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Parker’s High Performance Flange System gains new certification for marine applications

3rd June 2021 Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced that its mechanical flange system for machines and plants (with working pressures of up to 420 bar) - “HPF - Parker High Performance Flange System” -  has gained DNV GL approval for marine applications. The DGUV... 

Parker launches new generation of oil condition monitoring technology

3rd June 2021 Parker Hannifin the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced an innovative oil condition monitoring technology that is set to help marine operators reduce downtime, reduce costs, and protect assets. Developed in close collaboration with marine experts, the DIGI Plus has... 

OceanHub accelerator welcomes another six companies

By: Schalk Burger     26th April 2021 Oceans economy accelerator nonprofit OceanHub Africa has selected six entrepreneurs and their ventures as the second cohort of companies that will be supported through acceleration programmes. The entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Tanzania, Namibia and South Africa were selected from among about 130... 

BlueCape partnership to support businesses in oceans economy

By: Schalk Burger     26th April 2021 Marine economy public-private partnership organisation BlueCape will support businesses in the oceans economy, remove barriers to entry and support skills development and transformation for job creation in the Cape Town V&A Waterfront, says founding director Bruce Tedder. BlueCape is a... 

WearCheck keeps Indian Naval fleet in ship-shape condition

23rd April 2021 WearCheck India’s laboratory in Chennai was honoured to receive a visit from the top brass of the Indian Navy Services (INS) Flotilla Support Unit recently, where delegates attended a one day seminar on oil analysis in the marine industry and toured the laboratory. South Africa-based WearCheck’s... 

Cabinet expected to approve Hydrogen Society Roadmap by early 2022 at latest 

By: Terence Creamer     14th April 2021 South Africa’s Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM) will be presented for Cabinet approval either before the end of the year or early next year and should outline how the country’s resource advantages should be leveraged to produce green hydrogen, as well as to integrate hydrogen-related technologies,... 

Research highlights potential for SA to develop offshore wind

By: Schalk Burger     2nd April 2021 A study of South Africa's offshore wind energy resources by researchers from the Stellenbosch University Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering indicates that wind turbines installed off the KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape coasts could potentially supply between 15% and 800% of South... 

Massive ships now heading towards South Africa as Suez Canal remains blocked

By: News24Wire      26th March 2021 Some of the world’s biggest container ships have changed course in recent hours, and are now heading towards the coast of South Africa as the Suez Canal remains blocked. Among them is the "mega ship" Ever Greet, which is operated by the same Taiwan-based company (Evergreen) as the Ever Given,... 

Western Cape establishes coastal management line 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th March 2021 Western Cape Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Anton Bredell has established the first coastal management line (CML) in South Africa. In the face of a changing global climate and the presence of naturally dynamic coastal processes, the safety... 

Namibian Marine Phosphate advises of postponement in High Court ruling

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th March 2021 A judgment by the Namibian High Court on an application launched by the Confederation of Namibian Fishing Association and three other parties against the legitimacy of Namibian Marine Phosphate’s (NMP’s) Sandpiper mining licence has been postponed to April 12. The judgment had initially been... 

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