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Talbert Hires Dealer Development Manager

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RENSSELAER, Ind. (Sept. 12, 2019) –Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, welcomes David Henderson as dealer development manager. With the expansion of their Liberty, North Carolina, facility earlier this year, Talbert Manufacturing created the position to support their growing dealer network. Henderson works closely with dealers and Talbert’s regional sales managers to develop and grow the 80-year-old company’s recognition across the United States and Canada. “Talbert Manufacturing had outgrown our capacity, so, with the North Carolina expansion, we made a strategic step toward maximizing our potential,” said Troy Geisler, Talbert Manufacturing vice president of sales and marketing. “Along with increased production, we recognized the need to increase support for our dealers through a centralized position. Their success is our success. We believe David is a valuable addition to the Talbert team and will provide the necessary support fo…

Flanagan & Gerard take shopping malls to the sun

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South Africa’s leading shopping centre developer, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, has invested more than R16 million to install state-of-the-art solar plants at its malls in an effort to save energy and significantly reduce its carbon footprint. So far, over 3MVA of solar energy generation capacity has been installed at three of their co-owned shopping centres, Vaal Mall (co-owned with Growthpoint Properties) Middleburg Mall (co-owned with Moolman Group) and Springs Mall (co-owned with Vukile Property Fund, Murinda Investments and Blue Crane Eco Mall). A further solar plant for Mall of the North (co-owned with Resilient REIT and Moolman Group) is expected to be live before the end of the year, and capable of generating an additional 1 MVA. Added to that, Highveld Mall (co-owned with Resilient REIT, Mogwele Investments and Retraction Props) will introduce solar to its energy mix in early 2020, increasing the total solar energy capacity at Flanagan &…

Brokk Inc. Relocates Stanhope Facility for Increased Inventory and Services

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MONROE, Wash. (Sept. 25, 2019) – Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, recently opened the doors to their relocated Stanhope, New Jersey, distribution and service facility. The new building is in the same industrial complex as the original location but offers the company 33% more space for increased inventory. Additionally, the added room allows the Stanhope team to offer Brokk demonstrations onsite. “As Brokk’s presence in the United States has grown, so has interest in seeing the power and precision of our machines firsthand. It’s an exciting position to be in,” said Lars Lindgren, president of Brokk Inc. “Part of the decision to move our Stanhope facility was the need to increase inventory to better meet our customers’ needs, but in addition, it gave us the opportunity to add an onsite demonstration area. The move allows us to better support our customers across the U.S. and Canada and provides a perfect setting to experience the intel…

PURPLE HAZE APARTMENTS, NAIROBI

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Are you tired of living in an ordinary apartment surrounded by an absolutely mundane environment? Come to Purple haze apartments in Nairobi, a residential development well tailored to give you and your loved ones a touch of luxury and relaxation. Purple haze apartments is a state of the art development that comprises of 216 units located on 2 acres piece of land. It is divided into 2 similar blocks housing 102 - 2 Bedroom apartments and 102 - 3 Bedroom apartments each with 12 sumptuous penthouses that give a generous view Nairobi skyline. All apartments fitted with European products; Kitchens from ltaly, Bathrooms from Spain's, Tiles from Italy, Oven, microwave, gas and electric hobs from Germany,Tafwares and WC from Germany. Solar heating and LED lighting in all apartments. The development sits on a prime location along Kitale Lane, off Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani (near State House Nairobi). It is centrally located, it is easy to access and it is connected to the main r…

88 NAIROBI CONDOMINIUMS – AFRICA’S TALLEST LUXURIOUS APARTMENTS.

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A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY Imagine of an opportunity where you get to live like a boss and in a boss like environment because you are a boss. Imagine 88 Nairobi Condominiums Tower, it's real and it's a dream come true. ABOUT THE TOWER Located at Upper Hill in Nairobi , along Fourth Ngong’ Avenue, the tower occupies a 2 acres (8,100 m 2) plot of land and towers up to a height of 218 m (714 ft).The building is expected to have 12000 square feet of rental space with panoramic view of Nairobi, its sunrises and sunsets; and sites as far as Mt. Kenya. Being among the tallest buildings in Kenya, 88 Nairobi is an ultra-modern residential tower ,set to be the tallest luxurious residential building in Africa, a landmark first of its kind. DESIGN 88 Nairobi Condominiums building has been designed to feature 44-floors tailored to match the five-star hotel standards and still offer a generous view of the massive city and its surrounding. In addition, this building will be built in accordan…

Bandari Apartments Phase II Underway

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Buoyed by the success of Bandari Villas and Bandari Apartments Phase I, the Kenya Ports Authority Pension Scheme has embarked on Bandari Apartments Phase II. Pension schemes have realized that one of the most solid ways of safeguarding their members’ contributions is to invest in real estate. Across the country, residential and commercial projects owned by these schemes are now a common feature. Bandari Apartments is a project by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Pension Scheme. Located in South C, a middle class suburb of Nairobi, the project, known as Bandari Apartments Phase II, comes after the successful completion of two other projects by the same Scheme – Bandari Villas (Phase 1, 2 & 3) and Bandari Apartments Phase I. The development consists of 198 three-bedroom units spread over three high-rise blocks in a controlled gated community that aims to provide modern, comfortable housing in a secure environment. Each of the 11 floors on each block carries six apartments. All bedr…

TNPA allocates R98m for floating caisson at Sturrock Dry Dock

Following discussions among the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), Wesgro, industry and strategic partners with Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA), a R98m floating caisson will be constructed for the Sturrock Dry Dock in the Port of Cape Town. The new caisson forms part of a multi-million-rand overhaul of the port’s ship repair facilities over a three-year period (2019-2022) under South Africa’s Operation Phakisa Programme, which has identified ship building and repairs as a strategic industry for the port. A caisson - which is a large steel gate structure that acts as a secondary seal and subdivides the dock and allows for simultaneous docking of multiple commercial vessels within the facility - is expected to double the productivity of Sturrock. South Africa ranks among the world’s top 15 shipping nations, based on the tonnage transported to and from its ports, with three of the eight major commercial ports based in the Western Cape. Further to this, t…

ENEL STARTS CONSTRUCTION OF 140 MW WIND FARM IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Nxuba project, which is slated to enter into operation by September 2020, is expected to generate over 460 GWh annually and will be the Group’s third wind farm in the Eastern Cape province. • The company will invest a total of over 200 million euros in the construction of the project, which is part of the 700 MW of wind capacity awarded to the company in April 2015 following the South African government’s renewable tender Rome and Johannesburg, February 12th, 2019 - Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has begun construction of its 140 MW Nxuba wind farm in the Amatole District, making it the Group’s third wind project in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. The construction of Nxuba, which is expected to be completed by September 2020, will involve an overall investment of more than 200 million euros. “Through the start of construction of the Nxuba wind farm, which is the first out of the five projects awarded to the company in South A…

Decade infrastructure funding for South Africa

National Treasury will be reprioritising resources towards President Cyril Ramaphosa’s infrastructure fund and away from the wage bill, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday, with government committing R100-billion over the next decade towards the building and operation of key infrastructure assets. In several instances, the private sector will be responsible for the design, build and operation. Dubbing the infrastructure fund as “a central pillar of the Budget and of reprioritisation”, Mboweni stated that it would accelerate R526-billion worth of on-Budget projects by bringing in the private sector and the development finance institutions. During 2019/20, R625-million is allocated to the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the Government Technical Advisory Centre and the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission to strengthen project preparation in this context and on a sped-up basis. Projects based on rural roads and water would be prioritised, the Minister …

Bamburi cement roots for Hydraulic Road Binders in road construction

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Leading cement manufacturer, Bamburi Cement has urged the government and players in road construction to incorporate Hydraulic Road Binders (HRBs) into existing road design manuals and specifications for designers and contractors thereby giving HRBs a legal basis of use. Soil stabilization is the process by which the strength, stiffness and bearing capacity of soils in road are improved by either mechanical or chemical means. Through the process, soils are altered and enhanced to increase suitability for construction purposes as well as ensure strong foundations for roads. In Kenya, specification for soil treatment and stabilization has been highly restrictive, allowing only the use of a CEM I 42.5 cement, traditionally known as Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). However, if fully embraced, the use of HRB will be a significant milestone heralding a major change in road construction. “We urge all players in the country’s road construction industry to fully embrace the use of the more cos…

ENEL STARTS CONSTRUCTION OF 140 MW WIND FARM IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Nxuba project, which is slated to enter into operation by September 2020, is expected to generate over 460 GWh annually and will be the Group’s third wind farm in the Eastern Cape province. • The company will invest a total of over 200 million euros in the construction of the project, which is part of the 700 MW of wind capacity awarded to the company in April 2015 following the South African government’s renewable tender Rome and Johannesburg, February 12th, 2019 - Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has begun construction of its 140 MW Nxuba wind farm in the Amatole District, making it the Group’s third wind project in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. The construction of Nxuba, which is expected to be completed by September 2020, will involve an overall investment of more than 200 million euros. “Through the start of construction of the Nxuba wind farm, which is the first out of the five projects awarded to the company in South A…

thyssenkrupp unveils ground-breaking technology solutions at Mining Indaba 2019

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Aligning with Industry 4.0 is no longer optional for the mining industry. Companies are urged to embrace digitalisation and automation for the critical goal to enhance sustainability, productivity and profitability. thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, a market leading engineering company, unveiled its latest technology and digital solutions at an exclusive press conference on 07 February 2019 in Cape Town, during the coveted Mining Indaba 2019. “thyssenkrupp has been a trusted supplier of premium quality products and services to the Sub-Sahara African mining industry for decades,” states Philipp Nellessen, CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Sub Sahara Africa. “In order to keep up with the evolving market, we have placed Industry 4.0 at the crux of operations which will in turn be to the ultimate benefit of our customers.” The company’s Minerals Processing division which concentrates on comminution also boasts one of the largest crushing and grinding technology p…

Completion and operationalization of Abattoir in Isiolo’s to boost livestock exports

Isiolo County has secured an investor to complete the construction of an abattoir that stalled due to poor workmanship and inadequate funds. Governor Mohamed Kuti said his administration had engaged an investor “with a market network and expertise” who will partner with the county to complete and operationalise the abattoir in the next eight months. Dr Kuti said the slaughterhouse will open up the livestock market, export meat and boost the region’s economy. The livestock sector accounts for about 80 per cent of Isiolo’s economy. The slaughterhouse was built under the Vision 2030 programme and handed over to the county government in 2014. It is among four major slaughter house projects under the programme including others in Garissa, Wajir and West Pokot. They were earmarked for construction by the national government to support development in targeted livestock production areas. Dr Kuti said the investor won the tender through a competitive bidding exercise. The governor spoke whi…

OPERATIONS BEGIN AT ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S LARGEST RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

ENGIE has started operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects. Kathu is the first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) development for ENGIE. ENGIE is pleased to announce that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project with parabolic trough technology and equipped with a molten salt storage system that allows for 4.5 hours of thermal energy storage to provide reliable electricity in the absence of solar radiation and during peak demand. The Kathu site covers approximately 4.5 km², with 384,000 mirrors. Kathu is the first CSP development for ENGIE. The solar park was awarded under Round 3.5 of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPP), a competitive tender process that was launched to facilitate private sector investment in renewable ene…

Sandton Central is a growing showcase of innovative urban management in Africa

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Sandton Central, as South Africa’s cosmopolitan centre of commerce and culture, will introduce several groundbreaking urban management innovations in the coming months – all cutting-edge ways to optimise the quality of life in today’s demanding world. More mixed-use development, flexible people-friendly and eco-friendly co-working spaces and the safety of CCTV cameras are among the growing trends that can be seen in Africa’s financial capital. Sandton Central Management District (SCMD) City Improvement ManagerElaine Jack, says, “Sandton Central is constantly evolving, growing, improving and innovating for those who live, work, invest, shop, stay and play here.” More mixed-use and residential developments Sandton Centralhas built a reputation as the country’s vibrant businesses hub at the forefront of office and working trends, which are now more integrated with other property uses than ever before. “Mixed-use development is on the rise in Sandton Central. This pleasing trend en…