Grinaker-LTA MD Neil Cloete steps down - The MD of multidisciplinary construction and engineering group Grinaker-LTA, which is a subsidiary of the JSE-listed Aveng group, Neil Cloete has resigned.
Aveng on Tuesday said that Cloete would leave the group “by mutual agreement” with effect from February 28. [Engineering News]
Fuel task team planning World Cup needs - A fuel task team is working on plans to ensure there is enough petrol, diesel and jet fuel to get millions of spectators to all the World Cup games, the SA Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) said on Tuesday.
"... From a fuel supply perspective, this will be a major logistical exercise, the likes of which we may never see again," Sapia's incoming chairman Maurice Radebe said in a statement. [Engineering News]
Power conservation budget ‘too small’, should be boosted by green levy - South Africa's Chamber of Mines (CoM) has recommended a doubling of the amount of money set aside for the reduction of power demand between 2010 and 2013, which it said would help industry adapt to the tight supply/demand balances, while shoring up supply security.
However, the advocacy body has argued that these so-called demand-side management (DSM) costs - included by power utility Eskom in its unpopular second multiyear price determination (MYPD2) tariff application - be funded by the 2c/kWh special environmental levy, introduced by the National Treasury last July. In other words, it should not be recovered through electricity-price hikes as proposed by Eskom. [Engineering News]