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Manchin’s energy-permit Bill gets backing of US Chamber, with changes
27th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

The US Chamber of Congress is lobbying Congress for passage of Senator Joe Manchin’s bill that would make it easier to obtain permits for energy-related projects, while saying some changes are... 


Namibia’s presidential economic adviser James Mnyupe.
EU-like energy approach needed in Southern Africa, says Namibia presidential adviser
20th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A collaborative energy approach, like that of the European Union (EU), is needed in Southern Africa, says Namibia’s Presidential economic advisor James Mnyupe. At least South Africa and Namibia... 


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Elcometer faces decline in demand
9th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier British Allied Manufacturers Representatives (BAMR) CEO Graham Duk says the shutdown of oil refineries, including Engen oil refinery in Durban, in... 


Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Exxaro joins forces with Enertrag to support just energy transition
2nd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Coal and renewable energy company Exxaro has built a renewable energy business that is said to be well positioned to contribute significantly to addressing South Africa's electricity deficit.... 


Multotec's on-site test unit in Madagascar finds solutions
1st September 2022

When a Madagascar mine wanted to reduce the high wear in the pipelines to its process plant, it called on Multotec to conduct cyclone tests and provide recommendations. Coarse chrome particles in... 


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One of world’s most polluted spots gets worse as $1bn cleanup drags on
31st August 2022 By: Bloomberg

In the more than a quarter century since Shell left Ogoniland in southern Nigeria, oil has continued to ooze from dormant wellheads and active pipelines, leaving the 386-square mile kingdom’s... 


Pipes manufacturer moves fitting fabrication in-house
26th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The best place to ensure quality control is said to be on the factory floor. Gauteng-based pipe manufacturer Rare recently moved the fabrication of its pipefittings in-house to better control the... 


Denel's Badger infantry combat vehicle
Beleaguered Denel announces new turnaround strategy
26th August 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

State-owned defence company Denel has announced it will institutionalise and implement a new turnaround plan to effect a self-sustaining business. The plan is particularly focused on streamlining... 


Mining majors ramping up their diversification policies
24th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Mining majors are ramping up their diversification policies to capitalise on or react to decarbonisation trends by targeting new growth markets, while seeking to divest from coal, oil and gas... 


Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Exxaro partnering Enertrag to support just energy transition
18th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Coal and renewable energy company Exxaro has built a renewable energy business that is said to be well positioned to contribute significantly to addressing South Africa's electricity deficit.... 


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Transnet security guards to be made peace officers
16th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has given approval for State-owned Transnet’s security officers to be granted peace officer status as Gazetted on August 5, elevating them... 


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Greenpeace targets Woodside supplies in Germany - report
12th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Environmental group Greenpeace on Friday claimed that environmental activists in Germany had blocked a ship carrying pipelines slated for use in ASX-listed Woodside’s Scarborough offshore gas... 


Santos buys pipeline for Narrabri
11th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos on Thursday announced the acquisition of Hunter Gas Pipeline, which owns an approved underground gas pipeline route from Wallumbilla in Queensland to Newcastle in New... 


Construction starts on the Hycel Technology Hub
29th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Construction work has started on Australia’s first hydrogen fuel cell research and development facility at Deakin University’s Warrnambool campus, in Victoria. Construction of the Hycel Technology... 


The European Commission approval of €5.4-billion took in backing from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.
Europe leads even though sun, wind, storage, green electron/molecule energy is tailor made for South Africa
22nd July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

This week the European Commission approved €5.4-billion of public support by 15 member states for a hydrogen technology value chain taking in hydrogen generation technology, fuel cells technology,... 


Renewables, green hydrogen, and platinum group metals are needed to decarbonise.
Hydrogen highlighted as ‘slam dunk’ of heavy haul
13th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

What will be Australia’s biggest electrolyser – a platinum-using proton exchange membrane or PEM electrolyser – is on order to provide green hydrogen Down Under at a time when the planet’s lightest... 


Urgent privatisation of South African rail network is called for
11th July 2022

By Simon Norton, Manager, International Zinc Association (IZA), Africa Desk  A cursory online search reveals the tragic and appalling state of the railway network in South Africa, which has been... 


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Petrol refinery closures affect testing company
8th July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

The move from a hybrid petrol-producing country to a petrol-importing country is increasingly becoming a challenge for South Africa, as many companies have been shut down or bought out, says... 


Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
Progress in pipeline project witnessed
8th July 2022

In May, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu, and Deputy Ministers David Mahlobo and Dikeledi Magadzi were on hand to witness the progress of the construction of the raw water bulk water... 


DWS fast-tracks E Cape repair and upgrades
8th July 2022

In continuous efforts to ramp up interventions to affected communities faced with severe water shortages in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, the Department of Water and... 


Platinum demand to benefit from green hydrogen uptake in aviation
6th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) based on renewable energies and green hydrogen are the way of the future for sustainable flying, says Siemens Energy, which has partnered with energy supplier... 


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Association stresses quality control is imperative
1st July 2022

As part of its continuous education process, Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) continues to enlighten design engineers, contractors and all users of plastic pipe of... 


Bill Gates-led fund backs startup with cheaper way to move hydrogen
28th June 2022 By: Bloomberg

A hydrogen molecule is tiny. So tiny, in fact, that trying to store and transport it via existing tanks and pipes can end up causing cracks in steel. If hydrogen is to become a clean fuel of the... 


African oil, gas producers can help to create an inclusive energy transition, says McKinsey
10th June 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company says Africa’s oil and gas producing nations have the opportunity to embark on an inclusive energy transition and chart a course toward a... 


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Online portal launched to guide clients
10th June 2022

Last month, protective powder coating and paint manufacturer AkzoNobel Powder Coatings launched a dedicated site to showcase its functional range of Resicoat powder coatings. AkzoNobel created the... 


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Gold to remain uncertain as interest rates, dollar rise weigh in second half
6th June 2022 By: Donna Slater

Despite high inflation and increasing macro uncertainty for the second half of the year, credit risk and research organisation CreditSights says rising interest rates and a stronger dollar will... 


Artist impression of the Hyphen electrolyser facilities proposed for development near  Lüderitz, in Namibia
Feasibility study of Namibia’s gigawatt-scale green hydrogen project to start this year
1st June 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The preferred bidder for a gigawatt-scale green hydrogen-to-ammonia project near the coastal town of Lüderitz, in Namibia, is aiming to conclude an implementation agreement with government by... 


Oil powers to sixth monthly gain as EU set to curb Russian flows
31st May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Oil headed for the longest run of monthly gains in more than a decade as European Union (EU) leaders agreed to pursue a partial ban on imports of crude from Russia to increase pressure on Moscow... 


Commissioning of Renergen’s Virginia gas plant progressing smoothly
30th May 2022 By: Darren Parker

The commissioning of the Phase 1 plant at integrated energy company Renergen’s Virginia gas project, in the Free State, is progressing smoothly, the company announced on May 30. The company said... 


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On-The-Air (27/05/2022)
27th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has stepped up to the plate with a world-first hydrogen electrolyser at a time of soaring global demand; A massive breakthrough has resulted in hydrogen being given an oil-like skin... 


Finnish Industry ready for end of Russian natural gas imports
20th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

As Finland braces for an expected halt in natural gas flows from its top supplier Russia, some of the largest industrial users are getting ready. There’s a “real risk” the taps will be turned off... 


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South Africa has significant implementation crisis – Minerals Council
9th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a significant implementation crisis. A number of government departments and parastatals were hollowed out. Capacity is a significant issue in almost every parastatal – water... 


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As drone deployment continues to expand, miners unearth whole-of-mine uses
6th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

The use of drones and ground-based robotics is evolving to such an extent locally that various companies are using them in all aspects of their operations, which is resulting in “bun fights” about... 


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As drone deployment continues to expand, miners unearth whole-of-mine uses
6th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

The use of drones and ground-based robotics is evolving to such an extent locally that various companies are using them in all aspects of their operations, which is resulting in “bun fights” about... 


FFI moves to power New Zealand
2nd May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and New Zealand’s largest gas network, Firstgas Group will the development of green hydrogen projects, with the aim of continuing to... 


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Implats reports 6% lower refined production amid challenging operating landscape
29th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The gross refined production of platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Implats declined by 6% to 2.35-million ounces in the nine months to March 31, when sales volumes of 2.38-million ounces... 


US climate envoy John Kerry puts natural gas on notice
22nd April 2022 By: Bloomberg

US climate envoy John Kerry on Thursday put natural gas on notice, saying the world’s reliance on the fossil fuel should be limited to potentially a decade, unless its greenhouse gas emissions are... 


Addressing the energy trilemma in mining operations with natural gas and renewable power
Addressing the energy trilemma in mining operations with natural gas and renewable power
21st April 2022

The world today is faced with the energy trilemma of achieving the right balance between reliability, sustainability and affordability for electricity generation, delivery and consumption.  


Mondi builds structure using 100% composite material with 100% local content
15th April 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mondi Richards Bay, refurbishing its chemical plant over the past 18 months, has erected a complex and demanding structure using 100% composite material with 100% local content, a first for a... 


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Olive Downs coking coal project, Australia – update
15th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction has started on the Olive Downs coal mine. 


Desert Bloom attracts Japanese investment
13th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Japanese energy giant Osaka Gas has entered into a joint development agreement at the $10.75-billion Desert Bloom hydrogen project, in the Northern Territory. The agreement will see Osaka Gas and... 


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Ground breaks at Olive Downs
8th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Construction has started on the A$1-billion Olive Downs coal mine, in Queensland. Queensland Minister Scott Stewart said the project would bring significant economic benefits to all of Queensland,... 


The sun setting in Mali behind a large generator installation alongside tanks, storage and other structures that comprise a minerals processing plant
Power provider grows West Africa market share
8th April 2022 By: Halima Frost

Power plant designer and manufacturer USP&E Global says the West Africa region currently contributes about 20% to 30% of its yearly revenue. “This figure should continue to grow, owing to an... 


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