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Topic - Energy Projects
Apr 08, 2016
SURVIVAL OF THE FOUNDRY INDUSTRY To be more competitive the industry has to strive to be technologically advanced to cater for new market demands
Amid the economic downturn and lack of skills in the foundry industry, the South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF) believes that growth opportunities for the industry lies in embracing technological development that will create new market opportunities. “To...
Mar 18, 2016
Global engineering and consulting firm Hatch has a range of innovative technologies in the energy sector, which it is showcasing at various mining, petrochemical and industrial projects in Africa. These range from thermal power generation (including conventional and...
Mar 16, 2016
African infrastructure spend will reach US$180 billion per annum by 2025 according to a study by PwC. This sizeable sum represents a commitment from national governments throughout the region, to address regional development. The mining sector in Africa has...
Mar 16, 2016
Arup appreciates that sustainability can be used to find better ways to resolve the challenges facing clients by using our technical expertise to deliver bold, sustainable solutions which consider the whole-life costs and make commercial sense. The firm increases its...
Mar 14, 2016
Supporting small scale renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa   The Renewable Energy Performance Platform has been established in order to develop small-scale and distributed renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa.   REPP has been set up with the support of...
Feb 16, 2016
The challenges faced in powering Africa is unlike anything experienced before in any sector, anywhere in the world and strong leadership is needed to overcome these challenges. With the bulk of Africa’s growing population still without electricity – 700-million of...
Jan 22, 2016
GENERATING ELECTRICITY The ElectraTherm Power+Generator is distributed in South Africa by Alt.EnerPro
Through the process of feeding off heat from burners and boilers at tempretures as low as between 77 ºC and 116 ºC, the ElectraTherm Power+Generator distributed in South Africa by energy projects and professional services company Alt.EnerPro can generate up to 110...
Jan 15, 2016
HEINE VAN NIEKERK Gazprom has also agreed to partner with Anglo African Capital to develop the underground coal gasification of its coal assets in the Springbok Flats, in Limpopo
Diversified investment and mining company Anglo African Capital (AAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russian gas company Gazprom to secure the sole distribution rights for Gazprom’s underground coal gasification (UCG) technology in sub-Saharan...
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The South Australian government has launched a new Plan for Accelerating Exploration (Pace) in the hope of allowing South Australian companies to tap into more than A$250-billion worth of mining projects around the world. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom...
Nov 27, 2015
EN-ROUTE TO JEFFREYS BAY Siemens successfully supplied and installed turbines at the Jefferys Bay Wind farmin the Eastern Cape
Electrical engineering and electronics company Siemens will, by 2017, have supplied a total of 157 wind turbines to wind energy projects in South Africa, following a 2014 contract that committed Siemens to supplying wind turbines to a consortium led by wind and solar...
Oct 28, 2015
Renewable energy projects financed by Standard Bank are currently producing more  than 40% of the 1 760 Megawatts  by Independent Power Producers, under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Procurement Programme, , delivering roughly the same amount of power that...
Oct 07, 2015
Is An Integrated Transport System The Key To Creating A Greener Future? Transport enables citizens and organisations to access goods, services and information in a sustainable manner. It supports and enriches their quality of life, increases travel choices and...
Sep 30, 2015
Paula Kirk, Arup Energy and Climate Change Leader and Justin Wimbush, Associate, Energy, South Africa discusses why cities need to take the lead in tackling climate change, and why public, private and civil society partnerships will be critical to their success.
Aug 28, 2015
Yunus Hoosen
“South Africa is currently ranked as one of the top three investors in the renewable energy generation sector in the world, and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) not only supports the continued development of a ‘Green Economy’ but offers a...
Aug 20, 2015
Canadian project originator Prophecy Development expects to close a binding turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its Mongolia-based Chandgana coal/energy project this quarter. The TSX-listed company advised on Wednesday that the...
Aug 07, 2015
PLANS for a liquefied natural gas power plant in Port Elizabeth, set to be one of the most efficient greenfield capacity expansion options for South African energy security, will soon become a reality with Coega Development Corporation announcing that the project...
Jul 31, 2015
KIERAN WHYTE The renewable energy independent power producer procurement programme has proven to be a “hugely successful” South African business model
The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has proven to be so successful in South Africa that the same model could be replicated across Africa, especially amid the current drive towards using cleaner sources of...
Jul 20, 2015
On July 16, 2015 within the framework of the world renowned POWER-GEN Africa conference and exhibition, Russian Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom hosted a workshop on its thermal capabilities, ‘Modern Russian Technologies for Thermal Power Engineering in Africa.’ The...
Jul 17, 2015
Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa
Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has pointed to the need for South African cities to become “laboratories for innovation” if their endemic socioeconomic and developmental challenges, such as unemployment, depressed economic growth and energy deficits, are...
Jul 17, 2015
GE and National Geographic are collaborating to launch ‘Breakthrough’, a TV series of six episodes, which will share compelling stories of the people, science, and technology that are defining our future. The series is not a content partnership, but rather a...
Jul 10, 2015
The general mood in the rare earths industry is cautiously optimistic, owing to the Chinese market opening up and the increased use of the elements in the automotive sector and in renewable energy. According to independent mining consultancy Core Consultant’s ‘Rare...
Jul 10, 2015
Nuclear energy’s share of the world’s electricity generation mix may have pared down in the past decade, but hopes that this technology will once again account for nearly one-fifth of total supplies from around 2050 remain. And the Brics grouping of Brazil, Russia,...
Jul 03, 2015
SOLAR PANELS The existing buildings in the Coega Industrial Development Zone lent themselves well to rooftop solar panel installations
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) plans to fit 15 of its buildings, totalling 127 000 m2 of roof space, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in the Eastern Cape, with solar panels.
Jun 23, 2015
A subsidiary company of Altura Mining has been awarded two coal operating contracts in the Philippines, bringing the ASX-listed company’s total south-east Asian coal exploration holdings to over 34 000 ha. The contracts are known as Area 4 – Rapu-Rapu and Area 17 –...
Jun 19, 2015
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) plans to fit 15 of its buildings, totalling 127 000 m2 of roof space, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in the Eastern Cape, with solar panels. The CDC would, on June 25, issue a request for proposals (RFP) from...
Jun 02, 2015
Renergen, a holding company focused on investing in alternative energy projects, will list on the AltX as a special purpose acquisition company on June 9. It had already raised about R74-million by way of a private placement from blue-chip investors to enable it to...
Mar 13, 2015
A new partnership to boost power generation in Africa by adding at least 5 000 MW of generating capacity over the next ten years was announced last month by Norwegian investment fund for developing countries Norfund, investor in private equity funds in Africa CDC and...
Feb 04, 2015
Regional collaboration in the power and water sectors, the untapped potential of renewable energy and investment challenges will be top of the agenda at the 15th African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition, returning to the CTICC in Cape...
Nov 11, 2014
South Africa has taken bold steps to fight climate change, says Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. “Three years ago renewable energy projects were small and lacking investment, today there is rapid uptake of large-scale renewable energy technologies through...
Oct 24, 2014
South Africa’s financial institutions have been instrumental in funding the bulk of the projects under the Department of Energy’s multibillion-rand Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), delegates heard at the Solar Indaba, in...
Oct 24, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom’s renewable energy projects will contribute significantly to minimising power cuts as they have the ability to contribute positively to grid stability.
Oct 08, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom noted on Tuesday that its renewable energy projects would contribute significantly to reducing power cuts, as these projects would assist in ensuring grid stability. Speaking at the sixty-fourth Association of Municipal Electricity...
Sep 26, 2014
Cellular major MTN South Africa has approved two gas-powered generation developments for its Doornfontein (1 MW) and Newlands (6 MW) sites, in Gauteng, based on the success of its 2 MW trigeneration plant at its Roodepoort headquarters. MTN will expand this methane-...
Sep 26, 2014
Cellular major MTN South Africa has approved two gas-powered generation developments for its Doornfontein (1 MW) and Newlands (6 MW) sites, in Gauteng, based on the success of its 2 MW trigeneration plant, at its Roodepoort headquarters. MTN will expand this...
Sep 25, 2014
South Africa’s power supply is taking strain and with the country’s grid nearing peak demand, an intervention is needed. To this end, several alternatives are being explored but there is a growing need for more sustainable methods of power generation and demand side...
Sep 16, 2014
It is increasingly clear that mining and renewable energy are two businesses that belong together and, yet, figuring out the nuts and bolts of getting projects off the ground is not always easy. For many renewable-energy companies, the slow pace of approving...
Sep 12, 2014
Since being established in late 2013 as an African subsidiary of the greater Weir Ynfiniti Engineering Services business, Weir YES Africa is gearing up to participate in local renewable energy projects. Its offering comprises the provision of specialist mechanical...
Aug 27, 2014
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Government has received more than 180 nominations for the yet-to-be-established Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. "I have been informed by the department of energy that the proposed ministerial advisory...
Aug 26, 2014
Citing an abundance of planned or developing gas-related energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Africa Project Access MD Paul Runge said on Tuesday that there was “huge” opportunity for logistics and ancillary service companies to take advantage of the often-stranded...
Aug 22, 2014
The South African energy industry had to take stock of its actions and ensure that it not only focused on rapid results in the short term but also on long-term sustainability, South African National Energy Association (Sanea) chairperson Brian Statham said on...
Aug 21, 2014
Gavin Maxwell
A new online platform is being launched in a bid to link developers of small-scale African energy projects directly with investors and technical advisers with the aim of accelerating the deployment of such projects across the continent. Known as GENHUB-Africa, the...
Jun 27, 2014
JOHAN MULLER The renewable-energy sector has a lower job creation potential compared with the transport and tourism sector
Renewable energy is expected to account for 20% nameplate capacity in South Africa’s total power generation capacity by 2030, states consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in its report, titled ‘The renewable energy services market and its potential in South Africa.’ Frost...
Jun 13, 2014
Driving along the West Coast road not far from Cape Town, it is hard to miss the 37 turbines reaching into the sky at the Hopefield wind farm. It may seem an unusual sight in South Africa for now, but not for too long. There are likely to be 400 turbines spinning by...
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