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Energy focused tech startup launches in Kenya

October 17, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

VentureBuilder officially launched on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, with support from the DOEN Foundation, Facebook, Shell Foundation, and USAID. The energy-focused startup aims at scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises – mandated with expanding energy access to underserved populations in Africa. According to VentureBuilder, its...

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INTERVIEW: Projects delivering technology for life in Africa

September 13, 2019 • East Africa, Features, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Projects delivering technology for life in Africa

KOKO is a venture-backed technology company that believes communities thrive when each of their members is connected to opportunity. From product development and engineering projects to sustainable energy solutions, KOKO is on a mission to deliver technology...

Sasol invests in technology from Siemon

Sasol invests in technology from Siemon

September 6, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Sasol invests in technology from Siemon

Global network infrastructure company, Siemon announced that it has installed technology solutions throughout Sasol’s new 11-storey, 70,000m2 head office complex – Sasol Place – in Sandton, South Africa. The state-of-the-art building has been kitted...

Assmang opts for mobile data centre with Datacentrix at Khumani Mine

Assmang opts for mobile data centre with Datacentrix at Khumani Mine

September 5, 2019 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Assmang opts for mobile data centre with Datacentrix at Khumani Mine

Assmang has announced that it has deployed a solution that was proposed, designed and deployed by Infrasol, Datacentrix’ infrastructure design and deployment business unit at its Khumani Iron Ore Mine in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The mobile data...

ENGIE acquires off-grid solar solutions company to light up Africa

ENGIE acquires off-grid solar solutions company to light up Africa

September 5, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on ENGIE acquires off-grid solar solutions company to light up Africa

Electric utility company, ENGIE has announced that it has expanded its decentralised energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, off-grid solar solutions company. It’s reported that Mobisol has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya...

Solar panels being installed in West Africa by PEG Africa

PEG Africa raises $5 million for expansion in West Africa

September 4, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on PEG Africa raises $5 million for expansion in West Africa

PEG Africa, a pay-as-you-go solar company based in West Africa, has recently raised $5 million from ElectriFI in order to continue its expansion in existing markets. PEG Africa finances and deploys solar energy to SMEs and households in West Africa. PEG...

Worley CEO Andrew Wood (left) together with AVEVA CEO Craig Hayman (right)

Worley, AVEVA set to launch cloud-based Enterprise Resource Management solution

August 26, 2019 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Worley, AVEVA set to launch cloud-based Enterprise Resource Management solution

Engineering and Industrial Software company AVEVA announced, on 26 August 2019, a partnership with Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company Worley. Worley will use AVEVA’s Enterprise Resource Management solution as its preferred materials...

The Welltec WAI on its way for deployment

Welltec and Total E&P Congo deploy world’s first cement-less completion

July 11, 2019 • Mining & Energy, West AfricaComments Off on Welltec and Total E&P Congo deploy world’s first cement-less completion

Welltec, well intervention and well constructions solutions company, has announced the first deployment of a completely cement-less completion in the Republic of Congo during 2019’s second quarter. Welltec, in the first quarter of 2017, deployed the...

The three young women being honored by Norconsult Iyanda.

3 young women engineers make a difference in their communities

June 30, 2019 • Mining & Energy, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on 3 young women engineers make a difference in their communities

Norconsult Iyanda is a black woman-owned electrical engineering company that provides knowledge and expertise in design and project management for electrical engineering projects. Three young women who are employees of Norconsult Iyanda have been honoured by...

The Solar Freeze project, which won the first runner up position as well as $75,000.

Two Kenyan teams win $100,000 in Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

June 26, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Two Kenyan teams win $100,000 in Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

Kenya’s Solar Freeze and Illuminum Greenhouses are the winners in Cisco’s Problem Solver Challenge. Solar Freeze was the first runner up, winning $75,000, and Illuminum Greenhouses was the second runner up, winning $25,000. Both projects are from...

LG launches Zero Carbon 2030 initiative

LG launches Zero Carbon 2030 initiative

June 9, 2019 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on LG launches Zero Carbon 2030 initiative

LG Electronics (LG) has launched its aggressive Zero Carbon 2030 initiative, committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions from its global operations within 12 years. In line with its larger sustainable business strategy, LG will look to reduce carbon...

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

May 24, 2019 • Mining & Energy, SecurityComments Off on Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Oil & gas plants have increased their cyber risk profile as they modernise plants and close the ‘air gap’ between IT networks and operational technology (OT) networks. This is according to Phil Neray, VP of Industrial Cybersecurity at global security...

How underground Wi-Fi improves South African coal mine productivity

How underground Wi-Fi improves South African coal mine productivity

May 17, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on How underground Wi-Fi improves South African coal mine productivity

The introduction of underground Wi-Fi has improved productivity and working conditions for hundreds of miners at Anglo American’s coal mining operations in Mpumalanga by enabling two-way communications between miners working underground and staff on the...

Data Management as a Service is a solution for the mining digital revolution

Data Management as a Service is a solution for the mining digital revolution

May 14, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Data Management as a Service is a solution for the mining digital revolution

Mining has always been an intensive industry, from the perspective of resources, time, labour and people safety. The ability to analyse and derive intelligence from vast amounts of data generated across the various aspects of any mine is a revolution in this...

Schneider Electric introduces mySchneider Electrician Rewards Programme

Schneider Electric introduces mySchneider Electrician Rewards Programme

May 14, 2019 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Schneider Electric introduces mySchneider Electrician Rewards Programme

Schneider Electric, has announced the introduction of a mySchneider Electrician Rewards Programme for electricians. The programme is aimed at rewarding residential and small building electricians for making good choices when they purchase Schneider Electric...

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

May 13, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, West AfricaComments Off on Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

Hiperdist, a regional value-added distributor has announced a strategic partnership with Pelco for the West and East Africa regions. Santosh Sansare, General Manager of Hiperdist said, “We are glad to partner with Pelco, one of the leaders in security...