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Mine haulage transition to electric offered without disruption   

By: Martin Creamer     1st July 2022 If the world were to electrify every mine truck, it would stop 198 000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day from entering the atmosphere, which equates to a single electrified mining truck eliminating what would take 46 000 trees to absorb. That mammoth sustainability benefit was driven home firmly... 

Zest WEG poised for African growth

1st July 2022 After a decade-long expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in South Africa, Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazil’s WEG Group, is well placed to extend its already extensive footprint in the African market.  “We now have six manufacturing facilities in Gauteng and Cape Town,... 

Sabodala-Massawa mine, Senegal

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2022 A gold mine about 640 km south-east of Dakar, in Senegal. 

Consulting engineering sector faces skills depletion

By: Mandisa Nyathi     1st July 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased retrenchments and job losses in the consulting engineering industry, which, in turn, has led to a skills drain in the sector, temporary works consultant Waco Engineering Services MD Otto Botha says. 

Supplier replaces pump seals at coal mine

By: Sabrina Jardim     1st July 2022 Mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps products supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) replaced expeller seals on centrifugal pumps at a coal mining company’s facility, in Mpumalanga, at the end of April and beginning of May; the pumps were registering poor mean time between... 

Local pumps manufacturer details successes

By: Sabrina Jardim     1st July 2022 Submersible industrial pumps manufacturer Amandla Pumps manufactures and designs its pumps locally, enabling the company to meet specific customer demands. The company has a state-of-the-art machining facility, equipped with computer numerical controlled equipment to accurately manufacture its... 

Easy access to pump, hose flotation devices

1st July 2022 Every dewatering project is different, but most do require the using of accessories such as hosing and flotation systems. While these accessories may seem to be just that, it is essential that when selecting the hosing and flotation system it is correctly matched to the dewatering pump and the... 

Ensuring pump reliability in abrasive service

1st July 2022 Maintaining and improving reliability of pumps used to transport abrasive media can be challenging in high-energy applications with players in the oil and gas industry aiming to optimise performance and minimise downtime. Fluid engineering company Sulzer says these objectives can be met through... 

Gold miner’s journey producing results

By: Tracy Hancock     1st July 2022 After 14 months, South Africa’s largest gold producer by volume, Harmony, is just under halfway through its humanistic transformation journey called ‘Thibakotsi’, which aims to embed a culture of safety across its operations, says investor relations head Jared Coetzer. “The most significant... 

Fertoz, Excel to develop US fertiliser pelleting plant

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th June 2022 ASX-listed Fertoz has announced a joint venture with Montana-based Excel Industries to develop a fertiliser pelleting plant in the US. Fertoz will work with Excel and its affiliate Range Cubes Mill, based in Kinsey, Montana, to create a fertiliser pellet product containing nitrogen, phosphorous... 

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