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Consulting Engineers

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.  

Power crisis and resources remain focal points in industry

25th April 2008 Consulting engineering and project management company Read, Swatman and Voigt (RSV) believes that the two major focal points in the mining industry at present are the power crisis and resources. 

Engineering company offering clients turnkey solutions

25th April 2008 In response to the increasing demand for a full spectrum turnkey contract service, mine ventilation and refrigeration specialists Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) have launched a new company under the BBE umbrella. The new company, which will be called BBE Projects, will focus specifically on... 

MDM Engineering achieves safety milestone at Ezulwini

25th April 2008 Minerals processing, engineering and project management company, MDM Engineering, announced at the end of February that the company has achieved 500 000 lost time incident free (LTIF) man-hours at its Ezulwini project site. 

New in-house design and management function now in full swing

25th April 2008 Multidisciplinary construction and engineering group Grinaker-LTA Mining Contracting’s new project design and management facility, introduced in 2007 as part of the Mining Engineering Division, is now in full production. 

Saace addresses industry challenges

25th April 2008 President of the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) Felix Fongoqa, gave the opening address at the Professional Services Procurement Indaba that was held during February. The theme for the indaba was, working smarter to address supply side challenges and eliminate... 

Lucrative future winking at mining consultancy

By: Fatima Gabru     25th April 2008 The project pipeline of mining-focused engineering project house TWP Consulting has grown some R20-billion, from R50-billion to R70-billion, since its listing on the JSE last November. 

African boom for consultancy firm

By: Fatima Gabru     25th April 2008 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is turning out to be an area of great potential for consulting engineering company, SRK Consulting. 

Skills crisis challenging engineers

By: Fatima Gabru     25th April 2008 The 10% electricity cutback on mines and the current power-shortage South Africa is experiencing is forcing all South Africans to place a real value on commodities like electricity and other resources says the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace), CEO Graham Pirie. 

Sparkling prospects for consultancy firm

25th April 2008 Local mining consultancy firm, Ukwazi, has been awarded a number of new projects during 2008 for global resources company BHP Billiton, Nkomati Joint Venture, Kumba Iron Ore and various other mining companies. 

DRA makes inroads into mining industry

25th April 2008 The mining division of specialist engineering company DRA South Africa has recently completed a feasibility study for a large platinum producer and another for a chrome producer encompassing mine design, scheduling, engineering services, infrastructure, and the processing plant. The feasibility... 

Local consulting engineers attract global attention

By: Shannon de Ryhove     27th April 2007 South African consulting engineers and project management firm Read, Swatman & Voigt (RSV) tells Engineering News that its specialised knowledge of the mining sector and of project management applied to mining projects, is what differentiates it from its competitors. 

Consulting engineer sees social development as key to service

By: Shannon de Ryhove     27th April 2007 The social economic development (SED) services offered by Bigen Africa Consulting Engineers is what sets it apart from other consulting firms, Bigen Africa director Dirk Kleingeld tells Mining Weekly. 

Outsourcing noncore processes proves advantageous

27th April 2007 As waste management, water treatment and air pollution control processes become increasingly complex managers have some difficult decisions to make, says local company Thuthuka Group. Among these decisions is whether to continue to manage their own waste disposal, treat their own water or clean... 

Employee safety key to contractor management

27th April 2007 Contractors are part of any large-scale, mining chemical or industrial complex. They are involved in many aspects of mining operations such as maintenance, construction, commissioning, demolition, materials/waste handling and inspections. 

Platinum miner extends Marikana contract

27th April 2007 Aquarius Platinum�s Marikana platinum mine has extended its trial mining contract, originally awarded in 2005, with Murray & Roberts Cementation at its No 1 Shaft and newly planned No 2 Shaft. The estimated annual revenue from the project is R45-million and the project will, at steady state,... 

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