Indutec 2017

AFRICA'S LEADING INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPLY EXPO
 
 
 
 

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How reducing water pressure with clever low maintenance valves can help fight southern Africa's water shortages

Conference presentation by Peter Telle of Ultra Tech looks at water pressure control as a way to save water

Leaks are a part of every water supply system in the world but in southern Africa, the losses pose a threat to future water security. With three years of drought having a devastating effect on water levels in South Africa most of the country has faced some restrictions in recent months. And in ...
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How cardboard transport crates save boxes of cash

"This transport box would take more weight, but I don’t want to damage the exhibition hall floor,” Jan Vreken, KIMMO Managing Director

Not everyone at INDUTEC 2017 was exhibiting pumps, valves and pipes: one smart business was targeting the transport sector with some of the strongest cardboard boxes in the world. KIMMO, which counts some of the world’s leading names among its clients, offers a solution to traditional wooden ...
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INDUTEC 2017: PVP Live Conference delegates told of South Africa's unique challenges... and opportunities

But those unique challenges offer opportunity as well, says Kamogelo Mampane, chairman of the State Owned Entities Procurement Forum, speaking yesterday

South Africa has a lot to offer but needs support to ensure its local business play an active role in the future economic success of the country. That was a clear message that came out of a Keynote Panel Discussion during the first day of INDUTEC 2017 during the PVP 2017 conference.Panelist ...
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Why the future of Africa’s water and oil sectors is a key focus of INDUTEC 2017

From pumping systems designed in a 3D virtual world to the world’s biggest pipe producer – for three days this week Johannesburg is home to cutting edge innovation

Africa’s leading industrial technology and supply expo INDUTEC 2017 opens its doors at 10am on Wednesday (May 17). INDUTEC is also host to two key industry conferences over the three days: PVP Live and WaterTec, both endorsed by the South African Department of Trade & Industry (the dti). The ...
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Cape Town set to introduce toughest water restrictions ever

Useable water in reservoirs falls to just 12 per cent and the west faces complete ban on external water use with weeks

Cape Town faces a total ban on all water use outdoors from June 1 unless rain replenishes the region's depleted dams. It has thrown a new focus onto South Africa's need to manage and maintain supplies, not only in the west of the republic, but across the country.Officials warned this week that ...
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BP makes major gas discovery off west African coast

Oil majors are investing in the waters of Senegal and Mauritania in the hope of repeating the recent exploration success of smaller players

BP and joint venture partner Kosmos Energy have revealed a major gas discovery off Senegal, adding to other recent finds off the West African coast.Oil majors are investing in the waters of Senegal and Mauritania in the hope of repeating the recent exploration success of smaller players."Yakaar-1 … ...
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Demca offers decades of retrofitting actuator experience

“Thirty five years of retrofitting experience enables the company to offer quality valves retrofitting services, which have at times included the refurbishing of actuators that were more than 30 years old.”

Demca Actuation Solutions (DAS has undertaken projects that include retrofitting actuators into existing valves including that of Chevron, Engen, PetroSA, BP, Koeberg Nuclear Power Station project.It brings its specialities to INDUTEC 2017 including its range of actuators; electric multi-turn, ...
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GRP pipemaker SUPERLIT arrives in Johannesburg next week

Turkish pipe experts SUPERLIT offers pipe solutions in any size with some of the widest experience in the world

SUPERLIT produces (GRP) pipes that start from 300mm in diameter to a huge 4m and it will be meeting clients old and new at tINDUTEC 2017 next week (May 17 to 19). Its GRP pipes can be used across a range of sectors, including: Potable water infrastructure Foul and surface water infrastructure ...
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GM Pumps promises solutions to all needs at INDUTEC 2017

GM pumps will be showcasing a full range of pump solutions at INDUTEC 2017 that includes the Fluimac range on stand E29

GM pumps will be showcasing a full range of pump solutions at INDUTEC 2017 with the Fluimac range offering some great options."GM is at the this exclusively with the Fluimac range and not with our other products in order to concentrate attention to this really superior range of diaphragm pumps with ...
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Hydro electric power could become key to South Africa's growth

University research team offers new way to assess potential power generation from country's dams

New research at the University of Pretoria, with support from the Water Research Commission, reveals South Africa could meet much of its future electricity requirement from hydro-electric dams."Currently, hydro contributes about 17 per cent of global energy production, and Africa is the most ...
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Dutch introduce the biggest pump of its type to South Africa

The largest centrifugal pump available on the South African market for the food and beverage industry has been introduced by Verder Pumps South Africa.

The largest centrifugal pump available on the South African market for the food and beverage industry has been introduced by Verder Pumps South Africa. Part its new Packo range of food-grade pumps, the new centrifugal pump is capable of pumping beer into eight million 250 ml bottles an hour. The ...
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New all Africa train launched in Pretoria

Designed, built and engineered in South Africa, The Trans-Africa Locomotive heralds new era for continent's rail travel

The first African locomotive was revealed to the public this week, which has been designed and built in South Africa by Transnet. The Trans-Africa Locomotive (pictured above courtesy of africaports.co.za) is diesel powered, which means it can run on all train lines across the continent. President ...
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'Africa is ready for its industrial revolution,' Microsoft chief

'By leapfrogging to Industry 4.0, Africa can take advantage of greener, more productive technologies without being encumbered by outdated, energy and labour intensive processes'

Microsoft says Africa will undergo an industrial revolution once it develops its value-added manufacturing sector, according to new report.From government to the private sector and academia, the continent’s growth rests on manufacturing to help the continent grow and continue to support a rising ...
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How stainless steel could help solve South Africa's water security 'for a century'

Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association chief says stainless steel can potentially save millions

South Africa is experiencing tough water restrictions following its worst drought in decades, which means top infrastructure experts are looking at the country's water security in the future..Stainless steel piping and joiunts will provide secutiry in the long term according to the Southern Africa ...
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Investment in South African auto sector will soar 28% in 2017

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa said sector's estimated capex was based on details supplied by seven major car makers

South Africa's auto sector, the largest manufacturing industry in the country, is set for a huge boost in investment this year with capital expenditure set to hit more than $600 million dollars.Spending is forecast to reach 8.2bn rand ($626m) in 2017, up from 6.4bn ($493m) in 2016, according to the ...
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Petroleum giant Total is now the biggest player in the East African oil sector

French oil major's acquisition of Gulf African Petroleum Corporation makes it biggest player in the region

French oil major Total Outre Mer is set to become the dominant player in East Africa’s oil industry with the acquisition of Gulf African Petroleum Corporation (Gapco), says a news report today on the StandardMedia website. It means Total Kenya, Total Uganda and Total Tanzania, will now enjoy the ...
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Germany's development chief reveals a 'Marshall Plan' for Africa

Government Minister Gerd Müller offers a new vision for closer co-operation and investment in Africa with greater foreign investment and foreign export market access for African nations in return for tighter anti-corruption governance

A new plan for growth and investment in Africa has been unveiled by the German Development Minister Gerd Müller billed as new strategy on relations with countries across the continent. some are calling it a Marshall Plan for Africa. Müller wants a new level of development cooperation, which ...
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China set to buy record amount of West African crude in February

China's avoidance of OPEC restrictions has boosted crude oil purchase from the likes of Angola and Nigeria

China's crude oil buying will push its February purchase of West African crude to their highest in at least 13 years, a Reuters survey a showed on February 3, according to a report on oilreviewafrica.comIt says buying for China, led by state-run Unipec and Sinochem, hit a total of 40 cargoes for ...
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Hospitality sector urged to join fight to save water in southern Africa

Guests also need to understand the pressure much of the region is under to conserve supplies says the head of the region's hospitality association

Tough new water restriction in Cape Town came into force on February 1 and FEDHASA, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa has called on its members to optimise water resource management across the industry. Dam levels had dropped to below 40 per cent by the end of January and water ...
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Eco-friendly waste water treatment becomes a priority in drought hit South Africa

“As a result, the opportunities for suppliers within the water and wastewater treatment chemicals market is expected to increase.”

South Africa’s growing concerns about water scarcity and infrastructure inadequacy are said to escalate the need for effective water treatment chemicals, according to a report to day by Cape Business News. It says: "A rise in environmental awareness is also accelerating the move away from ...
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VAMCOSA endorses PVP 2017 and INDUTEC

“We believe both events are of huge importance to our industry both in highlighting our capability and the challenges our industry faces. The synergy of PVP 2017 with our sector is critical to the success of all three industry groups. We are pleased to be involved with this event.”

The South African body that represents valve and actuatuator manufacturers has endorsed PVP 2017.The Valve and Actuator ManufacturersCluster of South Africa (VAMCOSA) was set up in 2011 to bring local manufacturers together to create a common focus and goal for the respective industries. It also ...
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Why China's success could bring huge benefits to African manufacturing

Manufacturing wages are rising quickly in China, so production capacity is beginning to be outsourced to other countries, mainly in Southeast Asia. Africa's successful economies could be next.

There are huge opportunities for African countries to take advantage of outsourcing to other countries following China's economic success that has sent wages there soaring, says Neil Ford, writing in African Business. He says the best placed will be countries that can ensure sufficient water and ...
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Why Nigeria is failing to attract new oil investment

top CEO calls on government to make it easier for foreign investors. "WE NEED TO GIVE THEM THE CONFIDENCE THAT WHEN THEY INVEST, THEY MAKE MONEY AND THERE IS A MECHANISM TO REPATRIATE THEIR MONEY,” LEKOIL CEO

Unfavourable fiscal regime, transparency issues and stringent fund repatriation mechanism are reasons for the low investment inflow into Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, according to a top CEO.Olalekan Akinyanmi, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Lekoil Limited revealed what he described as "the worrisome ...
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Africa's oil sector can now show profit in $50 a barrel world

And the continent claims EIGHT OF THE TOP 20 DISCOVERIES GLOBALLY IN 2015, AND NINE OUT OF THE TOP 20 IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 2016.

Oil producers across Africa say they can operate profitably so long as oil prices remain above $50 a barrel.Two years ago these companies said they relied on $90-plus to operate successfully but after a tough 24 months, they are finally beginning to adapt to the slump in world oil prices, according ...
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Green growth fund announced for Africa aims to attract private investment

New backs the transition of Africa into a green economy by supporting low carbon infrastructure

The World Bank Group and Ithmar Capital, a Moroccan Sovereign Investment Fund, have entered into a deal to set up a Green Growth Infrastructure Facility for Africa (GGIF Africa), the first pan-African fund dedicated to green investment in the continent.GGIF will be structured as private capital ...
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Sustainable mining gets new boost in South Africa

Sustainable mining practice will help secure the future of mining in South Africa and a new cash grant will help fuel the vital change in the sector

To develop skills and knowledge in sustainable development and mining, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has granted R4.2-million to an initiative run by the South African government and the University of Cape Town (UCT).Aimed at helping "turn the minerals extraction and associated industries ...
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