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Yara sells retail activity in South Africa


Yara International ASA has agreed to sell its retail marketing activity in South Africa at book value. Yara has agreed to sell it fully owned fertilizer retail activity in South Africa to Farmsecure and its 50% ownership in the South African retail company Sidi Parani to its partner, the GWK ...


Sasol Limited board approved construction of new ethylene purification unit


The Sasol Limited board has recently approved the construction of a R1.9 billion ethylene purification unit at its Sasol Polymers plant in Sasolburg. The plant is expected to go on stream in the second half of 2013 and will be ramped up to full capacity by 2015. The unit will enable the Sasol ...


ABB wins $54 million order in South Africa to improve power plant efficiency


ABB has won an order worth $54 million from the South African utility, Eskom, to provide electrical and automation solutions that will improve reliability and energy efficiency at three of its largest power plants. As the turnkey contractor, ABB is responsible for the design, installation and ...


Sasol to invest R 8,4 billion in wax production in South Africa


Sasol has approved an investment of R 8,4 billion which will double the Sasol Wax production of hard wax in South Africa. The investment will be done in two phases. Phase one will come into operation in 2012 and will increase the hard wax capacity by close to 40%. The investment for phase one ...


Sasol Initiates Consultation Ahead of Possible Plant Closure


Sasol announced the initiation of consultations with various stakeholders ahead of a possible closure of Sasol Nitro's phosphoric acid operations in Phalaborwa. The plant, which manufactures phosphoric acid from mainly phosphate rock and sulphur, has had varying financial success during its ...


Frost & Sullivan Examines the Opportunities in the Sub-Saharan African Chemicals Industry


2008 saw the beginning of a major global economic crisis that affected many industries across the globe. The chemicals sector was one such industry that suffered under the weight of the worldwide recession. "Chemical industry participants are now preparing to position themselves for the future, ...


ABB wins $17 million power order in South Africa


ABB will supply electrical solutions in two projects for the City of Cape Town Electricity Services Department, to help improve reliability of power supplies in the region. The orders were booked in the second quarter. For one of the projects, ABB will replace and maintain interlocking equipment ...


Sasol assists universities to help bridge critical future science and technology skills issues


Sasol injected an annual amount of R25 million into academia to ensure the development of world-class science and engineering graduates, to help retain and attract talented academics to teach at our universities, and to grow the engineering profession. The investment is part of a R250 million ...


SGS Acquires the Soil, Leaf, Fertilizer and Water Testing Business of Central Analytical Laboratories


SGS announced the acquisition of the soil, leaf, fertilizer and water testing activities of CAL based in Cape Town, South Africa. Previously part of the Astral Foods Group, the business is a leader in the precision agriculture sector in South Africa. This acquisition strengthens SGS capacity and ...


Sasol Limited's response to finding by European Commission's fine of EUR 318 million


Statement issued by Sasol Limited in response to an announcement by the European Commission regarding a finding of anti-competitive behaviour by Sasol Wax GmbH and other members of the European paraffin wax industry. As anticipated in several previous announcements made by Sasol Limited, the ...


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