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Consulting Engineers

Partnership opens new doors in engineering industry

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd April 2010 New partnerships with companies that have expertise in other areas of the consulting and construction industry have given hydro-pyrometallurgical and minerals processing engineers and project managers K’Enyuka an advantage in an increasingly competitive market. 

Nothing better than home-grown expertise

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd April 2010 The recession has left many mining houses wary of spending capital expenditure on new projects, leaving consulting engineers primarily working on existing projects that were deferred during that time. 

Firm poised for growth with new DRC office 

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd April 2010 With a newly launched office in the second-largest city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), earth and water resource specialists SRK Consulting has taken a bold step to reinforce the company’s presence in Africa. 

Engineering 
consultancy opens new office in Rustenburg

23rd April 2010 Fast growing hydropyrometallurgical and minerals processing engineering and project management company K’Enyuka has opened a new branch in Rustenburg, a development that has been welcomed by the company’s clients in the area. 

Cost model improves mine cost estimation and forecasting

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd April 2010 Mining Consulting engineering firm A&B Global Mining (ABGM) has developed a detailed and robust methodology to simulate variable mining cost drivers in a 3-D mine design and production schedule. 

Providing innovative energy solutions is the name of the game

23rd April 2010 Titanium producer Richards Bay Minerals is undertaking a development programme for the installation of a cogeneration power plant that will use 30 000 m3 of carbon monoxide (CO) furnace off gas an hour to support the reduction of its carbon footprint and reduce the exposure to demand constraints... 

Merger creates project opportunities for mining consultancy

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd April 2010 The A$106-million acquisition of engineering services company Minproc by international engineering and project management services provider AMEC, in November 2009, will see the new entity, AMEC Minproc, expanding its client base within the mining sector. 

Company achieves BEE compliance through merger

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd April 2010 Civil engineering contractors Civcon has taken strides in achieving black economic-empowerment (BEE) status and in diversifying its capabilities, says Civcon MD Lex Henning.

The company achieved BEE status in 2009 by participating in a merger with KwaZulu-Natal-based construction company Erbacon... 

Road contract paves the way to the mining sector

23rd April 2010 In its latest foray into mining projects, consulting engineering group Jeffares & Green (J&G) was appointed by construction firm WBHO Construction as the principal designer of the 122-km-long haul road, to be constructed in Sierra Leone to serve the Tonkolili iron-ore mine project,... 

More practising engineers needed in South Africa

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd April 2010 Signs of new life are starting to emerge in the consulting engineering industry but there is still the possibility of retrenchments. Speaking to Mining Weekly, consulting engineering firm UWP director of construction and business development within the mining sector Rod Stewart says that,... 

Consulting engineering firm embraces opportunities in mining sector

23rd April 2010 Consulting engineering firm Jeffares & Green (J&G) has been increasingly involved in mining activities and is preparing roads, airports, civil infrastructure and geotechnical investigations for various copper mines in the south-eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

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... 

Consulting engineering group restructures

24th April 2009 Consulting engineers TWP Holdings has introduced a new group structure which will affect some of its operating divisions in order to achieve better synergy within the group, increased operational efficiency and a reduction in overhead costs. 

New modules added to consulting engineering management software

By: Darren Parker     24th April 2009 Real-time enterprise software developer Akron Software has introduced some significant new modules to its real-time financial project management software solution, ProMan. 

Consulting engineering firm sees a surge in 
study reviews

By: Darren Parker     24th April 2009 As of November 2008, when the financial crisis caused all markets to experience some degree of turbulence, consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has experienced a notable increase in requests for study reviews. 

Seven initiatives intended to shape an industry

By: Darren Parker     24th April 2009 Consulting engineering industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has performed a management information survey across the industry and identified seven key challenges faced by the consulting engineering industry that require attention. 

Consulting company sees a changing industry

By: Darren Parker     24th April 2009 Following the unstable market conditions since November 2008, mining consulting engineering company Turgis CEO Rob Wilson says that there has been an increase in the number of mergers and acquisitions across the mining industry, and that other changes occurring now will define the industry... 

Weir construction completed in Madagascar

24th April 2009 Consulting engineers SSI Engineers & Environmental Consultants have completed a multimillion rand contract awarded by QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM), for the detailed design and supervision of a salinity control weir, which forms part of a larger contract which includes the bulk water supply... 

Road improvements around mines improve safety for communities

By: Darren Parker     24th April 2009 Engineering and environmental consultants SSI has completed a project for UK miner Lonmin Platinum Mines and the North West provincial Department of Transport (DoT) to upgrade the safety aspects of a section of provincial road between Marikana and Rustenburg, which Lonmin employees cross daily... 

Standardised business planning systems assist diverse miners

By: Darren Parker     24th April 2009 The current volatility of markets has increased Australian mining technology services company Runge's desire to promote standardised mine business planning systems. 

Project teams suggested as a solution to skills shortage

By: Darren Parker     24th April 2009 Given the current eco-nomic climate, one that has turned many markets on its head, engineer recruit-ment agency Network Engi-neering is making an effort to ensure that the mining indus-try still grows skills and that the effort impacts on the South African economy in a positive way, through the... 

Cash generative and debt free

By: Martin Creamer     28th November 2008 The cash-generative debt-free TWP, which is celebrating the first anniversary of its listing on the main board of the JSE, remains acquisitive and is setting a new extended timeline for its possible listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.  

Safety milestones at four projects

By: Carla Thomaz     28th November 2008 The 2008 death toll in South Africa’s mining industry has now reached well over 120, however mining focused engineering project house TWP’s safety-conscious culture, where safety is its number-one priority, has resulted in TWP achieving a number of milestones in its mining projects. 

Top honours for Turbine Square

By: Carla Thomaz     28th November 2008 The newly acquired TWP Holdings subsidiary, TPS Architects, is part of the team that has been awarded the 2008 South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) award for Innovative Excellence in Property Development, as well as the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s 2008 steel... 

Preparation to execute maiden project begins 

By: Carla Thomaz     28th November 2008 Local engineering, procurement and construction management group TWP has completed the feasibility study for junior platinum producer Wesizwe Platinum’s Frischgewaagd-Ledig mine project, in the North West Province. 

Quality management recertification received

By: Carla Thomaz     28th November 2008 TWP receives ISO 9000 QMS recertification 

Order book continues to grow

By: Carla Thomaz     28th November 2008 With the recent price drop in commodities, TMP is exploring new business opportunities in the areas of fine chemicals, and cogeneration power. 

Lack of resource funding moves company closer to junior miner status

By: Carla Thomaz     28th November 2008 TWP Finance working towards listing as junior mining company 

Turgis joins forces with Netherlands consultancy 

By: Fatima Gabru     25th April 2008 Netherlands-based consultancy and engineering group, DHV, announced that pending competition commission approval, it has acquired the share capital of South African planning and design consultants of mining operations Turgis Technology. 

Hatch issues challenge to industry

25th April 2008 Global engineering company Hatch is investing R1-million in a non-profit technical college in the East Rand as part of its corporate social responsibility to address the critical skills shortage in engineering.  

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