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Kusile power plant project, South Africa

28th November 2014 Eskom and Anglo American have concluded a memorandum of understanding that maps out the process to be followed to enable the parties to conclude a final coal-supply contract for the Kusile power station. 

Company invests R1.5m in training centre

21st November 2014 Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, this year invested R1.5-million in the 200 m2 training centre at its Johannesburg office, where it offers training that earns the company’s employees and users of its products continuing... 

Zest Weg Group Donates Electric Equipment To Assist Nkangala Fet Colleges

17th November 2014 Skills shortages remain an issue for the country. The Zest WEG Group recently assisted three colleges within the Nkangala Further Education and Training College scheme with the donation of electric motors, switchgears, soft starters and other electric equipment. Nokuthula Shabangu, the company’s... 

Weg W22 Premium Efficiency Ie3 Generators Used In Project To Power Windsor Castle

5th November 2014 A project delivered by Southeast Power Engineering of the UK has seen a mini power station installed on the River Thames at Romney Weir to generate electricity sustainably using environment friendly water driven Archimedes screw generators. The completed design features two WEG W22 Premium... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

31st October 2014 The Unit 1 boiler at Kusile has been put on electrical barring, following the switching on of the barring gear motor on October 26. 

Zest Weg Group Assists Csi Projects With Donations

27th October 2014 Training to meet dire skills shortages remains a motivating issue for the Zest WEG Group. In addition to driving skills transfer and education through its 200 m2 training centre, the company is also involved in assisting a number of educational facilities with a variety of pressing needs. 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... 

Zest Weg Group Sees Training As A Business Imperative

3rd October 2014 The Zest WEG Group has invested R1.5 million in its 200 m2 training centre at its Johannesburg head office, which employs a full time training officer. Accredited by the relevant Sector Education Training Authority, the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Engineering Council... 

MPRDA Amendment Bill announcement imminent - Ramatlhodi 

By: Chantelle Kotze     19th September 2014 Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Friday, during a visit to the Electra Mining Africa Exhibition, that he had met with President Jacob Zuma concerning the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act Amendment Bill and was “certain that the President will make an... 

Zest Weg Small Works Facility Offers Cost Effective Quality Panels

5th September 2014 Customers looking for panels can experience the flexibility and cost competitiveness that they would normally get from a very small operation, but with the assurance of knowing that products are supported by the full Zest WEG Group network. This African multi-national organisation grows its... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

4th July 2014 Eskom reports progress on the Kusile power plant project. 

First Mobile Substation Reference For Zest Energy In Africa

3rd July 2014 Zest Energy, a Zest WEG Group company, is poised to deliver the first of three mobile substations ordered by Eskom for deployment within its Mpumalanga Operating Unit. This represents the first mobile substation reference for Zest Energy in Africa. Eskom will utilise the three new units 40 MVA,... 

Eni Electrical Opens Branch In Rustenburg

25th June 2014 Zest WEG Group subsidiary, EnI Electrical has opened a branch in Rustenburg to provide electrical construction expertise on both small and large scale projects in the region. The new facility shares premises with the Zest WEG Group’s facility in the city. EnI Electrical, a specialist electrical,... 

Weg Transformers Africa Boosts Zest Weg Group’s Local Manufacturing Base

27th May 2014 The Zest WEG Group’s 2013 acquisition of a transformer manufacturing operation has increased its local manufacturing base and substantially increased its staff complement in South Africa to over 700 people. Wadeville-based WEG Transformers Africa, formerly Hawker Siddeley Electric Africa, is one... 

Company aims to achieve $10bn turnover by 2020

By: Ilan Solomons     23rd May 2014 Brazilian electrical equipment supplier and automation solutions provider WEG Group has set in motion a strategic plan to achieve a yearly turnover of $10-billion by increasing its sales by at least 17% year-on-year until 2020, WEG Group South Africa-based subsidiary Zest WEG Group sales and... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

23rd May 2014 Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group has delivered 18 auxiliary transformers to Eskom’s Kusile coal-fired power station. 

Zest Weg Group Celebrates 20 Years In Cape Town

21st May 2014 Zest WEG Group first established a small office in Cape Town 20 years ago to cater for local customers who require fast turnaround times on the supply of electric motors. Today, this thriving business provides the entire Western Cape with a range of quality electric motors, variable speed drives,... 

Auxiliary transformers ready for Kusile

By: Ilan Solomons     16th May 2014 Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group has delivered 18 auxiliary transformers to State-owned power utility Eskom’s new 4 800 MW Kusile coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga, and is ready to deliver 12 more auxiliary transformers that are currently stored at the company’s Middleburg... 

Eskom receives new mobile distribution switching stations

By: Ilan Solomons     16th May 2014 Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group has extended its market reach into mobile distribution switching, with the successful handover of four 22/11 kV mobile distribution switching stations to State-owned power utility Eskom’s Central region, in February, and the subsequent receipt of an... 

Zest Weg Group Restructures Its Executive Team To Drive Growth In Africa

18th March 2014 The Zest WEG Group has announced a complete restructure of its executive team, with the intention of establishing the skills and focus needed to accelerate the growth of the Group’s activities into other African markets. “The WEG Group, our parent organisation, has set in motion a strategic plan... 

Warehouse management system to take customer service to another level

By: Zandile Mavuso     24th January 2014 South Africa-based motor and controls supplier Zest WEG Group is implementing a warehouse management system at its head office in Linbro Business Park, in Johannesburg, to take customer service to another level. 

Weg Lv Switchgear Offers A Viable Alternative

16th January 2014 Buying low voltage switchgear on price alone puts companies at risk of sub-standard products that could jeopardise plant performance and uptime. Zest WEG Group’s low voltage WEG switchgear is steadily being recognised as a viable alternative, offering price competitive SABS-approved products to... 

Sabs-Approved Weg Csw Range Of Pushbutton Pilot Lights From Zest

11th December 2013 A full range of SABS-approved WEG CSW series pushbutton and pilot lights, incorporating LED technology, is available from the Zest WEG Group at an affordable price. WEG has used its leading edge technology and development capability to design these products, which are all supplied with the... 

Generator sets to be commissioned at completion of Portside construction

By: David Oliveira     6th December 2013 Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group’s generator set division reports it will commission four 1 250 kVA generator sets, two 1 250 kVA transformers and medium voltage control panels and interface units it supplied to the Portside building in Cape Town, in February 2014 to coincide with the... 

Company Annoucements:Zest Weg Group Provides Local Support Services For International Order

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th October 2013 The Zest WEG Group is progressing toward the hot commissioning phase of the biggest medium voltage (MV) Variable Speed Drive (VSD) unit ever supplied by its holding company, the WEG Group, worldwide. The equipment was ordered from WEG Germany by The Linde Group, which is involved in a project at... 

Zest Weg Group’s Small Works Division Supplies Electric Control System For Kibble And Stage Winder

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2013 The ability to provide high-tech fit for purpose electrical control equipment that meets individual customer requirements and can be supported across the African continent is positioning the Zest WEG Group among the top electric motor supply companies in South Africa. The Zest WEG Group’s small... 

Zest Weg Group’s Small Works Division Supplies Electric Control System For Kibble And Stage Winder

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2013 The ability to provide high-tech fit for purpose electrical control equipment that meets individual customer requirements and can be supported across the African continent is positioning the Zest WEG Group among the top electric motor supply companies in South Africa. The Zest WEG Group’s small... 

Zest WEG acquires Hawker Siddeley

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th August 2013 Zest WEG group has acquired unit- and minisubstation and distribution transformer manufacturer Hawker Siddeley Electric Africa for an undisclosed amount. The transaction would enable the group to widen its product offering to include 50 kVa to 20 MVA distribution and minisubstation transformers. 

MV seminar introduces new trends to KZN motor industry

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th July 2013 Improving the efficiency and long-term reliability of motors will continue to be the focus of motor manufacturers worldwide, says electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group Durban branch manager Taylor Milan, at the company’s medium-voltage (MV) motor seminar last month, in Durban. 

Electric Motors and VSD’s tailored for unpredictable African business environment

By: Ilan Solomons     24th May 2013 A range of variable-speed drives (VSD) and electric motors, specifically tailored to the African market, has experienced solid sales figures since its recent launch according to specialised electric motors supplier Zest WEG Group. Although the company has diversified through various acquisitions,... 

Company Announcement: Adding Zest to Product Supply in the Eastern Cape

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th May 2013 Complacency is a very risky attribute for any business. The likelihood of future sustainability increases by actively researching the market and constantly seeking out new opportunities 

Electrical equipment supplier eyes further expansion into Africa

By: Sashnee Moodley     25th January 2013 To grow its share of the African motors and drives market, electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group is investigating the possibility of opening two more sales offices in Africa and is planning to partner with new distributors in Madagascar, Tanzania and Malawi. 

Company Announcement: Zest WEG Group Consolidates Commitment to Support Customers Across Africa

26th November 2012 With industrial activities, particularly mining, experiencing robust growth in many African countries, Zest WEG Group has made a strategic commitment to support its customers throughout the lifecycle of the equipment it supplies — no matter where they are located 

Company Announcement: Zest WEG Group Partners with Touch Africa and M-NET Cares to Build the Isibonelo Nursery School Library

16th November 2012 The Zest WEG Group recently partnered with Touch Africa and M-Net Cares to build the library at the Isibonelo Nursery School in Ogies, Mpumalanga 

Company Announcement: Zest WEG Group Achieves Savings at Mozambique Sugar Mill

12th November 2012 Leading electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group recently commissioned an installation at a sugar mill in Mozambique that has not only led to robust improvements in centrifuge performance, but has also achieved significant energy savings 

Company Announcement: Zest Electric Motors Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

29th October 2012 Zest Electric Motors, part of the Zest WEG Group, has been awarded ISO 9001 certification after an aggressive implementation programme which started in January 2011 

New steam turbine for Richards Bay paper mill

19th October 2012 Zest Energy, part of the Zest WEG Group, has been awarded a contract to supply a new steam turbine to international paper and packaging group Mondi’s Richards Bay mill. This project will entail the supply of Brazilian company TGM Turbinas’ largest turbine, model CTE63.  

Resources Watch  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th September 2012 Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry. This week: Gemcom Software increases the productivity of 4 000 mine sites. Zest WEG Group offers a full spectrum of products to industry. And, SEW... 

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