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Greenpeace condemns exploitation of yet another fossil fuel in South Africa

Commenting on the arrival of Total’s oil and gas drill rig DeepSea Stavanger in Cape Town on August 12, environmental organisation Greenpeace Africa says the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy “needs to get its story straight”. “The claim is that the drilling aims to diversify South Africa’s energy mix, …

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Namibia plans to solve housing problem by giving land to mining companies

ERONGO governor Neville Andre believes that giving land to mining companies could lead to the alleviation the problem of squatting in the Erongo region, which is increasing at an alarming rate. Andre has urged local authorities to make land available to large mining companies, at favourable rates, for the companies to …

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How will multinational mining companies respond to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues?

Despite the short-to-midterm challenges of the global pandemic, the biggest challenge for multinational mining companies over the next decade will be responding to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. As a focal point of how seriously the extractives industries are now taking ESG investing, over the …

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Coronavirus: Africa might be the biggest loser

Researchers believe the spread of coronavirus in Asia might condemn the African continent to be the biggest loser outside Asia; this is despite the absence of a single case being confirmed thus far. According to Dirk Willem te Velde, principal research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, a slowdown in …

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Why use a triple point of water?

Despite primary standards being expensive and complex to use, there is, however, an exception to that and it’s the Triple Point of Water Cell.   The fixed-points, sometimes called intrinsic standards, are used to define the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90). The most commonly used fixed-point is the Triple Point of …

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Cummins debuts new gas generator

Cummins has debuted the HSK78G natural gas generator series at the 2019 Middle East Electricity (MEE) at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The equipment is expected to fuel the next generation of power and offer a total package of gas generator capabilities and innovative gas technology for prime and peaking …

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EBHN rig repair expertise endorsed

Global oil and gas service provider, Sapura Energy has selected the Walvis Bay company – EBH Namibia (EBHN) to reactivate their 15,839 ton semi-submersible, self-erecting tender-assisted drilling platform, SKD Jaya. “We are delighted to be able to announce the successful conclusion of the agreement with Sapura Energy, as it endorses …

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