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2 Sep 2014
Demonstrating once again that quality and safety are top of its agenda, Air Products South Africa has recognised and honoured employees who have stood out in the past year for their outstanding performance in customer service and commitment to the company’s ethos.
22 Aug 2014
Despite achieving price increases broadly in line with increased input costs, revenue for the six months to 30 June 2014 was flat at R2.87bn (2013: R2.86bn).Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) was down 2% at R442 million (2013: R449m).
20 Aug 2014
The South African arm of the business purchased a new ASU from Sasol, the A2100, which paves the way for long-term security of supply.
19 Aug 2014
Two advanced FTIR analysers are being employed to monitor multiple gas concentrations simultaneously in laboratory scale reactors at Sasol’s Research and Technology Centre in South Africa.
6 Aug 2014
Clarke Energy signs a deal to install a captive power plant at Plast Paper’s industrial plastic goods manufacturing facility in Oran. The deal represents the first megawatt of GE’s Jenbacher gas engine power plants for Clarke Energy in the country.
30 Jul 2014
Rand Technical Services (RTS) is offering a hydrogen battery which, it claims, is tough enough to deal with African conditions.
23 Jul 2014
A total of seven investor buildings are under simultaneous construction at the Coega Development Corporation’s Industrial Development Zone, which is being built in South Africa.
18 Jul 2014
Air Products South Africa believes that the future of this country lies in the healthy development of its children, and has therefore always put education at the heart of its corporate social investment (CSI) drive.
7 Jul 2014
Building on the Portapak range, well known in the industry and used by South Africans for generations, Afrox is extending the range by introducing a welding and associated shielding gases offer, to meet the requirements of light manufacturing industry and DIY users alike.
2 Jul 2014
Air Products blazes an innovation trail to cost and energy savings after it commissioned the first station of its kind at ArcelorMittal South Africa’s Newcastle operations.
20 Jun 2014
Senegal soft drinks bottler Sodagem, from Dakar, is now producing its own carbon dioxide (CO2) after delivery of a new CO2 production plant from ASCO.
12 Jun 2014
South African compressor and generator hire company Rand-Air believes nitrogen air separation technology has a key role to play in the future of the country’s food and beverage industry.
11 Jun 2014
Mauritius-based manufacturer of gases and related welding goods Les Gaz Industriel Ltd (LGI) has recently opened a new showroom as part of plans to provide a one-stop service to its industrial and medical customers.
6 Jun 2014
Somalia’s upstream oil and gas industry will benefit from greater investor confidence and undergo subsequent growth in the years to come, if the Somalian government provides the political stability, security and infrastructure required for large-scale development
3 Jun 2014
After three years in the pipeline, Air Products South Africa has today launched its new, state-of-the-art air separation unit (ASU) at the company’s Vanderbijlpark facility.
20 May 2014
The company has invested four million Rand to increase the storage and supply capacity available of food grade carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen to Wadeville based Coca-Cola Canners of Southern Africa.
15 May 2014
Air Products has unveiled the towering “heart” of its new Eastern Cape air separation unit marking a milestone in progress towards commissioning of the R300-million plant by the end of the year.
1 May 2014
Concrete Evidence: Air Products South Africa’s surfactant technology delivers multiple benefits to the cement industry – thanks to the development and usage of the Surfynol series of surfactants, developed by its parent company in the United States, Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated (APCI), a long-standing innovator in many chemicals markets.
25 Apr 2014
Ferlo is an arid ecological area located in the north of Senegal, which is home to over half of the country’s cattle and sheep livestock. The 350,000 inhabitants of this region live according to the rhythm of livestock production and the seasonal migration of herds. The project has been financed by Air Liquide’s Foundation.
9 Apr 2014
Air Products South Africa’s aquaponics project partnership with Inmed and Carel De Wet Technical High School bears fruit for the corporate social investment projects of the company.
28 Mar 2014
Air Products South Africa, a leading manufacturer, supplier and distributor of industrial and speciality gases, has acquired a fleet of new tankers, and plans to invest in further capacity in the coming year.
18 Mar 2014
As margins tighten and the needs of customers change, addressing the technical skills shortage and investing more in innovation will be critical to ensuring continued growth for gas companies within the mining and metallurgy sector, says Air Products South Africa’s Sachin Kulkarni.
4 Mar 2014
Although 2014 is expected to be a tough year, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is planning regional expansion with Cape Town and Durban being the first targets.
21 Feb 2014
Air Products’ new air separation plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone has moved a step closer to its opening target with the arrival of the cold box – a 32m high component.
17 Feb 2014
A new state-of-the-art freezer available in South Africa through Afrox has been announced – and the company has stated it’s the best in the world.
3 Feb 2014
Air Products South Africa attends the 2014 conference called ‘Investing in African Mining Indaba’ – which is the world’s largest mining investment conference.
22 Jan 2014
Sales have skyrocketed since Afrox’s Service Exchange scheme (Servex™) was re-introduced in 2012 in response to numerous customer requests, proving that this scheme is acknowledged by the market as a genuine value add.
21 Jan 2014
“Afrox’s locally manufactured range of welding electrodes reflect all the elements required for a robust contribution to government’s localisation initiative,” says Afrox’s Sandy Majatladi, Product Manager for Special Consumables.
27 Dec 2013
Following headline acquisitions in the second quarter for Union Engineering, Praxair and Air Liquide, today we look at developments in third quarter 2013 and two long-awaited, major developments in the global helium business.
26 Dec 2013
After a first quarter where M&A activity got off to a brisk start, considerable project activity was announced globally, and concern began to really mount for the future of security of the US Federal Helium Reserve, today we look at developments in second quarter 2013.
25 Dec 2013
Amidst the mince pies, sparkling drinks and seasonal festivities, this week gasworld looks at the developments that have been making the headlines in the industrial gas and equipment business in 2013.
10 Dec 2013
Afrox is one of the leading suppliers of these gases into the local gold mining industry, providing instrument grade gases or gas mixtures for specific analytical requirements and can be made to order if required.
5 Dec 2013
Two days of informative presentations and calls to action have come to a close at the Middle East & North Africa Industrial Gas Conference 2013. More than 250 delegates from over 25 countries gathered in Dubai (UAE) for the event.
4 Dec 2013
Having filled the ‘critical supply service gap’ in Southern Africa for the last five years, Cryogas Express (Pty) Ltd has announced its imminent expansion into the Middle East market via a new partnership with Tristar, part of the Agility group.
25 Nov 2013
Afrox has teamed up in a project to turn unwanted clothes into 100 fruit and other indigenous trees at five schools in Port Elizabeth –where the company is investing R300m in a new state-of-the-art ASU.
22 Nov 2013
Air Products’ gas mixing technology delivers healthy benefits and safety assurance along the entire food supply chain.
18 Nov 2013
The permit will allow the company to explore for hydrocarbons in Durban and Zululand basins, offshore KwaZulu-Natal.
15 Nov 2013
Air Products South Africa proves its mettle as a secure supply partner to Weldamax.
12 Nov 2013
Afrox has signed a milestone agreement confirming its R300m investment in a 150 tonne-per-day state-of-the-art air separation unit (ASU) to service industry and health services across the Eastern Cape.
8 Nov 2013
The largest producer of the gas in the country, Air Products South Africa, has developed a system of meeting demand through a variety of supply methods.
1 Nov 2013
The company pays tribute to its employees by holding the awards which celebrate and recognise safety and quality.
1 Nov 2013
The company pays tribute to its employees by holding the awards which celebrate and recognise safety and quality. The winners are detailed in this story.
26 Oct 2013
Air Products South Africa’s consistent sponsorship sees young dancers leaping to new heights.
22 Oct 2013
The most comprehensive inventory of climate finance to date indicated that investment is far short of the need and is falling further behind each year. However, more large scale power capacity was installed – costing less money.
14 Oct 2013
Air Products South Africa has continued its safety award-winning record with recognition from NOSHCON, Africa’s premier occupational risk management event.
25 Sep 2013
gasworld, working with Air Products South Africa, looks at how women are delivering the difference in the gas industry.
16 Sep 2013
iGAS Technology Solutions has announced its expansion into the Middle East & Africa region, operating from the company’s new UAE office in Dubai.
29 Aug 2013
Air Products South Africa partners with Inmed in innovative food production scheme.
23 Aug 2013
International gas and oil producer BG Group Plc said civil unrest and leadership change in Egypt had led it to review further investments in the country, as it reported a 3% fall in second quarter net profit.
13 Aug 2013
A South African company, called Flux, has stated it has improved performance and reduced costs by using mobile technology.
29 Jul 2013
Gasol plc announces that Cornelia Meyer has stepped down from the Board and will be replaced by former OPEC Secretary General as Chairman – Dr. Rilwanu Lukman.
25 Jul 2013
In its quest to provide industry with a turnkey solution towards improved quality and knowledge in the welding industry, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) recently launched a new Metallurgical testing laboratory on Friday the 19th of June 2013 at the SAIW Auditorium.
27 Jun 2013
Finding the Right Mix for the Right Weld – Two-part versus Three-part gas mixtures from Air Products South Africa.
20 Jun 2013
Tropical Power, a developer of biogas and solar plants in Africa, has signed a deal with Clarke Energy to supply the first two containerised Jenbacher biogas engines in Sub-Saharan Africa.
12 Jun 2013
Rand Technical Services brings cost-effective hydrogen electrolysers to the South Africa market.
7 Jun 2013
Air Products South Africa has long understood the role which businesses can play in helping vulnerable and disadvantaged children through educationally focused support. The company has therefore prioritised educational initiatives, which are at the top of its corporate social investment (CSI) agenda.
3 Jun 2013
This is the statement of Euro Petroleum Consultants, which has officially announced an “important high-level event” dedicated to Unconventional Gas for the Middle East and North Africa region.
3 Jun 2013
The South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is promoting the educational tools of distance learning and e-learning in welding.
31 May 2013
Afrox has now made its stainless steel electrodes available in DriPac packaging to offer extra protection against moisture pick-up and to keep hydrogen levels as low as possible.
30 May 2013
Linc Energy has signed formal agreements with Exxaro Resources to jointly develop its first commercial Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) project in Sub-Saharan Africa.
28 May 2013
Mike Hellyar, Managing Director of Air Products South Africa, gives his view on how to ensuring a sustainable future for the gas industry.
24 May 2013
An afternoon of discussions about O2 and CO2 in the final session of gasworld’s third African conference closed the presentations section of the event before delegates all gathered for the final dinner – which was sponsored by SASOL.
22 May 2013
Many of the morning’s speakers look to the future by discussing various topics including LNG, helium and growth in the African continent.
22 May 2013
The first day of gasworld’s third African conference comes to a close after a successful afternoon of discussions before the Air Products sponsored conference dinner at the Chief’s Boma provided a perfect finale.
21 May 2013
Delegates informed with presentations regarding Bulk Liquid Supply and General Industry Trends concerning the African continent.
21 May 2013
As delegates enjoy morning coffees and pastries, a morning full of interesting presentations is just moments away.
20 May 2013
The wait is nearly over as registration for gasworld’s 11th conference, and third in Africa, opens soon. The three day event kicks-off tonight from 7pm at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg.
7 May 2013
The NEL P-60 is compact and reliable with wide applications and is an alternative energy source to meet South Africa’s demand.
26 Apr 2013
In response to customer demand, Afrox’s KV creep resistant electrodes now comply with the requirements of ASME II parts A & C.
22 Apr 2013
Linde and Pelchem form strategic partnership to distribute xenon difluoride for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems manufacturing.
20 Apr 2013
Air Products South Africa is once again proud to be a sponsor of the South African Institute of Welding’s (SAIW) Young Welder of the Year competition which was held in January.
10 Apr 2013
Afrox has officially opened its new R200-million air separation unit (ASU) at its Pretoria West site. This is just a part of the capital investment of a R1.5-billion three-year programme to boost customer service levels as well as to support the company’s growth strategy in South Africa and emerging markets of sub-Saharan Africa, says Afrox Managing Director, Brett Kimber.
8 Apr 2013
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in relation to the development of a number of specific projects aimed at providing additional gas to Ghana – as well as supporting the long term security of gas supply.
3 Apr 2013
Contracts were awarded to Foster Wheeler by Apache Khalda, for the Qasr Compression Project in Egypt.
18 Mar 2013
Gasol plc, the West African energy development company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an unsecured convertible loan agreement with Socar Trading S.A. (“STSA”). STSA is the international marketing and development arm of SOCAR, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.
15 Mar 2013
Gone are the days when consumers were satisfied with frozen food products that defrosted into a watery, tasteless meal. Today consumers want to purchase frozen meals that, once defrosted and heated up, look and taste as if they have just been cooked.
11 Mar 2013
Gasol plc, the West African energy development company, is pleased to announce that it has executed a multi-tranche, unsecured bond instrument (the “Bond”).
8 Mar 2013
Afrox is forging ahead with its plans to establish a 150 tonnes-per-day ASU (air separation unit) in Port Elizabeth, to service customers across the Eastern Cape region. This investment of approximately R300-million was recently approved by the board and is in response to current and future customer and industry requirements.
4 Mar 2013
Findings released by the UK’s Nottingham Trent University shows Libya could produce five times the amount of power it currently produces in crude oil by making the switch to solar power.
19 Feb 2013
Following successful trials at various SAB Miller sites, Afrox is now supplying the refrigerant gas Forane® 427A to the brewer’s sites in six countries across Africa.
8 Feb 2013
In a South African first, Afrox has introduced a new radiation-free TIG tungsten electrode that offers safer, more economical and more efficient welding than any other TIG tungsten electrode currently on the market.
8 Feb 2013
Gasol Plc, the West African energy development company, has announced its affiliate, Afgen, has signed a strategic alliance with Dredging International for its proposed LNG import project.
25 Jan 2013
Contracted Afrox helium customers have been enjoying prioritised supply without feeling the effect of the global helium shortage. In a shortage situation, preference is given to medical and higher grade laboratory requirements.
16 Jan 2013
Clean Energy Investments and Hy9 establish a strategic partnership to provide on-site hydrogen power systems for the African telecom market.
9 Jan 2013
Fluor Corporation and JGC Corporation announced their 50/50 joint venture was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Anadarko Moçambique Area 1 Limitada.
3 Jan 2013
Afrox has concluded a R41-million Lindoflamm® and bulk gases deal with Secunda-based welding, fabrication and maintenance specialists Hydra-Arc. This milestone deal followed successful intensive pre-heating trials that incorporated Lindoflamm® heating burners into the company’s Ashlock refurbishing and pressure vessel fabrication processes during 2011/2012.
28 Dec 2012
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has announced it has reached Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Eni, establishing foundational principles for the coordinated development of the common natural gas reservoirs spanning both Mozambique’s Offshore Area 1 (operated by Anadarko) and Offshore Area 4 (operated by Eni).
22 Nov 2012
Air Liquide has announced a further capacity expansion in one of the fastest growing provinces in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
19 Nov 2012
Following its concerns earlier this year that inferior refrigerants had been entering the local market, the Southern Africa Compressed Gases Association (SACGA) is urging caution on all refrigerant purchases in future.
7 Nov 2012
Plants will be used for copper smelter project in the African country.
5 Nov 2012
South African company to build new ASU in the Eastern Cape to increase its security of supply.
26 Oct 2012
Air Products’ goal is to share best practice solutions and commercialise new technologies for the foundry industry, across all the regions in which we operate,” says Dave Saha, Air Products Director of International Application Technology, during a recent visit to South Africa.
17 Oct 2012
Company wins 16 regional awards from the 2012 National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA).
3 Oct 2012
The Southern Africa Compressed Gases Association (SACGA) has flagged up concerns about inferior refrigerants entering the local market, amid a global supply-demand inequality that is leading to a materials shortage.
26 Sep 2012
Gas At Site (Pty) Ltd, operating since 1990, offers reliable and cost effective systems for the onsite generation of nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, ozone, carbon dioxide and controlled atmosphere fruit storage.
20 Sep 2012
Electra mining show provides backdrop to announce increased sales and shipments to South African customers.
14 Sep 2012
Mozambique, one of the poorest economies in the world, seems poised to cash in on a gas-boom, states new research from natural resources experts GlobalData.
3 Sep 2012
A three-year upstream consultancy framework agreement has been signed between Foster Wheeler and Apache Khalda.
23 Aug 2012
Air Products South Africa announces information on its specialised plant that produces Lasox – the high purity laser oxygen.
20 Aug 2012
Air Products looks at how to achieve a high-quality welded joint and how two-part or three-part gases assist the welder in achieving perfection.
20 Aug 2012
Australia’s export of LNG is facing stiff competition from oil and gas exploration companies in East Africa amid the discover of oil in 24 out of 27 test wells in the region.
18 Jul 2012
Liquid Air Energy Storage technology to help ease South Africa’s energy constraints.
11 Jul 2012
Air Products South Africa has demonstrated its enduring commitment to providing security of supply to industry, by assisting a local vehicle manufacturer, when the plant experienced a recent shortage in gas supply.
15 Jun 2012
Company’s message is save energy, cut pollution and decrease costs using oxygen enrichment and cryogenics for rubber recycling.
11 Jun 2012
Angola LNG, operator of one of the world’s most modern LNG and processing facilities in Soyo, Zaire Province in Angola, and GE Oil & Gas have signed a long-term contractual service agreement (CSA) designed to increase overall plant efficiency and provide maximum availability for the key gas compression equipment.
21 May 2012
This is the view of an Air Products South Africa General Manager who believes companies around the world are having to implement a more efficient supply chain for “better business effectiveness”.
15 Mar 2012
Professor Michael Barrett of Cambridge Judge Business School has praised a mobile phone solution that offers business opportunities across emerging economies.
7 Mar 2012
Most industry members will be familiar with the notion of ISO accreditation, but exactly what does this mean, why is it important and what does it entail - Air Products South Africa explores.
24 Feb 2012
Yesterday, Afrox reviewed Board personnel changes during 2011 which included the resignation of four Directors, and appointment of two additions.
24 Feb 2012
Afrox, a subsidiary of The Linde Group has recorded an 11% increase in annual revenue for the period ended 31st December 2011. Revenue also exceeded the R5bn mark.
15 Feb 2012
Cryogas Express began setting new industry standards almost from the day the company commenced operation, it claims, and can now boast the first successful bulk argon delivery across 4,800 km of Southern Africa.
6 Feb 2012
Air Liquide has signed a long-term contract with Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium – South Africa’s second largest steel producer.
3 Feb 2012
Electronic Fluorocarbons, LLC has entered a new partnership with the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative, Inc. The Pennsylvania based company is confident in the new agreement.
9 Jan 2012
Jane Dawson speaks to industry insider, Air Products South Africa and end-user expert, IBM for advice on contemporary business strategy.
9 Jan 2012
gasworld Editor Rob Cockerill and Spiritus Consulting’s Managing Director John Raquet met at the recent Middle East gases conference in Dubai, to discuss what might shape the industrial gases business in 2012 - and beyond.
6 Jan 2012
The uninterrupted growth trend of this global industry over some two decades shows the remarkable resilience of demand for gases through previous economic cycles. A new set of demand drivers is also emerging that it is hoped will underpin growth in the short-term future, as Tony Wheatley explains.
6 Jan 2012
Rob Cockerill looks at a collection of industry views to get a feel for the market in 2012 and what some of the key players think we can look forward to.
21 Dec 2011
Air Liquide has announced a significant healthcare investment in South Africa, which includes R12m for a fully automated medical gas filling system installed in 2011 at its Alrode plant. This investment not only allowed improving quality, reliability and safety, it also allowed to conform to South African (SANS) and International standards.
9 Dec 2011
The Linde Group member, Afrox has announced that Brett Kimber is to become the new Managing Director of the firm.
26 Oct 2011
Praxair, Inc. has reported third-quarter net income and diluted earnings per share of $429 million and $1.40, 14% and 16% above the prior-year quarter, respectively.
18 Oct 2011
South African industrial and specialty gas products and chemicals company, Air Products SA recently received particular commendation following its “exemplary” response to a customer, A. Hak Industrial Services’ needs.
29 Sep 2011
Air Products SA has installed DriveCam in cabins. The firm is fast establishing itself as a leader in employer safety as accident rates fall.
16 Sep 2011
The Southern Africa Compressed Gases Association has announced a number of developments in its structure, including a new member and appointments to the Board of Directors.
1 Sep 2011
Seelan Gounden, General Manager of Bulk Gas at Air Products South Africa offers his insight into corporate strategy and the role of industrial associations.
5 Aug 2011
Dubai-based Brothers Gas has launched its MCG (Metal Cutting Gas) fuel gas, claiming that it ‘out produces’ acetylene for cutting, brazing and heating, at a fraction of the cost.
1 Aug 2011
Richard T. Jahr, Vice-President of Middle East-Africa Zone for Air Liquide Group, discusses the group’s long-term commitment to the African gases market – a business projected to represent a significant slice of group Gas & Service sales by 2015.
19 Jul 2011
A-Gas International, the UK-based provider of specialist industrial gases and chemicals, is ready to execute a rapid expansion strategy in the UK and internationally
1 Jul 2011
As one of the so-called developing economies, Africa is embedded in the hopes and expectations of future gases growth.
30 Jun 2011
The CRYOLINE® family of cryogenic food freezing equipment is now available to the South African market and meets the need of a variety of applications, following its launch by Afrox.
26 Apr 2011
African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) announced that Mike Huggon has been appointed chairman of the Afrox board of directors, with effect from 20th May 2011.
6 Apr 2011
Air Products explores the role of nitrogen inerting technology on behalf of the electronics assembly and packaging industry.
10 Jan 2011
Following recent research of the South African welding market, Afrox has identified four different welding market segments and keen to capitalise on the opportunities ahead, has begun to launch different product packages to suit each segment.
10 Jan 2011
Stirling Cryogenics has successfully installed and commissioned its Stirlite liquid nitrogen plant delivered to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Venda in Thohoyandou, South Africa.
12 May 2008
Afrox’s operational results for 15-month period ending December 2007 were healthy and the company is actively looking ahead for sustained growth.
6 Dec 2007
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) said on Thursday that it would jointly establish a Hydrogen Centre of Competence (CoC) with the North-West University.
13 Nov 2007
GasCon, based in Elsies River in Cape Town, is celebrating a successful 2 years of operation in the field of internationally certified pressure vessel manufacture, having been founded and started-up in October 2005.
10 Oct 2007
The Angola LNG project is likely to provide the country with a number of benefits including environmental conservation and proceeds from the sale of gas, as the scheme is expected to produce up to 5 million tpy of gas as of 2012.
26 Jan 2007
An Interview with Allan Cooper MD of Air Products (South Africa) Pty Ltd