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South Africa to test market for emergency power ‘gap fillers’ as IRP is finalised

South Africa will release a request for information (RFI) in the coming weeks to test the market for solutions to close an immediate electricity supply gap of between 2 000 MW and 3 000 MW, which has emerged primarily as a result of a fall in the energy availability factor (EAF) from Eskom’s coal fleet and a […]

Extruder offers higher casting speed

A new model of extruder for hollow-core slab production, has been introduced. The new machine will offer high casting speed, second generation automatic compaction control and bouncing prevention. In addition to the standard hollow-core slab production, the new design of the machine will also enable casting of a variety of precast slabs. Precast concrete offers […]

Stenprop acquires two industrial estates in UK

Dual-listed property investment company Stenprop has acquired two industrial estates in Glasgow and Wolverhampton, in the UK, in separate transactions, for £7.1-million. The first of the two new estates is the Western Campus at the Strathclyde Business Park, in Glasgow, which was acquired from Central Assets for £4.6-million and reflects a net initial yield of […]

Hydraulic cylinder manufacturer boosts factory optimisation

Hydraulic cylinder specialist Hytec Engineering is the latest in the group to optimise its manufacturing and repairs operation. Powered by WPeMatico

Eyeing economic growth, South Africa seeks to renegotiate old renewables projects

South Africa has started discussions with power producers to try to get cheaper electricity from some older renewable energy projects and give the economy a boost, several participants in the talks say. But participant power firms – some of which are backed by big names such as EDF Renewables – say they can’t give the […]

Zimbabwe cancels deal with Transnet JV to recapitalise state rail firm

Zimbabwe has cancelled a deal struck with South African logistics group Transnet and its partner to recapitalise State-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), citing a failure to meet timelines and funding issues, a government official said. The joint venture of Transnet and Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG), a consortium of Zimbabwean investors living abroad, won […]