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TEDA Renewable Energy Roundtable drives powerful Green Economy dialogue

5th July 2022 Across the globe, climate change and the drive to move away from fossil fuels to clean energy has created immense opportunities for renewable energy. This has become one of the leading sectors in the world in terms of investments, driving development of the “Green Economy”. On 28 June 2022, the... 

New 15-megalitre water reservoir for Lenasia and surrounds

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2022 A new 15 megalitre water reservoir has been launched for Lenasia and surrounding communities to improve storage capacity of the Lenasia High Level Reservoir and to ensure reliability of clean water supply. The R45-million multi-faceted project, which started in August 2020, included site... 

Supplier replaces pump seals at coal mine

By: Sabrina Jardim     1st July 2022 Mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps products supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) replaced expeller seals on centrifugal pumps at a coal mining company’s facility, in Mpumalanga, at the end of April and beginning of May; the pumps were registering poor mean time between... 

Pipe supply proves manufacturer’s metal

By: Halima Frost     1st July 2022 Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings have successfully delivered over 1.4 km of pipe to a project in Tshwane – cementing its position as a leading pipe supplier in Africa. The project entailed the supply of about 70 pipes of 800 nominal bore (NB) in lengths of 12.19 m, with... 

Association stresses quality control is imperative

1st July 2022 As part of its continuous education process, Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) continues to enlighten design engineers, contractors and all users of plastic pipe of the critical importance of getting the highest quality of polymers in the products they specify or... 

More schools means more infrastructure needed

1st July 2022 The Kenyan government’s plan to construct an additional 10 000 classrooms to accommodate an expected surge in student numbers once learners’ transition from primary to junior secondary schools under the Competency-Based Curriculum is welcome and necessary. However, the transition will require... 

Porta Plinth™ Changes the Game of Traditional Pipe Support

30th June 2022 Traditional pipe support cradles made from steel or concrete are heavy and difficult to install. That’s the problem TSS Global set out to solve. To solve this problem, they created Porta Plinth™. The Porta Plinth™ 

Rolls-Royce buys innovative German hydrogen PEM cell company 

By: Rebecca Campbell     30th June 2022 UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce has announced that its Germany-based Power Systems division had acquired a 54% stake in German start-up company Hoeller Electrolyzer (Hoeller). The start-up, founded in 2016, has developed an innovative hydrogen electrolysis... 

Bill Gates-led fund backs startup with cheaper way to move hydrogen

By: Bloomberg     28th June 2022 A hydrogen molecule is tiny. So tiny, in fact, that trying to store and transport it via existing tanks and pipes can end up causing cracks in steel. If hydrogen is to become a clean fuel of the future, urgent technological solutions are needed to keep it in place and move it at will. Enter... 

Industry body assures job security for welders  

By: Halima Frost     24th June 2022 Despite a marked increase in the uptake of robotic welding systems, owing to Covid-19 and the fast-tracking of automation, artisanal welding will never be completely replaced, says Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) Certification CEO Herman Potgieter. “The Covid-19 pandemic has played a... 

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