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Electrical Power Generation and Transmission

Light armour material

By: System Author     5th March 1999 Specialist in electrical insulation materials and industrial laminates Calidus Von Roll Isola, has diversified into ballistic protection with the introduction of the Para-lite range of materials, suited for use in the defence industry. Protection and security in the military, paramilitary and... 

Acid-plant contract completed

By: System Author     5th March 1999 A BIG electrical and instrumentation contract for the NCP Isipingo tartaric malic acid plant has been completed by B&W Electrical, of Alberton, Gauteng. The company was called upon to supply and install the new distribution, low-voltage distribution, instrumentation and lighting and small power.... 

Tenders for work at power station

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Multimillion-rand maintenance works on the Johannesburg Metropolitan Council’s Kelvin power station near Edenvale, Gauteng, are expected to open for tendering before the end of the current financial year. Although designed to operate on top-quality, R120/t ‘A’-grade coal,... 

Eskom signs agreement with Spain

By: System Author     26th February 1999 SOUTH Africa’s national electricity supplier, Eskom, has signed a co-operation agreement with its Spanish counterpart, Union Fenosa. The agreement was signed by chief executive Allen Morgan and by Santiago Roura Lama in his capacity as MD of Union Fenosa (Acex) Accion Exterior. The purpose... 

Dolphin Coast takes lead in private water

By: System Author     26th February 1999 French water, sanitation and electricity services company Saur is on schedule with its R1-billion 30-year contract to supply water and sanitation services to the borough of the Dolphin Coast, the greater Ballito Bay area, in Kwazulu-Natal. Dolphin Coast is the first of two pilot projects –... 

Electrically-traced system

By: System Author     26th February 1999 The second stage of a three-stage conversion of a steam-traced plant to an electrically-traced system for the manufacture of additives to the feedstock industry has been successfully completed by Cooperheat of Africa. The plant, situated outside Johannesburg, has replaced more than 1 500 m of its... 

R28m SA boiler commissioned in Mauritius

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A new boiler installa- tion from South Africa is helping Mauritius meet the heavy electricity demands of its current peak tourist season. Industrial boiler manufacturer John Thompson Africa (JTA) has commissioned a R28-million, 100 t/h watertube boiler at Flaq United Estates sugar mill on the... 

SA–Gulf air-con partners

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A partnership has been formed between air-conditioning and ventilation company Howden Donkin and the Beta Trading group subsequent to the Big Five trade show which was held in Dubai in October 1998. Beta is tipped to be a powerful trade partner due to its considerable presence in the Gulf region,... 

Reverse-osmosis unit commissioned

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A 10 m3 Deomed reverse- osmosis (RO) system has been commissioned by Pall South Africa at Hulett Aluminium’s rolled product’s Camps Drift plant in Maritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal. Midrand company Deomed was recently purchased by the Pall Corporation. The pure water produced by the RO system... 

Electric thermostat range introduced in SA

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A range of electrical switches and sockets have been introduced by Legrand, and include thermostats which measure and control temperature in offices, shops, commercial buildings and homes. “Electronic Mosaic thermostats are designed for flexibility, comfort and safety. “Due to their... 

Instrumentation and electrical work

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Electrical and instrumentation contracts to the value of R30-million were awarded to Kentz by Fluor Daniel in August 1996 for work on the African Products Kliprivier plant that was commissioned in August last year. Work on these contracts began in September 1996 on the new maize wet-milling plant... 

2,7-million households expected to be electrified

By: System Author     19th February 1999 It is expected that about 200 000 more households will receive electricity than the targeted 2,5-million originally set out in the national electrification programme. “We have reached about 2,2-million households since 1994 and at the rate at which we are going, we expect a total number of... 

New era on horizon for SA’s electrification

By: System Author     19th February 1999 A new era will dawn for South Africa’s electrification programme at the end of the year when the present programme comes to an end. “Until now about 2,2-million new connections, connecting about 68% of South Africa’s households to the national grid, have been made by the... 

R5,3-million Botswana transformer contracts

By: System Author     19th February 1999 TWO contracts totalling R5,3-million, comprising the supply and installation of transformers and outdoor yard extensions for the 132/33 kV Mogoditshane substation at Gaborone in Botswana, have been awarded to Alstom Power Systems. Due to get under way in July and scheduled for completion in... 

‘Serious referee’ appointed to sit in electric chair

By: System Author     5th February 1999 THE new CEO of the troubled National Electricity Regulator (NER) is determined to be a “serious referee” for the electricity-supply industry, Engineering News can today report. Dr Humphrey Mkhwanazi took up his new post on February 1, appointed by Minerals and Energy Minister Penuell... 

Zim dam hydro project

By: System Author     5th February 1999 A MEMORANDUM of understanding has been signed between the Zimbabwean government, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa), the E7 Fund for Sustainable Development, and the Mwenezi Development Corporation to initiate the finalisation of all project agreements required to construct and... 

South African electrical sector using more plastics

By: System Author     5th February 1999 Following a world trend, the local electrical industry is increasing its use of plastics in the manufacture of electrical products. South African manufacturers have traditionally used only metallic materials for the manufacture and installation of electrical equipment and components, elaborates... 

Utility seeks to galvanise business in SA

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 Electricity utility Eskom is developing new business opportunities and foreign investment through the investigation of opportunities for electricity-intensive industries in South Africa, which has the lowest-priced electricity in the world, says Eskom new-business promotion manager Don Govender.... 

Fourth power conference

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 THE continent’s fourth international exhibition and conference for power generation, transmission, distribution, installation and alternative energy, Electrics Africa, returns to Johannesburg in August with a new, expanded profile. Under the banner of Epea ’99, Electrics Africa will... 

Some tips on professional hoodwinking

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 Since it is January and not much is happening, I thought I would give readers some tips on how to make some quick bucks over this quiet period. Now, note well, none of what I am about to reveal is necessarily illegal, but that is my opinion only – you try the scam that follows at your own... 

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