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Jan 31, 2014
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With ongoing electricity price increases, embedded generation – connecting small-scale energy producers with the electricity distribution network – is becoming an increasingly attractive prospect in South Africa. Both solar and wind energy have become a lot...
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
With ongoing electricity price increases, embedded generation – connecting small-scale energy producers with the electricity distribution network – is becoming an increasingly attractive prospect in South Africa. Both solar and wind energy have become a lot...
Jan 29, 2014
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South Africa’s consumption of electricity decreased by 0.5% year-on-year in 2013, while the country’s yearly electricity production narrowed by 0.7% over the 12 months, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday. According to a report released by the service, the...
Jan 28, 2014
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Outgoing Eskom CEO Brian Dames
Outgoing Eskom CEO Brian Dames has confirmed that the State-owned utility has “exercised its contractual rights” by appointing Siemens to replace Alstom as the supplier of the boiler protection system (BPS) at the R105-billion Medupi power station project, under...
Jan 23, 2014
Kuyasa Mining subsidiary KiPower continues to advance preparations for the construction of a 600 MW power plant some 20 km south-east of Delmas, in Mpumalanga, announcing on Thursday that the draft reports on the project’s environmental-impact assessment , waste...
Jan 23, 2014
As output from its newly expanded Moma mine jumps, Kenmare Resources has partnered with Mozambique’s State-owned power utility to combat unstable power supply. The London-listed titanium minerals producer mined 7.65-million tonnes of ore at a grade of 6.3% during...
Jan 23, 2014
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ASX-listed energy hopeful Sunbird Energy on Thursday revealed plans to fast-track the commercial development of its Ibhubesi gas project, offshore South Africa. The decision came after the company signed a memorandum of understanding with South African electricity...
Jan 22, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
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Jan 17, 2014
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Jan 17, 2014
The Malawi government has set in motion the process to engage a consulting firm to produce the design for a hydropower plant at Mpatamanga Falls, on the Shire river, which is expected to generate between 140 MW to 310 MW. Energy Minister Ibrahim Matola explains that...
Jan 16, 2014
Energy is a long-term investment and significant funds, a long-term plan and clear policy frameworks are needed in Africa to ensure thriving energy sectors on the continent.
Jan 16, 2014
Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi
Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi reports that the utility’s board is pursuing an open process to select a successor to CEO Brian Dames, who made the surprise announcement in December that he will be stepping down on March 31, 2014. In an interview with Engineering...
Jan 10, 2014
Andrew Etzinger
State-owned electricity utility Eskom expects to secure a resolution by the end of January to the fact that its Kriel power station, in Mpumalanga, is operating in breach of its Atmospheric Emission Licence conditions. Spokesperson Andrew Etzinger told Engineering...
Jan 10, 2014
Mike Rossouw
Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) chairperson Mike Rossouw has been appointed as Hatch Goba’s new director for power and has left Xstrata Alloys, where he served as an executive director for five years. However, his former employer, GlencoreXstrata, together with...
Jan 08, 2014
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The actual estimated electricity consumption and production decreased for the second consecutive month in November after registering a marginal uptick in September, a Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) report shows. The 'Electricity generated and available for...
Jan 07, 2014
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Africa is blessed with natural resources – key inputs to the manufacturing process. However, as is well known, the majority of these natural resources are exported to the developed world in their raw or semi-processed form, says Frost & Sullivan Africa industry...
Jan 06, 2014
Energy utility Eskom expects its current electricity capacity of 32 500 MW, which includes power generated by its open cycle gas turbines, to meet Monday evening’s peak demand of 29 597 MW, the parastatal noted in its biweekly system status bulletin on Monday. The...
Dec 13, 2013
U7 turbogen top view at Camden station
The Eskom Holdings’ Board of Directors took a decision in 2004 to return three power stations, Camden, Grootvlei, and Komati, which had been mothballed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, due to the declining reserve margin and the prohibition on constructing new...
Dec 13, 2013
State-owned power utility Eskom and France-based development finance institution Agence Française de Développement (AFD) agreed in October to facilitate the signing of a €100-million credit facility agreement, which will assist in funding Eskom’s 100 MW...
 
 
 
 
Dec 13, 2013
INGULA PUMPED STORAGE SCHEME This is the twenty-first largest pumped storage scheme in the world
State-owned power utility Eskom reports that its Ingula pumped storage scheme, which is located on the border of the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, reached 93% completion on its tailrace concrete lining in October. The concrete lining will run for a total of 2 313 m,...
Dec 13, 2013
State-owned power utility Eskom says its Medupi Leadership Initiative (MLI), which is aimed at helping local unskilled and semiskilled workers find employment after completion of the power station project, near Lephalale, is setting the precedent as the largest...
Dec 13, 2013
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SAFETY FIRST Eskom’s Medupi power station achieved over 4.62-million worker hours without a lost-time injury
State-owned power generator Eskom achieved over 4.62-million worker hours without a lost-time injury at its Medupi power station, located to the west of Lephalale, in Limpopo, it reported in October. The company says this is a remarkable achievement considering the...
Dec 13, 2013
CONTENDER FOR LARGEST COAL-FIRED POWER STATION The power station is expected to have a total installed capacity of 4 800 MW
The Stefanutti Stocks and Basil Read Joint Venture (SSBRJV), which is one of the principal contractors overseeing the construction at parastatal power utility Eskom’s Kusile power station project, was presented with the first prize in the category for projects...
Dec 11, 2013
Kentz regional MD for Africa Carl Dyer
Energy-focused engineering group Kentz is gearing up for what it expects to be material growth in Mozambique in the coming years, owing principally to the discovery of large-scale gas resources and the ongoing development of the country’s coal and power...
Dec 10, 2013
Global pan-emerging markets investment firm Actis on Monday closed its third energy fund, Actis Energy 3, after having raised $1.15-billion, exceeding its original target of $750-million by 50%. Actis Energy 3’s investor base included pension funds, sovereign...
Dec 09, 2013
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Eskom IDM senior GM Andrew Etzinger
Power utility Eskom has placed its energy efficiency rebates for businesses and homes on hold, pending a review of the incentive programmes in light of financial constraints, integrated demand management (IDM) senior GM Andrew Etzinger has confirmed. This applies to...
Dec 06, 2013
Chinese company Afrochine plans to build a power station that will generate up to 1 000 MW to bridge the power deficit affecting the operations of its chrome smelting plant in Sealous, about 50 km from Harare, Zimbabwe's capital.
Dec 05, 2013
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Dec 05, 2013
 
 
 
 
Dec 05, 2013
Eskom recorded a profit of R12.24-billion for the six months ended September 30 but this will be eroded by maintenance costs, it said on Thursday. "The company has indicated, consistent with the seasonality inherent in the sales and maintenance profiles, that this...
Dec 05, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
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The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) advised State-owned power utility Eskom on Wednesday to apply for a five-year postponement to the Kriel coal-fired power station’s full compliance with its atmospheric emission licence. However, it also stressed that...
Dec 04, 2013
Eskom spokesperson Andrew Etzinger
Eskom is in a race against time to keep lights on as it battles to obtain a licence for the Kriel power station in Mpumalanga. "We applied to the department of environmental affairs to have a licence that complies with environmental regulations and we are waiting for...
Dec 03, 2013
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The Department of Energy (DoE) has called for public comment on an updated version of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010-2030, in which a materially lower demand outlook is projected over the 20-year horizon. In fact, the update anticipates that 6 600 MW less...
Dec 02, 2013
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Busa special policy adviser Professor Raymond Parsons
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) expects Presidential sign-off either before the end of the year or in early 2014 on actions plans that have been jointly developed with government relating to organised business’ role in implementing the National Development Plan...
Nov 29, 2013
A dry flue-gas desulphurisation (dry FGD) system uses a lime-based reagent to remove sulphur oxides (SOx) from the flue gases of any combustion installation without using water, says gas and energy specialist engineering company Tractebel Engineering South Africa...
Nov 29, 2013
Circular fluidised-bed (CFB) combustion power stations enable the cleaner combustion of different fuels to generate power, which result in power being produced from lower grades of coal and diverse fuels, such as biomass, oil shale and waste wood, says French energy...
Nov 28, 2013
Leading South African corporates have again performed well ahead of the global norm in reporting their carbon emissions, with 83 of the companies making up the JSE 100 participating in the seventh edition of the South African Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) – the...
Nov 28, 2013
The Mpumalanga Department of Economic Development, Environmental and Tourism (DEDET) had linked 368 small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) to business opportunities created by the Kusile power station project outside Delmas since its inception, DEDET MEC Pinky...
 
 
 
 
Nov 28, 2013
ECSA acting CEO Edgar Sabela
The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has again appealed to all registered and nonregistered engineers, certificated engineers, engineering technicians and engineering technologists to participate in an online survey designed to improve the overall...
Nov 27, 2013
Medupi power station
The infrastructure boom in Africa had seen investment in 322 megaprojects reach $222.7-billion, said professional services firm Deloitte on Wednesday as it released its ‘African Construction Trends’ report in Johannesburg. Deloitte Southern Africa infrastructure...
Nov 27, 2013
State-owned power utility Eskom expects construction work in some areas of its Ingula pumped storage scheme, in KwaZulu-Natal, to resume soon, with all workers at the site currently undergoing training to prepare them to resume work in accessible areas. This followed...
Nov 26, 2013
The developer of the Ibhubesi gas project off South Africa’s West Coast expects to conclude a sales memorandum of understanding (MoU) with power utility Eskom before the end of the year – a move that could open the way for a future supply agreement that...
Nov 26, 2013
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Steelmaking under way
South Africa’s only graphite electrodes plant, which is also the sole manufacturer on the African continent, is facing possible closure, putting 370 jobs at risk. The plant, which was established in 1965 in Meyerton, 50 km south of Johannesburg, currently supplies...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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