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PowerGen Africa

Company supports impact of IPP projects in Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th July 2016 Consulting, engineering, procurement and construction services provider Black & Veatch will support the evolution of independent power producer (IPP) projects already under way in South Africa. 

Event costs deter local companies

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th July 2016 The lack of emphasis on local innovation seems to be reflected in the pricing scheme of the Power-Gen Africa event, which favours international currencies more than the local one, says solar solutions provider Microcare Solar Components marketing manager Gareth Burley. 

Event costs deter local companies
FOCUS ON SOLAR Renewable energy will be a key focus at this year’s Power-Gen Africa event

Event will catalyse power sector advancement

     8th July 2016 By bringing together over 2 000 stakeholders from across the power value chain – from generation through to end-users – Power-Gen Africa 2016 aims to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing that catalyses power sector advancement across the continent, says energy consultancy firm EON... 

Event will catalyse power sector  advancement
Photo by Duane Daws
IMPROVING POWER DISTRIBUTION Improving power distribution is just one of the themes that will be discussed at Power-Gen Africa

Increased demand for air pollution control in power industry

     8th July 2016 Increasing pressure on manufacturers in South Africa to reduce their environmental impact has seen a strong demand for mining and bulk handling equipment supplier Tenova Takraf Africa’s air pollution control technology from the power generation industry. 

Increased demand for air pollution control  in power industry
MAGALDI ASH COOLER A unique system for handling bottom ash from pulverised coal-fired boilers

Increased pan-African focus at Power-Gen

     8th July 2016 Power-Gen Africa 2016 has stepped up its pan-African focus with the aim of serving as the continent’s premier knowledge sharing and networking hub for the power generation and distribution sectors, says event organiser PennWell international conferences director Nigel Blackaby. 

Increased pan-African focus  at Power-Gen
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NELISIWE MAGUBANE Effective governance in procurement processes is needed to avoid costly power project derailments

Integrated LNG import and natural gas facilities poised to meet energy demand

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th July 2016 Consulting, engineering, procurement and construction services provider Black & Veatch liquefied natural gas (LNG) technologies VP Shawn Hoffart and power generation technologies VP and director Alap Shah will discuss the benefits of maximising the synergies of combined LNG import and natural... 

Integrated LNG import and natural gas facilities poised to meet energy demand
SHAWN HOFFART Integrating an LNG import facility with a power plant can increase the plant’s capacity

Microgrid solutions integral to sustainable power systems

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th July 2016 The economics of distributed power generation are changing rapidly and modern microgrid solutions are becoming an important part of sustainable, reliable and cost-effective electric systems, says procurement and construction services provider Black & Veatch distributed generation service area... 

Microgrid solutions  integral to sustainable power systems
JASON ABIECUNAS Microgrids are ideal solutions for remote communities with weak or no connection to the utility grid

More needs to be done to meet Africa’s energy needs

     8th July 2016 African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina believes that a lot more needs to be done in Africa, given the continent’s energy potential and the huge needs to be met. Energy is thus at the top of the AfDB’s five major priorities, with the energy and climate change theme highlighted... 

More needs to be done to meet Africa’s energy needs
MEDUPI POWER STATION The African Development Bank is investing €1.86-billion in South Africa’s Medupi power station project

New header designs to be showcased at Power-Gen Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th July 2016 Engineering, manufacturing, construction and maintenance services provider Steinmüller Africa will showcase two header models at this year’s Power-Gen Africa event, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from July 19 to 21. 

New header designs  to be showcased at  Power-Gen Africa
FLUCTUATING COAL QUALITY Steinmüller Africa has been investigating the impact of varying coal quality on boiler operations at Hendrina power station

Power-Gen Africa a valuable platform for consulting engineers

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th July 2016 Power-Gen Africa provides global engineering consultants WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff with a platform for the company to continue raising its brand profile in the consulting engineering network and to collaborate with like-minded industry players and explore potential new business opportunities,... 

Power-Gen Africa a  valuable platform for  consulting engineers
PAUL GROTA African governments are prioritising power development in their respective countries

Quality standards for grid-tied systems worth the wait

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th July 2016 The publication of Small-Scale Embedded Generators (SSEG) national standards for grid-tied systems are more than 12 months overdue, which is a noteworthy delay because of how crucial they are to advancing safe and cost-effective solar energy practices in South Africa, says advanced power product... 

Quality standards  for grid-tied systems  worth the wait
CIS TECHNOLOGY Japanese-manufactured copper, indium and selenium (CIS) solar photovoltaic technology supplied by Sinetech

Temporary power plants an immediate solution to energy challenges

     8th July 2016 Temporary power plants represent an immediate, reliable, scalable and cost-efficient solution to Southern Africa’s power concerns, says large-scale power solutions provider Altaaqa Global Cat Rental Power marketing manager Robert Bagatsing. 

Temporary power plants an immediate solution to energy challenges
ORANGE RIVER South Africa’s hydropower stations on the river have also been affected by drought

BEE engineering specialist to increase power-sector presence

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 Black-owned engineering specialist Tswelopele Engineering is taking part in Power-Gen Africa (PGA) “to enter new markets and to reach potential solution seekers in all of Africa,” says company CEO Bongane Madondo. PGA, which Madondo describes as a product-awareness platform for engineering... 

BEE engineering specialist to increase power-sector presence
DEPENDABLE SUPPLIER Tswelopele Engineering has established itself as a supplier of voltage regulators, surge arresters and auto-reclosers

Energy group launches energy-saving fluids and lubricants

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 Responding to the energy sector’s need to reduce energy consumption, African energy multinational Engen will be exhibiting new energy-saving hydraulic fluids and synthetic lubricants, which will soon be introduced into the company’s product offering, at this year’s Power-Gen Africa (PGA) event.... 

Energy group launches energy-saving  fluids and lubricants
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ENERGY-EFFICIENT PETROCHEMICALS Engen supplies energy-saving hydraulic fluids and synthetic lubricants to the industrial sectors and provides products for petrol and diesel engines

Event addresses Africa’s power, distribution sector issues

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 Power generation and distribution industry conference and exhibition, POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa’s expert advisory board has identified the integration of renewable energy into the traditional power ecosystem, universal access to power, funding and sustainability as key issues to be... 

Event addresses Africa’s power,  distribution sector issues
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ADDRESSING KEY ISSUES The Power-Gen Africa and DistribuTech Africa event will showcase power and distribution industry solutions

Global energy solutions industry strengthening across Africa

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 Africa will play an increasingly important role in the broader global energy industry over the next several decades, hence global consulting, engineering, procurement, construction company Black & Veatch’s decision to again participate in this year’s Power-Gen Africa (PGA) event. The platform... 

Global energy solutions industry strengthening across Africa
RUNNER UP FOR BEST PAPER Power-Gen Africa event director Nigel Blackaby and Black & Veatch VP and project director Dave Leligdon

Manufacturer showcases aftermarket capability

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 Boiler and cooling fan, airheater and gas cleaning equipment manufacturer and supplier Howden Africa will be participating in this year’s PowerGen Africa (PGA) event to emphasise its aftermarket capabilities and customer support services for African utilities, including State-owned power utility... 

Manufacturer showcases  aftermarket capability
KEY SUPPORT BASE Howden supports its installed base of equipment through comprehensive maintenance contracts, spares supply and repair services

Power event partners with local organisations

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 In the interest of being accepted by local communities, events such as Power-Gen Africa (PGA) should partner with local organisations such as coal and energy nonprofit trust the Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF), says FFF media and web liaison manager Denise O'Callaghan. PGA will be held from July 15... 

Power event partners with local organisations
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GENERATING COLLABORATION Events such as Power-Gen Africa are beneficial to Africa’s power sector

Power-Gen Africa highlights renewables storage

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd July 2015 Renewable alternative energy solutions promoter the Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) will chair a debate on renewable-energy storage at this year’s Power-Gen Africa (PGA) event, to be held from July 15 to 17 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. SAAEA energy... 

Power-Gen Africa highlights  renewables storage
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IMPORTANT DEBATE Renewable-energy storage is a pressing issue in Africa

100% South African-owned wind farm starts operations

     28th February 2014 Wind farm development project MetroWind Van Stadens (MWVS) wind farm will sell renewable energy to State-owned utility Eskom, who will be exhibiting at Power-Gen Africa 2014, for the next 20 years in accordance with the terms of a power purchase agreement. 

Company introduces new product range

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th February 2014 Lightning and surge protection, electrical safety, and test and measurement specialists Surgetek will introduce its thermal imaging power quality analysers, test and measurement equipment, as well as its new range of surge arresters, at the Power-Gen Africa 2014 exhibition, to be held in Cape... 

Global challenge focuses on innovative energy solutions

     28th February 2014 Energy management specialist Schneider Electric, which is exhibiting at Power-Gen Africa 2014, has invited 725 African students to take part in the Go Green in the City global business case challenge, launched in November, focusing on innovative energy solutions for the city and open to students... 

Hall cranes supplied for main power generation plants

     28th February 2014 Lifting company Konecranes is responsible for the provision and erection of the main turbine hall cranes at State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s critically important Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power plants, says Konecranes service, sales and marketing director John MacDonald. 

Power station nearing completion

     28th February 2014 Power generation company Hitachi Power Africa (HPA), a subsidiary of the German-based Hitachi Power Europe, which will be exhibiting at Power-Gen Africa 2014, announced, in November, that it has completed 98% of its scope of work on the Unit 6 of Medupi power station and is in a position to... 

Power events combined to tackle Africa’s energy needs

     28th February 2014 Media and information company PennWell International announced, in March, that it has made the strategic decision to co-locate this year’s Power-Gen Africa and Distributech Africa exhibitions and conferences. 

Power infrastructure and billing models need review

     28th February 2014 Amid ongoing power delivery challenges facing South Africa’s power delivery, key players in the sector say the time has come for reviews of the infrastructure management and revenue models. This emerged at a round table brainstorming session regarding the challenges and opportunities in the power... 

Power infrastructure and billing models  need review
Photo by Duane Daws
TAKING ONE STEP BACK South Africa’s Integrated Energy Plan presents an ideal opportunity to revisit existing strategies, operating regimes and models and to develop a model that supports growth and sustainability

Contractor looks forward to inaugural power generation exhibtion, conference

By: Gia Costella     19th October 2012 Hitachi Power Africa, the contractor for State-owned power utility Eskom’s boilers at the Medupi and Kusile power stations, says it is excited to participate in the inaugural Power-Gen Africa conference and exhibition, which will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, from... 

Event sponsor to assist African power generation industry

By: Gia Costella     19th October 2012 Engineering company Steinmüller Africa, which is part of Germany-based international engineering and power group Bilfinger and a sponsor of the inaugural Power-Gen Africa exhibition and conference, will showcase its fabrication, engineering and service offering, as well as its power plant... 

Global power generation conference, exhibition comes to Africa

By: Gia Costella     19th October 2012 The inaugural Power-Gen Africa conference and exhibition, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from November 6 to 8, will provide comprehensive coverage of Africa’s power needs, the available resources and the issues facing the power-generation sector across sub-Saharan Africa, the... 

Provider highlights advantages of solar power for Africa

By: Gia Costella     19th October 2012 In the hope of increasing awareness about the advantages of using photovoltaic (PV) solar energy, US-based global solar energy solutions provider First Solar will exhibit at the inaugural Power-Gen Africa conference and exhibition, MD for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Christopher Burghardt,... 

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