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Jun 04, 2004
In Angola, Exel regional director Steve Harley tells Engineering News that the company is providing the logistical backup for two of the five main operators in the offshore oil industry.
May 27, 2004
The Mother City has unveiled a road map for energy development and management to help the city meet growing energy needs, thus contributing to sustainable development.
May 25, 2004
The South African government will announce detailed investment plans for certain State-owned enterprises (SOEs) by the end of September, the country’s new Minister of Public Enterprises said.
May 21, 2004
THE City of Cape Town plans to take its energy-efficiency message global through a proposed energy cooperation with the Palestinian city of Nablus, said acting mayor and mayoral committee member responsible for energy Saleem Mowzer at the launch of Energy Efficiency...
May 21, 2004
This is the second article on my visit to the Hannover Fair. The Hannover Fair is a technical trade exhibition and it’s huge. It represents a definitive showing of the latest of electrical and mechanical engineering from many countries.?
May 21, 2004
The White Paper on Renewable Energy, approved by Cabinet in November, is due to be published in the Government Gazette this month, paving the way for the implementation of South Africa’s renewable-energy strategy, aimed at ensuring that biomass, solar, wind and...
May 14, 2004
Many years ago there was a technical magazine editor who liked to see his name, indeed his life, in print.
May 11, 2004
The Minister of Minerals and Energy, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, yesterday released the Draft Energy Efficiency Strategy for public comments. This coincides with May being Energy Efficiency Month.
May 07, 2004
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Apr 02, 2004
THE Kenyan government’s most recent Least Cost Power Development Plan (LCPDP) is emphasising the development of geothermal power to meet the country’s growing need for electricty.
Mar 26, 2004
I recently took the younger Mac Hoy aside and spoke unto him, saying: Ho son of mine, now that you have finished your gap year what branch of engineering do you wish to study? And the son spoke, saying: Archeology. I reeled slightly.
Mar 12, 2004
FEASIBILITY studies for the Western Power Corridor project, a multibillion-dollar hydropower scheme, which could include the development of the 40 000 MW Grand Inga, are about to begin.
Feb 27, 2004
OVER the next 30 years, global demand for electricity will double and the total investment required for energy supply infrastructure to 2030 will be $16-trillion.
Feb 20, 2004
The gas-infrastructure plan which was developed by the Department of Minerals and Energy with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry and a Malaysian oil and natural-gas group is now before Cabinet and will be released for comment soon, says Deputy...
Feb 13, 2004
“We have started to make good use of the one big energy source this planet has, that’ s the huge yellow thing in the sky,” says Hugh Loxton, technical director with Bical, a company developing uses for miscanphus, a grass originally from Asia, and...
Feb 04, 2004
Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) conservation agency Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is seeking the services of a transaction adviser to compile a motivational proposal to National Treasury for a public-private partnership for the expansion of its Black Rhino Range reserve.
Jan 30, 2004
The African Mineral Forum (Amef) and the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) jointly announced last week that they had concluded a cooperation agreement, following a series of exploratory discussions.
Dec 05, 2003
THE City of Cape Town is to become the first city in South Africa to offer green electricity to its customers with its decision to purchase electricity from the Darling wind farm from next year, said Minister of Minerals and Energy Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the World...
Dec 05, 2003
In May this year, Sumitomo Corporation was awarded a R368,5-million contract to supply Eskom’s Arnot Power Station with six new 400 MW/445 MVA hydrogen-cooled Toshiba generators.
 
 
 
 
Dec 05, 2003
Although progressing slower than originally anticipated, the Kouga Wind Farm project, near Jefferies Bay, in the Eastern Cape is still going ahead, coordinator Dr Andries van der Linde reports.
Dec 05, 2003
World Council for Renewable Energy chairperson Dr Hermann Scheer has called for like-minded countries to form an alliance to expedite the further development of renewable energy around the world.
Dec 05, 2003
LESS than 1% of the 200 000 GWh of electricity generated each year in South Africa originates from renewable energy sources, yet the renewable energy resource in South Africa is significant and renewable energy independent power generation presents a promising...
Dec 05, 2003
The Durban municipality (eThekwini) has announced novel plans to turn garbage into electricity, at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Dec 05, 2003
In a deal worth about R28-million, Siemens Southern Africa has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the medium-voltage switchgear at the Arnot Power Station, which was one of Eskom’s first modern coal-fired power stations, made fully operational in 1975.
Nov 21, 2003
The chairperson of the World Council for Renewable Energy Dr Hermann Scheer made an impassioned plea yesterday for renewed vigour in the global pursuit for renewable-energy solution, warning that unless urgent steps were taken in this direction the world would run...
Nov 13, 2003
Minerals and Energy Minister Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and State-owned power utility Eskom will tomorrow host the eta Awards at a ceremony to be held in Midrand.
Nov 12, 2003
The World Bank has approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $35,65-million and a GEF Trust Fund of $3,50-million to support Mali’s efforts to increase access to basic energy services, in a bid achieve economic growth and reduce poverty.
Nov 07, 2003
PUBLIC concern and political pressure because of the greenhouse effect has led to increased interest in sources of renewable energy.
Nov 05, 2003
Telecoms equipment firm Grintek Telecom yesterday announced the local launch of a new power line communications (PLC) system, which it will distribute through a partnership deal with Cybercom International.
 
 
 
 
Oct 28, 2003
The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) announced yesterday that following a number of years of slow growth overall sales of petroleum products are performing somewhat better in 2003.
Oct 27, 2003
The significant sums that Eskom is investing in its transmission and generation network should mean that the utility is in abetter position than many of its foreign counterparts to prevent the type of power outages that have swept through Europe and North America in...
Oct 24, 2003
Minerals and Energy Minister Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka’s nightly prayer goes something like this: “Thank-you God for this day, and please let us find more natural gas”.
Oct 17, 2003
The UK‘s trade and industry secretary, Patricia Hewitt, revealed in July that the world
Oct 10, 2003
As we chug towards the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ flight one can’t help but notice that all aeroplanes run on avgas or gasoline, even after 100 years.
Sep 19, 2003
In the previous two columns I wrote about the New York power failure, and I posed the question, could it happen here?
Sep 19, 2003
Independent electricity producer Kelvin Power Station announced earlier this month that the first phase of a multimillion-rand retrofit programme is on schedule and will be completed by November, following the completion and commissioning of the first two units last...
Sep 19, 2003
Running a laptop or other electrical equipment causes a problem when there is no access to a mains supply, and if the battery runs out, where can you recharge it?
Sep 19, 2003
In the 1960s South Africa had 15 mines producing uranium – today only AngloGold’s Vaal River operation remains.
Sep 15, 2003
By the end of this year the Ibhubesi Gas Group will have spent $100-million on exploring the Ibhubesi gasfield, which comprises Blocks 1 and 2A, 280 km north-west of Saldanha Bay.
 
 
 
 
Sep 12, 2003
BY the end of this year the Ibhubesi Gas Group will have spent $100-million on exploring the Ibhubesi gas field, which comprises Blocks 1 and 2A, 280 km northwest of Saldanha Bay.
Sep 05, 2003
Wind turbines are truly high-tech machines. After all, electronic control systems see to it that the generators are always operating at exactly the right speed to produce commercially-profitable power.
Aug 08, 2003
National Energy Efficiency Week, celebrated from July 21 – 25, saw Cape Town showcase its plan for proper energy management and promoting energy efficiency in the greater Cape Town area.
Aug 08, 2003
The result of an energy efficiency workshop, held at the Department of Minerals and Energy in Pretoria in late July, which formed part of National Energy Efficiency Week, was that South Africa could have its own energy-efficiency label as early as autumn next year if...
Aug 08, 2003
The long-term trend in the context of portable and autonomous devices is to reduce the energy requirement to such an extent that it can be supplied by integrated sources.
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
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