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Steel group to approach Nersa for power-tariff relief  

By: Terence Creamer     7th February 2019 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) says it will submit site-specific applications to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to secure tariff relief from Eskom for its operations in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. The submissions will be made in line with... 

The Dickinson Group 

13th September 2018 The Dickinson Group of Companies is a leading provider of furnace and industrial services to the mining, metal smelting, mineral processing, thermal power generation and petrochemicals refining industries. The company has the capacity, technology, equipment and expertise to undertake complex... 

AMSA studies new Vanderbijl electric arc furnace as it moves to restart Vereeniging mill 

By: Terence Creamer     1st August 2018 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), which announced its first interim profit in six years and may be on track to deliver its first full year profit since 2010, has initiated a study for the construction of a new electric arc furnace (EAF) at its Vanderbijlpark mill and has also... 

Expansion strategy advances local company

By: Paige Müller     22nd June 2018 Amid a shrinking South African mining market, Vereeniging-based furnaces and industrial services provider Dickinson Group of Companies states that an extensive focus on extending its service offerings to the international market has been a key strategic success that has insulated the company... 

KSB Pumps & Valves

27th October 2017 East Rand-headquartered KSB Pumps & Valves is an original-equipment manufacturer of technologically advanced pumps, valves and related products for the water, sewerage, chemicals, petrochemicals, mining and building services sectors, among others. Since its establishment in 1959, the company has... 

Metso’s Vereeniging factory celebrates 60 years of service  

By: Ilan Solomons     6th October 2017 This year marks 60 years since global engineering and technology corporation Metso's factory in Vereeniging was established. The factory became part of the Metso group in 1970 and has played "a crucial role" not only in the South African, but also the African mining industry. 

Vereeniging operation offers new milling, crushing solutions  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th October 2017 In line with global industrial equipment company Metsos commitment to innovation, its Vereeniging operation is offering two solutions that are new to the African crushing and milling industries. 

Resources Watch  

21st September 2017 Metso showcases ongoing commitment to servicing South African mining sector; and, systems water intensive, but more efficient and environment friendly 

Metso showcases ongoing commitment to servicing South African mining sector 

By: Ilan Solomons     13th September 2017 This year marks 60 years since global engineering and technology corporation Metso's factory in Vereeniging was established. The factory became part of the Metso group in 1970 and has played "a crucial role" not only in the South African, but also the African mining industry. 

Vortex slurry sump pumps range expanded

16th June 2017 Centurion-based pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps has expanded its range of Hippo vortex slurry sump pumps that address blockages at coal processing plants. The company points to continuous enquiries from customers for sump pumps capable of handling larger solids as well as pumping at higher... 

Scaw expands chain-making capacity with R110m investment in automated plant

By: Terence Creamer     6th April 2017 Specialist steel products manufacturer Scaw Metals has invested R110-million to expand and modernise the production of large-diameter chain and masterlink components at its McKinnon Chain factory in Vereeniging, in southern Gauteng. Large-diameter chains are used in various industries for lifting... 

KSB Pumps and Valves

21st October 2016 Headquartered on the East Rand, KSB Pumps and Valves in an original-equipment manufacturer of technologically advanced pumps, valves and related products for sectors including water, sewerage, chemicals, petrochemicals, steel, mining, energy and building services. Since 1959, the company has... 

DCD completes winder build for Zambian mine

14th October 2016 Vereeniging-based specialist manufacturer DCD Heavy Engineering – part of the DCD Group’s mining and energy cluster – is nearing completion on a two-year project to produce winder drums for a copper mine in Zambia. The contract was for two double-drum winders for hoisting rock and two single-drum... 

New lease on life for DCD Heavy Engineering as Venco settles in Vereeniging

10th October 2016 The incorporation of DCD Venco into DCD Heavy Engineering in Vereeniging is consolidating the capacity of two iconic South African manufacturing operations into an optimised business well placed for growth, according to DCD Heavy Engineering general manager Dawie Marais. “Moving DCD Venco from... 

Sibanye halts Cooke operations after employees injured in attack

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th October 2016 Sibanye Gold has halted operations at its Cooke mine, after four employees were injured in an attack by unknown assailants in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Two of the four employees were seriously injured and are being treated at local hospitals. The incidents are related to illegal... 

High efficiency, safety and quality in local build of dragline base

19th September 2016 Vereeniging-based DCD Heavy Engineering is nearing completion of a 380 ton base for a Caterpillar dragline excavator destined for a coal project in Mpumalanga. At 18 meters in diameter, and comprising 16 individual sections, the contract to manufacture the base locally was awarded to the company... 

Manitou Southern Africa 

12th September 2016 With over 60 years of global experience, Manitou remains at the forefront of equipment design, offering telehandlers, forklifts, access platforms, skid steer/track loaders ... 

Submersible wastewater pumps offer considerable motor power

9th September 2016 Global pumps and valves manufacturer KSB Pumps & Valves launched its range of Amarex KRT submersible motor pumps in May, which it says offers the highest standard motor power available on the market today. 

DCD, Southwest give muscle to Gravico venture

5th September 2016 Three years of successful collaboration on Gravico mining aftermarket products has led the partners – the Vereeniging-based DCD Group and Netherlands-based Southwest Group – to consolidate the venture into a stand-alone business incorporating assets from both stakeholders. Boasting a substantial... 

Anglo ups South African export coal output as diamond, iron-ore volumes fall

By: Martin Creamer     20th July 2016 Diversified mining company Anglo American upped South African export coal production in the three months to June 30, which saw local diamond and iron-ore output fall appreciably. While Eskom-related production remained broadly unchanged in the second quarter, export coal production rose 8% to... 

Atlas Copco supports Filpro, an Enterprise Development Township Mechanics Programme

30th June 2016 Atlas Copco South Africa, in partnership with Tirisano Trust, supports Filpro, an enterprise development township mechanics programme that is empowering countless informal businesses in seven of the country’s provinces. Industrial Technique and Compressor Technique, two business areas within... 

Maintenance vital in efforts to reduce operating costs

By: Sebastian Whyle     17th June 2016 The current harsh economic and dynamic business environment that is characterised by recession, stiff competition and globalisation has made it imperative for every organisation to streamline its processes and reduce operating costs to remain competitive, stresses furnaces and industrial services... 

AMSA confirms another round of steel price increases from May 1

By: Terence Creamer     19th April 2016 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has confirmed yet another round of price increases on both flat- and long-steel products, announcing average increases of 10% from May 1 and reinforcing what has become an established pricing trend since the start of 2016. However, acting CEO Dean... 

AMSA adds R4.5bn rights issue to survival plan, as it warns of earnings ‘bloodbath’ 

By: Terence Creamer     6th November 2015 JSE-listed steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) announced a whopping R4.5-billion rights issue on Friday as part of a multipronged survival package, which hinges materially on greater protection for the embattled domestic steel industry. The offer will be fully underwritten by the... 

KSB Pumps and Valves

23rd October 2015 East Rand-headquartered KSB Pumps and Valves has been in operation since 1959, manufacturing a range of pumps, valves and related systems for sectors including water, sewerage, chemicals, petrochemicals, steel, mining, energy and building services. Most of the products are manufactured under... 

AMSA moves ahead with job cuts, says recent protection will help only in longer term

By: Terence Creamer     31st August 2015 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) announced on Monday that processes had been initiated “with immediate effect” that could result in the retrenchment of 400 people at the Vereeniging meltshop and the forge, in southern Gauteng. An “industrial footprint review” had also been... 

Labour, business in bid to stop steel jobs bloodbath 

By: News24Wire      21st August 2015 Labour and business were scheduled to meet with government representatives in Pretoria on Friday in a bid to stem massive job losses the steel sector faces in the coming months. "The meeting was requested by labour and business amidst the looming jobs loss bloodbath" in the steel sector, said the... 

Steel protection cannot lead to price hikes, govt warns 

By: Terence Creamer     12th August 2015 Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) director-general Lionel October has confirmed that various processes are at an advanced stage to offer greater protection to the domestic primary steel industry, as well as to specify the use of locally produced steel in public infrastructure projects. He... 

AMSA makes yet more submissions to Itac for steel protection

By: Terence Creamer     5th August 2015 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has confirmed the submission of seven new applications to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) for an increase of customs duties on certain steel products to 10%. The new submissions cover plate, hot-rolled coil,... 

‘Poor citizen’ AMSA promises to mend ways as it seeks support to save Vereeniging and company 

By: Terence Creamer     23rd July 2015 South Africa’s largest steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) gave notice on Thursday that it was weighing the partial or full closure of its Vereeniging Works, in southern Gauteng, and would make a decision of the plant’s future by the end of August. At the same time, CEO Paul... 

The anti-German riots that drove Oppenheimer out of Kimberley

By: Jade Davenport     29th May 2015 At first glance, the centenary of the Lusitania disaster, in which 1 195 of 1 959 passengers drowned when the cruiseliner was torpedoed by a German U-boat 11 miles off the Irish coast on May 7, 1915, would appear to have nothing to do with the history of South Africa’s mining industry. However,... 

Metso’s huge MP2500 cone crusher to start operating at Zambia mine in the new year

By: Chantelle Kotze     14th November 2014 Diversified engineering group Metso's first MP2500 cone crusher will be operational at base metals miner First Quantum Minerals' (FQM) Sentinel mine, in Zambia, early next year. 

Securing sufficient quality scrap metal is key challenge – Scaw

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2014 Securing sufficient scrap metal of the correct quality in order to ensure the efficient and sustainable operation of numerous electric arc furnaces is a key challenge currently faced by the Scaw Metals Group of Ekurhuleni. Another challenge also being addressed by Scaw CEO Markus Hannemann and... 

Second Waterberg operation has to come to the party – Meyer

By: Leandi Kolver     4th March 2014 A second operation in the Waterberg coalfield, where mining major Exxaro’s Grootegeluk colliery was currently the only producing mine, had to come to party to meet the country’s future needs, PC Meyer Consulting exploration geologist Peet Meyer said on Tuesday. Speaking at a symposium hosted by... 

Anglo Thermal Coal, municipality join forces in R26m Sasolburg sports centre

By: Chantelle Kotze     13th December 2013 Mining major Anglo American’s New Vaal colliery, located south of Vereeniging, in the Free State, has partnered with Ward 21 of the Metsimaholo local municipality to build the R26-million Harry Gwala multipurpose sports centre, in Sasolburg.  

Southern hemisphere’s ‘first’ dynamic test facility opens in Vereeniging

By: Sashnee Moodley     8th November 2013 South Africa-based Mine Support Products (MSP) launched its new in-house dynamic testing facility in Vereeniging, Johannesburg, last month, which it says is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. 

Anchoring devices resist pull loads of up to 12 t

By: David Oliveira     13th September 2013 South Africa-based Mine Support Products (MSP) last month launched Rocbolt, an hydraulically-set anchoring device, with a patented friction ring that enables the device to resist pull-loads of up to 12 t. “Hydraulically-set anchors are a proven way to reinforce the surrounding rocks and... 

Mining services company expands service offerings to ensure growth

By: Carina Borralho     6th September 2013 South African-owned service specialist to the mining, smelting and mineral processing company Dickinson Group reports that while the core of its business will remain in the mining, metals smelting and minerals processing industry, it is diversifying into sub-Saharan Africa, to ensure continued... 

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