Aug 17, 2012
Company Announcement: Powertech Transformers acquires CPD points for Training CourseBack
Cape Town|Engineering|Johannesburg|Africa|Altron Group|Components|Design|Paper|Powertech|Powertech Transformers|Powertech Transformers Pretoria|Transformer|Transformer Manufacturing|Africa|Pretoria West Facility|South African Institute Of Electrical Engineering|Equipment|Oil Processing Tanking|Transformers|Transport|Value Chain|Bernard Meyer|Fabrication|Power|Transformers|Insulation|Transformer|Transformers
Powertech Transformers, a subsidiary of Powertech and the JSE listed Altron Group, announced today that its Transformer Manufacturing and Design training course has been accredited by the South African Institute of Electrical Engineering (SAIEE). The training course has been awarded 4 (four) Continuous Professional Development points (CPD) and stretches over a period from July 2012 until June 2015. The course, which includes both practical and classroom training over 5 days, covers various aspects of transformer production, inter alia: design processes (both electrical and mechanical); tank fabrication; insulation; paper-lapping; core-cutting; core stacking, winding manufacture; winding assembly; active part assembly; oil processing tanking; quality assurance and control; factory testing, protection components, first line maintenance, transport and dispatch of the transformers and research and development.
Bernard Meyer, CEO Powertech Transformers says, “As a Proudly South African Original Equipment Manufacturer, it is of utmost importance that we fulfill our duty to train and develop local talent. Training will predominantly be provided to our customers with the ultimate objective to grow the “informed buyer” base in the Country. This initiative will be expanded to our key suppliers and service providers, further enhancing the value chain.” Powertech Transformers manufactures power and distribution transformers for Sub Saharan Africa at its operations in Pretoria West, Cape Town and Johannesburg. The Pretoria West facility is the biggest and most sophisticated transformer manufacturing plant in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world. Powertech Transformers Pretoria manufactures 20MVA (mega volt ampere) to 800MVA transformers with a primary voltage up to 500kV (kilo volt).
Edited by: Creamer Media ReporterComment Guidelines
Other Announcements News
Since becoming part of Renttech South Africa in 2011, Kelmeg Lifting Services has enjoyed a strong growth trajectory, with manufacturing output increasing by 40% This is according to Rodney Young, Factory Manager at KLS, who was appointed at the time of the...
With rising costs in electricity generation, increased demand and frequent ‘black outs’ compounded by cable theft, the search for renewable energy power sources is becoming increasingly urgent. Rand Technical Services , based in Tshwane, has added an exciting...
Microsoft has honoured the highest-performing Microsoft Dynamics partners for demonstrating exceptional levels of growth while delivering innovative solutions that have helped their customers drive their businesses forward. This was done during the recognition...
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Steel 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African steel and stainless steel markets, South Africa’s major steel producers and events that have shaped these markets.
This Week's Magazine
Multinational semiconductor chipmaker corporation Intel announced its national campaign to further acquire partners to drive its She Will Connect programme, an initiative that aims to expand digital literacy skills to young women in developing countries, further into...
South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope array programme should get back on schedule within a few months. This assurance has been given by SKA South Africa (SKA SA) associate director: science and technology Prof Justin Jonas. Early last month, Science and Technology...
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) Metrorail service will remain a subsidised service following its current multibillion-rand rolling stock, station, depot and signalling upgrade programme. PRASA group CEO Lucky Montana has allayed fears that...
The uncertainties around the remediation of affected areas as addressed in the Contaminated Land Provisions in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act No 59 of 2008 will possibly spark litigation and disputes between landowners and businesses, contractors...
South Africa is currently the largest component of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) active portfolio in Southern Africa, comprising 62.5% of the bank’s $7.9-billion exposure to the 12-country region – the second largest beneficiary is Mauritius, which...