What is happening in the World of Stainless Steel

03 October 2019



What is happening in the world of stainless steel

Missed the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa 2019?
Here are all the highlights

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World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa like no another as thousands of delegates from around the workd descended on Cape Town, South Africa from the 4th – 6th September.

They were there to strike deals see what the  and how its economies are performing For example, Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi Namibia’s President Hage Geingob and Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube went into detail during their interviews with CNBC Africa at the World Economic Forum Africa on how their Southern African countries are open for business.

(CNBC Africa, 13 September 19)

Ronstan catenary lighting maximises use of community space in Fenway, Boston

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A catenary lighting system from Ronstan Tensile Architecture was installed above a newly created community green space in the Fenway Park area of Boston, Massachusetts to maximise the usage of the park.Formerly known as the Landmark Centre, the historic building at 401 Park Drive in Fenway was redeveloped into new retail, office and recreation spaces by Samuels & Associates in 2019. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, the redevelopment – renamed as 401 Park Drive – also includes a beautiful outdoor green space and park for the community’s enjoyment.

This green space serves as the perfect home for year-round outdoor activities, including community workouts, markets, concerts, movies and other events including a seasonal skating rink under the lights.

To achieve the lighting design aesthetic, Ronstan specified load rated stainless steel rings at junctions to allow the cables to orient to the correct positions. A custom grade 316 stainless steel mesh sheath was used to bind the power and structural cables together as one, with Ronstan’s ACS2-SS-08 (1/4″ diameter) cables forming the structural cable net.

(Architecture Design, 17 September 19)

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Multibillion-rand capex boost in pipeline for OR Tambo airport

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Work on the engineering and construction of remote apron stands at the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) should start this year, with the R2.4-billion project scheduled for completion in 2022, says Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) acting CFO Lindani Mukhudwani.

Mukhudwani says the remote apron stands will be built at a distance from the terminal building and will accommodate long-stay and cargo aircraft.

Other capital expenditure (capex) projects in and around South Africa’s biggest airport include R887-million to be spent in the 2020 financial year on developing the so-called western precinct.The 8.5 ha, 180 000 m2 precinct is a mixed-use facility which will include offices, retail space and a hotel.
(Engineering News, 17 September 2019)

This is what Cape Town airport will look like in 2023 – after R7 billion goes into new runways and departure lounges


Cape Town International Airport is set for an R7 billion overhaul with a new runway, and new international and domestic departure lounges due to be completed by 2023.  Construction on the four-year project is set to start in early 2020.  In an Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) presentation, the state-owned company says the expansion is necessary to meet growing demand at the airport.

International arrivals increased by 9%, to 2.4 million passengers, in the past years, despite a devastating drought which heavily affected the local tourism industry.

(Business Insider, 7 February 2019)

Total closes purchase of Anadarko’s Mozambique LNG asset


French oil major Total has completed the acquisition of Anadarko’s 26.5% stake in Mozambique’s liquefied natural gas project for $3.9 billion, Total said on Monday, in a deal expected to raise much-needed revenue for Mozambique.“Mozambique LNG is a one of a kind asset that perfectly fits with our strategy and expands our position in liquefied natural gas,” Total chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanne said in a statement.

Anadarko has agreed to be taken over by Occidental Petroleum Anadarko led a liquefied natural gas project in Mozambique but was replaced by Total after the French oil major agreed to buy Anadarko’s African assets for $8.8 billion as part of the Occidental takeover.

(Moneyweb, 30 September 2019)

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