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Press Office - Zest WEG Group Generator Sets

Zest WEG Group Generator Sets

Zest WEG Group Generator Sets, located in Cape Town, offers access to locally manufactured fit-for-purpose generator sets. Standard off-the-shelf diesel generator sets and custom-built application-specific units are available, in either stationary or portable configurations from 20 kVA up to 2 500 kVA and can be increased upwards with multiple synchronised sets. All generator sets are supported by customised service and maintenance agreements.

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High- and medium-speed power generation products for South Africa

     2nd December 2016 Power systems provider Rolls-Royce presented its high-speed and medium-speed power generation products, including various power generation solutions in the 24 kW to 9 400 kW range suitable for a wide variety of applications and types of fuel, at Power & Electricity World Africa. The event was... 

Hybrid gensets to complement renewable energy

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd December 2016 Generating set producer Aksa Power Generation South Africa (SA) will launch its hybrid generating set (genset) in South Africa in January next year, providing a standby power generating solution to the country that is able to run in parallel with renewable-energy sources. 

Indian vehicle and equipment group adds gensets to SA offering

By: Irma Venter     18th November 2016 Vehicle distributor Mahindra South Africa (SA) will add another product to its portfolio this month, when the company will introduce a range of generator sets (gensets) to the local market. Mahindra SA is a subsidiary of the Indian Mahindra & Mahindra conglomerate. 

Mahindra SA to add generator sets to its product portfolio

By: Irma Venter     25th October 2016 Vehicle distributor Mahindra South Africa (SA) will add another product to its portfolio in November, when the company will introduce a range of generator sets (gensets) to the local market. Mahindra SA is a subsidiary of the Indian Mahindra & Mahindra conglomerate. 

Maximising Production Through Standby Power Generation Solutions

     18th October 2016 Cummins has ensured uninterrupted power supply at Peninsula Beverages (PenBev) – a Cape Town-based independent bottling company that holds the rights to manufacture and distribute the products of The Coca-Cola Company within the Western and Northern Cape – after the successful supply,... 

South African inspection robot attracting international interest  

     28th July 2016 Johannesburg company Ryonic Industries is receiving both national and international interest in its newly developed pipeline inspection robot.  

Gas gensets a sustainable power alternative  

By: Sebastian Whyle     22nd July 2016 Engine, filtration and power-generation product manufacturer Cummins notes that gas-powered gensets are a sustainable power solution, owing to natural gas being methane-rich and occurring naturally. This makes it a cost-effective alternative energy source, compared with wind and solar power.  

The Cummins Power City To City Tour South Africa Bringing Energy Solutions to the Nation A Powerful brand on the Move

     27th June 2016 Cummins Inc., a global energy leader providing electrical power generation systems and complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, is embarking on a national City to City Tour of South Africa in a highly... 

Momentum grows for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in Zambia

By: Anine Kilian     21st June 2016 Amid an ongoing drought that has resulted in a severe power crisis in Zambia, the framework conditions for investment in solar power projects have become more attractive. New analysis ‘Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector’ published by the Deutsche... 

Company provides a solution for sustainable power generation

By: Kimberley Smuts     29th January 2016 Technology manufacturer and service provider Cummins Africa has made natural- gas-powered generator sets (gensets) available for the South African market as a more sustainable solution than the standard diesel solution most commonly used.  

Waste heat from boilers provides fossil fuel-free electricity

     22nd January 2016 Through the process of feeding off heat from burners and boilers at tempretures as low as between 77 ºC and 116 ºC, the ElectraTherm Power+Generator distributed in South Africa by energy projects and professional services company Alt.EnerPro can generate up to 110 kWe of fossil fuel-free... 

In solar for mines size does not always matter Reducing CAPEX with energy efficiency and load shifting

     4th September 2015 Mining companies are constantly gaining interest in solar solutions because frequently solar energy is more cost competitive than conventional energy solutions – above all in remote locations that are not grid connected. CRONIMET Mining Power Solutions GmbH has built a first solar-diesel-hybrid... 

Floods, power outages curb Moma output

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th April 2015 Amid difficult operating conditions associated with power outages and floods during the quarter ended March 31, Mozambique-based mineral sand miner Kenmare Resources mined 3.21-million tonnes of ore at a grade of 5.85% and produced 144 500 t of heavy minerals concentrate (HMC) at its Moma mine.... 

Generator sets gain significant fuel savings

By: Mia Breytenbach     24th April 2015 Integrated generator set (genset) manufacturer Cummins Africa has launched the QSK95 series – a new range of high-horsepower gensets to help industrial and mining customers across Africa lower their fuel costs and reduce their environmental impact. “The QSK95 gensets are Cummins Power... 

Genset supplier expands product offering

     17th April 2015 Green electric power generation equipment supplier Vert Energy announced in March that it has extended its range of electric power generation (EPG) components to meet growing demand from generator set (genset) builders and electromechanical power transmission industries.  

Zest Weg Group Provides Funding For Foundational Learning Material

     3rd March 2015 The Zest WEG Group has provided funding to the Diepsloot Preschool Project to allow it to purchase foundational learning material for the initiative as part of its Corporate Social Investment programme. “The Zest WEG Group identified this important community initiative as being synergistic with... 

Marthinusen & Coutts Offers Integrated Electrical And Mechanical Services Through Latest Acquisition

     27th February 2015 The recent acquisition of Cetus Turbo Machinery by leading electrical repairer of motors and generators, Marthinusen & Coutts (a division of Actom), will allow the company to offer all industries a comprehensive electrical and mechanical repair service solution on rotating machines as a single... 

Zest Weg Group’s Shaw Controls Sees Significant Uptake In Demand For Key Products

     12th February 2015 Shaw Controls, a company of the Zest WEG Group, has seen a significant increase in the demand for key products such as electrical houses (E-Houses), fully withdrawable motor control centres and modular variable speed drives. This has resulted in the Zest WEG Group committing to a major expansion... 

Diesel Electric Services to install high-pressure natural gas connection

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th January 2015 South African generator set (genset) designer and manufacturer Diesel Electric Services (DES), has contracted a permanent, high-pressure gas connection that would allow it to test natural gas-powered engines with greater flexibility. The connection would give DES access to natural gas reticulator... 

Zest Weg Group’s Shaw Controls Successfully Tests

     13th January 2015 Shaw Controls, a member of the Zest WEG Group, has announced that it has successfully concluded a programme of product tests on its low voltage range of panels at the SABS-NETFA laboratory. Tests were performed in accordance with the latest IEC protocols, namely IEC 61439-2 Ed 1 / SABS 61439.... 

Zest Weg Group Wins Major Contracts From Arcelormittal

     8th December 2014 The Zest WEG Group is showcasing its full suite of products and manufacturing capabilities at a flagship infrastructure and iron ore mining project in Liberia. This follows Group company EnI Electrical clinching two major contracts for ArcelorMittal at Buchanan Port in Liberia as well as at the... 

Zest Weg Group’s Eni Electrical Wins Electrical Infrastructure Contract

     13th October 2014 The Zest WEG Group’s EnI Electrical, one of Africa’s largest electrical construction companies, has secured a major contract from Swakop Uranium at its Husab project in Namibia. The professional team includes international engineering and project management company AMEC and Tenova Bateman. “As... 

African Barrick Gold embracing renewables

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2014 African Barrick Gold (ABG), which has three mines in Tanzania and is expected to mine about eight-million tons of gold-bearing ore this year alone, has been actively exploring renewable energy options for the past eight years, according to GM of technical services Nic Schoeman, and corporate... 

Gas-engine-based technology supplies power to banking firm

By: Ilan Solomons     31st January 2014 Power equipment company Barloworld Power’s multimillion-rand gas-powered generator plant solution is in full operation at banking firm Standard Bank’s offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg, Barloworld Power sales  manager Nalen Alwar tells Engineering News. The plant was in operational readiness in... 

Gensets can manage renewable power – French company 

By: Schalk Burger     25th October 2013 Standalone electricity generation sets (gensets) can be used to manage the resulting power produced by solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable-energy generation plants and can also be used to provide electricity in a rural area as part of a hybrid renewable generation plant, says... 

Biomass gasification could offer reliable off-grid alternative

By: Schalk Burger     15th March 2013 The gasification of biomass to produce electricity can be used to promote the development of rural and off-grid areas or assist municipalities in their efforts to alleviate power shortages, creating sustainable jobs in the process, says biomass gasification company Carbo Consult & Engineering MD... 

Supplier launches new genset controller

By: Samantha Herbst     21st September 2012 Italy-based electrical equipment manufacturer Lovato launched its new RGK800 generating set (genset) controller unit in South Africa this month. Specialist electrical equipment supplier Electromechanica hosted the launch event at its Johannesburg and Cape Town offices, having flown in two Lovato... 

Company Announcement: Solution Offering from Zest WEG Group

     30th January 2012 The Zest WEG Group has supplied electric motors to the South African market for more than 30 years. A series of acquisitions over the past six years has seen it become a complete solutions provider on projects across Africa, and this was underscored when WEG of Brazil took a major shareholding in... 

Generator industry continues to grow

By: Jessica Hannah     16th September 2011 The international generator industry continues to grow and, in recent years, has been characterised by a significant increase in manufacturers, distributors and middlemen, says energy generation company Himoinsa sub-Saharan Africa sales manager Juan Ignacio Perona. 

Use installed gensets before building new peaking plants, power services firm argues 

By: Terence Creamer     24th June 2011 Electricity demand response services company Premium Power has indicated that it will oppose a licence application for two new open-cycle gas turbine (OCGTs) being procured under a much-delayed Department of Energy (DoE) ‘Peaker Project’ scheme, arguing that the capacity is not required, that the... 

Semafo to boost capacity at Burkina Faso mine

By: Liezel Hill     8th February 2011 TSX-listed gold-miner Semafo will spend $25-million to expand the capacity of the plant at its Mana mine in Burkina Faso by the end of this year, the firm said on Tuesday. The company said it decided to go ahead with the investment based on continued growth in reserves and resources at the... 

Temporary-power giant sees big South African growth potential

By: Terence Creamer     21st January 2011 Global temporary power giant Aggreko, whose South African profile rose sharply last year when it installed 56 MVA of diesel generation capacity to ensure consistent power supply during the month-long 2010 FIFA World Cup, has material growth ambitions in the country, albeit in far lower profile... 

Eskom losing it again

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     15th October 2010 I recently read the following on the Internet: “While Eskom is building additional power stations, which should see the power utility doubling its capacity to 80 GW by 2026, electricity demand is likely to fall over the next few years. The drop in demand will be caused by sharp electricity price... 

Generator market poised for growth

     17th September 2010 Growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan reports that the East African generator set market (genset) earned revenues of $54,4-million in 2009, and expects this to reach $212-million in 2014. The end-user sectors that were covered in the ‘East African Genset Market’ study included... 

Unit aims to reduce 
generator’s noise levels

     17th September 2010 Power equipment company Barloworld Power and consulting engineers Pro Acoustic Consortium are jointly installing an innovative insulated Cat C32 stand-by power unit, which aims to reduce the noise levels of generators, at the University of Pretoria.

 

East African genset market poised for high growth – report

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     10th September 2010 New analysis from business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has found that the East African generator set (genset) market earned revenues of $54,4-million in 2009 and estimates this to reach $212-million in 2014. 

The World Cup and electricity supply

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     4th June 2010 On a recent morning, it was so cute on the radio. Asked if power utility Eskom was prepared for the 2010 soccer World Cup, a spokesperson said: “Oh, yes – we have an installed capacity of 42 000 MW, more than enough.” 

How Eskom could save money and limit tariff increases

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     9th October 2009 Eskom is muttering about having to double the price of electricity. The reason is to “fund its capital expansion programme”. 

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