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Cape Town readies battery storage, ‘dispatchable IPP’ procurement programmes 

By: Terence Creamer     12th August 2022 The City of Cape Town, which is in the process of procuring up to 200 MW of renewable energy from independent power producers (IPPs), expects to initiate a utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) programme in 2023. It is also working on the design of a so-called ‘dispatchable IPP... 

UK atomic agency selects engineering consortium to help deliver nuclear fusion project

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th August 2022 The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), which is that country’s agency for the development of nuclear fusion power, has selected a consortium, led by design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins (part of Canada’s multinational SNC-Lavalin group) as prime contractor, to be its... 

High tech launches from SEW-Eurodrive at Electra Mining

11th August 2022 Visitors to this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition in Johannesburg will be spoilt for choice as SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa unleashes more technology to drive productivity and efficiency.  

Sustainability: the brand and value game changer 

10th August 2022 By Anoop Hariparsad, Offer and Channel Marketing Manager: Digital Energy at Schneider Electric Today there are number of differentiators that help businesses strengthen their brand image particularly as we emerge from the pandemic. One differentiator is sustainability and its resultant value –... 

UCT Genesis project to launch another eight start-ups at yearly event

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th August 2022 The UCT Genesis project will launch another eight dynamic student start-up businesses at the yearly UCT Genesis Product Launch and Exhibition, on August 10. This year, the headline sponsor for the event is Snapscan, with Greeff Properties sponsoring the VIP Section. 

Nasa has announced date for first launch attempt of its new Moon mission spacecraft

By: Rebecca Campbell     8th August 2022 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) announced late last week that it had chosen August 29 as the date for its first launch attempt of its Artemis I Moon mission. The backup dates, should it not prove possible to launch on August 29 (for example, due to bad weather), were... 

New king pin and thrust bearings save costs for forklift company

8th August 2022 A forklift rental company in the Cape winelands, South Africa, is experiencing less downtime, expenditure and fewer equipment repairs thanks to the introduction of Vesconite king pin and thrust bearings on its forklifts. This is according to brothers Jacques and Van Rhyn who, together with their... 

Replacement valves supplied to gold and coal mines

By: Tracy Hancock     5th August 2022 South Africa-based valve manufacturer LVSA Group completed the manufacturing of valves for a Ghanaian gold mine and a South African coal mine last month. The orders, comprising of knife gate, pinch, diaphragm, and RSV gate valves for slurry applications, were placed in April, says LVSA marketing... 

Commodities surge boosts demand

By: Tracy Hancock     5th August 2022 The global increase in commodity prices is motivating local mines to spend capital on new and existing projects, while the long delivery times of imported products have shifted their focus to South African-manufactured valves, says slurry-related valves manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS)... 

Strategy outlines constructive value of wood

By: Cameron Mackay     5th August 2022 The University of Pretoria (UP) has played a significant part in the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (DTIC’s) Promotion of Timber Construction Steering Committee, which aims to address the promotion of the forest sector’s role in the green economy, states UP senior lecturer Schalk... 

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