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New blasting record set at Northern Cape mine
13th August 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Blasting services company Enaex Africa has set a new record for the highest number of detonators fired in a single blast in South Africa, by blasting 3 618 units at United Manganese of Kalahari's... 

Total oil, gas drill rig arrives in Cape Town
12th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has welcomed the arrival of the DeepSea Stavanger oil and gas drill rig, in Cape Town, which has been commissioned by petrochemicals company... 

Rope access was deemed the safest option, as the fireproofing was not stable enough to allow for other more traditional means of access to get close to the gas storage tank
Project completed using rope access
7th August 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Rope access specialist Skyriders completed the removal of a layer of cementitious fireproofing and insulating material from a spherical gas storage tank at a petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga,... 

Rand-Air offer diesel-driven pumps for when power is not available at the source that meet the needs of the undersupplied market for high-head pumps
Pump rentals effective contingency plan to ensure food security
7th August 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

When a pump used for agricultural applications fails, it poses a significant risk to the food production cycle, revenue generation and, ultimately, the food supply chain during a time when South... 

Association addresses Covid-19 challenges
7th August 2020

The industry body representing the local vinyls industry Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) hosted a virtual annual general meeting in May. Speaking about the impact of Covid-19 on the... 

Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager
Platinum offers ‘exponential’ boost to hydrogen electrolyser performance
31st July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum provides an exponential improvement in the performance of electrolysers used to produce green hydrogen, says Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager, who describes platinum’s uplift as being... 

Air seperation units at Sasol Secunda
Sasol to sell world's biggest oxygen production site to Air Liquide
29th July 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed petrochemicals company Sasol has signed a negotiation agreement with industrial gas company Air Liquide for the sale of Sasol South Africa’s 16 air separation units (ASUs), in Secunda.... 

Londani Coal in step with market needs, targets growth
Londani Coal in step with market needs, targets growth
23rd July 2020

Burgeoning coal miner Londani Coal has positioned itself to successfully supply the fluctuating coal demand of the export and domestic markets amid the Covid-19 pandemic and has a “strong appetite... 

Fight against plastic waste being won on South Coast
17th July 2020

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Marine Waste Network South Coast took place earlier this year at the Amanzimtoti Lagoon, in which Plastics SA played a key role. 

Detroit Compressors provide customers with a five-year warranty on the drive train of a rotary screw compressor and a two-year warranty on the complete unit
Upgrades enhance compressors
10th July 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Tru Compressor Solutions is an authorized distributor of compressor manufacturer Detroit Air Compressors. Detroit has upgraded its DT, DB, and Gen2-DB range of screw compressors to enhance their... 

Sasol gives up licence to seek offshore gas in Mozambique
5th July 2020 By: Reuters

South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has opted to give up its licence to explore for gas off the Mozambique coast, the company said on Sunday. "Sasol will return Block 16/19 in its entirety to... 

With local air travel reopened for business purposes, essential site visits will be possible, and more practical
Company adapts to new norm, despite economic concerns
26th June 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite stoppages in current projects, and a downturn in the economy that has restricted the pipeline of incoming projects, consulting engineering company SRK Consulting MD Vis Reddy says the... 

Barge MT Sarah
Engen acquires barge for bunkering of gas and oil at Namibian ports
26th June 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Petrochemicals company Engen has acquired the services of a 2 000 metric tonnes (MT) barge, for the bunkering of gasoil – 10 parts per million and 500 parts per million – at the ports of Walvis Bay... 

Sasol revamp to cut jobs, end West African oil ops
18th June 2020 By: Reuters

South Africa's Sasol plans to cut jobs and end West African oil operations as part of a business revamp, the petrochemicals producer said on Thursday, adding it had also agreed a deal with lenders... 

Tellap bags have two strong plastic sleeves that are integrated into the base of the bag to replace the conventional wooden pallet
Pallet-free goods transportation now an option
29th May 2020

Pallet-free bulk bags manufacturer Tellap has been developing bags for the safe and efficient packaging and transport of dry, loose and bulk products – including high-value minerals. 

Columbus Stainless supplied 250 t of grade 2304 duplex steel for the RioZim steel tank fabrication project being undertaken by Betterect
Local tanks on track for delivery to Zim mine
29th May 2020

Ten large steel tanks for diversified miner RioZim’s Cam and Motor gold mine, in Zimbabwe, are on schedule to be installed by South African stainless steel fabrication and erection specialist... 

The Bank of Lisbon building implosion on November 24 2019 is the tallest reinforced concrete-frame building ever imploded by Jet Demolition
Expert enhances skills
22nd May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Demolition expert Jet Demolition has made a significant investment in developing and retaining an exclusive skills base through the retention of full-time, long-term employees. 

RGR Technologies looks forward to slowly introducing three-dimensional printing into its processes to assist with the manufacture of valve parts
Local procurement lags in public, private sectors
15th May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

A prevailing issue facing the valves sector is the “poor attitude” to local procurement in the public and private sectors, says valves manufacturer RGR Technologies commercial director Ross Hunter. 

World's largest wealth fund blacklists Glencore, Sasol and other giants over coal use
World's largest wealth fund blacklists Glencore, Sasol and other giants over coal use
13th May 2020 By: Reuters

Norway's $1-trillion wealth fund is excluding some of the world's biggest commodities firms from its portfolio, including Glencore and Anglo American, because of their use and production of coal.... 

Bearings International’s Durban branch stocks a range of bearings, electric motors, gearboxes, lubricants, seals, tools and power transmission products for several industries
KwaZulu-Natal vital for bearing distributor growth
1st May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) has earmarked KwaZulu-Natal as a key growth area for its business going forward. 

Supplier keeps valves flowing
24th April 2020 By: Halima Frost

Water treatment solutions provider Allmech assures clients that although South Africa is still reeling from the Covid-19 lockdown, implemented last month, the company will continue to supply its... 

Coal is a ‘far more constant’ source of electricity
17th April 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Clean coal technologies, Vuslat Bayoglu argues, would allow South Africa to continue to take advantage of its coal endowment by creating jobs, earning over R50-billion in foreign exchange each year... 

In many cases, a client’s maintenance and inspection budgets can be stretched further by using rope access
Interior tank cleaning made easier through rope access
10th April 2020 By: Darren Parker

Work at height company Skyriders is cleaning the interiors of large storage tanks for a major petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga, using rope access. Having completed its first cleaning scope of... 

Kibo advancing assets despite Covid-19 related delays
8th April 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Multi-asset energy company Kibo Energy is continuing to advance its portfolio of assets during the “unprecedented time” of the global fight against Covid-19, which is creating a changing landscape... 

Sasol appoints Harper to board, audit committee
23rd March 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed petrochemicals company Sasol has appointed Katharine Harper independent nonexecutive director and audit committee member, effective April 1. Harper, who is based in the US, is... 

Shares in South Africa's Sasol jump nearly 30% as oil price recovery sparks buying
13th March 2020 By: Reuters

Shares in South African petrochemicals group Sasol surged nearly 30% on Friday as a recovery in oil prices sparked buying of the stock, which was pummelled in the previous session. Brent crude... 

Green hydrogen is on our doorstep – let’s use it
13th March 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining companies are quickly embracing the hydrogen era. The availability of sufficient strategic minerals for batteries is not limitless, but if you can produce oxygen and hydrogen cheaply, the... 

Process Pipe
Process Pipe
13th March 2020

With branches in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, Process Pipe CAB has established a national footprint as a wholesaler and retailer of carbon and mild steel pipe fittings and flanges. Process... 

Specialised Piping Company
Specialised Piping Company
13th March 2020

SPC is the black empowerment entity, joint venture of Global Empowerment fund together with Process Pipe with branches in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, Specialised Piping Company (SPC) has... 

The new premises will include improved repair and refurbishment capacity
New valves premises on the cards
6th March 2020 By: Darren Parker

Industrial valves supplier Brimis Engineering is planning a new facility in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, which will include a new head office, and will be strategically positioned to service the... 

M&R’s order book rises to R50.8bn on back of oil and gas platform recovery
M&R’s order book rises to R50.8bn on back of oil and gas platform recovery
4th March 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Specialised engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) reported on Wednesday that its order book had increased to R50.8-billion during the interim period to the end of December, up... 

Alternatives to conventional plastic packaging do not change consumer behaviour with regard to littering
Beware of biodegradable and compostable plastics – Plastics SA
28th February 2020 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The introduction of bioplastics to South Africa’s burgeoning and well-developed recycling industry should carefully be considered, says plastics industry association Plastics SA. Bioplastics are... 

Commission finds in favour of Enaex, Sasol Explosives merger
14th February 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Competition Commission has unconditionally approved a proposed merger whereby international explosives distributor Enaex intends to acquire JSE-listed petrochemicals company Sasol’s Explosives... 

South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act now
South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act now
10th January 2020

In this opinion piece, first published in The Conversation, professors David Walwyn and Rod Crompton make the case for South Africa to pay greater research and development attention to the... 

M&R sees 2020 as ‘a year of consolidation’
13th December 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Following several acquisitions in the prior financial year, the 2020 financial year will be “a year of consolidation for all three business platforms”, with the focus on growing the order book and... 

Kibo advances with reorganising arrangements for Botswana coal project
6th December 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Africa-focused energy company Kibo Energy has signed the first of a series of agreements to implement the heads of agreement (HoA) with Shumba Energy to reorganise the arrangements for the... 

Mantashe outlines case for gas
29th November 2019

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe urged investors to invest in, and help develop, South Africa’s gas industry. Addressing delegates on the opening day of Africa Oil Week in Cape... 

WeldPack model WP75/600 loading for delivery.
Demand for heat exchanger range increases
29th November 2019 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Over the past decade, there has been an increase in demand for industrial heat exchangers manufacturer Vitherm’s WeldPack range, owing to the strength and durability that it offers, says Vitherm SA... 

Heat exchangers market value to grow by 2026
29th November 2019

The global heat exchangers market accounted for revenue of about $16.62-million in 2018 and is anticipated to generate about $29.31-million by 2026, according to a report published by global market... 

M&R sees 2020 as ‘a year of consolidation’
28th November 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Following several acquisitions in the prior financial year, the 2020 financial year will be “a year of consolidation for all three business platforms”, with the focus on growing the order book and... 

The new Sasol president, chief executive officer and executive director as effective November 1, 2019
Company continues to aim for balanced debt maturity profile
22nd November 2019

Integrated chemicals and petrochemicals major Sasol continues to actively manage its balance sheet with the objective of maintaining a robust liquidity position and a balanced debt maturity profile. 

South Africa’s rapidly expanding offshore oil and gas activities require a supporting fleet of vessels
R400m deal furthers dream of supporting fleet of local vessels
22nd November 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Mnambithi Group subsidiary Nduna Maritime and petrochemicals company Sasol have entered into a R400-million enterprise and supplier development funding agreement for South Africa’s first locally... 

Without effective data management and protection, organisations within the petrochemical industry may fall victim to data loss
Petrochemicals industry demand forecast to slow down by 2030
22nd November 2019

Management consulting firm McKinsey predicts that by 2030, global petrochemicals demand growth may slow from 3.6% to between 2% and 3%, says data management consultants Gabsten Technologies MD... 

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