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Azito Energie, GE sign asset management contract

Published: 22 May 2019

Azito Energie S.A. has announced the signing of a contract with GE to deploy its Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) software for two GT13E2 gas turbines and two generators at the Azito III plant...

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Anglo American installs underground Wi-Fi

Published: 21 May 2019

Anglo American recently introduced underground Wi-Fi at its coal mining operations in Mpumalanga. Goedehoop Colliery recently became the coal division’s second operation to introduce wireless communication infrastructure and smartphones at...

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AngloGold to sell SA assets

Published: 20 May 2019

AngloGold Ashanti has announced that it will be divesting itself of its remaining South African assets. These include Mponeng mine, the world's deepest gold mine, and a surface rock dump...

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Managing data intelligence in mines

Published: 19 May 2019

Mining has always been an intensive industry, from the perspective of resources, time, labour and people safety. According to Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director at DMP South Africa, the ability to...

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Africa Shared Value Summit to focus on collaboration and growth opportunities

Published: 18 May 2019

The Africa Shared Value Summit, taking place on 23 and 24 May 2019, will feature tracks focusing on Africa’s most important industries: agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, the environment and health...

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Agility expands warehouse facilities in Mozambique

Published: 17 May 2019

Agility, a provider of standard warehouse parks across Africa, has announced that it will be expanding in Mozambique. The new facilities will boast 32 000 square meters of A-grade warehousing...

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RS Components to exhibit smart farming solutions at Nampo Harvest Day

Published: 16 May 2019

Around 775 exhibitors will be showcasing their products and services at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day, the largest agricultural expo in South Africa. Among these is industrial and electronic specialist...

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GE whitepaper looks at the future of power in Africa

Published: 15 May 2019

GE has released a whitepaper entitled Re-imagining the future of power in Sub-Saharan Africa. Looking at the factors contributing to energy transformation and the enabling environment, the whitepaper outlines market...

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Eutelsat appoints ground infrastructure partners for KONNECT satellite deployment

Published: 14 May 2019

International satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has appointed Hughes Network Systems and General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies to operate its future KONNECT satellite and associated broadband services. General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has...

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World Bank loan to help Kenyans access affordable housing finance

Published: 14 May 2019

The World Bank has approved a $250 million loan to enable access to affordable housing finance for Kenyans who are unable to access long-term housing finance. The loan has been...

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UK invests into African energy projects

Published: 13 May 2019

The UK has announced £52 million worth of funding for a solar power plant in Kenya. The project’s construction is expected to start this year, and power will come online...

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SABS hosts international technical committee on wind power

Published: 12 May 2019

The SA Bureau of Standards (SABS) has hosted 40 international delegates of the International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) Technical Committee 88 (IEC TC 88) which is responsible for the development of...

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SA signs oil agreement with South Sudan

Published: 11 May 2019

In 2018, South Africa agreed to invest $1billion into South Sudan’s energy infrastructure. The countries have now signed a new exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) for the Sudanese Block...

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New African Energy Chamber President for Angola

Published: 10 May 2019

The African Energy Chamber has appointed Sergio Pugliese as President for Angola. Pugliese is a seasoned entrepreneur and Angolan oil executive with multiple years of experience gathered working with international...

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GE company wins turbomachinery contract for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project

Published: 10 May 2019

Oil and gas company Baker Hughes has won the turbomachinery contract for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) development. The development, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal, will...

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East African infrastructure conference announced

Published: 09 May 2019

The sixth edition of the BCW (Building and Civil engineering Works) and Infrastructure Conference has been announced. To be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 10-11 October 2019, the conference...

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Manufacturers must embrace Industry 4.0

Published: 08 May 2019

The fourth industrial revolution, dubbed Industry 4.0, holds much promise in addressing the inefficiencies in traditional manufacturing through the application of disruptive technologies. According to Kiran Raj, disruptive tech analyst...

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Coffee makes solar cells more efficient

Published: 07 May 2019

The future of solar panels may lie in coffee. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Solargiga Energy in China recently published the results of research in...

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African Utility Week, DoE partner again

Published: 07 May 2019

The organisers of the African Utility Week and Powergen Africa conference have announced a four-year partnership with the South African Ministry of Energy. As part of this partnership, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will present...

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World first dredging technology for Port of Ngqura

Published: 06 May 2019

In South Africa, port maintenance dredging is essential. Some ports have rivers running into them. These rivers bring silt into the port which compromises port depth. The movement of ships...

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Tete development agreement delayed

Published: 05 May 2019

London Stock Exchange listed Ncondezi Energy Limited is close to finalising a development agreement at its Tete project in Mozambique. However, the signing of a joint development agreement for its...

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SA needs to prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Published: 04 May 2019

According to Professor Marcia Mkansi, an Associate Professor at the Department of Operations Management at UNISA, South Africa can’t afford to fall behind in the changes that are being brought by...

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Platjan border bridge construction well underway

Published: 03 May 2019

Construction of a new bridge over the Limpopo River at the Platjan border post is well underway. The Botswana government-owned investment company, which is facilitating the project, awarded the construction...

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Engen launches Integrated Energy Centre

Published: 02 May 2019

Engen has launched an Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. The IeC was launched in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Bushbuckridge local municipality, and forms part of Engen’s commitment to...

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Dti supports local companies at US trade show

Published: 01 May 2019

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is supporting 20 South African companies to showcase their capabilities at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The companies, from the steel and fabrication...

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2019 African Construction and Totally Concrete expo announced

Published: 30 April 2019

The 7th Annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo has been announced. Taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 11 to 13 June 2019, the event is the construction industry’s largest gathering of professionals.

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No limits to expanded metal

Published: 30 April 2019

According to Glen Pringle, Technical Director at Vital Engineering, the only limit to the application of expanded metal products is the human imagination. Expanded metal has an excellent weight-to-strength ratio...

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Complete liquid fuel storage solution introduced

Published: 29 April 2019

Rising populations drive up the demand for water, energy, infrastructure, agriculture, etc. which require vehicles, machines and equipment. Process Industries, a business line within Thyssenkrupp Industrials, has identified a number of growth areas in Africa for...

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Renewables the only viable energy future for SA

Published: 28 April 2019

Renewables may have been the only thing standing between South Africa and Stage 5 and 6 load shedding. According to research by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...

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Certified Class 0 clean room compressors

Published: 27 April 2019

Compressed air is used extensively throughout all sectors of industry. However, in certain applications such as the pharmaceutical industry, it is crucial that the compressed air supplied is completely free...

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