With a focus on using renewable-energy sources to produce green energy as a reliable source of electricity, power generation products provider Vert Energy provides sustainable solutions for hydroelectricity, wind power and for steam and gas turbines.
The company has the capacity to deliver complete power-generation solutions to diverse sectors, including mining, marine, telecommunications, agriculture, municipalities, general industry and critical power applications.
Vert Energy MD Grant Robertson says the company’s service provision for genset manufacturers and electromechanical power transmission industries is geared towards ensuring a dependable supply of electricity production throughout Africa. “Apart from the supply and support of power-generation components for diesel and gas engines, the company is also committed to sustainable development,” he adds.
The company’s extensive range of power-generation components for the production of hydroelectric power – which Robertson highlights as the main source of clean electricity globally – includes low-, medium- and high-voltage alternators, generator controls, changeover switches and heat exchangers from various manufacturers.
The Leroy-Somer (LS) Power alternator range, which is available throughout Africa exclusively from Vert Energy, has been designed especially for hydraulic turbine drives. LS Power alternators, with power ratings of between 1 MVA and 20 MVA, are based on a modular design with standard components, and can be adapted to different turbines and modified to suit exact site characteristics, including environmental and mechanical constraints.
LS Power alternators, which are an essential link in hydroelectric installations, conform with stringent international quality and safety specifications. This range is designed for horizontal or vertical mounting and features Class H insulation with F or B temperature rise class. It also features a speed rotation of 333 rpm to 1 800 rpm and voltages from 400 V to 15 kV. These units withstand demanding operating conditions, including high overspeed and high axial or radial forces.
Vert Energy’s alternators, generator controls, changeover switches and heat exchangers, which are installed in hydropower plants throughout Africa, are enhanced by a technical advisory, repair, maintenance and spare parts facility.
The company’s support service includes assisting clients with inspections, diagnostics and repair procedures. It also assists with reassembly, installation and commissioning, as well as the implementation of preventative and predictive maintenance programmes.