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Experts highlight the potential of recoverable energy power generation
17th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Significant additional clean electricity can be generated economically by combining dry and wet cooling technologies at power plants, Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) consulting and research and... 


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Northern Cape mine smooths flow with Weba Chute
17th October 2023

Specialist transfer point company, Weba Chute Systems is working with a mine in the Northern Cape to improve material flow. The mine has ordered two custom engineered chutes from Weba Chute... 


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Local agitator order a world first for global drive engineer
13th October 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Drive engineering specialist SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa has secured the world’s first order for its new X.e series agitator unit, launched in July, from a participant in the South African mining... 


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Four-chamber pump offers new capabilities
13th October 2023

Leading critical water technology company Xylem has enhanced its innovative Flojet VersiJet Series industrial motor-driven diaphragm (MDD) pumps with the introduction of a new, four-chamber model.... 


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Cutter fans enhance performance in pump agitation
13th October 2023

The integration of innovative features in pump design has significantly enhanced performance and efficiency, with significant benefits for lowering total cost of ownership. One such component, the... 


Railway project midway to completion
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Japan-based railway signal and track maintenance equipment manufacturer Hayashi Soji is midway through the second phase of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) railway project in South... 


A large electric motor sat on the ground sealed in an orange corrosion proof and fire retardant paint at a mine in Africa
Collaboration to develop heavy-duty motors
13th October 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG’s electric motor designers and engineers have collaborated with global electric motor specialists to develop the Synergy IE3 range of electric motors that meet... 


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Local manufacturers poised to support sector
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Local manufacturers are well positioned to support the South African railway and transportation sector through products, services and maintenance support tailored to the specific needs of the... 


VOLTVISION CUBE INSTALLATION
VoltVision is transforming energy management in West African mines
Energy management platform increases efficiency
13th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While West Africa is home to a thriving mining industry, miners in the region face challenges, which are multifaceted in nature and range from power quality issues to supply chain concerns, coupled... 


Cape Town crane manufacturer ups production to meet rising demand
13th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Cape Town-based crane manufacturer BB Cranes is ramping up production as orders from general industry and consulting engineers increases. According to a statement released by BB Cranes parent... 


Rio completes Kennecott solar plant
11th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has completed the construction of a 5 MW solar power plant at its Kennecott copper operation in Utah. The 12 800 solar panel power plant will be commissioned in coming... 


BEKA Schréder is thrilled to have won the Best Supporting Affiliate Member Award
BEKA Schréder Wins the President’s Award at 2023 AMEU Convention 
6th October 2023

BEKA Schréder is thrilled to have won the Best Supporting Affiliate Member Award at the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) 2023 President's Awards. The 2023 President’s Awards... 


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Savannah production recovers in Sept quarter
6th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has seen nickel concentrate production from its Savannah nickel project, in Western Australia, improve by 56% in the three months to September. This followed on... 


Smart conveyor system boosts safety
6th October 2023

Positioned as the “future” of idler roller monitoring in conveyor systems, the Smart Mine’s artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) Smart Conveyor solution from automation, hydraulics and mobile... 


An image of of TAKRAF's conveyor system commissioned for the Chuquicamata Underground Mine
Powerful system commissioned at Chile mine
6th October 2023

While attending this year’s Beltcon International Materials Handling Conference in Johannesburg over August 2 and 3, mining equipment manufacturer TAKRAF showcased what it claims is the “world’s... 


An image of the Kemp drilling rig LEVENT 1001 that is being refurbished for Sasol's Shondoni mine
Local manufacturer refurbishes, rebuilds drill rig
6th October 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Specialist drilling company Technique Drilling Services (TDS) is engaged in a rebuild and repair project, which includes new modifications for a Kemp drilling rig LEVENT 1001 for the Shondoni mine,... 


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Krone-Endora at Venetia project expansion, South Africa – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Diamcor Mining plans to complete a term loan financing for and the continued advancement of the work programmes under way at Krone-Endora, besides other purposes. 


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WSP helps Black Mountain Mining office achieve net-zero rating
3rd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining company Vedanta Zinc International, which owns Black Mountain Mining (BMM) in South Africa, appointed consulting firm WSP in Africa’s sustainability specialist consultants to assist in... 


Slumping lithium prices signal angst over China’s demand outlook
2nd October 2023 By: Reuters

Lithium prices are spiraling down toward the lowest level in two years on concerns over the strength of Chinese demand for the material, a key ingredient in electric vehicle batteries. Prices of... 


Silver to benefit from solar sector demand once rates peak
Silver to benefit from solar sector demand once rates peak
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

Robust demand from the solar industry and limited supply growth from mines will buoy silver prices once the period of higher global interest rates is over, analysts said. Silver is both an... 


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VEGA Controls SA
29th September 2023

For over 60 years VEGA has been creating solutions for demanding and critical measuring tasks, developing measurement technology that is easy to use and offers maximum safety and reliability.  VEGA... 


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Crane-less technology simplifies turbine repair
29th September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Given the increasing size and weight of wind turbine components, ‘crane-less technology’ is becoming more relevant in the wind energy sector and will likely be adopted more widely in South Africa... 


Vodacom rolls out measures to curb rising battery theft and vandalism
29th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom has been intensifying efforts to protect its sites against increasing theft and vandalism across South Africa’s provinces. In July, Vodacom warned that battery... 


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Vametco and Vanchem operations expansion, South Africa – update
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Bushveld Minerals has received interim working capital from investment fund Southern Point Resources. 


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FLSmidth’s technology focus delivering sustainability results
27th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Technology and service supplier FLSmidth is transforming from an engineering company to a technology partner through its current Core’26 strategy. This is already realising benefits for clients,... 


Sasol moves to improve coal quality, completes study for new destoning unit
Sasol moves to improve coal quality, completes study for new destoning unit
26th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed energy group Sasol has confirmed that its planned new destoning unit, which has the potential to improve the quality of coal at its mines, will be on line towards the end of 2025 or... 


Policy support gap hindering low-emissions hydrogen uptake – IEA
Policy support gap hindering low-emissions hydrogen uptake – IEA
26th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While there continues to be a high level of interest in new hydrogen projects, the current challenging economic climate means that a timely and well-structured rollout of policy support is needed... 


Expansion project strengthens mining operation
22nd September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

A $1.8-billion expansion programme at platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Zimplats’ – the Zimbabwean PGMs mining business of South African PGMs major Impala Platinum (Implats) – Ngezi operation, in... 


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Funding increases for small business energy solutions as investment case improves
22nd September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Different renewable energy, energy storage and/or generator solutions can partially address small businesses' energy related challenges, and funding to install such solutions in small businesses is... 


Grundfos solutions for sustainable commercial buildings
Grundfos solutions for sustainable commercial buildings
22nd September 2023

In the intricate world of modern commercial buildings, efficiency reigns supreme. Engineers and operators continually grapple with challenges in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning... 


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Coyote gold operation, Australia
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has detailed the potential development of an initial openpit and underground mining operation at the Coyote gold operation. 


Drill core from the Makuutu rare earths project
Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The definitive feasibility study is being reviewed. 


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Supplier hones in-country offering
22nd September 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG has established itself in Zambia as a single point of contact and reliable supplier of all essential quality branded products and essential support services,... 


Karowe Cool: IWC’s cooling solution beats Botswana’s heat
Karowe Cool: IWC’s cooling solution beats Botswana’s heat
21st September 2023

Amidst the scorching heat and diamond rich landscapes of Botswana, a unique challenge emerged – cooling excellence without the hassle. The demand was clear: a cooling solution that would harmonize... 


Premier’s Zim lithium mine to resume operations
Premier’s Zim lithium mine to resume operations
21st September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Premier African Minerals has completed the installation of the RHA ball mill at its Zulu lithium and tantalum project, in Zimbabwe. This includes all necessary feeds and discharge... 


BEKA Schréder has supplied the solar streetlighting solution for the Mkhambathini Local Municipality
BEKA Schréder has supplied the solar streetlighting solution for the Mkhambathini Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal
20th September 2023

The BEKA SOLAR was chosen for this off-grid lighting solution. Illumination of these key areas not only increases safety and wellbeing on the community but also allows the community to continue... 


The cutter fan plays a crucial role in achieving effective agitation and solids handling during arduous pumping applications
The role of Cutter Fans in pump agitation
19th September 2023

The integration of innovative features during pump design has significantly enhanced performance and efficiency, with significant benefits for lowering total cost of ownership. One such component,... 


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Ironveld’s new power generation capability enables continuous furnace operation
18th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Iron producer Ironveld confirmed in a September 18 operational update that the successful implementation of newly installed power generation at its Rustenburg facilities, in South Africa, had... 


Due to the large size and weight, this 9.5MW 11KV WEG electric motor has to be disassembled for shipment and reassembled on the offshore FPSO off the coast of Ghana.
Specialist gains traction in oil, gas sector
18th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa is “hungry for electricity”, and electrical specialist Zest WEG is seeing growing demand from the oil and gas sector, from both upstream and midstream facilities as nations on the continent... 


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DemcoTECH sees uptick in business
15th September 2023

Engineering and project-focused company, DemcoTECH Engineering has seen an upturn in business in the two years following the Covid lockdown, with a number of local and global project awards. These... 


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Zulu lithium/tantalum project pilot plant, Zimbabwe – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Premier African Minerals has raised a further £5-million before expenses for project optimisation. 


Drill core from the Pebble project
Pebble copper/gold/molybdenum/silver/rhenium project, US – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A new preliminary economic assessment published in September 2023 has provided new cost and price estimates. 


DRY SANITATION TOILET
The Khusela Dry Sanitation Toilet aims to eliminate pit latrines in South Africa by 2030
Company forges path to safer sanitation
15th September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Concerted efforts are under way in South Africa to address the use of pit latrines, which remains a pressing human rights concern, especially in schools and areas with inadequate infrastructure.... 


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