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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... 


PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
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.... 


SURE SOLUTION
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... 


EXTENDED RANGE
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... 


SANDY MAJATLADI
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... 


LARGE HOLDING 
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... 


EXPERIENCED RETAIL OUTLET
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... 


SAFE HARBOUR
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,... 


VERSATILE HOISTING
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... 


HIGH ROLLER
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... 


GRUDGE PURCHASE
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... 


KEEP IT CLEAN 
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... 


BREATHING EASY
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... 


SAFE SUSPENSION
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... 


PLASTIC STATS
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... 


NOT GREEN YET
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... 


A NEW GENERATION
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... 


DR JONATHAN CHETTY 
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... 


GRATE CHANGE AHEAD
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... 


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... 


SAFELY SOARING 
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,... 


MEETING MARKET DEMANDS
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. 


QUALITY ENSURED 
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... 


POST-LOCKDOWN PROSPECTS 
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... 


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Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa is sole distributors for Goodwin electrically driven, submersible, abrasion resistance slurry pumps.

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FlameBlock is a proudly South African company that engineers, manufactures and supplies fire intumescent and retardant products to the fire...

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In 1958 John Deere Construction made its first introduction to the industry with their model 64 bulldozer.

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Immersive Technologies is the world's largest, proven and tested supplier of simulator training solutions to the global resources industry.

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