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BP doubles down on hydrogen as fuel of the future
5th December 2022 By: Reuters

BP chief executive Bernard Looney is betting on hydrogen to power future low-carbon businesses as the governments of major economies stump up cash to develop the fuel to decarbonise. Low-carbon... 


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New dimple tube tech set to improve heat exchanger performance
2nd December 2022

Dimple Tube technology – developed and patented by Bosch Projects, part of the Bosch Holdings group of engineering, construction and operations management companies – is set to transform the... 


Rosmari-Marjoram fields development, Malaysia
Rosmari-Marjoram fields development, Malaysia
2nd December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The development is one of the strategic projects to ensure sustained gas supply to the Petronas liquefied natural gas complex. The project is designed to produce 800-million standard cubic feet of... 


Holland Hydrogen I, the Netherlands
Holland Hydrogen I, the Netherlands
2nd December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The plant will be Europe’s biggest renewable hydrogen facility once operational in 2025.  


Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager (centre) with Prince of Monaco (left) during award ceremony in Monaco.
South African green hydrogen technology wins top global recognition
1st December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Proudly South African hydrogen technology, which has the potential to slash the cost of green hydrogen, has just won top recognition in Monaco at the principality's inaugural hydrogen forum. The... 


Save the Wild Coast: Shell Appeal and Cross Appeal heard, judgment reserved
29th November 2022

Gqeberha: Today, the Eastern Cape High Court reserved judgment in the leave to appeal application from the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Impact Africa and Shell. They seek to appeal the... 


The ITER under construction, in France
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, France – update
25th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Defects have been discovered in the thermal shields and vacuum vessel sectors. 


TotalEnergies about to submit its application to drill for gas along south coast
24th November 2022 By: News24Wire

French energy giant TotalEnergies is preparing to submit its final application for approval to drill up to five wells for oil or gas between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas. The project has met... 


IWC completes another cooling tower project for SASOL
24th November 2022

Ten months later and another successful natural draft cooling tower refurbishment under the belt. The scope of this project was similar to that of Cooling Tower 245B, with the replacement of the... 


TotalEnergies plans oil exploration off South Africa West Coast
18th November 2022 By: Reuters

TotalEnergies is planning to explore for oil offshore South Africa’s West Coast, where environmental groups have increasingly opposed such activity. The French explorer proposes to drill one well,... 


Vega launches South African headquarters
Vega launches South African headquarters
18th November 2022

German instrumentation and control company Vega opened its new South African headquarters on October 31. Situated in Lanseria, the new building incorporates Vega South Africa’s corporate offices, a... 


Cathleen Bayne
Cathleen Bayne
18th November 2022

This week we profile Cathleen Bayne, MD of Nuvo Consulting, a project, cost and construction management firm 


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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
18th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen’s liquefied natural gas plant has resumed operations following repairs to a faulty conduction oil system. 


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Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
18th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz has entered into a new conditional convertible equity facility to advance the ramp-up of operations at the project. 


Mantashe pins hopes on Saudi refinery in South Africa
17th November 2022 By: News24Wire

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says he hopes to persuade Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco to revive its interest in building a refinery in SA.  The Saudi-SA refinery project dates... 


PT Wijaya Karya won the Rail and Transit category for its integrated solution for the 143 km high-speed railway line between Jakarta and Bandung, in Indonesia,
Bentley Systems awards place spotlight on innovative infrastructure builds
16th November 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The product strategy of infrastructure engineering software developer Bentley Systems is grounded in the principle that the infrastructure sector needs to do more with less, said Bentley Systems... 


Infill drilling programme at the West Kenya project
West Kenya gold project, Kenya – update
11th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Drilling results have confirmed high-grade results at the project. 


Festo assists in reducing CO₂ through sustainable engineering
4th November 2022

The key to a carbon-neutral future is to assess CO₂ emissions from the product and then reduce these emissions with innovative solutions. Festo supports this process through free engineering tools.... 


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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
4th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The liquefied natural gas system at Renergen’s Virginia gas plant is complete. 


Eskom's Koeberg Power Station
Dropped generator for Koeberg on track to arrive in December, Eskom tells Parliament
3rd November 2022 By: News24Wire

Eskom has said it will meet the deadline to get a steam generator that suffered minor damage when it was dropped at a Chinese factory to Koeberg Unit 1 by December this year. An Eskom delegation... 


Shell launches engine-cleaning diesel into local commercial market
28th October 2022 By: Donna Slater

Petrochemicals producer Shell Commercial Fuels launched a new formulation of its FuelSave diesel additive-based fuel in South Africa on October 28. The company says the fuel incorporates injector... 


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Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
28th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz has remodelled its Elandsfontein mine resource. 


CEF details Southern African oil, gas projects
20th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned energy company the Central Energy Fund (CEF) Group CEO Dr Ishmael Poolo this week highlighted oil and gas developments in Southern Africa, including discoveries of oil in Namibia,... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
18th October 2022

This week: Harmony Gold says exciting part of Eva Copper is near-term production and, Shell consortium accelerating electrification of mine haul trucks 


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State-of-art pumps exhibited
14th October 2022

Weir Minerals Africa demonstrated an array of products at the recent Electra Mining Africa exhibition. “Having a very broad spectrum of cutting-edge pump options at our disposal allows us to offer... 


Engineers inspect polymetallic nodules transported from the ocean surface.
TMC collects first batch of polymetallic nodules from seafloor
13th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq-listed The Metals Company (TMC) on Wednesday announced that it had successfully collected an initial batch of seafloor polymetallic nodules and transported them up a 4 km-long riser system... 


Shell VP Sectoral Decarbonisation & Innovation Grischa Sauerberg.
Shell consortium accelerating electrification of mine haul trucks
12th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Transitioning oil, gas, fuels and lubricants company Shell has established a nine-member consortium to create electrification solutions for mining sites. The electrification offers a shift away... 


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Tokyo Gas makes space for EIG in $2.15bn deal
10th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Institutional investor EIG, through its liquefied natural gas (LNG) company MidOcean Energy has finally landed in Australia, striking a $2.15-billion deal with Tokyo Gas to acquire that company’s... 


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Shell Lubricant Solutions working on ‘more than a few’ modern solutions
29th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

The evolution of technologies in various sectors require “more than a few” modern fuel and lubrication solutions, which means that the evolution of solutions needs to be aligned to the technologies... 


Improved bearing block units for higher efficiency
29th September 2022

BMG’s range of BTC bearings and components - which is manufactured exclusively for BMG to stringent quality and safety specifications - has been extended to include new bearing block units. “These... 


Oil giant Shell snaps up African solar provider Daystar Power
28th September 2022 By: Reuters

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will purchase African solar provider Daystar Power as it expands its global renewables portfolio, the companies said on Wednesday. Shell is one of the most influential... 


Dr David Hart, E4tech.
Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist
27th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen and fuel cells will be a very important part of any future energy system, says Switzerland-based energy and sustainability consultancy strategist Dr David Hart. Among the... 


Energy and chemicals executive appointed Vulcan deputy CEO
26th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Vulcan Energy has appointed Cris Moreno, an energy and chemicals industry executive based in Europe, as its deputy CEO with effect from November 1. Moreno has more than 20 years’... 


Woodside signs up to zero methane emissions initiative
23rd September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Woodside has become the first Australian company to join the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative. By signing the initiative Woodside is committing to striving to reach... 


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Shell, Mantashe to challenge judgment blocking Wild Coast seismic survey
22nd September 2022 By: News24Wire

Shell and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Thursday applied for leave to appeal a ruling which effectively blocked a seismic survey off the Wild Coast. Earlier this month,... 


Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter
Eskom CEO sees South African gas as key in transition from coal
16th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State power utility Eskom favours burning more domestically sourced gas as it transitions away from coal, its Chief Executive Officer Andre de Ruyter said. With the structure of the... 


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Fatal flaws
16th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The 40-page judgment delivered earlier this month by High Court Judge President Selby Mbenenge in relation to the granting and renewal of an oil and gas exploration right to Shell and partners off... 


Shell strikes gas deal with Mereenie partners
15th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Shell has inked two new gas supply agreements with the Mareenie joint venture (JV) participants to supply gas to the Australian east coast. ASX-listed Cue Energy on Thursday reported... 


Pratley Putty plays a key role in Kariba Dam spillway rehabilitation
13th September 2022

Pratley Putty is playing a key role in the rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam spillway. The hand-mouldable, high-performance putty-like adhesive was identified by distributor Mart Solutions to be... 


MellowVans revisits vehicle design, operating model to target European rollout
9th September 2022 By: Irma Venter

Sometimes, a pandemic is not the worst thing that can happen to a company. When Covid-19 hit, the pandemic did interrupt MellowVans’ global rollout plans, but it also prompted the... 


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With deep gold mines in mind, new yielding anchor sees the light
6th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

With South Africa’s deep gold mines in mind, support-solution company Fabchem Mining has designed a new yielding tendon, which can be used underground to support areas prone to seismic activity.... 


More than half of FTSE 100 companies now have ESG committees
5th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

More than half of FTSE 100 companies now have a board-level committee focusing on ESG issues, a sign of their desire to become more sustainable. A dedicated ESG committee can help a company speed... 


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Court deals blow to Shell, sets aside Wild Coast exploration right
1st September 2022 By: News24Wire

A high court has set aside a decision by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe to grant Shell an exploration right, which would have allowed it to conduct a seismic survey off the... 


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