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UJ designs mobile lab to aid in water contamination testing

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th May 2019 The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has created a mobile lab for water testing, amid various sewage spills in South Africa. The Transnet National Ports Authority reported earlier this month that it had prohibited angling and diving activity at the Durban port, owing to a massive sewage spill in... 

Test Dynamics launched to provide excellence in the test & measurement technology arena

9th May 2019 Test Dynamics was appointed to provide continued representation of the National Instruments brand locally, when National Instruments took a decision to pursue a distribution model in Southern Africa. According to Stephen Plumb, sales manager at Test Dynamics, this distribution model has been... 

Eberhard calls for renewables to play a far greater role in South Africa 

By: Kim Cloete     7th May 2019 Energy expert Anton Eberhard has called for renewable energy to play a far greater role in South Africa, adding that solar and wind energy had saved the country from what could have been a far darker place during the recent spate of load-shedding. “Independent power producers have mitigated... 

Vivo performs well in Q1 on the back of added Engen business

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th May 2019 African fuel retailer Vivo Energy had a “strong start” to this year, with volumes for the first quarter having increased by 7% year-on-year to 2.4-billion litres. CEO Christian Chammas said in a statement on Tuesday that volume growth had resulted from good underlying growth in Vivo’s existing... 

Locally Manufactured Multotec Trommel Screen For Tronox Brand SE Baai Site

6th May 2019 South African Original Equipment Manufacturer, Multotec won a tender from Tronox’s Namakwa Sands to replace a trommel at the mine’s Primary Concentration Plant East (PCPE) at its Brand se Baai site on the West Coast. Greta Mantell, technical sales representative at Multotec Manufacturing, says... 

South African logistics firm recommends review of bulk liquid terminal tender

By: Reuters     3rd May 2019 State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will recommend to its board that a tender to build and operate a bulk liquid terminal in Durban be reviewed and possibly cancelled, a senior official said. The "Lot 100" tender at South Africa's main petrochemical hub Island View on the east... 

Eni to focus on saving African forests to offset CO2 emissions

By: Bloomberg     3rd May 2019 Eni's plan to offset emissions from its oil and gas operations will focus on working with African communities to prevent deforestation. The project is part of the Italian energy giant’s goal of removing the equivalent of 20-million tons a year of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere by 2030.... 

Energy-efficient steel and billet production for Peru

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd May 2019 Aceros Arequipa orders steel mill and continuous billet caster from SMS group Corporación Aceros Arequipa S.A. (CAASA), based in Arequipa, Peru, has awarded SMS group an order covering the supply of mechatronic equipment for a new steel mill and a billet caster with six strands for its Pisco... 

Gorgon natural gas facility – Jansz-Io compression project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd May 2019 The Jansz-Io compression project is part of the original development plan for Gorgon. 

Dutch court to hear case vs Shell brought by widows of hanged Nigeria activists

By: Reuters     2nd May 2019 A Dutch court said on Wednesday it has jurisdiction to hear a damages suit brought against Royal Dutch Shell by four widows of activists executed by the Nigerian government in 1995. In a preliminary decision, judges at the Hague District Court said they would allow the suit to go forward, a rare... 

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