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Zest WEG Group

24th January 2020 Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of Africa and has been servicing the mining sector on the continent for more than 35 years. An in-depth understanding of the harsh conditions found... 

Green hydrogen proposed for buses in South Africa 

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2019 Twenty of 125 buses operated by the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) and currently fuelled by diesel may be switched to green hydrogen. Critical to the mandate of the GMA, established in 2006 under the GMA Act, is to ensure that the rapid-rail Gautrain passenger transport system operates in a... 

Kibo mulls renewables cogeneration opportunities  

By: Simone Liedtke     24th June 2019 In line with its strategy of incorporating long-term renewable energy solutions into its existing coal power projects, Africa-focused Kibo Energy has signed a collaboration agreement with ESS Tech to develop suitable baseload electricity storage solutions. Having recognised the increasing need to... 

Wits launches first solar district heating system in South Africa 

20th June 2019 The South African National Energy Development Institute last month launched the first solar district heating system in South Africa at the Wits University’s Junction Campus, saving the buildings millions in energy costs a year. 

Sanedi launches two solar heating system projects

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th May 2019 South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) on Wednesday launched the first solar district heating system in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Junction Campus, as well as the largest solar process heat system in sub-Saharan Africa at the Klein Karoo... 

Company adds two new products to its portfolio

12th April 2019 Heat exchangers solution provider Kelvion has developed solutions for how to recover waste heat with two new additions to its product portfolio – the Exhaust Gas Heat Exchanger and the EcoMi modular economiser. These products can transform waste heat into useful forms of energy, reducing... 

Trade and Industry committee attends to industry challenges

29th March 2019 Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry is well aware that the South African sugar industry is experiencing various challenges as it has been engaging the industry for over a year to alleviate the plight of local sugarcane farmers. Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry... 

Siegfried Kreutzfeld

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     22nd March 2019 This week we profile Siegfried Kreutzfeld, CEO of Zest WEG Group Africa, whose offering includes low- and high-voltage electric motors, vibrator motors, variable-speed drives, soft starters, power and distribution transformers, among others 

BRD arranges €46m loan to replace coal-fired plant in Bosnia

By: Reuters     15th March 2019 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has arranged a €46-million financing package to replace a highly polluting coal-fired plant in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, the bank said on Friday. The new combined gas-fired cogeneration plant, Toplana Zenica, will supply power... 

Eskom reform urgent to restore ferrochrome potential 

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2019 The demise of State power utility Eskom has caused South Africa to lose its optimal position in the lucrative ferrochrome business. Because of Eskom’s decline, unbeneficiated chrome ore exports from South Africa to China have enabled the Asian giant to ascend up the ferrochrome production ladder. 

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