Sunday, 28 August 2016



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  • Cavagna purchases Afrox’s Gas Equipment Factory assets

    26 Jul 2016

    The Cavagna Group has finalised the acquisition of a business line of integrated valves and regulators for the control of medical and industrial gases by purchasing the Gas Equipment Factory assets of Afrox, a South Africa-based member of The Linde Group.

  • Afrox to unveil mining technologies at Electra Mining

    13 Jul 2016

    Afrox, the leading industrial gases and welding equipment supplier in South Africa, will unveil its latest technological developments in the mining, petrochemical, transport and power generation sectors at the Electra Mining exhibition later this year.

  • New Managing Director for Air Products South Africa

    12 Jul 2016

    Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd., the South African unit of US-based industrial gas conglomerate Air Products, has appointed Robert Richardson as its new Managing Director.

  • Worldwide installations and acquisition for NOVAIR

    11 Jul 2016

    French on-site gas generation specialist, NOVAIR, has made a string of global generator installations as well as a national acquisition in recent months, solidifying the company’s base and worldwide offerings.

  • Air Products South Africa strives for excellence

    6 Jul 2016

    Air Products South Africa has praised its Technical Services Executive for being a pivotal employee in its continuous strive towards excellence.

  • Regional markets – Global update

    6 Jul 2016

    As the 2015 industrial gas year drew to a close, many of the ongoing trends within the industry – and externally – showed no signs of abating. Indeed, midway through 2016 these same dynamics appear to continue; though underlying growth in sales and volumes generally remains relatively strong, the global economy continues to be challenging in equal measure.

  • Energas launches tank blanketing valve in South Africa

    5 Jul 2016

    Gauteng-based business, Energas Technologies, has expanded its product offering across its homeland and has launched Protectoseal’s new tank blanketing valve into the South African market.

  • MAN Diesel & Turbo ships turbomachinery to Secunda ASU

    4 Jul 2016

    MAN Diesel & Turbo’s turbomachinery unit is being shipped to South Africa following successful acceptance tests, to form the heart of Air Liquide’s air separation unit (ASU) in Secunda.

  • Afrox develops extensive range of MAP gases

    28 Jun 2016

    African Oxygen Limited (Afrox), a member of Tier One player The Linde Group, has developed an extensive range of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) gases for the food industry.

  • A-Gas launches new website for South Africa

    16 Jun 2016

    Specialty chemical and gases management specialist, A-Gas, has launched a new, interactive website for its customers in South Africa.

  • Helium One – A new horizon in helium sourcing

    1 Jun 2016

    In November 2013, two geologists were travelling through the Tanzanian Savannah on their way to a gold prospect. To pass time during the long drive, one of them flicked through a publication lying on the back seat of their Landcruiser, entitled ‘Industrial Minerals in Tanzania, An Investor’s Guide’.

  • Regional markets – Focus on Africa

    1 Jun 2016

    Recent regional analyses from gasworld have focused on the industrial gas markets of Europe, a region currently in the midst of various challenges and, potentially, on the cusp of a break-up of its current guise. This month our emphasis is on Africa, a continent where challenges are nothing new – but where integration is providing the platform for boosted trade and investment.

  • Contract for exploitation of South Africa’s only He field

    4 May 2016

    Several major industry companies have signed an historic agreement today for the commercialisation of the Free State Helium and Natural Gas (NG) field near Welkom in South Africa.

  • What is a hydrogen fuel cell?

    6 Apr 2016

    Consisting of a single electron orbiting a single proton, hydrogen is the simplest element in the universe – but this simple element can release almost three-times more energy than natural gas. The fact that hydrogen fuel comes with zero carbon emissions (its only by-product is water and heat), has made it the focus of clean energy pioneers everywhere.

  • H2-powered forklift plan in South Africa

    5 Apr 2016

    Impala Platinum Limited (Implats), a platinum producing company, has unveiled a new prototype of its fuel cell forklift and hydrogen (H2) refuelling station at its Impala Refining Services in Springs, Johannesburg.

  • 10 minutes with...Ali Aman

    6 Jan 2016

    Take 10 minutes out with Ali Aman, Assistant General Manager – Industrial Gas at Brothers Gas, who discusses the company’s products and services, the company’s recent rebrand, and what’s next on the horizon for the company.

  • The industrial gas world in 2016 – Part 3

    30 Dec 2015

    As 2015 draws to a close, gasworld looks ahead at what projects, plants and developments we can expect to see in the industrial gas business in 2015. Here we focus on projects in the Middle East, Africa and Asia region.

  • Air Products South Africa sets safety standard

    17 Dec 2015

    Air Products South Africa is reflecting on the success of its formal occupational health and safety programme, which it claims has set the standard in sustainable health and safety management and gained industry-wide recognition.

  • The grand arrival of a new frontier

    8 Dec 2015

    The Middle East is no longer emerging as the New Industrial Gas Frontier. It’s already here, it’s underway - the New Industrial Gas Frontier has arrived. And a record crowd for this gasworld conference here in Dubai again affirms that.

  • Opportunity created by a ‘Jeckyll and Hyde’ market

    8 Dec 2015

    A number of opportunities are waiting to be realised in the rapidly emerging Middle East industrial gases business, despite the creation of a ‘Jeckyll and Hyde’ scenario in the market as a result of the crash in global oil prices.

  • MENA – The industrial gas promised land

    30 Sep 2015

    Despite anti-government protests spreading throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and economic turmoil sweeping the globe as an impact of the tumbling oil price, the future remains bright for the MENA industrial gases market. The MENA region is attracting increased interest and investment in the core industrial sectors, as gasworld’s MENA Industrial Gas Conference explores this December,

  • Air Products' gases integral to South Africa clinic

    25 Sep 2015

    Air Products South Africa has been supplying critical gases to the Natal Fertility Clinic and KZN Day Clinic, helping to enable its successful growth phase.

  • Air Products and Cosmo partnership “welded together”

    10 Sep 2015

    The distribution partnership between Air Products South Africa and Cosmo Industrial has been promoted thanks to it demonstrating the companies shared vision of the future.

  • Partnership brings power to South Africa clinic

    3 Sep 2015

    Air Products South Africa has lauded the success of a public-private partnership for the launch of a groundbreaking hydrogen fuel cell project for a healthcare facility in Randburg, north west of Johannesburg.

  • Regional markets: Focus on Africa

    2 Sep 2015

    Long regarded as an emerging region and one of the next industrial gas frontiers, the time is arguably now for Africa. The continent is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and an increasingly attractive destination for the investors of tomorrow, it is claimed. But it is also coming to the fore against a favourable backdrop of economic struggle in many other regions.

  • Is Mozambique the new Qatar?

    7 Aug 2015

    With predicted booms in both GtL and LNG in Mozambique, the country looks set to challenge Qatar as the largest producer of both products very soon.

  • A ‘fresh take’ on food from Air Products

    31 Jul 2015

    Air Products South Africa’s food technologist reveals the secrets to her success as an ambassador for MAP – the critical component to ensuring quality of fresh packaged food.

  • Air Products signs charter deal with Mercedes Benz

    20 Jul 2015

    A relationship between Air Products South Africa and Mercedes-Benz Trucks, which began two years ago, was further strengthened this month at a ‘promise charter’ signing event in East London between the two companies.

  • Safety and quality leaders honoured at ceremony

    15 Jul 2015

    Air Products South Africa has held its annual Dexter Baker Awards ceremony where employees who “go the extra mile” are rewarded.

  • Servomex appoints EMEAI General Manager

    10 Jul 2015

    Servomex has appointed Dan Coruz as General Manager – Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI), as the company seeks to enhance its operations across the region.

  • Johannesburg’s Cryogas Express takes new direction

    3 Jul 2015

    Onelogix United Bulk has become the majority shareholder after successfully acquiring shares in Johannesburg-based Cryogas Express.

  • Regional markets: Global update

    1 Jul 2015

    Economic headwinds continue to test the robust nature of the global industrial gases business, whether through unfavourable ccurrency impacts, the decline in oil and natural gas prices, or lower economic activity – there has been pressure on the industry over the last 12 months.

  • Air Products South Africa – “fuelling the future”

    19 Jun 2015

    The company is powering rural education through the use of ground-breaking fuel cell technology.

  • Afrox setting the standard in industrial welding

    18 Jun 2015

    Afrox is leading the way in improving welding standards in the South African power generation and petrochemical industries, by conducting welding procedure qualification tests using Miller Electric’s advanced PipeWorx FieldPro 350 multi-process pipe welding solution.

  • Maintaining fresh food quality with Afrox

    11 Jun 2015

    Cryogenically freezing food products is the most effective and efficient method of maintaining the original quality, freshness and taste of produce during transit. Sub-Saharan gas market leader Afrox plays an instrumental role in the success of this supply chain.

  • Advanced technology showcased at exhibition

    4 Jun 2015

    Sub-Saharan gas market leader Afrox is showcasing the full benefits of the ZUGIBEAST – a portable, high-speed decontamination unit – at the 2015 FRIGAIR Africa Exhibition taking place from 3 to 5 June at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

  • MENA conference dates announced by gasworld

    1 Jun 2015

    gasworld is excited to announce the launch of its fifth Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Industrial Gas Conference, taking place in Dubai from 7th – 9th December (2015).

  • Afrox appoints new CFO

    29 May 2015

    South African industrial gas supplier African Oxygen (Afrox), the country’s largest gases group, said on Friday it had appointed Dorian Devers as CFO and executive director of Afrox, with effect from May 28.

  • APR signs two-year Botswana energy deal

    28 May 2015

    APR Energy announced today that it has signed a contract with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), the national electric utility, to provide 35MW of new power generation for a two-year term.

  • Industrial gases to the rescue in South Africa

    5 May 2015

    With the looming threat of load shedding becoming a regular occurrence in South Africa as a result of a shortfall in coal-generated power supply – a boost to power supply has been secured thanks to Afrox.

  • Commitment to education further demonstrated

    22 Apr 2015

    Air Products South Africa has once again demonstrated its ongoing support of young agriculture students with the sponsorship of Inmed’s aquaponics unit at Carel de Wet High School in Vanderbijlpark, close to the company’s flagship production facility.

  • Air Products celebrates 46 years in South Africa

    25 Mar 2015

    Air Products South Africa celebrated its 46th anniversary earlier this month, reflecting on the steady growth enjoyed in the country since its inception on 2nd March 1969.

  • World's largest ASU relies on MAN compressor

    20 Mar 2015

    Air Liquide, which is constructing the ASU, is opting for compressor technology from MAN Diesel & Turbo in the design of a new record Air Separation Unit in South Africa.

  • Air Products reaches six month supply mark

    6 Mar 2015

    Industrial gas continues to play a pivotal role in the growth of Eastern Cape industry, evidenced by Air Products South Africa’s supply to the local market for the past six months of uninterrupted supply of industrial gases.

  • Developing young welding talent in South Africa

    26 Feb 2015

    Air Products South Africa, sponsor of the South African Institute of Welding’s (SAIW) Young Welder of the Year, sees the competition as another opportunity to further its aim of investing in the youth of this country.

  • Air Liquide chosen by Sasol for Africa ASU

    25 Feb 2015

    The company has been chosen to build, own and operate the world’s largest oxygen production unit for Sasol in South Africa. The ASU will have a total capacity of 5,000 tonnes of oxygen per day – a milestone in the history of industrial gas production.

  • Athlone School supported by Air Products

    9 Feb 2015

    Lighting the way for young learners, and demonstrating its commitment to education and development of youth in the county, Air Products South Africa has chosen to support a school for blind and disabled children in Cape Town.

  • A-Gas International – A holistic approach is the future

    4 Feb 2015

    Brett Fraser, A-Gas Business Development Director for Asia, Australia and North America, talks to gasworld about the changing world of refrigerants.

  • Union Engineering installs Mauritius CO2 plant

    2 Feb 2015

    Union Engineering has installed a sustainable carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant on the island of Mauritius for Gaz Carbo, a leading provider of food grade CO2 on the island for beverage applications.

  • Coega safety milestone celebrated

    27 Jan 2015

    Air Products South Africa celebrated the delivery of a safe and injury-free construction project when the contractors handed over the keys to the company’s R300-million air separation unit (ASU) in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in November 2014.

  • CryoEase supply system proves popular in South Africa

    26 Jan 2015

    One of Air Products South Africa’s long-term customers recently made the ‘switch’ from a cylinder-based mode of supply to the company’s CryoEase ‘total gas management system’, and is reaping the multiple benefits.

  • Nigeria LNG awards two charters to Golar

    19 Jan 2015

    Golar LNG announced today that it has been awarded two time charters by Nigeria LNG Ltd to employ the recently delivered Golar Frost and Golar Crystal. Employment of both vessels under these contracts will commence in January 2015 and will continue for a duration of approximately 12 months for each vessel.

  • Afrox commissions Bruker FTIR instrument

    12 Jan 2015

    Sub-Saharan gas market leader Afrox continues to maintain its competitive edge through the commissioning of the German-engineered Bruker FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) instrument at its ISO 9001 Gases Operation Centre Laboratory in Germiston. 

  • Egypt finalises LNG deal with Gazprom

    12 Jan 2015

    Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail said on Sunday that Egypt will complete an agreement with Russia’s Gazprom for the company to supply it with liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments later this month.

  • 2015 – What lies ahead? Part 3

    30 Dec 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, gasworld looks ahead at what projects, plants and developments we can expect to see in the industrial gas business in 2015. Here we focus on projects in the Middle East, Africa and India.

  • ‘Full circle’ supply agreement signed

    1 Dec 2014

    A landmark agreement has been signed between Air Products South Africa and Sasol Chemical Industries, which will see Air Products purchase the Sasolburg A2100 air separation unit (ASU), and simultaneously commence with a new long-term supply agreement.

  • ASU secures gas supply in Eastern Cape

    7 Nov 2014

    Air Products South Africa official unveiled its R300m Eastern Cape ASU in the Coega Industrial Development Zone – the second to be launched by the company this year as part of its long term R2bn investment in establishing a solid production and supply network.

  • 50 years a gasman – An interview with Albert Spencer

    29 Oct 2014

    Safety, Air Products, the SACGA - just some of the sectors and companies which Albert Spencer’s name is recognised as playing important roles in. In this article Stuart Radnedge interviews the man who celebrates half a century’s service.

  • TPI provides plant in North Africa

    17 Oct 2014

    Tecno Project Industriale (TPI), the Italian leader in CO2 recovery plants, has signed a contract to supply a biogas upgrading plant in North Africa.

  • Gender diversity at Air Products SA

    15 Oct 2014

    The industrial gases business has long been recognised as a “man’s world” due to the number of males dominating workforces around the world. But this isn’t the case in South Africa as highlighted in this article.

  • Algeria deal secured by Mcphy

    13 Oct 2014

    McPhy Energy and its partner Ecisgroup will provide their turnkey hydrogen-based cooling solution for a power plant built by Daewoo in Algeria. It is McPhy’s first contract to equip a power plant.

  • Rand-Air invests in hurricane booster

    23 Sep 2014

    At a time when the Southern and pan-African mining and engineering sectors are facing many challenges, companies are looking for suppliers which can offer them the widest and most robust range of products to assist them in addressing the challenges that they face.

  • Platinum earned at safety awards

    22 Sep 2014

    The NOSCAR Awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars of occupational health and safety’, have once again seen Air Products in a starring role this year. Employees from around the country were honoured for their consistent commitment to safety at the company’s nationwide facilities.

  • Foster Wheeler awarded contract by Sasol

    17 Sep 2014

    The deal won by the company is an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) services contract by Sasol for an Electrical Expansion and Fuel Gas Superheater Project at Sasol’s Temane gas processing facility in Mozambique

  • Pentair Kenya Office Now Open

    16 Sep 2014

    The globally focused company expands its regional presence to support growing customer needs. The new regional office, located in Nairobi’s main business district Westlands, will enable Pentair to provide exceptional customer service in the East African market through local presence.

  • Caring for the community in Witbank

    16 Sep 2014

    Air Products South Africa has extended a helping hand to the local community to needy Witbank residents with educational-based initiatives and addressing the needs of children.

  • Hot topic – Safety: A must for the world

    3 Sep 2014

    Stuart Radnedge investigates safety – for the haves and have nots, and why the latter should be trying to establish a group before it’s too late.

  • Awards for quality, safety and service held

    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.

  • Afrox first half financial announcement

    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).

  • Air Products purchases new ASU

    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.

  • Analyser supports liquid fuel research

    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.

  • Clarke Energy signs first Algeria deal

    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.

  • ‘Green and clean’ from RTS

    30 Jul 2014

    Rand Technical Services (RTS) is offering a hydrogen battery which, it claims, is tough enough to deal with African conditions.

  • Coega investor construction booming

    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.

  • Investment made in programme

    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. 

  • Porta Cylinder range expanded

    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. 

  • Innovation leads to savings

    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.

  • ASCO grants Sodagem CO2 independence

    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.

  • Rand-Air optimistic over nitrogen role

    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.

  • Les Gaz Industriel Ltd opens new showroom

    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.

  • Somalian hydrocarbon potential awaits

    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

  • Air Products launches landmark ‘G-Plant’

    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.

  • Coca-Cola assisted by Afrox

    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.  

  • Coega plant towering “heart” unveiled

    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.

  • Surfactant technology delivers benefits

    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. 

  • Pilot biogas project in Senegal

    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.

  • New partnership demonstrates commitment

    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.

  • New fleet enhances supply chain

    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.

  • Innovation key to mining and metallurgy growth

    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.

  • SAIW plans year of expansion

    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.

  • Major step in Coega development

    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.

  • Cryogenic freezing “best in the world”

    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.

  • Talking Gas and Mining

    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.

  • “Massive sales” for Afrox Service Exchange

    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.

  • Afrox electrodes reflect criteria for localisation

    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.

  • The year in review – Part 3

    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.

  • The year in review – Part 2

    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.

  • The year in review – Part 1

    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.

  • Afrox assists mining with specialty gases

    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.

  • Myriad of MENA opportunities ahead, conference concludes

    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.

  • Cryogas Express to expand into Middle East

    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.

  • Afrox plants 100 trees at five local schools

    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.

  • A MAP for success

    22 Nov 2013

    Air Products’ gas mixing technology delivers healthy benefits and safety assurance along the entire food supply chain.

  • Sasol secures hydrocarbon exploration permit

    18 Nov 2013

    The permit will allow the company to explore for hydrocarbons in Durban and Zululand basins, offshore KwaZulu-Natal.

  • Welding together the perfect partnership

    15 Nov 2013

    Air Products South Africa proves its mettle as a secure supply partner to Weldamax.

  • Afrox seals R300m Coega investment

    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.

  • Future of Argon ensured in South Africa

    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.

  • Air Products South Africa holds annual awards

    1 Nov 2013

    The company pays tribute to its employees by holding the awards which celebrate and recognise safety and quality.

  • And the winners of Air Products' awards were

    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.

  • Sponsor plays ‘Fairy Godmother’ to Joburg Ballet

    26 Oct 2013

    Air Products South Africa’s consistent sponsorship sees young dancers leaping to new heights.

  • Climate Change Investment totals $359bn worldwide

    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.

  • Air Products’ employee wins prestigious award

    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.

  • Women delivering the difference

    25 Sep 2013

    gasworld, working with Air Products South Africa, looks at how women are delivering the difference in the gas industry.

  • iGAS moves into Middle East & Africa

    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.

  • Food for the thought – and future

    29 Aug 2013

    Air Products South Africa partners with Inmed in innovative food production scheme.

  • BG flags Egypt investment concerns

    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.

  • Technology used for multiple gains

    13 Aug 2013

    A South African company, called Flux, has stated it has improved performance and reduced costs by using mobile technology.

  • Appointment of former OPEC Secretary General

    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.

  • New technology centre launched at SAIW

    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.

  • The search for the right welding mix

    27 Jun 2013

    Finding the Right Mix for the Right Weld – Two-part versus Three-part gas mixtures from Air Products South Africa.

  • Biogas first in Kenya for Clarke and Tropical

    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.

  • Hydrogen development in South Africa

    12 Jun 2013

    Rand Technical Services brings cost-effective hydrogen electrolysers to the South Africa market.

  • South African company in community initiative

    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.

  • Shale revolution will shape energy future

    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.

  • New models for welding promoted by SAIW

    3 Jun 2013

    The South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is promoting the educational tools of distance learning and e-learning in welding.

  • Afrox stainless steel electrodes development

    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.

  • Linc Energy in UCG South Africa deal

    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.

  • The Supply Chain and Beyond

    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.

  • SASOL dinner brings conference to a close

    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.

  • The future dominates discussion on final day of African conference

    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.

  • Day one in Africa ends with a bang

    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.

  • First morning of African conference finished

    21 May 2013

    Delegates informed with presentations regarding Bulk Liquid Supply and General Industry Trends concerning the African continent.

  • Conference start just moments away

    21 May 2013

    As delegates enjoy morning coffees and pastries, a morning full of interesting presentations is just moments away.

  • Less than 12 hours to go...

    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.

  • RTS solution for reliable hydrogen energy source

    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.

  • Afrox responds to customer 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.

  • Linde and Pelchem join forces

    22 Apr 2013

    Linde and Pelchem form strategic partnership to distribute xenon difluoride for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems manufacturing.

  • Air Products: Helping Young Welders to Achieve

    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.

  • Afrox opens R200m ASU in Pretoria

    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.

  • AfGen and Ghana National Gas in deal

    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.

  • Technical services contracts awarded to Foster Wheeler

    3 Apr 2013

    Contracts were awarded to Foster Wheeler by Apache Khalda, for the Qasr Compression Project in Egypt.

  • Gasol secures US$1 million loan from SOCAR

    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.

  • Afrox offers range of cryogenic freezing solutions

    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.

  • Gasol draws down US$20m on new Bond Instrument

    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”).

  • Afrox progresses with ASU in Eastern Cape

    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.

  • Libya could produce more energy in solar power than oil

    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.

  • Afrox supplies Forane® 427A to SAB Miller sites across Africa

    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.

  • Afrox introduces tungsten electrode for TIG welding

    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.

  • Afgen signs alliance with Dredging International

    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.

  • Afrox offers helium supply assurance

    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.

  • Strategic partnership to provide hydrogen in Africa

    16 Jan 2013

    Clean Energy Investments and Hy9 establish a strategic partnership to provide on-site hydrogen power systems for the African telecom market.

  • Fluor joint venture awarded Mozambique LNG contract

    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.

  • Afrox concludes a R41 million Lindoflamm® and bulk gases deal

    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.

  • Anadarko announces advancement of Mozambique LNG project

    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).

  • Capacity expansion in KwaZulu-Natal for Air Liquide

    22 Nov 2012

    Air Liquide has announced a further capacity expansion in one of the fastest growing provinces in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

  • SACGA urges caution on refrigerants purchases, following recent concerns

    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.

  • Air Products supplying ASUs in Zambia

    7 Nov 2012

    Plants will be used for copper smelter project in the African country.

  • Air Products invests in Eastern Cape

    5 Nov 2012

    South African company to build new ASU in the Eastern Cape to increase its security of supply.

  • Air Products turns up the heat with technology

    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.

  • Air Products SA scoops 16 regional awards

    17 Oct 2012

    Company wins 16 regional awards from the 2012 National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA).

  • Concern over sub-standard refrigerants entering South Africa market

    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.

  • Gas At Site – A growing force in the onsite industrial gas supply arena

    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.

  • Harris Products group lauds South Africa success

    20 Sep 2012

    Electra mining show provides backdrop to announce increased sales and shipments to South African customers.

  • Mozambique must lay down the law to transform into a future LNG exporter

    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.

  • Foster Wheeler signs agreement with Apache Khalda

    3 Sep 2012

    A three-year upstream consultancy framework agreement has been signed between Foster Wheeler and Apache Khalda.

  • Purity and quality of gas critical for laser applications

    23 Aug 2012

    Air Products South Africa announces information on its specialised plant that produces Lasox – the high purity laser oxygen.

  • Two-part versus three-part gases for perfect welding

    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.

  • Is East Africa becoming Australia’s greatest LNG competitor?

    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.

  • UK company to help solve South Africa’s energy constraints

    18 Jul 2012

    Liquid Air Energy Storage technology to help ease South Africa’s energy constraints.

  • Air Products South Africa delivers the goods

    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.

  • Air Products: save energy - use oxygen and cryogenics

    15 Jun 2012

    Company’s message is save energy, cut pollution and decrease costs using oxygen enrichment and cryogenics for rubber recycling.

  • Angola LNG plant ensuring gas supply

    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.

  • Increasing costs putting pressure on gas industry

    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”.

  • Cambridge Professor applauds mobile phone technology in emerging markets

    15 Mar 2012

    Professor Michael Barrett of Cambridge Judge Business School has praised a mobile phone solution that offers business opportunities across emerging economies.

  • ISO certification - a conundrum explained

    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.

  • Annual personnel changes to Afrox Board

    24 Feb 2012

    Yesterday, Afrox reviewed Board personnel changes during 2011 which included the resignation of four Directors, and appointment of two additions.

  • Revenue Growth – highlights from Afrox annual report

    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.

  • Cryogas Express meets the long-haul challenge

    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.

  • 'Fastest growing player in South Africa' Air Liquide's €40m investment

    6 Feb 2012

    Air Liquide has signed a long-term contract with Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium – South Africa’s second largest steel producer.

  • Electronic Fluorocarbons 'pleased' with new partnership

    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.

  • Better practice – An insider and outsider’s take on corporate strategy in 2012

    9 Jan 2012

    Jane Dawson speaks to industry insider, Air Products South Africa and end-user expert, IBM for advice on contemporary business strategy.

  • Robust and resilient – Global gases in 2012 and beyond

    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.

  • Global gases – 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.

  • Upbeat about 2012 – Industry figures cautiously optimistic for the year ahead

    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.

  • Air Liquide continues commitment to healthcare in South Africa with latest investment

    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.

  • Afrox appoints Brett Kimber Managing Director

    9 Dec 2011

    The Linde Group member, Afrox has announced that Brett Kimber is to become the new Managing Director of the firm.

  • Praxair sees 'solid growth in all geographies' except Europe

    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.

  • Air Products SA offers 'superb' assistance to high volume nitrogen request

    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.

  • Air Products SA prioritises driver safety, minimising accident rates

    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.

  • Developments announced at SACGA

    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.

  • Air Products SA's Seelan Gounden talks corporate strategy

    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.

  • Brothers Gas launches metal cutting gas

    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.

  • Air Liquide in Africa – Introducing innovation and investment

    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.

  • A-Gas International expansion plans backed by LDC

    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

  • Regional Markets: Focus on Africa

    1 Jul 2011

    As one of the so-called developing economies, Africa is embedded in the hopes and expectations of future gases growth.

  • New cryogenic freezing equipment now available in South Africa

    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.

  • Afrox appoints new chairman

    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.

  • April exploration into nitrogen and wave soldering

    6 Apr 2011

    Air Products explores the role of nitrogen inerting technology on behalf of the electronics assembly and packaging industry.

  • Afrox launches new product packages

    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.

  • StirLITE installed at University of Venda in South Africa

    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.

  • Positive future outlook from Afrox

    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.

  • South Africa hydrogen centre

    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.

  • Second anniversary reached for South African pressure vessel firm

    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.

  • African project could provide many gains

    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.

  • Strong growth expected in South Africa

    26 Jan 2007

    An Interview with Allan Cooper MD of Air Products (South Africa) Pty Ltd

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