Archive for 2018

New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested. Many new construction projects are planned and underway across sub-Saharan Africa. Hydropower represents a significant and rapidly expanding proportion of electricity production in eastern and southern Africa. Around 90% […]

Think multiplatform for app design

Near native performance will become a reality in 2018 thanks to ongoing improvement of development tools for multiplatform applications. The intent of multiplatform apps is to provide users with a similar experience irrespective of the device they use. There is still some work to be done in this respect, but we can expect the gap […]

Mobile system for a comprehensive asset analysis

Asco-Daito has taken delivery of the Pave-Scanner pavement mobile mapping system, a 360° infrastructure and pavement surface inspection and classifications system from Siteco. The system includes two Pavemetrics LCMS sensors, two 3D laser profiling sensors, a high-performance rackmount controller unit, a Ladybug 5 spherical camera, and a pair of high resolution frame grabber boards. The […]

Download: Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options handbook

Please complete and submit the form below to receive the handbook (7,5 MB PDF) free-of-charge by return email. The US Department of Energy recently published a handbook authored by a number of African contributors amongst others, which focuses on the benefits African countries can derive from the development of liquid natural gas (LNG) resources on the continent. […]

Mining software solutions on show

Micromine will showcase its entire suite of software solutions at Mining Indaba 2018, including secure and flexible data-management solution Geobank, 3D modelling and mine design solution Micromine, and fleet management and mine-control system Pitram. Both Geobank 2018 and Micromine 2018 have been developed on the back of extensive client consultation. The latest iterations of both […]