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Anglo request for 300 MW of power possible this year, Anglo Platinum may lift production to 2,7Moz in 2010, Iron-ore miners and Transnet in beyond-60Mt rail talks

By: Martin Creamer     23rd April 2010 A request for a proposal for the building of a $600-million, 300-MW power plant using Anglo discard coal may be invited this year or early next, says Anglo American Thermal Coal CEO Norman Mbazima in a report on page 12 of this edition of Mining Weekly.  

A wealth of skills

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 Engineering project house TWP Projects possesses a wealth of skills and capabilities, including geology and mining engineering consulting, complex process plant services, and project management, to name a few. 

Construction, consulting giants merge successfully

     23rd April 2010 Twelve months after talks were initiated, the merger between construction giant Basil Read and engineering consultancy TWP was concluded in December 2009, described by Basil Read CEO Marius Heyns as “a very well orchestrated deal”.  

TWP voted best EPCM contractor for safety

     23rd April 2010 Consulting engineers TWP Mining and Infrastructure, a division of TWP Projects, received the award for ‘Best EPCM Contractor’ at platinum group metals producer Lonmin’s first yearly mining projects safety function, held near Rustenburg, in November. 

Designing success

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 In early 2007 TWP Holdings added the architectural practice TPS.P Architects to the group. The company was established by John Tyser in 1980 with a client base in the mining and industrial sector. Franco Pellegrini joined the practice in 1983 and strengthened the tie with the mining industry as... 

Energy division making its mark

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 The provision of sustainable energy solutions is the key focus of the energy division of project house TWP Holdings. TWP Energy GM Ian Curry tells Mining Weekly that the division does not intend to become involved in huge energy projects, such as the construction of Eskom’s new base load power... 

Engineering project house sponsors entrepreneurs

     23rd April 2010 Engineering project house TWP Projects is sponsoring 39 historically disadvantaged South African female entrepreneurs for the certificate programme in entrepreneurship and new venture creation, which is run by the Centre for Entrepreneurship at graduate school of business Witwatersrand Business... 

Investment arm seeks to list within three years

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 The investment division of TWP, known as TWP Investments, has set its sights on becoming an independent entity within the next two to three years, and seeks to be listed separately as a mid-tier natural resources and energy company. 

A risk worth taking

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 The history of TWP dates back to 1982, when a 25-year old Nigel Townshend obtained his PR Eng qualification and decided it was the right time to try and establish his own company. 

Regional strategy gains momentum

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 The TWP Holdings group has added two more regional offices to its portfolio, with the opening of offices in Zambia and Peru earlier this year to complement its existing offices in the Limpopo and North West provinces of South Africa. 

New company to handle plant maintenance and operation services

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 TWP Holdings has formalised its plant maintenance and operation services into a new company called Outsourced Plant Operations (OPS), which will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the group. 

New directors at TWP Projects

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 The 2009 merger between Basil Read and TWP Holdings has led to a number of reshuffles to the boards of TWP subsidiaries, including the appointment of new executive directors at TWP Projects. 

Optimism the order of the day

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 After the recent economic global slump, the projects company of TWP Holdings is positive about opportunities in the year ahead. As the largest subsidiary within TWP Holdings, TWP Projects has a major role to play in the success of the overall group and MD Digby Glover tells Mining Weekly that... 

Kudos for quality and safety

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 A commitment to enhance workplace safety has resulted in TWP Projects being recommended for international safety and quality accreditation. 

An employer of choice

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 The human resources (HR) department within engineering consultants TWP Holdings will make 2010 the year in which it consolidates all the changes that took place within the group during 2009. 

TWP targets further growth and profits

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 Project house TWP Holdings has set itself the goal of tripling its turnover and profits by 2015. The company merged with construction giant Basil Read in December 2009 and is confident that the tie-up will allow both entities to boost their turnovers. 

Turnkey capacity building

By: Janice Healing     23rd April 2010 The 2009 merger between engineering project house TWP Holdings and construction giant Basil Read has paved the way for the creation of a new operating division aimed at offering turnkey solutions. 

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