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OPINION: Enabling renewable energy with flexibility

     23rd March 2017 In this thought leadership article, Wärtsilä's Wayne Glossop explores the issue of building flexibility into the South African power system as the penetration of renewable energy rises  

Atlas Copco mobile QES generators, predictable power where it’s needed, when it’s needed in six seconds

     23rd March 2017 “The QES range of mobile generators present the most practical Predictable Power choice currently available on the market,” according to Atlas Copco Construction Technique’s Portable Energy Business Line Manager, David Stanford. These high performing, efficient and tough generators from Atlas... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th March 2017 The Kusile power station’s Unit 1 has reached its full 800 MW load-generating capacity after initial synchronisation on December 26. 

Lamma power station extension – Unit 11 project, China

By: Sheila Barradas     17th March 2017 The project involves the construction of a natural-gas-fired gas turbine combined-cycle generation system for Unit 11 of the Lamma power station, on Hong Kong Island. 

Microgrid powers Kruger Park lodge resort

     17th March 2017 American battery manufacturer Aquion Energy last month announced the completion of  a newly installed offgrid microgrid at a nature lodge resort in Kruger National Park in South Africa, which consists of a 55 kWh Aquion Aspen battery bank, paired with a 10 kW solar array. Aquion, which... 

High-Performance SPECTROBLUE ICP-OES Spectrometer Offers Simplified Operation, Greater Stability and Lower Cost

     15th March 2017 SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading supplier of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, has introduced the SPECTROBLUE, an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES) that sets new benchmarks among compact, mid-range... 

Pre-certified medical air system solutions from Atlas Copco Compressor Technique

     15th March 2017 Super-efficient, high performing, ultra-reliable and safe equipment is fundamental for the medical sector to remain compliant with exceptionally stringent and ever-tightening regulations. Atlas Copco’s comprehensive range of medical air solutions is backed by more than 130 years of experience and... 

Optimism on minerals seen seeping down to grassroots explorers

By: Henry Lazenby     15th March 2017 Noting the optimism exhibited at the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) international convention, held in Toronto, project generator Transition Metals says the fundamental shift in confidence it saw over the past year is consistent with this. “If you look at the... 

South Australia to ‘put people first’ with A$550m energy security plan

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th March 2017 The South Australian government has announced a A$550-million plan to improve energy security and boost competition in the state’s energy sector, following state-wide blackouts last year. South Australia suffered state-wide blackouts after a severe storm knocked over transmission towers in... 

Gaildorf project, Germany

By: Sheila Barradas     10th March 2017 The project entails the construction of a combined wind and hydro power plant. 

Power & Electricity World Africa 2017

     9th March 2017 Africa’s largest power and electricity show - Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 celebrates its 20th anniversary. The show welcomes over 7000 attendees and hosts a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters. Taking place in Johannesburg South Africa, this is a... 

Titans of oil world meet in Houston after two-year price war

By: Reuters     6th March 2017 The biggest names in the oil world come together this week for the largest industry gathering since the end of a two-year price war that pitted Middle East exporters against the firms that drove the shale energy revolution in the United States. When Opec in November joined with several non-Opec... 

Keysight Technologies Introduces Ultra-Low Cost Oscilloscope Series

     2nd March 2017 Keysight Technologies Introduces Ultra-Low Cost Oscilloscope Series New 50 to 100 MHz oscilloscopes have professional-level functionality, software analysis Highlights: 

Platinum needs marketing, marketing and more marketing – RBPlat 

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2017 Embattled platinum needs ongoing marketing, with producers needing to invest in the promotion effort and ensure that the metal does not continue to be demonised by the anti-diesel hype, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri told investors, unionists, analysts and journalists on... 

DEHN Africa shields wind turbines from lightning and surges

     27th February 2017 The general public’s consumption of alternative fuels is growing including wind energy, which has been used since 2000 BC and is one of the greatest sources of safe and clean energy. Wind farms are fast developing and are created for the purpose of generating large amounts of electric power.... 

LH Marthinusen (LHM), a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd, is a leading repairer of transformers and large rotating machines and manufacturer of specialised transformers, recently completed a breakdown repair on a client’s 45MW Turbo-Generator.

     27th February 2017 A client’s generator suffered an unexpected fault recently, resulting it in having to be taken out of service. The fault could not be cleared on site so the rotor was removed from the assembly, collected by LH Marthinusen (LHM) Denver for assessment in their Power Generation Facility. The... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th February 2017 All four units at Ingula are now commercial and produce a combined 1 332 MW. 

New training course offered on refrigeration units

     24th February 2017 Transportation and logistics solutions company Eqstra Flexi Fleet has introduced a new training course at its training academy, specifically designed to equip qualified auto-electricians and diesel mechanics to work on refrigeration units fitted within cold chain vehicles.  

CRG production impacted by summer rains

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd February 2017 Ongoing adverse weather conditions that have negatively affected JSE-listed Central Rand Gold’s (CRG’s) cash flow as a result of production downtime, have prompted the miner to introduce programmes and plans to address the issues. This includes the openpit mining and processing of CRG’s own... 

Chicago Pneumatic’s widens its LED light tower offering

     23rd February 2017 Chicago Pneumatic has introduced its new series of electrically-powered light towers.  Available in both metal and LED versions, CPLB2 light towers are designed with a choice of high-quality bulbs to enhance visibility, wheels for optimal ease of movement and a robust canopy. They simply plug... 

Ending mine fatalities most pressing 2017 priority – AngloGold

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2017 The first and most pressing of AngloGold Ashanti’s key 2017 priorities is to put an end to mine fatalities by improving workplace conditions and bettering legal compliance, AngloGold Ashanti chief operating officer South Africa Chris Sheppard said on Tuesday, when the company posted stunning... 

Canadian Gold Miner hits bonanza gold grades in Northern Ontario 

By: Henry Lazenby     9th February 2017 Explorer Canadian Gold Miner (CGM) has reported a head grade of 240 g/t gold from a 1.23 t sample of vein material taken from the 100%-owned West Matachewan project, in Northern Ontario, located 25 km along the Cadillac-Larder break west from Alamos Gold's Young-Davidson mine. CGM is held 65% by... 

Handheld Solarimeters Available From Asstech

     9th February 2017 New to ASSTech’s product line-up from French manufacturer Kimo, is handheld solarimeters dedicated to photovoltaic and thermal installation control. The SL 100-SL200 can be used for the following functions: 

Murray & Roberts Infrastructure Lti Free Hours Milestone Stands At 1.3 Million Hours On Wind Farm Projects

     8th February 2017 Murray & Roberts Infrastructure’s Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm projects passed the 1.3 million LFTI Free man hours mile stone in January 2017. This significant achievement followed on the project reaching one million LTI Free man hours in September last year. This is no easy feat... 

Our wonderful world

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     3rd February 2017 Wonderful World Civil engineers very often ask me about electrical engineering. However, since civil engineers are pretty good listeners, absorb the following and you will know more about electrical engineering. 

Junior mining sector must be supported; coal to remain key to S Africa's energy needs – DMR

By: Ilan Solomons     2nd February 2017 Junior mining companies cannot perpetually remain as junior miners, they must be supported by the majors and other industry stakeholders to assist them in their growth journey, says Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) mineral policy and promotion deputy director-general Joel Raphela. He was... 

CoAL raises $2m through share placement

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     1st February 2017 Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) has, through the placement of 49-million ordinary shares to M&G Investment Management, raised $2-million. The company would use the funds for working capital purposes. 

It’s all about on-site mobile, reliable, energy efficient air delivery

     1st February 2017 Compressors are the lifeline on any job site for the reliable supply of quality portable air that is essential for powering air-dependent equipment. Atlas Copco Construction Technique’s Portable Energy division leads the market as a single source supplier of a comprehensive range of on-site... 

Aeroderivative gas turbines seen offering stable accompaniment to renewables

By: David Oliveira     27th January 2017 Aeroderivative gas turbine technology could provide an economical and efficient alternative to wind, solar and tidal power generation, particularly as these technologies depend on unpredictable weather. Global engineering firm Siemens sub-Saharan Africa power and gas executive VP Andreas Pistauer... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th January 2017 Eskom connected the first power-generating unit of the new Kusile coal-fired power station at the end of December 2016. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th January 2017 The second unit of Eskom's Medupi coal-fired power station was loaded to full capacity in December 2016. 

Sarec slams Eskom for distorting facts in calculating renewables-related loss 

By: Terence Creamer     12th January 2017 The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has slammed as a “blatant distortion of facts” Eskom’s claim that the country suffered a net economic loss of R9-billion in 2016 as a result of the State-owned utility’s purchases of power from the country’s renewable-energy plants. It has also... 

AuRico picks up boutique royalty streamer Kiska Metals

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd December 2016 TSX-listed gold producer AuRico Metals will buy royalty and project generator firm Kiska Metals in a cash-and-stock deal valued at C$9.6-million. AuRico will acquire all the issued and outstanding securities of Kiska, paying about 0.0667 of an AuRico common share, plus C$0.016 in cash for each... 

Eskom business competition boosts local agriculture business

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th December 2016 A Makhado-based agriculture outfit, the Vhumatshelo Crop Farming Cooperative, has received a R450 000 grant, from the Limpopo Department of Social Development (DSD), to further grow their operations, The cooperative was recognised after performing well in their category in the yearly Eskom... 

Northern Cape wind farms receive main transformers

By: David Oliveira     16th December 2016 The Northern Cape-based Khobab and Loeriesfontein wind farms announced last month that they had received their main transformer, which were transported by road from Johannesburg. The 160 MVA transformers are to be housed in substations, from where all the generated power from the wind farms will... 

Eskom insists Koeberg not affected by manufacturing anomalies afflicting French reactors 

By: Terence Creamer     13th December 2016 South African electricity utility Eskom insisted on Tuesday that the Koeberg nuclear power station, located in the Western Cape, is not affected by manufacturing anomalies that have afflicted the French nuclear industry this year, resulting in several reactor outages. The State-owned company... 

Ritchie Bros. celebrates 20 years of auctions in Dubai

     5th December 2016 Unreserved auction on Dec. 13 & 14 marks two decades of auctions in the United Arab Emirates Over the last two decades, more than 120,000 items have been sold at Ritchie Bros.’ auctions in Dubai. The company will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the United Arab Emirates with a Dubai auction on... 

Victoria needs more gas – EnergyQuest

     5th December 2016 New data from energy market analyst EnergyQuest has revealed that Victoria will need substantially more gas to provide long-term electricity supply. In its latest 'EnergyQuarterly', EnergyQuest noted on Monday that the state had less than a decade to get its gas supply in order, after data... 

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