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Keystone XL gets Indigenous investment with hopes to woo Biden
Keystone XL gets Indigenous investment with hopes to woo Biden
18th November 2020 By: Bloomberg

Keystone XL is receiving an investment from Canadian indigenous groups in a deal that TC Energy hopes will help save its embattled oil pipeline project from being scrapped by US President-elect Joe... 


Logistics index shows ‘strong growth’ in third quarter, following decline in prior three months
13th November 2020 By: Irma Venter

The South African logistics sector has just recorded its strongest ever quarter of growth, according to the newest Ctrack Freight & Transport Index (CFTI). In June, at the end of the second... 


Jemena planning A$5bn gas investment
Jemena planning A$5bn gas investment
11th November 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy infrastructure developer Jemena has unveiled plans for a A$5-billion investment that could see more gas production from the Northern Territory. The company this week announced that it had... 


Former Vice President Joe Biden and US Senator and Democratic candidate for Vice President Kamala Harris celebrate.
Biden win may curb US oil drilling, super-charge renewables
9th November 2020 By: Bloomberg

Biden’s victory could end up reshaping the US energy sector in years to come, although the President-elect may have limited room to maneuver given that control of the Senate remains unclear. The... 


FINE WORK
The $18-billion Dangote integrated refinery and petrochemical complex is expected to be operational by next year
African decarbonisation remains a distant ideal
6th November 2020 By: Darren Parker

The complete decarbonisation of Africa will not occur in the short or medium term, although some progress will be made in the long term, says professional services firm Deloitte Africa energy and... 


Proximity alone insufficient to assure SA firms any share of Moz gas action
Proximity alone insufficient to assure SA firms any share of Moz gas action
6th November 2020 By: Darren Parker

Much can still be done by South African business to ensure that opportunities stemming from Mozambique’s myriad large-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects do not pass them by. Various LNG... 


Germany examines ammonia to deliver green fuel for industry
Germany examines ammonia to deliver green fuel for industry
5th November 2020 By: Bloomberg

Germany is looking at using ammonia and methanol as ways to deliver hydrogen as a clean-burning fuel for industry, part of its effort to make Europe’s biggest economy climate-neutral by 2050. The... 


Election will decide fate of Alaska gold mine, shift to e-cars
Election will decide fate of Alaska gold mine, shift to e-cars
29th October 2020 By: Bloomberg

Oil drilling in the Arctic and the Pebble gold mine in Alaska aren’t actually on the ballot -- but they might as well be. The controversial projects are hanging in the balance of the presidential... 


Keith Liddell
Decision soon on platinum process that can save power
26th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The definitive feasibility study for the installation of a revolutionary new electricity-slashing processing plant at Pilanesberg Platinum Mine in the North West will be completed next month, in... 


Deal with Li Ka-shing gives Canadian oil giant a Biden hedge
26th October 2020 By: Bloomberg

Cenovus Energy  is getting more than just a rival Canadian oil producer with its acquisition of Husky Energy Inc. It’s also shoring up its defenses against an anti-oil sands movement that could get... 


Miners pivotal to hydrogen development
23rd October 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian mining sector had a significant role to play if the country’s ambitions to become a world leader in the hydrogen space were to be met, strategy consultants Accenture said. “The... 


Experience from other health crises shaped mining industry’s rapid pandemic response
Experience from other health crises shaped mining industry’s rapid pandemic response
23rd October 2020 By: Nadine James

While virologists and risk analysts have been theorising about the effects of a global pandemic for years, few could have imagined the Covid-19 pandemic’s transformative impact on society. Even... 


Trash pumps ideal for dirty water with large solids
19th October 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dewatering activities on large construction and infrastructure project sites is not always a simple task. In fact, pumping dirty water containing large amounts of debris calls for a ‘trash pump’,... 


Minerals Council bemoans lack of competiveness focus in economic recovery plan
16th October 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Minerals Council South Africa says the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan – unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa on October 15 to a joint hybrid sitting of Parliament – does not go far... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Business welcomes recovery plan, but urges swift implementation
16th October 2020

Organised business formations have responded to the Reconstruction and Recovery Plan released by President Cyril Ramaphosa on October 15. On the whole, business has welcomed the plan, including the... 


GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
With several Perth-based gold explorers, the company’s presence in Perth and expertise in gold will allow the company to better access and support these companies
New service offering can help plug skills gap
16th October 2020

Australian engineering consultancy firm MEC Mining last month launched a new geotechnical engineering division, as part of the company’s in-house services, to cater for industry demand in the... 


GOING FOR GOLD
Nigeria's government looks to reignite flames under the mining investment banner to draw attention to its vast mineral and metal resources
Nigeria incentivises new mining investment
9th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

Nigerian Mines and Steel Development Minister Olamilekan Adagbite highlighted the incentives being offered to investors in Nigeria’s mining sector during a webinar on Driving Investment in the... 


Multotec Wear Linings
Multotec Wear Linings
9th October 2020

Multotec Wear Linings manufactures a com-plete range of wear solutions for pipelines, bunkers, chambers, transfer points and chutes in bulk materials handling and classification applications,... 


Satellite communications partnership formed to bolster remote operations
6th October 2020 By: Donna Slater

Mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat has entered into an agreement with remote monitoring and communications specialist Harvest Technology Group and satellite and radio communication... 


BRIGHTER FUTURE 
The need for South Africa to move towards a lower-carbon economy, and to pursue an energy mix that supports this imperative, is of utmost importance
Emissions roadmap launched
2nd October 2020

Chemicals and energy group Sasol has announced the launch of its 2030 emissions roadmap for its South African operations. “This roadmap details our path to at least 10% reduction in greenhouse gas... 


DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius
Joburg’s mine dumps should come down to cut commute time – DRDGold
18th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa Inc should be doing much more to incentivise the recovery of precious metals from tailings dams for sound societal and environmental reasons that could free Johannesburg of its... 


Bullish sentiment about PGMs sector’s immediate outlook, long-term potential
Bullish sentiment about PGMs sector’s immediate outlook, long-term potential
18th September 2020 By: Nadine James

Speakers at the September 9 virtual 2020 PGMs Industry Day, hosted against the backdrop of historically high prices for certain platinum-group metals (PGMs), seemed cautiously optimistic about the... 


Green Hydrogen Evolution and the Economy
Green Hydrogen Evolution and the Economy
18th September 2020

Green hydrogen projects are expanding globally as a pillar to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Large scale green hydrogen projects, based on electrolyser technology (ranging from 100 MW to 5 GW in... 


Bullish sentiment about PGMs sector’s immediate outlook, long-term potential
Bullish sentiment about PGMs sector’s immediate outlook, long-term potential
18th September 2020 By: Nadine James

Speakers at the September 9 virtual 2020 PGMs Industry Day, hosted against the backdrop of historically high prices for certain platinum-group metals (PGMs), seemed cautiously optimistic about the... 


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Morrison unveils gas plans
15th September 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has announced plans to re-set the east coast gas market and create a more competitive and transparent gas hub by unlocking gas supply, delivering an efficient pipeline and... 


M&R CEO Henry Laas
M&R retains shrinking SA unit amid hopes of infrastructure-led recovery
11th September 2020 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) is “holding on” to its South African-aligned business unit that focuses on power, industrial and water despite the fact that its... 


Norilsk Nickel owner Vladimir Potanin
Russia’s richest man owns more melting Arctic than anyone
10th September 2020 By: Bloomberg

Vladimir Potanin, one of the 50 richest people on the planet, stood awkwardly on the Siberian tundra near the remote mining city of Norilsk. It had been less than a week since a spill that... 


The Fort Hills ore preparation plant.
Fort Hills partners to restart second train
9th September 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

The Fort Hills oil sands mine, in northern Alberta, will restart the second primary extraction train, ramping up production to about 120 000 bbl/d by the end of the year, majority owner Suncor... 


Gold reserves growth dwindling globally
4th September 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P's) Global Market Intelligence says major gold miners globally have seen their economically mineable gold reserves decline over the last decade, owing to a... 


DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius
Joburg’s political legacy mine dumps should come down to cut commute time – DRDGold
1st September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa Inc should be doing much more to incentivise the recovery of precious metals from tailings dams for sound societal and environmental reasons that could free Johannesburg of its... 


RENEWING ENERGY 
Renewable energy is fast becoming more affordable
Regulations, pricing a challenge for local LNG uptake
28th August 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Despite there being vast benefits to using liquefied natural gas (LNG) locally, natural gas producer Renergen tells Engineering News that regulations and pricing are impeding the growth of the LNG... 


Transnet CEO Portia Derby
Transnet CEO expects subdued commodity prices to weigh on recovery
28th August 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet CEO Portia Derby warned on Wednesday that the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa and the rest of Africa was likely to be negatively affected by still-subdued commodity... 


RELIABLE ROLLOUT? 
The security of steel supply is a key concern for downstream merchants and fabricators
Greater collaboration needed in steel supply chain
14th August 2020 By: Darren Parker

To ensure security of steel supply, the South African Institute for Steel Construction (SAISC) is calling for greater collaboration among all players in the local steel supply chain, from upstream... 


The Millennium oil sands mine, near Fort McMurray.
Home of the oil sands eyes cleaner future as hydrogen superpower
13th August 2020 By: Bloomberg

The idea of producing cleaner-burning hydrogen to rid the world of fossil fuels is gaining traction in the unlikeliest of places: Alberta, home of the infamously dirty oil sands. Better known for... 


Transnet CEO Portia Derby
Transnet CEO expects subdued commodity prices to weigh on recovery from Covid
12th August 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet CEO Portia Derby warned on Wednesday that the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa and the rest of Africa was likely to be negatively affected by still-subdued commodity... 


Gas to assist in Covid recovery - report
Gas to assist in Covid recovery - report
10th August 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

– The global gas industry is expected to play a ‘vital role’ in economic recovery post Covid-19, and in a cleaner energy future, a new report by the International Gas Union (IGU) has found. In its... 


Plastic pipes able to surpass the demands placed on modern sewer systems
4th August 2020

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) hosted the fourth instalment of its very popular Quality Workshops on the 22nd of July 2020, focusing on various aspects related... 


THE ROAD AHEAD
The road for the relocation of wet concentrator plant at Moma has a weight-bearing capacity of 8.4 t/m2
Moma to move 7 000 t plant along newly built road
17th July 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The construction of a purpose-built, 23-km-long, 66-m-wide road for the relocation of wet concentrator plant (WCP) B and its dredge at the Moma titanium minerals mine, on the north-east coast of... 


EXTENDED RANGE
The RM220i model is part of Ingersoll Rand’s R-Series compressors, which offer the best of time-proven designs and technologies
Manufacturer launches new rotary screw compressor
10th July 2020

Air compressor manufacturer Ingersoll Rand Company has launched the new RM220i Oil Flooded Rotary Screw Compressor which features a range of cost saving improvements, says air compressor supplier... 


Battery revolution in drill rigs comes to Africa
6th July 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Southern African mines will soon begin the transition from diesel-driven to battery-powered drill jumbos, with the introduction of the world’s first highly-automated underground electric drill rig... 


Konkola Copper Mines CEO Chris Sheppard.
Displacement continuing at copper mine where openpit give way is imminent
6th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Vertical and horizontal displacement is continuing at the Nchanga Open Pit Cut 2 in Chingola in Zambia, where geo-technical assessments point to an imminent collapse of a portion of the open pit –... 


Association warns sector against compromising quality
26th June 2020

Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) has urged pipe makers and pipeline installers to avoid giving into the temptation of compromising on quality or sidestepping certain... 


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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