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SA’s nuclear build programme a bonanza for galvanized steel uptake

SOUTH Africa’s National Infrastructure 2050 plan places the spotlight on 9.6 GW of new nuclear energy plants converted from decommissioned coal power stations. The...

‘Next-generation’ engineering consumables and tooling

BY recognising the country’s engineering pioneers, as well as being prepared to pivot as quickly as required, JTB Industrial Solutions (JTB) intends to move...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

New welding tech cuts construction site clutter

AFROX has announced a new construction site solution which combines the Miller ArcReach offering with Afrox GasReach. According Afrox’s Business Manager for the Manufacturing Industries,...

Female Fusion: meet the ‘first women’ of welding

ALTHOUGH traditionally a male-dominated profession, welding is increasingly becoming the domain of women. From mining to maritime, fabrication and beyond, women are making headway...

Oxygen shortage hits industrial production

IN recent weeks, there have been news reports of the high demand for medical oxygen putting significant pressure on oxygen suppliers and affecting industrial...

Economic uptick good news for M&E sector

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has welcomed the uptick in economic activity, as reflected in the positive GDP growth...

Why skimping on welding spatter protection is a bad idea

POOR economic conditions – exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown – have tempted many manufacturers to cut back unwisely on health and safety facilities, risking...

How welding skills can boost SA’s economic recovery

WITH skilled welding artisans at hand, South African fabricatos have an unprecedented opportunity to thrive, especially within the manufacturing sector where as much as...

Second nitrogen plant for Empangeni

AIR Products recently commissioned a second nitrogen production unit at Tronox Mineral Sands in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal. The plant will be owned and operated by Air...

Quick repair puts steel mill’s turbine generator back to work

A 40 MW turbine generator from ArcelorMittal’s Vanderbijlpark works was repaired on a fast track schedule by Actom Turbo Machines. The emergency repairs were required...

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Slurry sucker system puts WWT back on track

DEVELOPED by local pump and dredging expert IPR, the SlurrySucker dredging system recently provided the ideal solution for getting the emergency water dams at...

Straddle carriers enhance container handling safety

AS the wellbeing of workers on site becomes increasingly critical in all sectors, industries that operate container handling equipment are taking a closer look...

Supplier partnership ensures construction contractor’s quality

TAKING an unconventional route into the construction sector, EB Construction’s Ben Wagner has built a solid contracting business that serves residential, commercial and industrial...

Crushing and screening customers supported

IN an environment where crushing and screening operations attach great importance to equipment uptime and productivity, an extensive footprint of 11 Sandvik entities in...