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Hansen Transmissions International NV is an established global wind turbine gearbox and industrial gearbox designer, manufacturer and supplier, with a leading position (by MW supplied) in the wind turbine gearbox market.

Jun 12, 2015
Kusile’s recently appointed contractor, ABB SA, has stated that it is confident it will meet the deadlines set by Eskom and that labour issues will be averted going forward.
Jun 09, 2015
The service department of Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT) has introduced its All-in-One spares kits. These kits contain all the spare parts and accessories necessary to replace critical components in a gear unit, such as a shaft or a gear wheel. The spare parts...
Jun 01, 2015
Hansen Transmissions South Africa (Pty) Ltd.’s market responsibilities on the African continent have been extended beyond the southern region to also incorporate the Economic Community of West African States as well as east and central Africa.“We have been serving...
May 22, 2015
PROJECT FOOTPRINT Hansen Transmissions South Africa is commissioning two large projects in the Tete coalfields and the Port of Nacala, in Mozambique
To compensate for a decrease in the South African market activity because of volatile commodity pricing and investor confidence uncertainties, gearbox designer and manufacturer Hansen Transmissions South Africa (SA) is focusing more on Africa as a new market by...
May 22, 2015
More than half of the 8 000 workers who embarked on a wildcat strike in April at Eskom's Medupi plant are back at work.
May 19, 2015
Hansen Transmissions South Africa (Pty) Ltd. recently installed a modern regenerative load test bay with a capacity to conduct testing on a wide range of industrial gearboxes with up to 300kNm ratings. According to Willem Sullivan, Engineering Manager at Hansen...
May 15, 2015
MEGA-DELIVERY The Medupi ACC drive order was the single biggest order received by the Sumitomo group worldwide, and became a material reference project
Gearbox designer and manufacturer Hansen Transmissions South Africa has completed the supply of 384 Hansen M4 air-cooled condenser (ACC) drives each to State-owned power utility Eskom’s coal-fired Medupi power station, in Limpopo, and the Kusile power station, in...
Apr 10, 2015
Construction has been halted again at Eskom’s Medupi power plant.
Mar 27, 2015
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Feb 06, 2015
Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the 11 other Medupi and Kusile units.
Jan 16, 2015
Eskom is not providing an official revised date for the first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, having missed the December 24 deadline.
Nov 28, 2014
Eskom has confirmed a likely further, albeit modest, slippage in the schedule for first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6.
Oct 24, 2014
The Medupi power station has received the Pressure Equipment Regulation Certificate of Registration for Unit 6 – the first Medupi boiler set to be connected to the national electricity grid.
Oct 10, 2014
Eskom plans to announce the completion date of Medupi Unit 5 – the second 794 MW unit at the Limpopo power project – by the latest in March next year.
Sep 19, 2014
Eskom started its 100-day countdown for the first power from the first 794 MW Medupi power station unit on September 15.
Sep 12, 2014
Eskom has reported that work is progressing well on Unit 6, which is scheduled to be synchronised at the end of the year.
Aug 01, 2014
Eskom has offered a detailed timeline for the synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, which is officially scheduled for December 15, 2014.
Jul 25, 2014
Eskom has reported that work is progressing well on Unit 6 of the Medupi power station, which is scheduled to be synchronised by the end of the year.
Jul 04, 2014
Eskom reports progress on the Medupi power station project.
Apr 11, 2014
Eskom reports progress in March on the project.
Mar 28, 2014
Progress at Medupi continues.
Jan 31, 2014
Siemens has replaced Alstom as the supplier of the boiler protection system at the Medupi power station project.
Jan 24, 2014
Drive solutions supplier Hansen Transmissions South Africa (HTSA) reports that it has completed delivery of ten Hansen industrial gearboxes, of varying sizes, to a slurry equipment specialist in October.
Dec 13, 2013
Eskom has confirmed that it has engaged a second contractor to design and install the control and instrumentation boiler protection system software for the Medupi project.
Nov 22, 2013
Engineering group Hitachi Power Africa reports that 98% of its scope of work on boiler Unit 6 at the Medupi power station has been completed.
Nov 08, 2013
Eskom has reported that the Unit 6 boiler feed pump one-directional testing has been successfully completed.
Sep 20, 2013
Eskom has reported that there has been a delay in fitting emission control equipment at the Medupi power station.
Sep 13, 2013
The Medupi power station project forms part of State-owned power utility Eskom's integrated strategic electricity plan.
Sep 06, 2013
The Unit 1 generator stator was lifted into position on August 17, 2013.
Jul 26, 2013
Between 500 and 1 000 workers protested at the Medupi power station on July 24.
Jul 12, 2013
Eskom has confirmed that it will not meet the end-of-year deadline for the flow of first power from the Medupi power station.
Jun 28, 2013
Engineering and construction group Basil Read has confirmed that the dispute between it and engineering solutions provider Gast will be resolved through arbitration.
Jun 21, 2013
Medupi will be a dry-cooled coal-fired, baseload power-generating plant.
Jun 14, 2013
Eskom has announced that new labour agreements have been finalised with contractors and unions at the strike-prone Medupi.
Jun 07, 2013
Wade Walker, a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, has embarked on a subcontract at the Medupi project.
Jun 06, 2013
Hansen Transmissions South Africa (Pty) Ltd (HTSA), local subsidiary of industrial gearbox designer, manufacturer and supplier, Hansen Industrial Transmissions nv in Belgium, secured a second order for the manufacture and supply of 384 M4 Air Cooled Condenser (ACC)...
May 28, 2013
May 14, 2013
Hansen Transmissions South Africa (Pty) Ltd, acknowledged and respected specialist supplier of aerator drives to the local water treatment industry since 1969, received an order from a leading local waste water company in mid-2012 for the supply of four aerator...
Apr 12, 2013
Eskom has agreed with labour and contractors at the strike-prone Medupi project to renegotiate the project labour agreement.
Mar 22, 2013
State-owned power utility Eskom insists that it remains committed to ensuring that first power flows from the first Medupi unit in December 2013.
Mar 08, 2013
Construction at the Medupi power plant has restarted.
Feb 19, 2013
Seventeen Hansen P4 large industrial gearboxes, with motor power ranges from 90kW to 800kW, will drive ThyssenKrupp Materials Handling’s (TKMH) coal handling equipment at a new power station in South Africa’s Limpopo Province
Feb 15, 2013
Development work at the Medupi power plant remains suspended.
Feb 01, 2013
Construction at the project remains suspended.
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