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Carbon capture, use and storage identified in new Sanedi assessment as having huge potential to slash emissions
24th June 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) has published the first technical assessment on possible pathways to introduce clean coal technology, as well as options for carbon... 

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Unique Welding – Integrated Gas and Welding Solutions
24th June 2022

Unique Welding imports, supplies and distributes a wide range of welding equipment, welding consumables and industrial gases to the Southern African region. Established in 1968, Unique Welding has... 

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Hydra Arc: Welding
24th June 2022

Established in 1987, Hydra Arc has grown from being a supplier of specialised welders into a leading refinery maintenance, turnaround specialist, steel fabrication and construction company,... 

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Future metals beneficiation bonus on way for already hugely endowed Northern Cape
10th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Modern technology and global decarbonisation demand is positioning South Africa’s already incredibly well-endowed Northern Cape with big beneficiation bonanza potential, in addition to being a... 

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Drones launched for boiler inspections
10th June 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

Rope access specialist Skyriders introduced the new Elios SkyEye drones last month for use in non-destructive testing when inspecting boiler internals at power stations. 

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Sector requires support to recover, reap economic benefits
10th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite the manufacturing sector being the fourth highest contributor to the gross domestic product, it has been in decline in recent years, and shrunk, impacting the overall economy. The Covid-19... 

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Valves technology meets necessary standards
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering uses a safety valve testing machine from machining manufacturer Ventil to test and certify critical application safety valves, in line with the... 

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Valves supplier highlights importance of technical knowledge
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

A holistic approach should be followed when buying valves to ensure that they are appropriate for specific applications, says valve and steel supplier Stewarts and Lloyds export manager Andre... 

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Proactive measures ensure targets are reached
6th May 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal mining company Canyon Coal ensures that its Khanye Colliery, in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, follows a proactive approach to managing and mitigating the impacts of potential challenges.... 

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Local heat exchanger industry waning
22nd April 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The local heat exchanger industry is facing challenging times owing to factors such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the country’s economic state, says heat exchange solutions provider Kelvion... 

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Firm achieves expansion, creates new products
22nd April 2022 By: Nadine James

Having completed the expansion of its bulk emulsion explosives plant, joint venture premium explosives and blasting solutions provider Enaex Africa plans to commercialise and launch new products,... 

Manufacturer prioritises customer needs
8th April 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Stainless steel long products manufacturer Wire Products Stainless Steel’s (WPSS’s) experience of more than 30 years in supplying material to produce cold-formed fasteners and complex parts to the... 

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Dion Govender
8th April 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Dion Govender, CEO of Digital Industries, an end-to-end operational technology services provider with a technology value proposition spanning four businesses that cover Level 0... 

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Structa Konsult
8th April 2022

Structa Konsult is a consulting engineering company specialising in the evaluation, design and certification of a range of industrial and civil structures.   Established in 2014, Structa Konsult is... 

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Pensana appoints Kaplan as FD
31st March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Pensana has appointed Robert Kaplan FD, with effect from March 31. "We are delighted to announce Rob’s well-deserved appointment as FD. He brings a wealth of experience from leading... 

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Court orders government to clean up air in coal belt
18th March 2022 By: Reuters

A South African court on Friday upheld a complaint by activists that poor air quality in the coal belt is a breach of constitutional rights, giving the environment minister a year to enforce a... 

Agreement signed for petrochem product offtake
18th March 2022

Sustainable chemicals manufacturer Bolder Industries announced in January a landmark 20-year strategic marketing agreement with independent petroleum marketer Tauber Oil for exclusive offtake of... 

Sector expected to grow from ICT trade
18th March 2022

Market research organisation Kenneth Research last month released a report which showed that the petrochemicals and polymers market is anticipated to grow, primarily on the growth in trade of... 

First world-scale methanol facility in sight
18th March 2022

Oil company the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) earlier this month signed an agreement with methanol producer Proman to develop the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) first world-scale methanol... 

Clarity needed on supply, energy plan
18th March 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local industry stakeholders need clarity on how the decision by multinational companies Shell and BP’s South African Petroleum Refineries (Sapref) to freeze spending and pause refinery operations... 

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South Africa must move very rapidly towards green energy, climate webinar hears
11th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The ratio between green energy and brown energy in South Africa needs to move very rapidly in favour of green energy, says Climate Adaptation Lead to the South African Presidential Climate... 

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Reliability in power sector ensured
4th March 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Industrial equipment supplier Becker’s Kito electric chain and manual hoists have been designed for dependable use in materials handling applications in diverse industries. These include mining,... 

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Boiler, burner maintenance key to company success
4th February 2022 By: Halima Frost

The instrumental job of cleaning an industrial boiler or burner prior to maintenance has proven to be an integral part of rope access company Skyriders’ offerings, says marketing manager Mike Zinn.... 

Alberta prioritises oil sands' carbon storage hub, Energy Minister says
17th January 2022 By: Reuters

The government of Alberta, Canada's main oil-producing province, plans to move forward "very, very quickly" on its next carbon sequestration hub in the Cold Lake region that will serve oil sands... 

Company provides new filtration solutions
26th November 2021

With the growing trend for diesel-fuelled equipment, industrial equipment supplier BMG has recognised a demand for the supply of cleaner, non-contaminated diesel and lubricant oils, says BMG fluid... 

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Correct lighting tech can improve safety
5th November 2021 By: Darren Parker

Using inappropriate lighting technology in environments with high levels of flammable liquids, vapours, gases or combustible dusts could increase the likelihood of fire or explosion, resulting in... 

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Company celebrates one year
5th November 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Specialists in the design and slurry related valves manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) is celebrating its first year of business. “AFS was established by the Engineering Solutions Group... 

Production set to grow
22nd October 2021

Global stainless steel production is expected to grow to 54-million tons in 2021 with an improvement in economic activity and stainless steelmaking capacity in parallel, especially in Indonesia,... 

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Suppliers vital to supply chain
22nd October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The current shortages of raw materials, which are required for stainless steel fabrication, have highlighted how stainless steel raw material suppliers are vital for the company’s supply chain and... 

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Association supports resilient industry through master plan
22nd October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the impact of Covid-19 and a weak economy, the local stainless steel sector has shown its resilience, as the South African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) continues to... 

China commodity prices tumble after planner mulls coal intervention
20th October 2021 By: Reuters

China's commodities markets slumped on Wednesday, led by sharp declines in thermal coal prices, after the state planner said it was looking at ways to intervene to cool off record high prices of... 

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Components improve joint reliability
1st October 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Vibration and shock can quickly impair joint integrity and negatively affect overall product performance, especially in demanding applications, such as vibrating screens in the mining sector, says... 

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New drone tech improves inspection capabilities
1st October 2021 By: Darren Parker

Work-at-height company Skyriders has added the Zenith robotic inspection device –a new vertical inspection technology – to its portfolio of services. The winch-operated pan-tilt-zoom camera drone... 

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Forces combine to study CCUS opportunities in the NT
29th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has joined forces with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and a number of oil and gas companies to develop a path towards... 

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S Africa steps into its global hydrogen potential
17th September 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With moderate estimates suggesting that South Africa could secure 10% of the global export market share in the green hydrogen economy (GHE), the local industry will undoubtably experience a boom,... 

Tom Marsicano, CEO of change management consulting and training company and Change
Tom Marsicano
13th August 2021 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Tom Marsicano, CEO of and Change, a change management consulting and training company 

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New camera used in inspection project
6th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

In a first for Southern Africa and possibly the whole of Africa, rope access specialists Skyriders has used Zenith – a new confined-space inspection camera system – at a petrochemicals plant, in... 

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Control tower effectively monitors transport of chemicals
6th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist transport company Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions has noted a 42% improvement in driver awareness, while distracted driving incidents have decreased by 45%, since the launch of its... 

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Unique thermowell design on offer
6th August 2021

Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments offers its ScrutonWell as an alternative to a standard thermowell. The ScrutonWell, manufactured by Wika, is typically used in applications commonly... 

EFFICIENCY IS KEY BMG’s valves meet stringent quality and safety specifications and are highly efficient at mines to control and isolate abrasive slurries
Valve products reliable in harsh conditions
30th July 2021

Engineering Solutions provider BMG and valves manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS), which are part of the specialist distributor Engineering Solutions Group (ESG), play a significant role in... 

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Carlisle TyrFil - Manufacturer of polyurethane tyre fill
30th July 2021

Year of Formation and Background to Founding: For the past 50 years, Carlisle TyrFil has been the definitive leader in tyre flatproofing systems. The TyrFil™ Flatproofing brand, which was... 

If done responsibly, coal mining can add value to economies – panel
27th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed coal trader Thungela Resources CEO July Ndlovu says it has been a polarising year for the coal industry, with many opposing views on the commodity and the way forward for the industry.... 

Sasol sells cyanide business to Czech chemicals company
12th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed petrochemicals giant Sasol has entered into an agreement to sell its sodium cyanide business, in Sasolburg, to Czech Republic-based chemicals company Draslovka Holding Company for... 

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