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Apr 10, 2014
Parastatal Eskom says it will “rework” the maintenance plans of its power plants to ensure there is enough electricity to meet demand, adding that, while the national electricity system will be stable on Thursday night, it will be tight over the evening peak...
Apr 19, 2013
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa launched the Komati water scheme augmentation project on March 19.
Sep 02, 2011
Eskom CEO Brian Dames has reported that the first unit at the Medupi power station will be connected to the grid in less than 18 months.
May 13, 2011
Challenges within the electricity distribution sector are hampering the growth and progress of South Africa’s electricity sector, Engineering Council of South Africa council member Dr Philip Lloyd tells Engineering News.
Apr 29, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Just about everybody now knows that the Number 4 turbine at Eskom's Duvha power station has gone to heaven. The Internet is full of it: “They were doing a test of the turbine overspeed protection system and, in short, the protection did not kick in . . .
Mar 11, 2011
A variety of products by South Africa-based a.b.e. Construction Chemicals are being used in the construction of the Medupi power station.
Feb 10, 2011
Power utility Eskom has started an investigation into a fire at its Duvha power station in Mpumalanga, after a 600 MW unit at the power station was severely damaged during a routine turbine test. Spokesperson Hilary Joffe told Engineering News Online that it would...
Oct 02, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
Special custom-made precision reinforcing mesh developed by Johannesburg-based Steeledale Mesh, at the request of the South National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), is being used in ultrathin concrete paving being installed on one of the freeway sections forming part...
Sep 03, 2009
With construction set to start on the Komati Water Scheme Augmentation Project in February 2010, the State-owned Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has invited bids for construction companies or joint ventures (JVs) to prequalify for the project. The R800-million...
Jul 24, 2008
Power parastatal Eskom managed to dodge another bout of load shedding this week, when three of its generating units, representing 2 154 MW, or more than 5% of its total generation capacity, went off line because of technical problems. However, on Thursday it...
Jan 25, 2008
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) is to facilitate independent technical audits of 12 Eskom power stations to determine the effectiveness of maintenance strategies, assess refurbishment developments and look at emergency preparedness.
Jan 15, 2008
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) said this week that independent technical audits would be conducted on 12 Eskom power stations to determine the effectiveness of maintenance strategies, assess refurbishment developments and look at emergency...
Apr 20, 2007
State-owned utility company Eskom has awarded a three-year contract for the maintenance of four units comprising 24 mills at its Duvha power station, near Witbank, to Babcock Ntuthuko company, of Bedfordview, which is the black economic empowerment arm of Babcock...
Apr 21, 2006
Rapidly-growing demand for new ?power-generation capacity and extension of electricity transmission and distribution networks throughout Southern Africa, particularly in South Africa, has brought the main players to the fore offering the required solutions.
May 31, 2005
Following its return to the transformer business in Southern Africa, Siemens Power, has secured a number of additional orders valued at over R100-million for new transformers for power stations across the country.
May 27, 2005
Full name: Raymond Lawrence Chirwa Position: Senior manager: engineering since January 2004 Date and place of birth: November 6, 1964, Springs, Gauteng Education: BSc Eng (electrical), University of Malawi, 1991; MBA, University of Pretoria, 2004; BEng (Hons,...
May 20, 2005
Orders valued at more than R100-million have been placed on Siemens Power for new transformers for several of the country’s large power stations.
Aug 15, 2003
The other day I bought tickets to go to the UK. I go to York to visit my daughter, Katie. She’s about 15 and speaks Yorkese, a language which has as much in common with English as an elephant has with a Learjet.
Jun 23, 2003
A sense of urgency to construct much-needed infrastructure has emerged on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex.
May 26, 2003
Railway utility Spoornet has often been the butt of criticism by unsatisfied customers, whose main gripes are alleged in-efficiency and exorbitant charges.
Apr 18, 2003
The rebuilding of the damaged portion of Duvha power station, in Mpumalanga, will begin this month, power station manager Johan Prinsloo has confirmed.
Apr 03, 2003
The draft report on the explosion at Eskom’s Duvha power station in January will be completed and made available for Eskom management comment next week.
Feb 14, 2003
It appears likely that a lack of maintenance led to the explosion at Eskom’s Duvha power station last month, but the South African power utility has not confirmed this.
Jan 10, 2003
South African power utility, Eskom has launched an investigation into an explosion at its Witbank power station on Wednesday morning, said a spokesperson yesterday.
Sep 13, 2002
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May 24, 2002
In just its fourth year of operation, what is reportedly the only black-owned specialist concrete repair company in South Africa, Liyaphuma Construction, considers itself to be among the top five companies in this field in the country.