Exxaro expects steady H1 output, cuts FY capex

Exxaro expects steady H1 output, cuts FY capex

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – JSE-listed Exxaro has maintained steady overall coal production during the first half of 2015; however, the diversified miner’s exposure to State-owned power utility Eskom, both as a supplier of steam coal and as an electricity consumer, has emerged as a material risk. In a first-half preclosing statement, the company said the ramp-up […]

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Failing to collect rainwater is a waste, harvesting firm avers

If rainwater is collected and stored over a year, 86% of a household’s water requirements could be met using that water. Rainwater harvesting is the easiest method of water conservation and if we are not collecting rainwater, we are actually wasting water, polyethylene plastic storage tanks manufacturer JoJo Tanks chairperson Rod Cairns tells Engineering News. […]

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Robot manufacturer showcases drones at Cisco Live

Drone and robot developer CyPhy Works showcased its LVL1 drone at Cisco Live in San Diego, in the US, on Wednesday.  The drone was also launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter and fulfilled technology giant Cisco’s aim of connecting everything to the Internet, with the drone equipped with WiFi and global positioning system (GPS) capabilities. Cisco […]

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Saudi power group poised to make coal IPP bid, as it sets 5 000 MW regional target

Chairperson Mohammed Abunayyan, who visited South Africa this week to participate in ceremonies marking the official commissioning of the 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant in the Northern Cape, told Engineering News Online that the group had identified South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana as key growth markets in the region. It was currently […]

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