R/€ = 15.72 Change: -0.01
R/$ = 13.83 Change: 0.00
Au 1280.01 $/oz Change: 1.05
Pt 797.10 $/oz Change: -1.93

Generators and Standby Power

Skills shortage ongoing challenge for standby power industry

By: Karishma Thakurdin     17th September 2010 The lack of technical skills and manpower among developing contractors is a significant challenge for the stand-by power industry, reports power solutions company Meissner. 

Specialist awarded power 
generating equipment contract

17th September 2010 Power generation specialist Wärtsilä has received a contract to supply the power generating equipment and associated engineering for the power generation of the Cabin gas plant power generation project in British Columbia, Canada, says Wärtsilä president for North America Frank Donnelly. 

Generator or battery backup proves to be a difficult choice for companies

By: Kelly Farthing     18th September 2009 Specialist power management company Powermode chief technology officer Philip Hampton says that companies often battle between the choice of generators or battery backups to support their power needs.  

Generator suitable for high-temperature applications

18th September 2009 The world’s first generator with coils made of high-temperature superconductors (HTS) has been running continuously for half a year without problems in Nuremberg, Germany. 

Generator specifications critical to different altitudes 

By: Kelly Farthing     18th September 2009 Generator manufacturer Propower Generators says that many companies are being sold standby-rated generator sets that are not powerful enough to meet their specific needs. 

Power solutions company provides customised generators

By: Kelly Farthing     18th September 2009 Power solutions company Meissner is providing customised generators alongside its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) offering to satisfy customer requirements. 

Systems designed for high-protection environments

18th September 2009 The Eaton MX range of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems from power solutions company Eaton Power Quality is specifically designed for data centres and critical server rooms that demand high protection.  

New storage system feature enters local market

18th September 2009 Data storage and protection solutions company Xiotech Africa has brought the new PowerNAP feature for its Emprise 5000 storage system to the South African market. 

High fuel capacity unit launched

18th September 2009 Power solutions company Cummins Power Generation has launched its new 1 500-kW Rental Power unit, which has a high-fuel capacity. 

Company supplies turnkey backup power solution

18th September 2009 To improve efficient power-management capabilities and increase uptime in its data centre, diversified manufacturing and technology company Emerson Network Power has raised the capacity of its Liebert NXL uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system. 

Small uninterruptible power supply enters market

18th September 2009 Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) manufacturer Falcon has launched its SSG500, a UPS that is claimed to be one of the smallest 500-VA on-line models available. 

Maintenance plays a critical role in industry

By: Kelly Farthing     18th September 2009 Cape Town-based subsidiary of the Zest Electric Group, IMS Cape, says that after-market service and support for generator sets should not be an optional extra. 

Cape Town-based generator supplier experiences significant growth

By: Jade Davenport     18th September 2009 Cape Town-based turnkey generator supplier, Superwatt, has experienced significant growth over the last 18 months. 

UPS supplier awarded large bank contract

By: Jacqueline Holman     19th September 2008 Uninterruptible power supplier Meissner has been selected by national bank Nedbank as the bank’s preferred uninterrupted power supply (UPS) provider for the bank’s branches across the country.  

Company's supply history inspires manufacturing unit

By: Jacqueline Holman     19th September 2008 Local generator and welding consumables company Genworld has established a manufacturing unit after supplying the South African market with generators for the past few years. 

Stand-by power the solution to current crisis

19th September 2008 Power generation company Cummins South Africa Capital Power Project Africa GM Vinesh Surajlall says that it is clear that dramatic change is taking place in the electricity supply industry on the African continent and the way energy is generated, delivered and consumed. 

Power solutions company supplies diesel. gas operators

19th September 2008 Barloworld Equipment Energy senior manager turnkey power solutions Rod Warnes says with no end in sight to the electricity shortage in South Africa, local businesses can use Caterpillar generators supplied by local distributor Barloworld Equipment Energy for reliable power. Caterpillar generators... 

Team effort brings new system to SA market 

By: Jacqueline Holman     19th September 2008 Energy saving and back-up solutions company, Africa Power Solutions, has teamed up with Three Sixty Power Products from India to supply the South African market with its pure sine wave inverter systems, with static changeover in single and threephase, and its uninterrupted power supply (UPS) system. 

Local generator distributor expands range and markets

By: Jacqueline Holman     19th September 2008 Wholesale distributors Agrinet, the exclusive distributor in Southern Africa of the Yanmar range of industrial diesel engines for the past 45 years, is looking to grow its market both locally and into Africa. 

Demand for gensets remains high

19th September 2008 Even though load shedding is currently not in force, the demand for generator sets (gensets) and portable power has remained at an elevated level, motors, transformers, drives and switchgear group Zest IMS Cape divisional director Eugene Coetzee tells Engineering News. 

Generator, UPS compatibility key to efficient power supply

19th September 2008 Specialist power management company Powermode chief technology officer Philip Hampton says that guarding against productivity sapping power outages and load shedding requires, at the least, a stand-by generator and an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). 

Generator supplier moves African branch to SA

By: Jacqueline Holman     19th September 2008 Generator supplier The New Millennium Generators has moved its African distribution branch into South Africa. 

Generator hire company upgrades fleet

By: Jacqueline Holman     19th September 2008 Air and power hire company Rand-Air has increased its generator rental fleet by investing in 80-KVA, 150-KVA, 200-KVA and 300-KVA Atlas Copco generators. The 200 KVAs have been part of the fleet for about four months and the company is awaiting the arrival of the other sizes. 

Local company diversifies to design and manufacture gensets

19th September 2008 Welding equipment and consumables supplier Babcock Industrial has diversified into the design and manufacture of a range of power generator sets. 

Power outages spur UPS system sales

By: Jonathan Faurie     14th September 2007 Increasingly frequent power outages across the country in recent months have impacted positively on sales of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems says Meissner sales director Graham Beyleveld. 

Increased sales accelerate engineering firm�s expansion plans 

By: Jonathan Faurie     14th September 2007 Increased sales figures of generator systems over the past three years have prompted diversified engineering firm New Way Motor and Diesel Engineering to accelerate its expansion plans, reports New Way CEO Jonathan Freed. 

Power generation company expands product base, diversifies market sector focus

By: Jonathan Faurie     14th September 2007 Power generation company Alstom Electrical Machines, a division of the Alstom South Africa Group, has expanded its product offering in an effort to broaden its sector focus, explains Alstom Electrical Machines MD Paul Cuthbert. 

Power failure prompts uninterrupted power system upgrade

14th September 2007 A stand-by power generation system that was purchased by power generation company Cummins Diesel South Africa is still operation to the satisfaction of commercial food outlet Pick �n Pay Plumstead�s satisfaction. 

Blackouts increase sales of generator sets

14th September 2007 Continuing its long-standing relationship with alternative power supply company Barloworld Equipment Energy-Perkins, generating set manufacturer Continental Generators recently delivered 35 Perkins-powered generator sets to customers around the country 

Generator distribution company supplies three expansion projects

14th September 2007 Generator packaging and distribution company Umndeni Circon has recently provided generator sets to clients who are undertaking expansion projects. 

Engine manufacturer adds mechanical trio to four-cylinder product range

14th September 2007 Engine manufacturing company, Perkins Engines, has expanded its product base to serve more markets. 

Power generation company suggests generator selection criteria

14th September 2007 The purchasing of a generator is not an easy task. One has to consider many aspects of the application that the generator is going to be used for before making the purchase. 

Bank invests in uninterrupted power

14th September 2007 Financial services provider First National Bank (FNB) is spending R50-million on stand-by generators and uninterrupted power supply (UPS) units at its branches across the nation in a bid to avert the unremitting crisis of power outages. 

Generator sales increase off the back of telecoms growth and power outages

14th September 2007 Local generator manufacturer, Generator Logic has grown turnover from R13-million to almost R70-million in little more than a year. This growth is the result of robust growth in the African telecoms industry and demand for stand-by power from leading industrial and commercial giants. 

Power generation company supplies uninterrupted power to Middle East gold mine

14th September 2007 Power Generation company Cummins Power Generation, a division of the Cummins Group, has recently supplied a generator set that is supplying a gold mine in Saudi Arabia with uninterrupted power. 

First Prev 1 2
RSS Feed


Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Subscribe Now for $119
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Subscribe Now for $119 Close