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Eskom guarantees needed to unlock next IPP procurement phase

Progress on the various electricity generation procurement programmes being overseen by South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) is now contingent on the new Cabinet approving further guarantees for Eskom, which remains the single buyer of...
30th May 2014

Grid storage solutions could soon become multibillion-dollar industry

The burgeoning North American grid energy storage market could develop into a multibillion-dollar industry in a matter of a few years, with several companies positioning themselves to vie for the handful of first-mover clients. One company...
29th May 2014

Aluminium council calls on govt to reform policies

The Australian Aluminium Council has called on the Commonwealth Parliament to remove two imposts on Australia’s aluminium industry. Executive director Miles Prosser noted that the industry continued to be weighted down by ‘punitive and...
29th May 2014

Surprise greets Joemat-Pettersson, whose energy inbox overflows

Widespread surprise, mixed with a good deal of concern, greeted news of Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s appointment as South Africa’s new Energy Minister – she replaces Dikobe Ben Martins, who himself only took up the position from Dipuo Peters...
26th May 2014
Mining Services

Heat treatment specialist to complete furnace installation

UK-based metallurgical services laboratory and heat treatment specialist Keighley Laboratories is nearing completion of a heat treatment facility, comprising a nitriding furnace and a nitrocarburising furnace, at its West Yorkshire headquarters....
23rd May 2014

African Barrick Gold embracing renewables

African Barrick Gold (ABG), which has three mines in Tanzania and is expected to mine about eight-million tons of gold-bearing ore this year alone, has been actively exploring renewable energy options for the past eight years, according to GM of...
21st May 2014

Africa-focused miners positioned to embrace 100% renewable energy

African mining companies find themselves with an unusually strong case for converting to 100% peak penetration of solar or wind energy rather than implementing partial solutions that bring only small financial and environmental benefits, Siemens...
21st May 2014

IEA urges ‘radical change’ in electricity investment patterns

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report estimates that an additional $44-trillion in electricity investment will be required to ensure a “sustainable energy system” by 2050, as represented by its 2 ˚C Scenario (2DS). The scenario...
12th May 2014

Renewable energy shown to rein in energy costs at off-grid mines in SA

A study recently published by the Sir Richard Branson-founded Carbon War Room had found that by implementing renewable energy generation solutions into mining and big-industry projects in South Africa, especially at those located off-grid,...
9th May 2014


Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa
9th May 2014

China's coal story is far from over – Woodmac

China’s demand for coal was expected to continue, advisory firm Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) said on Monday, as the country was unlikely to meet its environmentally-driven, government target of 200 GW nuclear power capacity by 2030. A recent report...
28th April 2014


Tenders for work in Asia
28th April 2014
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