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PowerGen Africa

BEE engineering specialist to increase power-sector presence

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 Black-owned engineering specialist Tswelopele Engineering is taking part in Power-Gen Africa (PGA) “to enter new markets and to reach potential solution seekers in all of Africa,” says company CEO Bongane Madondo. PGA, which Madondo describes as a product-awareness platform for engineering... 

Manufacturer showcases aftermarket capability

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 Boiler and cooling fan, airheater and gas cleaning equipment manufacturer and supplier Howden Africa will be participating in this year’s PowerGen Africa (PGA) event to emphasise its aftermarket capabilities and customer support services for African utilities, including State-owned power utility... 

Manufacturer showcases  aftermarket capability
KEY SUPPORT BASE Howden supports its installed base of equipment through comprehensive maintenance contracts, spares supply and repair services

Energy group launches energy-saving fluids and lubricants

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 Responding to the energy sector’s need to reduce energy consumption, African energy multinational Engen will be exhibiting new energy-saving hydraulic fluids and synthetic lubricants, which will soon be introduced into the company’s product offering, at this year’s Power-Gen Africa (PGA) event.... 

Energy group launches energy-saving  fluids and lubricants
Photo by Bloomberg
ENERGY-EFFICIENT PETROCHEMICALS Engen supplies energy-saving hydraulic fluids and synthetic lubricants to the industrial sectors and provides products for petrol and diesel engines

Power-Gen Africa highlights renewables storage

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 Renewable alternative energy solutions promoter the Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) will chair a debate on renewable-energy storage at this year’s Power-Gen Africa (PGA) event, to be held from July 15 to 17 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. SAAEA energy... 

Power-Gen Africa highlights  renewables storage
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IMPORTANT DEBATE Renewable-energy storage is a pressing issue in Africa

Power events combined to tackle Africa’s energy needs

28th February 2014 Media and information company PennWell International announced, in March, that it has made the strategic decision to co-locate this year’s Power-Gen Africa and Distributech Africa exhibitions and conferences. 

Power station nearing completion

28th February 2014 Power generation company Hitachi Power Africa (HPA), a subsidiary of the German-based Hitachi Power Europe, which will be exhibiting at Power-Gen Africa 2014, announced, in November, that it has completed 98% of its scope of work on the Unit 6 of Medupi power station and is in a position to... 

Hall cranes supplied for main power generation plants

28th February 2014 Lifting company Konecranes is responsible for the provision and erection of the main turbine hall cranes at State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s critically important Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power plants, says Konecranes service, sales and marketing director John MacDonald. 

100% South African-owned wind farm starts operations

28th February 2014 Wind farm development project MetroWind Van Stadens (MWVS) wind farm will sell renewable energy to State-owned utility Eskom, who will be exhibiting at Power-Gen Africa 2014, for the next 20 years in accordance with the terms of a power purchase agreement. 

Company introduces new product range

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th February 2014 Lightning and surge protection, electrical safety, and test and measurement specialists Surgetek will introduce its thermal imaging power quality analysers, test and measurement equipment, as well as its new range of surge arresters, at the Power-Gen Africa 2014 exhibition, to be held in Cape... 

Power infrastructure and billing models need review

28th February 2014 Amid ongoing power delivery challenges facing South Africa’s power delivery, key players in the sector say the time has come for reviews of the infrastructure management and revenue models. This emerged at a round table brainstorming session regarding the challenges and opportunities in the power... 

Power infrastructure and billing models  need review
Photo by Duane Daws
TAKING ONE STEP BACK South Africa’s Integrated Energy Plan presents an ideal opportunity to revisit existing strategies, operating regimes and models and to develop a model that supports growth and sustainability

Global challenge focuses on innovative energy solutions

28th February 2014 Energy management specialist Schneider Electric, which is exhibiting at Power-Gen Africa 2014, has invited 725 African students to take part in the Go Green in the City global business case challenge, launched in November, focusing on innovative energy solutions for the city and open to students... 

Contractor looks forward to inaugural power generation exhibtion, conference

By: Gia Costella     19th October 2012 Hitachi Power Africa, the contractor for State-owned power utility Eskom’s boilers at the Medupi and Kusile power stations, says it is excited to participate in the inaugural Power-Gen Africa conference and exhibition, which will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, from... 

Global power generation conference, exhibition comes to Africa

By: Gia Costella     19th October 2012 The inaugural Power-Gen Africa conference and exhibition, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from November 6 to 8, will provide comprehensive coverage of Africa’s power needs, the available resources and the issues facing the power-generation sector across sub-Saharan Africa, the... 

Provider highlights advantages of solar power for Africa

By: Gia Costella     19th October 2012 In the hope of increasing awareness about the advantages of using photovoltaic (PV) solar energy, US-based global solar energy solutions provider First Solar will exhibit at the inaugural Power-Gen Africa conference and exhibition, MD for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Christopher Burghardt,... 

Event sponsor to assist African power generation industry

By: Gia Costella     19th October 2012 Engineering company Steinmüller Africa, which is part of Germany-based international engineering and power group Bilfinger and a sponsor of the inaugural Power-Gen Africa exhibition and conference, will showcase its fabrication, engineering and service offering, as well as its power plant... 

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