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Big transformer boost for power utility

PRECISION manufacturing at the WEG Blumenau factory in Brazil allowed Zest WEG to supply two large, custom-built power transformers a month ahead of deadline...

Solar power further cements additive plant’s green cred

CEMENT additive manufacturing company Chryso Southern Africa has installed a solar electricity generating system at its Jet Park premises in Gauteng, as part of...

Deregulation and technology will fulfil SA’s power needs

By Caspar Herzberg SOUTH Africa has long dominated Africa’s growth charts. And I believe that South Africa has the potential to be the fastest growing...

Gen 2 UPS range for business continuity, security

POWER management company Eaton has launched the second generation of its Eaton 93PM G2 three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in South Africa. According to Eaton...

EC at heart of R6.5bn renewables boost for SA

BIOTHERM Energy has announced the completion of all four of its renewable energy projects in South Africa, with the latest project having come on...

‘Green’ switchgear will play a vital role in renewable power

By Marcel Buckner THE global energy industry is undergoing a massive transformation driven by renewables. Along with solar, wind, storage and other technologies, the internet...

Coega a kingpin in govt ‘power ships’ plan

COEGA in the Eastern Cape is one of three key ports at the heart of controversial government plans to solve South Africa’s electricity supply...

How this largely unknown fuel could turn SA into an energy exporter

SOUTH Africa has traditionally been a net importer of energy, but a relatively new clean technology could be pivotal in turning the country into...

Soft starters have a Zest for hard work

THE new WEG SSW900 soft-starters are the ideal choice for complete motor control and protection, according to Zest WEG. “These units allow quick and simple...

Turnkey energy engineering provider promises project peace of mind

AT a time when project budgets are increasingly under pressure, as are delivery timelines, it makes more sense for infrastructure projects to trust one...

Diesel generators in the data centre – when is bigger better?

By David Matuseski FINDING the best combination of generator size and system architecture is a goal for all data centre designers. Many times, a larger...

Millions for promising social innovators

MEAT Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the SAB Foundation’s 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...