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Integrated solution offers less reliance on national grid

By: Claire O'Reilly     21st January 2022 South Africa-based renewable-energy solutions company Solareff has designed and installed an integrated solar photovoltaic (PV), diesel generator and battery energy storage system (BESS), with an engineered energy management system (EMS), for a retail developer on the West Rand. 

Concern over decline in galvanised steel uptake

21st January 2022 The steady decline in the uptake of galvanised steel in South Africa is directly related to the drop-off in manufacturing activity and the dwindling number of construction and civil engineering projects under way, notes association body International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa Desk coordinator... 

Mine aims for increased local content

21st January 2022 Metals and mining company First Quantum Minerals (FQM) is “determined” in its mission to increase local content across its mining operations. The mining firm has backed Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema’s appeal to industry players to “step up” and exercise holistic and prudent management of... 

Renewable alternatives critical to support Mpumalanga’s decarbonisation drive  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th January 2022 The transformation and decarbonisation of the South African energy system is gathering momentum; however, a regional plan is required for the coal mining region of Mpumalanga, to prevent considerable economic and socioeconomic losses and ensure a just transition, and a push for renewable energy... 

Locally built diesel pumps for every application

19th January 2022 With its expertise and experience in custom-building diesel driven pumps locally, Integrated Pump Rental ensures their customers get exactly what they need with a short lead time. “Our in-house capability allows us to design and build pumps to any required specification,” says Steve du Toit,... 

Pumped storage has potential to throw Hillside Aluminium green lifeline 

By: Martin Creamer     10th January 2022 Power utility Eskom should link its delayed Tubatse pumped storage scheme to the need for Hillside Aluminium to go green. This could be done, a close observer of the intensive electricity user sector of the South African economy contends, through Eskom enabling an independent power producer (IPP)... 

Study confirms viability of KWG's electrification plan within the Ring of Fire

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th January 2022 An electrical infrastructure capital expenditure report, conducted by OneLine Engineering, has confirmed the positive economics of chromite project operator KWG Resources’ proposed electrification plan within the Ring of Fire, in Ontario. The study determined that electrification of the Marten... 

Australian exports flourish as project pipeline grows

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th January 2022 Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are forecast to reach A$379-billion in 2021–22 as demand for coal and gas surges in the face of a global energy shortage, the December edition of the Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) found. The 2021-22 prediction was up from the A$310-billion... 

Tailings could give Qld an EV boost

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th January 2022 The Queensland government is partnering with the University of Queensland (UQ) and ASX-listed Cobalt Blue Holdings to investigate whether cobalt used for battery storage can be extracted from copper mine tailings in Mount Isa and Cloncurry. “Cobalt is a crucial new economy mineral used in... 

ABB, AWS collaborate on digitally integrated all-electric operations for net-zero emissions mining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th December 2021 Global technology group ABB is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate the adoption of new and sustainable technologies in mining. The two companies are now creating solutions for digitally integrated all-electric operations to help meet industry goals on net-zero emissions. In a... 

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