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Scandinavia-based gold exploration and boutique mining company Akobo Minerals has reached an agreement with South African company IW Mining to operate the underground mine at Segele, in Ethiopia.... 


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