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Through BMG’s broad branch and distributor network, industry has easy access to a comprehensive portfolio of locally manufactured and imported valves
Specialised valves business established
5th March 2021

Consumable products distributor Engineering Solutions Group (ESG), which is part of Invicta Holdings, has established a new company – Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) – that specialises in the design... 

The Swagefast heavy industrial pin and collar range will now be supplied by BMG
Company secures distributor deal
5th March 2021 By: Halima Frost

Engineering solutions provider BMG has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Swagefast fastening systems in Africa, including South Africa. “This means that BMG will have the capacity to... 

Frankwen Forge
Frankwen Forge
2nd March 2021

Founded in 1981, Frankwen Forge has grown into a key manufacturing and engineering business. Its quality products and services are used in a number of industries, including the mining,... 

Support for sustainable alternatives received
26th February 2021

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), which promotes a circular economy and resource efficiency in industry, supports African countries in meeting the challenges of... 

South Africa’s $100bn green hydrogen  export opportunity explored
South Africa’s $100bn green hydrogen export opportunity explored
19th February 2021 By: Terence Creamer

French energy multinational Engie says that South Africa is ideally positioned, by virtue of its solar and wind endowments, to emerge as a global leader in the production of green hydrogen and... 

Upheaval is coming to South Africa over the shift away from coal
16th February 2021 By: Bloomberg

A photograph in the entrance hall at Komati Power Station shows the plant in better times, its nine generating units belching steam and smoke into the night sky. Those days are never coming back:... 

The design of these low-maintenance units prevents the possibility of pollutants being released into the medium
Pumps design to handle flow, pressure of liquids
5th February 2021

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s SEIM spindle screw pumps efficiently handle a range of liquids – such as oils – at different flows and various pressures. BMG is the exclusive distributor of... 

Energy multinational outlines South Africa’s $100bn green hydrogen export opportunity
Energy multinational outlines South Africa’s $100bn green hydrogen export opportunity
2nd February 2021 By: Terence Creamer

French energy multinational Engie says that South Africa is ideally positioned, by virtue of its solar and wind endowments, to emerge as a global leader in the production of green hydrogen and... 

Drones have good lighting and high-resolution imaging technology that can take accurate images of the environment within a boiler
Drone tech allows for expansion
29th January 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With technology advancement in the drone industry and drone access expanding from military to commercial use, rope access specialists Skyriders found that drones could be successfully used in the... 

Divestment of Sasol's interest in Gemini JV finalised
4th January 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed petrochemicals giant Sasol says the divestment of its 50% interest in the Gemini high-density polyethylene (HDPE) joint venture to Ineos Olefins and Polymers US successfully closed on... 

Pensana selects location for UK rare earth processing facility
7th December 2020 By: Donna Slater

ASX- and LSE-listed magnet metal and rare earth miner Pensana Rare Earths reports that the Saltend Chemicals Park in the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has been selected as the proposed site... 

Sasol's JV with LyondellBasell now established
Sasol's JV with LyondellBasell now established
2nd December 2020 By: Reuters

South Africa's Sasol said on Wednesday its Louisiana Integrated Polyethylene joint venture (JV) with chemical company LyondellBasell Industries had been established, following closure of the deal... 

Minerals and gas potential in NT highlighted
1st December 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The final report from the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission (TERC) has found that a step change in the level of private investment would be required to fuel economic growth and jobs in... 

A 100 t mobile crane at Sarens Siba's Brits depot
Sarens Siba branches out into Brits to better serve its mining clients
19th November 2020 By: Donna Slater

Crane company Sarens Siba has opened a new mining-specific crane depot in Brits to service the needs of mines in the greater Rustenburg region. The depot will house mobile and all-terrain cranes... 

Preventive maintenance usually starts with non-destructive testing, often through visual inspections, ultrasonic wall-thickness testing or x-ray testing
Preventive maintenance an active solution
13th November 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

In large operating plants, whether power generation, or petrochemicals, rope access specialists Skyriders strongly recommends that clients carry out preventive, rather than reactive, maintenance.... 

The Garlock sealing solutions offered by BMG have proven effective in many environments
Bearing isolators faring well in bearings sector
6th November 2020

Bearings distributor BMG tells Engineering News that its Garlock Klozure and Guardian Bearing Isolators have fared notably well subsequent to being introduction to the BMG range of isolators. A... 

BMG’s range of Jasic welding equipment comprises arc inverter welders, tungsten inert gas, metal inert gas metal active gas welders and plasma cutters
Latest equipment supplied to industry
6th November 2020

Engineering components provider BMG is committed to assisting industry create a healthy, clean and safe environment for welding procedures. This is achieved through the supply of the latest... 

The role of the NFTN is to endorse a competitive market within South African foundries
Industry body promotes support interventions for local foundries
6th November 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Industry support provider the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) is promoting pressure-equipment-directive support interventions in the local foundry industry and these interventions are in... 

ENERGYValves boasts a vast stock-holding of its flagship range of competitively priced ball valves which can be considered as commodity products
Company holds premium reputation in valves industry
6th November 2020

Stainless steel and special alloy valves supplier Energy Valves, a division of single-source supplier of corrosion resistant and other specialist alloys EMVAfrica, holds a solid reputation as a... 

Many of the staff at Stewart & Lloyds Booysens branch have worked at the store for more than 20 years
Steel supplier relaunches flagship store
23rd October 2020

Steel supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has designed a new retail experience, offering a wider range of products and stock at its flagship store in Booysens, which is expected to facilitate the growth of... 

New Australian push for critical mineral investment
21st October 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has launched its second edition of the Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus, showcasing the country’s significant capability in critical minerals in a bid to attract... 

Flammable fuel is unloaded for bulk storage and handling at a bulk fuel offloading wharf, as DoseTech supplied a complete fire-protection system
Company supplies fire-protection systems to harbour facility
9th October 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Special fire-risk protection equipment supplier DoseTech has supplied a comprehensive fire-protection system to a new bulk fuel offloading wharf that is being built at the Port of Ngqura harbour,... 

These hoists, which offer swift lifting and lowering speeds for increased productivity, are designed to safely handle rated loads between 2.5 t and 50 t
Lifting equipment provides reliability, increased productivity
9th October 2020

Included in equipment supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s range of equipment manufacturer Kito lifting equipment, is the durable Kito high-speed CB manual chain hoist series, which is suitable... 

NDT comprises a number of techniques that enables Skyriders to evaluate and test the integrity of a structure, component or system
NDT viable in volatile environments
2nd October 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Rope access specialist Skyriders provides non-destructive testing (NDT) for a large petrochemicals producer in South Africa. “NDT comprises a number of techniques that enable us to evaluate and... 

Some of South African metal fabricators only undertaking non-destructive testing to ensure that they are fabrication- and design-code compliant
4IR key to advanced NDT service
2nd October 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is an extremely significant focus for material testing and inspection services specialist Dekra Industrial because the collection and interpretation of data... 

Sasol has committed to fund 25 additional Packa-Ching mobile units across South Africa
Innovative recycling initiative receives funding
2nd October 2020

Recycling company Packa-Ching has seen community residents across South Africa making an income by selling their recyclable packaging, shifting a change in behaviour towards packaging waste and... 

The PAPR system purifies air by sucking it through a series of specific air filters, subsequently delivering clean, purified air into the helmet for the welder to breathe
Safe and certified welding supply
2nd October 2020

With fully certified technology being necessary to improve the quality, quantity and safety in the chemicals and petrochemicals environment, integrated gas and welding distributor Unique Welding... 

Glencore's Raglan Mine in Canada.
Green hydrogen economy growing rapidly – Hatch
25th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

At Glencore’s Raglan Mine, in Canada, a closed loop, microgrid system converts excess wind power to hydrogen, which is then stored in tanks. During periods of low wind power, a fuel cell produces... 

Being able to safely complete a task while suspended from a structure takes a specialised team which Skyriders offers
Maintenance work completed during lockdown
25th September 2020 By: Halima Frost

A team of eight work-at-height specialists representing rope access company Skyriders has safely completed the cleaning and maintenance of two storage tanks at a petrochemicals producer, in... 

In 2018, 46.3% of all plastics placed on the market was collected for recycling in South Africa, with 352 000 t of plastics recycled
Industry body submits plastic-waste guidelines to govt
25th September 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

South African plastics industry representative Plastics SA along with industry body Packaging SA and producer responsibility organisations (PROs) of various packaging waste streams submitted... 

Although pressures to eliminate coal fired power stations remain strong coal still powers the majority of the world
Coal remains dominant despite Paris Agreement
18th September 2020 By: Halima Frost

Coal still remains the biggest source of power generation globally, despite the omnipresent notion of a coal-free world, driven by the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to petrochemicals company BP’s... 

Baseload concentrated solar power can boost SA towards green-industry economy
Baseload concentrated solar power can boost SA towards green-industry economy
11th September 2020

Frank Duvenhage, Pancho Ndebele and Robey Labuschagne lament that concentrated solar power – which uses the thermal part of sunlight to heat water into steam, spin a turbine and run a generator –... 

Sasol gives insight into its automation, digital journey
Sasol gives insight into its automation, digital journey
9th September 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Implementing a digital transformation strategy is a “must”, rather than an option, and is driven by both external and internal forces, petrochemicals company Sasol Chemicals digital lead Oratile... 

The Gen III foam proportioner can handle all types of foam agents, even highly viscous, alcohol-resistant and fluorine-free foam agents
New proportioning system ideal for refineries
4th September 2020 By: Darren Parker

Fire-suppression systems developer FireDos launched the third generation (Gen III) of its foam proportioners for fire extinguishing systems globally at the end of last year. The technology has... 

BIG DELIVERIES The components for the refinery project consisted of multiple shipments delivered to the purpose-built Dangote Quay Lekki in Lagos
Heavy equipment demobilised after project completion
4th September 2020

Heavy equipment lifting and transporting company Mammoet recently began demobilising equipment it had deployed at the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical complex in Lekki Free Zone, in... 

Sasol Lake Charles project remains shut after Hurricane Laura
31st August 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Petrochemicals company Sasol says manufacturing facilities at its Lake Charles Chemicals Complex, in the US, remain shut down as a result of Hurricane Laura. The group last week activated its... 

Gender diversity needed in industry
28th August 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Even though the equipment rental and construction sector is still male-dominated, the landscape is changing, says compressor and generator supplier Rand-Air GM Kim Coetzee. “. . . about 48% of this... 

N2O is a climate-changing gas, with an average life span of 114 years in the earth’s atmosphere
Environment-friendly catalysts reduce emissions
28th August 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

High-performance catalyst manufacturer Clariant Catalysts has developed the EnviCat N2O catalyst, to remove nitrous oxide (N2O) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) gases almost entirely from the waste gases... 

Regional developments expected to ignite South Africa’s gas economy
Regional developments expected to ignite South Africa’s gas economy
28th August 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

There has long been discussions about the development of a gas economy having the potential to help transform the South African landscape and, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, about gas... 

Reprieve for molybdenum prices from China's import surge
18th August 2020 By: Reuters

An upsurge in Chinese demand and imports of minor metal molybdenum have revitalised prices of the stainless steel ingredient, but a reversal is expected as local production ramps up after... 

Sasol swings to R91.3bn annual loss on lower oil prices, writedown
Sasol swings to R91.3bn annual loss on lower oil prices, writedown
17th August 2020 By: Reuters

South African petrochemicals group Sasol reported an annual loss on Monday, hit by a writedown of R111.6-billion and a drop in oil and chemical prices due to the coronavirus outbreak. The world's... 

Vital Engineering needs to ensure that it is as agile as possible to take advantage of the ever-changing status quo
Market disruption expected to continue after Covid-19
14th August 2020 By: Darren Parker

The world will most likely never revert to pre-2020 norms, says steel grating and related products supplier Vital Engineering director Glen Pringle. He tells Engineering News that he expects... 

Stefanutti Stocks laments ‘adverse’ market conditions
14th August 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

JSE-listed construction and engineering group Stefanutti Stocks a loss a share 640.35c and a headline loss a share of 622.48c for the financial year ended February 29. While the group’s order book... 

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