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Longest Production Train in the World

11th July 2019 In an unprecedented move, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) successfully ran a 375 wagon manganese train. The testing of the train took place on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 over a distance of around 861 km, from Sishen to Saldanha. The test train is four (4) kilometres long and will be a production... 

Former EBH Namibia Namdock kicks off new era with superb rig repair success

26th June 2019 The years 2018 and 2019 have been strategically momentous ones for EBH Namibia. From the previous position of having South African shareholding, the company has moved to become a wholly Namibian-owned company, with 100% of the shareholding jointly held by the EBH Consortium and the Namibian Ports... 

Skyriders deploys Elios SkyEye drone for major boiler inspection

25th June 2019 Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. set a new record when it deployed its Elios SkyEye confined-space drone for the first time in the massive internal space of the back-pass ducting at a major coal-fired power station in Limpopo. The back-pass ducting conveys the hot exhaust gases and fly ash... 

Gilead Partners With The Africa Cup Of Nations Tournament To Kick Off New Hepatitis Awareness Campaign

25th June 2019 Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced that it has become an official partner of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations – Africa’s biggest football competition. During the tournament, Gilead is working in partnership with local organizations to launch a new hepatitis B and C awareness campaign, called... 

Leonardo fitted with Backup Power from Zest Weg Group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th June 2019 As Sandton anticipates the completion this year of the Leonardo, the top-end mixed-use skyscraper being constructed by Aveng-Grinaker LTA, Level 1 BBBEE-rated Zest WEG Group has supplied generator sets to keep lights on during outages. The iconic structure, that will dominate the skyline as the... 

SABS warns of delays in issuing customer test certificates

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th June 2019 The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has warned of delays in testing and the issuing of customer test certificates after electrical cable theft in the Pretoria area disrupted testing conditions in its laboratories. The cable theft in the Groenkloof area of Pretoria, in May, caused a power... 

Rolls-Royce reports strong progress in its civil aerospace 'IntelligentEngine' initiative

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th June 2019 UK-based global major power plant manufacturer Rolls-Royce has reported that its “IntelligentEngine” philosophy (also referred to as a vision) is making strong progress throughout its Civil Aerospace products and services “portfolio”, powerfully driven by the capabilities of digital technology.... 

Theft, vandalism slow new train rollout at Metrorail 

By: Irma Venter     21st June 2019 While the Gibela factory in Gauteng has started to steadily produce new, made-in-South Africa trains for the Metrorail system in South Africa, it appears it may take some time before these trains all start carrying passengers. The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium is to deliver 600 new trains (3... 

Drug-testing policies important for post incident investigations

By: Schalk Burger     21st June 2019 Companies should have drug-testing policies in place that are communicated to employees and unions to ensure that the procedures of drug testing, conducted after an incident, cannot be challenged or disputed, says workplace testing company Alco-Safe CEO Rhys Evans. It is extremely important to... 

Company supplies tech for local brick factory

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     21st June 2019 German supplier and independent plant engineering and construction company Keller will supply technology for clay brick manufacturer and distributor Corobrik’s R800-million brick factory currently being constructed in Driefontein, Gauteng. Construction of the new facility began in July 2018 and... 

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