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Shell to pay $110m to end 30-year Nigeria oil spill case
12th August 2021 By: Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian unit agreed to pay a community in the West African country more than $110-million to resolve a long-running dispute over an oil spill that occurred more than 50 years... 

Tin ore
Fitch Solutions expects a good year for tin output amid price rally
10th August 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Market research firm Fitch Solutions says high prices and less interruption from Covid-19 are driving tin mine production growth this year. This is a positive turn on the 1.3% year-on-year... 

Coal-reliant South Africa is turning to gas power
3rd August 2021 By: Bloomberg

Power failures have become routine in South Africa. At the same time, the country wants to wean itself off the coal that generates more than 80% of its electricity and makes it the world’s... 

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Isondo project showcasing intent in green hydrogen in South Africa
2nd August 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

 The green hydrogen economy offers South Africa a considerable advantage in using its natural resources to help reindustrialise its economy and this is being supported by various policies and... 

Smith Power Equipment BOMAG equipment on construction site
Equipment supplier distributes compaction range to local market
30th July 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Compaction technology manufacturer Bomag has entrusted local equipment supplier Smith Power Equipment to distribute its light compaction equipment range in South Africa and selected cross-border... 

Dynamic Fluid Controls RF control valve.
Company’s products doing well in mining market
30th July 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) is supplying valves to several mine projects, mainly because technological advancements in valve and pipeline solutions offer an alternative to using... 

GF Piping Systems Barracude DN200 valve
Valves prove advantageous for local mining
30th July 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Manufacturing company GF Piping Systems launched its Plastic Butterfly Valve 565 in April at its headquarter in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The 565 valves, manufactured in Seewis im Prättigau,... 

Mining sector requires support from government
30th July 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The adoption of the Mining Charter III has led to some confusion in the mining sector, specifically on the local-content verification process, which means further insight and understanding of... 

Photo of Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director at SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa
SA needs to be doing more to avert a catastrophic water crisis
22nd July 2021

South Africa is rapidly approaching a water crisis with potentially catastrophic consequences. After decades of mismanagement and a lack of maintenance the country’s water infrastructure is crumbling 

Image shows an LNG production plant
NSW gas plan blasted
21st July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned that the New South Wales government’s Future of Gas Statement would effectively lock up most of the state from gas... 

Assmang calls force majeure on manganese alloys in South Africa
19th July 2021 By: Bloomberg

Assmang issued a notice of force majeure on manganese alloys production from its facilities in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, according to an email from Rorie Wilson, an alternate director... 

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MRT Global
16th July 2021

Leading South African engineering company MRT Global specialises in providing multi-disciplinary engineering services including civil, structural, mechanical, piping, plate work, electrical and... 

The use of drones to conduct non-destructive testing on taller installations and hard to reach areas is even more possible
Drone and NDT firm join forces
9th July 2021 By: Halima Frost

Materials testing and inspection service provider Dekra Industrial has joined forces with aerial solutions and drone services company Sky Africa Drones to offer a drone inspection service that... 

Image Australia coal
Olive Downs coking coal project, Australia – update
9th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility has approved a loan to develop first stage of the Olive Downs mine. 

NAIF approves Olive Downs coal mine loan
NAIF approves Olive Downs coal mine loan
1st July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has approved a A$175-million loan to support privately held Pembroke Resource’s development of its Olive Downs metallurgical coal mine, in... 

House votes to reinstate Obama methane rule for oil, gas wells
28th June 2021 By: Bloomberg

The House voted Friday to rescind a Trump-era rule blocking the EPA from directly limiting oil industry emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane, a move that would restore requirements... 

AP Ventures managing partner Andrew Hinkly
Hydrogen-focused AP Ventures fund balloons to fourfold-bigger close
24th June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

AP Ventures Fund II, with its strategy of investing along the hydrogen value chain, has closed at four times the size of Fund I. The far-seeing AP Ventures began investing along the generally... 

These high-pressure pumps include three 850 kW Cornell 810 26 MX high-pressure pumps, and four 810 22 mining pumps with 650 kW motors
Pumps must ‘push limits’ to meet demands
18th June 2021 By: Anna Moross

Mining companies require deeper exploration to find economically viable ore and the further a mining company wants to explore, the more mining pump vendors need to “push the envelope” to ensure... 

Nadezhda metallurgical plant sulphuric acid neutralisation project, Russia
Nadezhda metallurgical plant sulphuric acid neutralisation project, Russia
18th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Nadezhda metallurgical plant sulphuric acid neutralisation project forms part of the fresh air national project. 

Enbridge faces second day of anti-pipeline outcry in Minnesota
9th June 2021 By: Bloomberg

Protests against the construction of an Enbridge oil pipeline in Minnesota continued for a second day after about 200 people were arrested. The Canadian pipeline giant evacuated 44 workers on... 

NMP hosts informative workshops as court case is again postponed
3rd June 2021 By: Donna Slater

While it awaits the outcome of a once again postponed court case, Namibia Marine Phosphate (NMP) has completed a series of online information workshops that sought to inform potential future... 

Oxair supplies desiccant air dryers that can help combat condensation in pipelines and keep machinery running for longer
Air drying kit to maintain performance for mines
28th May 2021

Eliminating the build-up of moisture is an ongoing challenge in the mining and offshore sectors, where the harsh and hazardous environments make it daunting to maintain the integrity of key... 

Firms aim to develop technology to simplify hygrogen storage, use in fuel-cell-powered vehicles
14th May 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global materials technology and recycling group Umicore and global mining giant Anglo American, through subsidiary Anglo American Platinum, have teamed up to develop new platinum-group metals-... 

Goschen mineral sands and rare earths project, Australia
Goschen mineral sands and rare earths project, Australia
7th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

VHM proposes to produce a zircon and rutile concentrate, titanium concentrate and a rare-earth concentrate from the Goschen mine. 

Major funding boost to three hydrogen projects
Major funding boost to three hydrogen projects
6th May 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) this week announced the conditional approval of a A$103.3-million investment towards three commercial-scale renewable hydrogen projects, as part of... 

Ministers agree to pipeline reforms
4th May 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian Energy Ministers have agreed to a major package of reforms to natural gas pipeline regulation that are expected to reduce costs of transportation and delivered gas, improve access to... 

As use of hydrogen grows, so will the need for insurance coverage
29th April 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Hydrogen is expected to play a leading role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy as an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal. This is likely to drive increase demand for insurance... 

UK setting its sights too low for hydrogen heating in homes
28th April 2021 By: Bloomberg

The UK should move faster to replace gas with hydrogen in domestic heating, as the country’s pipes will be ready to make the switch in just two years, according to the head of a pilot project.... 

Anglo American executive head of PGMs market development Benny Oeyen
Anglo explores PGMs-based tech to simplify hydrogen storage in electric vehicles
26th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American, through its platinum group metals (PGMs) business Anglo American Platinum, is partnering with Umicore to research and develop technology... 

Manufacturer supplies 19 km of HDPE pipes in Polokwane
23rd April 2021

Wastewater treatment plants play a crucial role in the removal of contaminants from wastewater and sewage in order for its conversion into an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle in an... 

Gas is the new coal with risk of $100bn in stranded assets
19th April 2021 By: Bloomberg

Natural gas is falling out of favor with emissions-wary investors and utilities at a quicker pace than coal did, catching some power generators unaware and potentially leaving them stuck with... 

The foundation of sustainable infrastructure asset management: aligning the equipment and financial asset registers
9th April 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Introduction Many organisations discover that they have two or more duplicate asset registers when they take a good look at their practices and systems. This conundrum of multiple asset registers... 

Green hydrogen could help SA increase energy exports
9th April 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

South Africa has traditionally been a net importer of energy, but a relatively new clean technology could be pivotal in helping South Africa become an exporter and dramatically cut the country’s... 

The new HGY-25, available in 50 Hz and 60 Hz, is powered by natural gas, delivering 28 kVA of continuous operation power
New gensets developed
9th April 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Vertical manufacturer HIMOINSA developed a gas-powered generator set with maintenance periods that stretch for up to 10 000 hours, or 14 months of continuous work, highlights HIMOINSA Southern... 

Enbridge’s green push could use Canadian tax credits, CEO says
6th April 2021 By: Bloomberg

Enbridge’s push into new frontiers of the energy transition such as carbon capture and clean hydrogen production could use Canadian tax credits similar to those in the US, the company’s CEO said.... 

Appea warns against US gas model
Appea warns against US gas model
6th April 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned the Australian government not to replicate the Henry Hub model in Australia, as part of its gas-fired recovery... 

Andrew van Zyl, director and principal consultant, SRK Consulting
Green future, price volatility demand optimised time to production
1st April 2021

The evaluation and planning of new mining projects is being complicated by increased volatility in commodity prices. Much of this volatility is linked to fast-moving research and development in... 

Webber Wentzel wins interdict compelling police to intervene in Limpopo, Mpumalanga community unrest
30th March 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Law firm Webber Wentzel has advised of its successful endeavours to obtain community unrest interdicts for different clients operating in the mining industry. On two recent occasions involving... 

Mexico says some miners returning permits to avoid taxes
30th March 2021 By: Reuters

Some mining companies in Mexico are giving back operating permits issued under previous administrations because they want to avoid paying taxes, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on... 

Fasken panel that discussed hydrogen.
Mines anywhere, everywhere can go green – Hydrogen Optimized
26th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Owing to the ubiquity of the world’s sun and the wind, all mines have the opportunity to generate their own green electricity no matter where they are located in the world, Hydrogen Optimized CEO... 

Construction starts on new Sansa space weather centre
26th March 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

The ground has been officially broken to mark the formal start of the construction of the South African National Space Agency’s (Sansa’s) new R70.89-million Regional Space Weather Centre at... 

WBHO sees a tripling of civils and road project pipelines
19th March 2021 By: Irma Venter

The pipeline of civil engineering projects in which Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) hopes to participate has “recently nearly tripled” to R27-billion, up from R10.5-billion in June last year, says... 

Green hydrogen could help South Africa increase its energy exports
17th March 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

South Africa has traditionally been a net importer of energy, but a relatively new clean technology could be pivotal in helping South Africa become an exporter and dramatically cut the country’s... 

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