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The UAE warns US shale companies against pumping more oil

By: Bloomberg     13th January 2021 Any attempt by US shale and other oil producers to boost output this year will backfire and lead to lower prices, according to the energy minister of the United Arab Emirates. Oil prices have surged in the past two months with the development of coronavirus vaccines. They jumped again last week... 

Blast at Chinese recycler shows battery supply chain risks

By: Bloomberg     8th January 2021 China’s biggest battery manufacturer has urged units to focus on safety issues after an explosion at a recycling affiliate, which has drawn attention to the risks in the industry’s supply chain. While the cause of the blast at a Hunan Brunp Recycling Technology Co. factory in Hunan province is... 

Fire breaks out at Vale mine amid protests in New Caledonia

By: Reuters     15th December 2020 A fire broke out at nickel mining facilities owned by Brazil’s Vale in New Caledonia during local protests, the company said on Monday, as a simmering political dispute on the Pacific Island shows no signs of abating. Vale said its processing plant, located 7 km away, was secure and being... 

India court rejects temporary restart of Vedanta copper smelter

By: Bloomberg     2nd December 2020 India’s top court has rejected Vedanta’s petition to restart for three months its shuttered copper smelter. The Supreme Court will review the plea to resume operations at the facility in the southern Tamil Nadu state in detail next year and decide if plant can be allowed to restart or shut... 

Teck goes on headhunting spree with investors seeking change

By: Bloomberg     21st August 2020 Teck Resources is shaking up its top executive ranks after coming under fire from investors seeking change at Canada’s largest diversified miner. Harry “Red” Conger, a veteran miner who stepped down from Freeport-McMoRan this month, becomes Teck’s COO effective September 1, the Vancouver-based... 

Automated firefighting presents several benefits

21st August 2020 Demand for automated firefighting is continuously increasing owing to remote-controlled monitors – especially in combination with automated fire detection – that allow for a targeted but flexible firefighting operation in limited areas, says fire protection services company FireDos engineering... 

Water mist tech sparks industry interest

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     21st August 2020 The use of water mist fire-suppression technologies has been increasing as more land-based applications have been identified and the benefits of such technologies are being realised by industry leaders and experts, says environmental solutions company I-CAT mechanical engineer Jeanri van Tonder.... 

4IR brings new tech to fire prevention

21st August 2020 With the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, technological advancements introduce new possibilities, and the fire protection and detection sector is no exception, highlights leading engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance company Lesedi fire engineer Francois Holtzhausen. An... 

Cold weather spikes home fires

21st August 2020 Public benefit organisation Household Energy Safety Association of South Africa reports that emergency personnel have had to respond to fires at homes and in informal settlements across South Africa as the current cold snap continues. While many of these home fires are accidental, there are... 

FS Containers

21st August 2020 Established over 30 years ago, FS Containers is a fourth-generation family business specialising in providing a wide variety of container solutions throughout South Africa and the rest of Africa. Johannesburg-based FS Containers sells, rents and converts 3m, 6 m and 12 m shipping containers. Its... 

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