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E-Houses: Saving Time, Saving Money

14th December 2016 Speed of installation and cost-effectiveness on a number of fronts makes Shaw Controls’ innovative electrical houses (E-Houses) a popular choice for contractors and other users, according to the company’s managing director Bevan Richards. An E-House is a prefabricated power distribution... 

Balama Graphite Mine Powered By Zest Energy

28th November 2016 The remote operation to mine one of the world’s largest finds of high grade graphite – the Balama deposit in Mozambique – will be powered by a generator plant being constructed through South Africa-based Zest Energy, part of the Zest WEG Group. According to Alastair Gerrard, managing director of... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th November 2016 Eskom has reported that work is progressing well at the project. 

High Risk Inland Mini Substations Mitigate Against Vandalism And Copper Theft

27th September 2016 Electrical substations pose a number of unique challenges including vandalism and the theft of copper. This is especially true for mini substations, which are often located in residential areas and in remote rural areas, and applies to those owned by power utilities as well as private owners.... 

Business Unusual Revolutionising Electrical Construction

22nd August 2016 EnI Electrical, part of the Zest WEG Group, is not only on a drive to change the electrical contracting industry, but also the larger South Africa construction landscape. Its strategy is working considering that the electrical contractor enjoyed a record revenue year in 2015, while recording 404%... 

Offering Complete Confidence, Certainty And Comfort

11th July 2016 It is never just about supplying products or technical support to the market. It is also about implementing best practice across all companies and in particular manufacturing operations. Louis Meiring, chief executive officer of the Zest WEG Group, says that it is this operating philosophy that... 

Legislation impacts on energy efficient motors industry uptake

By: Sebastian Whyle     20th May 2016 Electric motors manufacturer Zest WEG Group says the uptake of new efficiency-increasing technology in the local electric motor manufacturing sector has been slow, owing to the lack of regulation and legislation. 

Generators withstand tough conditions

By: Simon Sonnekus     22nd April 2016 Electrical equipment supplier and manufacturer Zest WEG Group has added adequate filtration on the inlet- and combustion-air side of its diesel generators to ensure that they can withstand harsh environments. Zest WEG Group currently has a canopy generator running in a pilot project at a waste... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     15th April 2016 Work is progressing at the project. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th February 2016 Work is progressing at the project. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     12th February 2016 ABB is on schedule to complete the automation for the first 800 MW generating unit at Eskom’s Kusile power station. 

Electric motors donated to training facility

22nd January 2016 Electric motors manufacturer Zest WEG Group donated a substantial quantity of electrical equipment, which includes electric motors, to the Tshwane North Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College late last year.  

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th December 2015 Multidisciplinary construction and engineering group Aveng Grinaker-LTA is making good progress on the construction of the balance-of-plant mechanical works at the Kusile power station. 

Zest Weg Group Displays Commitment To Education In Donation Of Equipment To Tshwane North Tvet College

17th November 2015 Zest WEG Group believes that it has a fundamental responsibility to assist in improving the lives of disadvantaged individuals in South Africa by providing access to education and skills development opportunities within the engineering industry. The CSI policy not only underpins the group’s... 

Full Range Of Approved Miniature Circuit Breakers For A Complete Solution

5th October 2015 A full range of approved miniature circuit breakers, offering protection against overload and short circuit in electric conductors, is available from Zest WEG Group. The WEG MDW and WEG MDWH miniature circuit-breaker line comply with the tripping characteristic curves B and C, according to... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th September 2015 Eskom expects the first 800 MW of power from Kusile to come on line from August 2017. 

Weg Wins Prestigious Company Of The Year Award In Brazil

11th August 2015 WEG has received the prestigious Company of the Year Award for Brazil in the annual research survey undertaken by the financial and business magazine Exame. The well-respected publication issued the list of the 1000 Best and Biggest companies in Brazil, highlighting the 18 winners by business... 

Zest Weg Group Introduces The Latest Advances In Electric Motor Control And Protection Systems

11th August 2015 The continuous pursuit for improvement and cost reduction in industry has seen a rapid evolution in the development of electric motor control and protection systems. “To ensure that we meet all the needs of industry in this regard, as well as keeping abreast of the latest trends and developments,... 

Company invests R6.7m in local skills development

By: David Oliveira     24th July 2015 Motors, controls and electrical products supplier and solutions provider Zest WEG Group has thus far donated equipment and finances to the value of R3.7-million this year and, through its various learnership programmes currently give 18 individuals the opportunity to improve their technical... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     12th June 2015 Kusile’s recently appointed contractor, ABB SA, has stated that it is confident it will meet the deadlines set by Eskom and that labour issues will be averted going forward. 

New BBBEE partner introduced to ensure sustainability

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd May 2015 Motors, controls, electrical products and solutions provider Zest WEG Electric South Africa introduced a new broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) partner to the group last month. Zest WEG Group CEO Louis Meiring explains that the group, in its aim to ensure long-term sustainability,... 

Extended offering to include LV, MV products 

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd May 2015 Motor control systems manufacturer Shaw Controls, a member of motors, controls, electrical products and solutions provider Zest WEG Group has extended its product offering to encompass low-voltage (LV) and medium-voltage (MV) applications. The company manufactures switchboard panels and control... 

Zest Weg Group Forms Bbbee Empowerment Trust To Benefit Previously Disadvantaged Employees

29th April 2015 A firm belief that its employees are the glue that holds any business structure together and drives it towards sustainability forms the rationale behind the Zest WEG Group’s strategy to establish an empowerment company – Zest Empower Co (Pty) Ltd – which will have a 25.1 % shareholding in Zest... 

Professional assistance key to genset acquisitions

24th April 2015 The most important consideration when buying a diesel generator set (genset) is to seek professional assistance from a genset supplier that will consider the entire electrical infrastructure, including the appropriate recommendation of the genset power rating, and not just the genset in... 

Mobile substations assist Eskom

By: Dylan Slater     17th April 2015 State-owned power utility Eskom has ordered a set of five trailer-mounted substations from electrical solutions company Zest WEG Group to assist with substation up-time. 

Zest WEG signs long-term deal with paper mill

By: Jonathan Rodin     27th March 2015 Following the successful installation of a steam turbo generator set for packaging and paper group Mondi’s Richards Bay facility, motors,  controls, electrical products and solutions provider Zest WEG Group, through its subsidiary Zest Energy, on November 14, 2014 signed a five-year long-term... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

27th March 2015 Eskom has reported that the control and instrumentation works contract with Alstom at the Kusile power station project will be “consensually terminated” as from April 17, 2015. 

Increased demand for electrical houses, MCCs and VSDs

13th March 2015 Motor control centre (MCC), distribution board, control desk, PLC and instrumentation enclosure, portable and containerised substation manufacturer Shaw Controls, a member of Zest WEG Group, has registered a significant increase in the demand for electrical houses (E-Houses), fully withdrawable... 

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... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

20th February 2015 Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review and optimise the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the Kusile units. 

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... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

6th February 2015 Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the 11 other Medupi and Kusile units. 

Zest Weg Group Completes Benchmark Steam Turbine Project At Mondi Richards Bay And Clinches Long Term Service Agreement

2nd February 2015 The Zest WEG Group, through subsidiary company Zest Energy and its technology providers have successfully completed a benchmark steam turbo generator set contract at Mondi Richards Bay that showcases the Group’s value addition, innovation and customer focus. The original contract was awarded in... 

Motors company a regional hub in the making

23rd January 2015 Electrical construction company Zest WEG Group is positioning itself to become a regional hub of electric motors company WEG, with subsidiary company motor control systems manufacturer Shaw Controls set to become the number one panel builder and systems integrator in Africa, says Zest WEG Group. 

Motors company donates equipment to boost skills development

23rd January 2015 As part of its corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives, electric motors company Zest WEG Group has donated equipment worth more than R2-million to training schools, colleges and other educational institutions. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

23rd January 2015 The first synchronisation of Kusile Unit 1 is scheduled for the first half of 2017. 

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... 

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