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Reversal of gold mining’s environmental legacy under way by DRDGOLD.
DRDGOLD reports 5% quarter-on-quarter increase in gold production
25th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A 5% increase in quarter-on-quarter gold production was reported by Johannesburg- and New York-listed surface gold recovery company DRDGOLD on Wednesday. The gold output of DRDGOLD, which... 


A court ruling last week voided most of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's environmental assessment law for resource projects.
Canada court ruling on key environmental law risks deterring investments
20th October 2023 By: Reuters

A Canadian court ruling that voided most of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's environmental assessment law for resource projects has sparked fresh policy uncertainty and risks deterring investments,... 


Equitable access requires multifaceted approach
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Access to clean water is a fundamental human necessity, yet it remains a significant challenge in Africa, with more than 300-million Africans lacking access to safe drinking water, while more than... 


WATER SECURITY
By acknowledging the fundamental right to clean water, South Africa can secure its water future
Company empowers communities
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Amid challenges of population growth and recurring droughts, the need for swift, cost-effective, and sustainable water provision solutions in South Africa has never been more critical, states... 


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Santos faces court action, but soothes with stellar quarter
19th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has started proceedings in the Federal Court against oil and gas giant Santos, alleging breaches of important record keeping obligations in the National Gas... 


Portugal to launch pioneering auction for piped green hydrogen soon
13th October 2023 By: Reuters

Portugal will launch a pioneering auction for rights to sell green hydrogen for injection into the national gas grid in the coming weeks, with crucial state aid being discussed with Brussels,... 


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Station bypass pumps can withstand any emergency
13th October 2023

Following the Category 3 Hurricane Irma’s widespread destruction across southwest Florida, in the US, in September 2017, the City of North Port needed immediate funding to improve the overall... 


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Democrats in Congress ask Biden for moratorium on carbon pipeline permits
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

The US should not permit any new carbon dioxide pipelines until updated federal safety regulations are finished, a dozen Democratic members of Congress said in a letter sent to President Joe Biden... 


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South Africa needs to look internally before going global on hydrogen
28th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South Africa progresses its hydrogen strategies and plans as a means to mitigate climate change and to bolster security of energy supply, the country needs to look internally before embarking on... 


It is important to be prepared for the rainy season by ensuring all pumps are fully functional
Right pumps will mitigate mines' rainy season risks
28th September 2023

During the drier months of the year, it is easy to forget that the pumping equipment at mining sites or process plants might not be up to the demands that the rainy season brings. In fact, 90% of... 


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Public–private partnerships could play role in ensuring water security
15th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As climate change and its effects such as erratic weather patterns intensify, coupled with rapid urbanisation and population growth, municipalities and metros would do well to pursue more... 


Olifants Management Model Programme
OMM Programme builds water infrastructure to improve lives, strengthen economy
8th September 2023

The Olifants Management Model Programme (OMM Programme) is the Lebalelo Water User Association’s flagship capital expenditure programme that aims to fast-track the construction of bulk and potable... 


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Mistra reiterates call for PGMs Exchange as hydrogen economy looms
28th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Think tank the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) has reiterated its call for the formation of a Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) Exchange in South Africa, given that many... 


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bp plans investment decision at H2Kwinana in 2024
28th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major bp will take an investment decision on the H2Kwinana project, in Western Australia, in 2024, and is aiming to start production by 2026. The company last week completed its concept... 


Progress made on North West reservoir project, with completion expected in June next year
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Progress is being made on the construction of the third phase of the multi-phased Moretele South bulk water supply scheme project, in the North West, which started in June 2023, with completion... 


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South Africa’s nonrevenue water rising to worrying levels
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s nonrevenue water (NRW) is rising to unsustainable levels, with nearly half the water piped through the country’s infrastructure being lost through leaks, theft or nonpayment.... 


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BVI - Women in Industry
25th August 2023

Farah Bawa - Civil Engineer Farah Bawa works as a project leader in the civil services department at BVi Consulting Engineers. Born on  4 December 1992 in Cape Town, she focuses mainly on township... 


Bayu-Undan partners for CCS
7th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos and the joint venture (JV) partners at the Bayu-Undan project have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Timor-Leste’s national oil company TIMOR GAP to explore... 


APA cuts the ribbon at new gas connector
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy infrastructure group APA Group has officially opened its Northern Goldfields Interconnect (NGI) pipeline, in Western Australia, providing greater energy security and supporting growth and... 


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Iron Bridge magnetite project – Stage 2, Australia – update
28th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue has loaded the first high-grade magnetite product from the Iron Bridge operation. 


Hyphen, Namibian govt launch socioeconomic development framework
24th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Namibian government and green energy supplier Hyphen Hydrogen Energy on July 24 launched the socioeconomic development SED framework for Namibia’s landmark $10-billion green hydrogen project.... 


Demand aggregation, pricing clarity, standardisation needed to drive hydrogen infrastructure investment
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Infrastructure is needed to enable the global energy transition to meet climate goals by 2050, but commercial banks and senior debt funders are deterred from investing in hydrogen infrastructure... 


Water bubbles
Miners join South Africa in R27bn water plan
14th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Some of the world’s biggest mining companies are working with South Africa’s government on a R27-billion water project to supply major platinum and chrome operations and several hundred thousand... 


Exxon to buy Denbury for $4.9bn in CO2 pipeline push
14th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil agreed to buy Denbury for $4.9-billion, its biggest acquisition in six years, in a deal that will provide the oil giant the largest network of carbon dioxide pipelines in the US. The... 


Revived Rand Water Services to accelerate innovation, sustainability locally and in the rest of Africa
14th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water has re-established Rand Water Services to deliver a variety of services for the water sector in South Africa and across Africa as it works to accelerate innovation and sustainability.... 


Deadly attack at Colombia coal facility sparks industry plea to protect miners
7th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

A Colombian mining group is urging the South American government to protect workers from ongoing violence against the industry following a deadly July 4 attack on a coal producer. Tuesday’s... 


COVID CAUSE AND EFFECT
The post Covid-19 lockdown phase saw an acute shortage of hot rolled coil, which compromised the demand of the steel tube and pipe mills over successive quarters
Non-competitiveness, non-use plague South African steel industry
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The current state of the South African steel industry is one where a lack of competitiveness and the non-use of its installed production capacity continue at a concerning rate, relative to other... 


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Consulting engineers critical for resilient infrastructure – firm
30th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineers are necessary to ensure resilient infrastructure and investment viability and should be involved from the pre-investment phase. The convergence of engineering and advisory... 


A$51m hydrogen electrolyser planned for Victoria
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal and Victorian governments have announced a A$51-million investment into a electrolyser in Wodonga, which will make use of renewable hydrogen. The 10MW electrolyser will be eight times... 


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Tamboran advances Beetaloo and Middle Arm plans
23rd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Natural gas developer Tamboran Resources has tapped ASX-listed APA Group as the preferred transmission pipeline partner for its Beetaloo Basin development. The two companies have now signed a term... 


Fortescue Future Industries and Fortescue Metals Group executive chairperson and founder Dr Andrew Forrest
Apt investment in green hydrogen can provide full employment, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
19th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Proper investment in green hydrogen generation has the potential to provide full employment and economic growth for decades to come as well as protect the planet from devastating climate change,... 


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Iron Bridge magnetite project – Stage 2, Australia – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue Metals has signed an A$18-million agreement with the Nyamal traditional custodians to provide mining equipment for the project. 


Chevron marks milestone at Gorgon
Chevron marks milestone at Gorgon
12th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) joint venture marked the first production of gas from its Stage 2 development last week, off the coast of Western Australia. The Stage 2 development expands... 


TAILORED CORROSION SOLUTIONS
DGC offers tailored corrosion solutions for various industries
Company expands industrial solutions through two partnerships
9th June 2023

Industrial service provider Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) has emerged as a trusted industry leader in asset integrity management and has recently entered into two distribution agreements with... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
South Africa’s locomotive shortage unresolved after China visit
2nd June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Department of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said he’s yet to resolve an impasse with China that’s held up the delivery of locomotives and parts essential to improving... 


Europe’s coal exports surge after buying spree turns into glut
Europe’s coal exports surge after buying spree turns into glut
1st June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Traders are seeking buyers for piles of unused coal before it becomes worthless after the fuel was hoarded to save Europe’s economy from running out of power last year. As concern over energy... 


Glencore said to prepare sweetened to prepare sweetened Teck bid as deadlock drags on
Glencore said to prepare sweetened to prepare sweetened Teck bid as deadlock drags on
31st May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is getting closer to increasing its offer for Teck Resources Ltd., in a move aimed at ending weeks of limbo in the battle over the Canadian miner’s future. The Switzerland-based... 


Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Limited nature of Electricity Minister’s new powers confirmed by Presidency
27th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency insists that the transfer of responsibility for Section 34(1) of the Electricity Regulation Act to Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa “provides the Minister with a... 


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Smart fire-detection systems making headway
26th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the emergence of Industry 4.0, the need for smarter and more proactive fire detection systems to monitor assets and mitigate fire hazards is continuously increasing. These systems have become... 


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APA's hydrogen conversion study moves ahead
19th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Testing by energy infrastructure operator APA Group has confirmed the feasibility of converting a 43-km section of the Parmelia gas pipeline, in Western Australia, to carry 100% hydrogen. The... 


LONG HAUL PREVENTION
Valves must be hydrostatically tested by the valve manufacturer to ensure no leaks
Firm provides tips to avoid rust
19th May 2023

Ball valves, gate valves, globe valves, butterfly valves, check valves, and valve assemblies are all common and critical components in the oil and gas industry. Their job of regulating hazardous... 


Qld Parliament faces hydrogen legislation
9th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Gas Supply and Other Legislation (Hydrogen Industry Development) Amendment Bill 2023 has been introduced to the Queensland Parliament, in an effort to ensure Queensland has the policy settings... 


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Iron Bridge magnetite project – Stage 2, Australia – update
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortescue Metals Group has produced its first magnetite product. 


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