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Karishma Thakurdin

Grid-connected 
solar farms for 
sub-Saharan Africa

1st October 2010 AEG Power Solutions South Africa has partnered with local solar developer RetoSolar to build large grid-connected solar farms, which aim to generate an alternative source of power in sub-Saharan Africa.  

New emergency power 
crisis management service

17th September 2010 Power products and solutions specialist Powermode reports that its nationwide emergency power crisis management service, which was launched in the first quarter of this year, is centred on the preventative maintenance and repair of stand-by power generators and batteries. 

Skills shortage ongoing challenge for standby power industry

17th September 2010 The lack of technical skills and manpower among developing contractors is a significant challenge for the stand-by power industry, reports power solutions company Meissner. 

Despite uncertainties, industry shows signs of growth

20th August 2010 Despite the current state of the economy, the commercial vehicle sector is experiencing positive growth, reports local truck assembler Nissan Diesel South Africa (NDSA). 

Developing, attracting youth key to trucking industry

20th August 2010 The lack of skills is a significant challenge for the truck building industry and more initiatives are needed to raise awareness and attract the youth into this sector, reports specialist manufacturer of load bodies for commercial vehicles TFM Industries. 

Institute aims to bridge the skills gap

6th August 2010 The South African Institute of Foundrymen (Saif) is involved in a variety of initiatives to tackle the need for skills development and education in the foundry industry. 

Furnace technology used in national and 
international projects

6th August 2010 Smelter design and construction company Metix reports that its furnace technologies for ferroalloy smelter furnaces is being used in some of the largest furnaces in the world. 

Novel technology 
for smelter furnace

6th August 2010 Engineering project house Bateman Engineering reports that it is currently constructing a 12 MW smelter furnace, using its composite furnace module (CFM) technology, for Russian nickel company Yunk. 

Steel giant aims to reduce carbon footprint

6th August 2010 Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) tells Engineering News that the company has invested more than R-billion on environment-friendly projects to reduce its carbon footprint and ensure that it contributes to global efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental concerns. 

Hospitality conference explores investment opportunities

30th July 2010 The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) reports that its yearly Hospitality Investment Conference Africa (HICA) provides local and international industry leaders with a platform to explore investment opportunities that are available within sub-Saharan Africa’s hospitality sector and... 

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