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Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre launched in South Africa  

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th April 2019 South African Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Tuesday highlighted that the country's future development probably depended on how fast it mastered the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She was addressing a breakfast forum to mark the setting up of a... 

Portable DGA from Hydromine Projects and Doble Engineering

5th April 2019 Hydromine Projects and Marketing has partnered with Doble Engineering to expand its product range and customer base. Hydromine is the official channel partner responsible for sales and marketing of Doble, Morgan Schaffer and Vanguard solutions.  The product range includes portable dissolved gas... 

Lack of road maintenance could cost South Africa millions of rands – SARF president

By: Simone Liedtke     4th April 2019 Roads that are not properly and timeously maintained are costing South Africa millions of rands, as well as negatively affecting the economy and society, says South African Road Federation president Saied Solomons. Solomons is also the CEO of the Southern African Bitumen Association. 

A breath of fresh air - customised compressed air solutions for pole hole drill rigs from Integrated Air Solutions

4th April 2019 Integrated Air Solutions’ customised ELGi high-pressure diesel compressors provide the ideal air solution for key customer, Smith Capital’s locally manufactured pole hole drill rigs. Founded in the 1970’s, and offering market leading post and pole-hole, reverse circulation and water well drilling... 

Used oil 101 for the construction industry

3rd April 2019 The Waste Act is cleaning up the environment by systematically making industry sectors responsible for managing the waste the produce, and the construction industry is no exception. Besides building and demolition waste, the construction industry needs to take responsibility for other waste... 

Wet disk snubber upgrade cuts maintenance on Cat® rope shovels

2nd April 2019 Caterpillar recently introduced a new wet disk snubber upgrade for dipper doors on its 7495 Series electric rope shovels. The oil-filled snubber is maintenance and adjustment free for its 12,000-hour life before rebuild, which aligns with dipper service life. The new snubber design—a sealed,... 

PE port welcomes first oil tanker after berth repairs

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st April 2019 Port of Elizabeth’s Tanker Berth on Friday welcomed its first vessel, the UAAC Mirdif, after completion of berth repairs. The vessel delivered white oil to Nelson Mandela Bay.  

Port of PE Tanker Berth Back in Operation

27th March 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Port Elizabeth is pleased to announce that repairs to the Tanker Berth have been successfully completed ahead of schedule.   The Tanker Berth has been successfully recertified by a structural engineer and has been cleared for operations to... 

Port Elizabeth port’s tanker berth back in operation

By: Nadine James     27th March 2019 Repairs to the tanker berth at Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) Port Elizabeth port have been successfully completed ahead of schedule.  The berth has been successfully recertified by a structural engineer and has been cleared to resume operations. It had been closed since February 18... 

Drilling oil in one of fastest ocean currents tests Total

By: Bloomberg     26th March 2019 Total’s discovery of South Africa’s first oil in deep water could prove to be a bonanza for a country lacking crude reserves of its own and prompt a rush from other majors. That’s if they’re able to solve the engineering challenges of operating in one of the fastest ocean currents in the world.... 

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