Posts

Showing posts from March, 2019

Bamburi cement roots for Hydraulic Road Binders in road construction

Image
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…