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Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     18th April 2019 Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline plans to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal and an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline, in Oregon. 

Five ways to tread a little lighter this Earth Day

16th April 2019 Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April. Now in its 49th year, Earth Day is one of the largest observances in the world with one billion people in 192 countries participating in activities each year1. ‘Protect Our Species’, the theme for this year’s Earth Day calls on all citizens around the... 

TNPA provides emergency assistance to pipe-towing tug

11th April 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority’s Port of Richards Bay marine operations team recently came to the aid of the MTS Vanguard tug, when it lost one of eight 500 metre long pipes it was towing along the South African coast en-route from Carolina in the United States to Kuwait in the Middle East.... 

Minimising The Environmental Impact Of Wire Rope Lubricants

11th April 2019 In a rapidly changing global climate and with every industry under pressure to mitigate environmental damage, even wire rope lubrication can play its part. Wire ropes need to be well lubricated to withstand increasingly harsh climate conditions, especially in the maritime and mining industries,... 

Namibia commits to rand peg as economy limps out of recession

By: Bloomberg     8th April 2019 Namibia is ruling out dropping its currency peg with the South African rand “unless something very drastic happens", given the close trade links to its larger neighbour and the drive by the world’s biggest producer of marine diamonds to recover from a two-year recession. “We have to consider all... 

SRK outlines environmental considerations for Brulpadda gas extraction

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th April 2019 SRK Consulting environmental assessment practitioner Sue Reuther says although news of the large Brulpadda gas find off South Africa’s southern coast holds economic potential, the project could take ten years to reach production and all environmental risks would first need to be considered for... 

Strong renewable energy capacity growth continues

By: Simone Liedtke     4th April 2019 The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 GW, according to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency this week. The year-on-year increase of 7.9% was bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy,... 

Babcock bears the load

4th April 2019 Defying the laws of gravity is all in a day’s work for Babcock’s plant hire business as their heavy lift mobile cranes continue turning challenges into triumphs. Most recently, Babcock put a 600-tonne Liebherr LG 1550 lattice boom crane to the test in a project involving the precise placement of... 

Lockheed's $31bn marine copters running 19 months late

By: Bloomberg     4th April 2019 Lockheed Martin Corp.’s $31 billion King Stallion helicopter program for the U.S. Marines may miss its first key milestone by more than 19 months because of a growing checklist of flaws discovered in development testing. The Naval Air Systems Command acknowledged that the helicopter designed to... 

South Africa needs specific laws to protect strategic water source areas

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th March 2019 South Africa requires additional, specific laws to protect strategic water source areas or risk leaving the vast majority of the country’s water source areas highly vulnerable to inappropriate development, says University of Cape Town Institute of Marine and Environmental Law lecturer Amanda... 

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