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Electricity News

Sun shines brightly on new referral system

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

Power utility has what it takes to be Telkom No 2

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Electricity provider Eskom has the infrastructure to compete for the second fixed-line telecommunications licence to be awarded in either 2002 or 2003. 

Thulani Gcabashe - Eskom Enterprises

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Leaders 

Computerised turbine data

By: System Author     24th September 1999 To enable electricity utility Eskom to undertake preventive maintenance on turbines in its power stations, all its turbine equipment data is being computerised. 

Rewiring from the vantage of a milk crate

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Computers are ‘dumbing down’ things

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Fuel-cell, battery hybrid possible –expert

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Low-cost alkaline hydrogen-air fuel-cell systems with circulating electrolytes combined with a rechargeable battery in a hybrid configuration will play a more important role in the future of electric vehicles. 

Non-grid spark from EU for far-flung schools

By: System Author     17th September 1999 In a project valued at 15-million euros (R98-million), the European Union is contributing to the non-grid electrification of schools in the Eastern Cape and Northern Province. 

R54m contract won for ladders

By: System Author     17th September 1999 A R54-million ladder contract, reportedly the biggest ever in South Africa, has been awarded to SA Ladder, of Booysens, Gauteng, by government parastatals Telkom and Eskom. 

R800-million nickel plant for Eastern Cape

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Stainless Steel 

Wheel turns again as stainless cycle bottoms out

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Stainless Steel 

Bloemfontein City

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Bainsvlei 33kV distribution centres and switching station 

Feb scheduling for new transmission line

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Construction on the second phase of the 400 kV transmission line stretching from Aries in South Africa to Auas outside Windhoek in Namibia is progressing ahead of schedule. 

Guaranteed Swazi power supply on way

By: System Author     10th September 1999 A R90-million contract to integrate the new 400 kV Edwaleni II substation supply point into Swaziland’s existing transmission network has been signed. 

Let us build fuel plant: Stumpf on pebble-bed

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 The State-owned Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa is in an ideal position to build the fuel plant for the country’s first inherently safer nuclear power reactor, the much-celebrated pebble-bed modular reactor which could contribute an estimated R20-billion to South Africa’s... 

Millennium doom ‘n’ gloom

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Electrically Speaking 

New era dawning in surveying industry

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Eskom Enterprises 

State enterprise looks set to make a profit

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 The commercial division of the Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa, Pelindaba Technology – consisting of a chemicals, nuclear technology products and a systems and engineering division – is developing and remains on track to produce profits for the State-owned company. 

Darling power project is blowing in the wind

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Pillar of new parastatal outreach finds success

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Specialist engineering group Rotek, in celebrating its tenth birthday, looked back at a decade in which a once loss-making operating division of Eskom became a profitable limited liability company, which last year achieved a turnover of R750-million, and looking forward to a new era in which it... 

Solar power solution in barrow

By: System Author     27th August 1999 An innovative solution has been found for previously-disadvantaged communities to obtain hot, purified water; a necessity to most people. 

New tech for long-wear agro components

By: System Author     20th August 1999 Agriculture engineering, irrigation and plant propagation 

DME set to power-up non-grid image in SA

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Non-grid electrification should be seen as being equal to that of grid electrification 

Duties, theft short-circuit solar-energy sector

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Steep customs duties on imported photovoltaic (PV) components and the theft of PV modules are hampering the growth of the local solar-energy manufacturing industry, Africa Solar MD John Doster tells 

Eskom sets aside R968m for black firms

By: System Author     6th August 1999 As part of its commitment to black economic empowerment (Bee) State electricity utility Eskom, which boasts a Bee budget of R968-million, has introduced an affirmative procurement policy in terms of which it plans to direct at least 50% of its operational spending to the emergent business sector. 

New range of robust vibrators

By: System Author     6th August 1999 A new range of robust vibrators has been launched on to the local market. 

Private wind farm awaits purchase decision

By: System Author     6th August 1999 A decision on a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the proposed pilot wind farm located at Darling, on the Cape West Coast, is imminent following the conclusion of talks between the developer of the project, Darling Independent Power Producer (IPP) and power utility Eskom. 

SA non-grid must find its place in the sun

By: System Author     6th August 1999 David Poggiolini Engineering News Features Reporter South Africa has the expertise, the resources and the manufacturers, and yet it does not even feature on the renewable-energy map, argues Solcen MD Hannes Opperman. Solcen is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which strives to promote the use... 

Toxic waste versus nuclear fuel

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Tech Track 

Jhb utility companies on the cards by 2002

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Despite limited human and financial resources, Johannesburg’s water-service providers are progressing steadily towards the formation of utility companies as set out by the iGoli 2002 plan, reports Metro Bulk Water acting executive officer Chris Botha. The Greater Johannesburg masterplan,... 

R192m investment creates 1 610 local jobs

By: System Author     30th July 1999 A PROJECT to encourage the establishment of new business in South Africa has created 1 610 new jobs and brought in R192-million in fixed investments in 1998. A team of just 11 people, employed under Eskom’s new-business promotion (NBP) department, was instrumental in creating nearly 2 000... 

R22m reticulation works on course

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Good progress is being made on the R21,5-million Driftsands water-reticulation works for the Port Elizabeth municipality, Engineering News can today report. Gauteng consulting engineer Jeffares & Green has been appointed by the main consultant and overall project manager, JE Glibbery &... 

R29m meter contract

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Leading manufacturer of prepayment electricity, water and solar dispensing systems, Conlog of Durban, has been contracted to supply Bambamanzi community standpipe water meters to the Peddie regional water-supply scheme in the Eastern Cape. The scheme, worth R29,1-million, will eventually supply... 

Search for groundwater tees off

By: System Author     30th July 1999 n investigation to secure a ground- water source for the residential golf course at Melkbosstrand, 40 km from Cape Town, has been undertaken by SRK Consulting. The consulting firm was appointed during the proposal phase of the development by Johnnic Properties to secure a groundwater source which... 

Co-operative spirit is forged between suppliers

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 The co-operative spirit that has prevailed between steel-pipe producer Hall Longmore, of Wadeville, Gauteng, and its primary-product suppliers, Iscor and Highveld Steel, has opened the doors for a wealth of export opportunities for the companies. In order to run Hall Longmore’s new... 

R200m for Gauteng community projects

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Accelerating the pace of delivery in terms of projects and services as well as creating job opportunities are two of the biggest challenges which face the Eastern Gauteng Services Council (EGSC) in its 1999–2000 financial year, executive committee chairperson William Mahlangu tells... 

R8m Cape winery nearing completion

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 CONSTRUCTION of an R8-million winery at Waterford Estate, near Stellenbosch, in Cape Town, is nearing completion. The project is the result of a team effort involving winemaker Kevin Arnold, project engineer Johan Biesenbach, architect Alex Walker, landscape architect Ian Ford, Fulcrum... 

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