Engineering News | Eskom https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/eskom Tue, 23 Jul 2019 02:37:46 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Winter plan: Eskom requires efficient use of electricity https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/winter-plan-eskom-requires-efficient-use-of-electricity-2019-05-17 Mamaili Mamaila Eskom Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 518486 1557817858 1558044000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000796370_resized_eskommedupi200413duane1022.jpg ESKOM We promise to keep our customers informed about the state of our power system on a continuous basis 511 287 Eskom unbundling will allow for efficient and effective management https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eskom-unbundling-will-allow-for-efficient-and-effective-management-2019-04-17 Mamaili Mamaila Eskom Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 518164 1557817861 1558044000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000796178_resized_eskomprofessorsampsonmamphweli1705191022.jpg SAMPSON MAMPHWELI There is a greater need for a balanced energy mix between coal, gas and renewable energy 511 287 Nuclear is a solution to Eskom’s woes https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nuclear-is-a-solution-to-eskom-woes-2019-05-17 Mamaili Mamaila Eskom Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 518383 1557817857 1558044000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000798184_resized_mamailimamailadavenicholls0419dylan1022.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/78344_2019-04-24_david_nicholis_-_2.mp473945919Retired Eskom Chief Nuclear Officer David Nicholls discusses the power utility, scan the barcode with your phones QR reader, or go to ‘Video Reports’ on www.engineeringnews.co.za/ Camerawork: Christo Greyling. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 24.04.2019 Retired Eskom Chief Nuclear Officer David Nicholls discusses the power utility, scan the barcode with your phones QR reader, or go to ‘Video Reports’ on www.engineeringnews.co.za/ Camerawork: Christo Greyling. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 24.04.2019 Plans in place to redeem utility https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/plans-in-place-to-redeem-utility-2018-05-02 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Eskom Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485391 1526307378 1526594400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000723260_resized_kendalpowerstation60207duane1022jpg.jpeg REVIVING ESKOM The new board Eskom will focus on multiple aspects to bring it to financial sustainability 511 287 Ninety-five years of lighting up South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eskom-celebrates-95-years-of-fighting-socioeconomic-challenges-2018-05-18 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Eskom Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485507 1526307378 1526594400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000723516_resized_altaaqaglobalpowerlines1022.jpg PROVIDING POWER Eskom has been supplying South Africa with electricity for 95 years 511 287 Cranes company upgrades equipment at power stations https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/konecranes-upgrades-lifting-equipment-at-power-stations-2018-05-18 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Eskom Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485447 1526307378 1526594400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000723399_resized_konecranes2cxtuno0520171022jpg.jpeg UPGRADING CRANES Konecranes is currently upgrading and replacing crane and lifting equipment at various Eskom power stations across South Africa 511 287 New research group to bridge skills gap at Eskom https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-research-group-to-bridge-skills-gap-at-eskom-2018-05-18 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Eskom Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485305 1526307378 1526594400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000723756_resized_eskommedupipowerstationlephalalelimpopo240214duane1022jpg.jpeg HANDS ON Engineering students will get real world experience while helping tackle challenges Eskom faces 511 287 Rope specialist introduces drones to NDT at Eskom https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-specialist-introduces-drones-to-nondestructive-testing-at-eskom-2018-05-02 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Eskom Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485373 1526307378 1526594400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000723196_resized_skyriderseliosdrone05181022jpg.jpeg DRONE INSPECTIONS Skyriders has added a drone to its NDT testing offerings at Eskom facilities 511 287 Science enhancement initiative expands to EC https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/science-enhancement-initiative-expands-to-ec-2018-05-18 Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage Eskom Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485285 1526307378 1526594400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Millions invested in renewables, research excellence https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/millions-invested-into-renewables-research-excellence-2017-05-19 Tasneem Bulbulia Eskom Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451095 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Five mobile transformers delivered to Mkondeni unit https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/five-mobile-transformers-delivered-to-mkondeni-unit-2017-05-19 Tasneem Bulbulia Eskom Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451079 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646045_resized_eskompowerlines40520171022.jpg ALTERNATIVE POWER Five mobile transformers delivered to Eskom’s Mkondeni unit can be used to replace existing equipment during scheduled maintenance 511 287 Geosynthetic products supplied for substation https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/geosynthetic-products-supplied-for-substation-2017-05-19 Tasneem Bulbulia Eskom Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451119 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646150_resized_fibertexgeosyntheticproductsforconstructionofelectricalsubstation60420171022.jpg GEOSYNTHETIC SUPPLY Fibertex South Africa is providing an ongoing supply of a range of geosynthetic products for use in the construction of the Eskom Pinotage substation 511 287 Rope access services provided for coal-fired power station https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-access-services-provided-for-coal-fired-power-station-2017-05-19 Tasneem Bulbulia Eskom Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451029 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645940_resized_skyridersboiler130420171022.jpg CIRCUMVENTING BOILING POINT Skyriders conducted boiler safe access inspections for Eskom at one of its coal-fired stations 511 287 Industry leaders warn of loss in investments in renewables sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-leaders-warn-of-loss-in-investments-in-renewables-sector-2017-05-19 Johane Turkstra Eskom Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450984 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645812_resized_bloombergeskompylon1022.jpg NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY Eskom is responsible for generating about 95% of South Africa’s electricity and the firm mainly relies on coal for its power generation 511 287 Eskom Academy trains over 500 contractors https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eskom-academy-trains-over-500-contractors-2017-05-19 Johane Turkstra Eskom Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451082 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646060_resized_graduation110220815duane.jpg ESKOM CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The academy trained 518 contractors from all nine provinces 511 287 Expo creates new opportunities for young scientists https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/expo-creates-new-opportunities-for-young-scientists-2017-05-19 Tasneem Bulbulia Eskom Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451143 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Young innovative entrepreneurs offer renewable-energy solutions https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/young-innovative-entrepreneurs-bring-renewable-energy-solutions-2017-05-19 Johane Turkstra Eskom Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450985 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645817_resized_coownerstshibvumosikhwivhiluandelmondkhoza1022.jpg LAMO SOLAR Co-owners Tshibvumo Sikhwivhilu and Elmond Khoza 511 287 Power grid might have reached secure state https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/current-state-of-leading-power-utility-2016-05-13 Sascha Solomons Eskom Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 409800 1462866765 1463090400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000541239_resized_eskommedupi140456671022.jpg ESKOM REACHES STABLE GROUND Power utility to provide oversupply of power 511 287 Energy sector headed in a positive direction https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-sector-headed-in-a-positive-direction-2016-05-13 Sascha Solomons Eskom Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 409994 1462866766 1463090400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Fifty-eight participants graduate from Eskom academy https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eskom-committed-to-skills-development-job-creation-and-poverty-alleviation-2016-05-13 Sascha Solomons Eskom Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 409985 1462866766 1463090400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000541473_resized_brianmolefe310220815duane.jpg BRIAN MOLEFE Through the academy, Eskom develops and supports of small and medium-sized enterprises 511 287 Medupi to comply with emissions standards https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/medupi-to-comply-with-emissions-standards-2016-05-13 Sascha Solomons Eskom Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 409921 1462866766 1463090400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000541255_resized_eskommedupipowerstationlephalalelimpopo710220214duane.jpg MEDUPI POWER STATION The FGD will allow Medupi to comply with the new plant cabon dioxide minimum emission standard 511 287 Consulting firm calls for privatisation of power utility https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/consulting-firm-calls-for-privatisation-of-power-utility-2016-05-13 Sascha Solomons Eskom Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 409781 1462866765 1463090400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000540874_resized_johanmuller221022.jpg JOHAN MULLER Privatisation of power utility will allow Eskom to have more flexibility to focus on other arears of the power value chain 511 287 Illegal connections, cable theft pose threat to zero harm mandate https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/illegal-connections-cable-theft-pose-threat-to-zero-harm-mandate-2016-05-13 Sascha Solomons Eskom Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 409807 1462866765 1463090400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000540948_resized_bloombergeskompylon1022.jpg ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS The unsafe electiciy connections are proving to be a costly procedure for Eskom 511 287 Power utility opts to use renewable energy source https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/power-utility-opts-to-use-renewable-energy-source-2016-04-26 Sascha Solomons Eskom Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 409827 1462866765 1463090400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000540966_resized_2ad2a013e7d94066ae88daeddccc68811022.jpg HYBRID SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC Renewable and cost efficient energy source 511 287 Ingula set for completion next month https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ingula-set-for-completion-next-month-2016-05-13 Sascha Solomons Eskom Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 409832 1462866765 1463090400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000541204_resized_sam220621022.jpg INGULA POWER STATION The new hydropower station nears completion 511 287 Position of strategic transmission corridors confirmed https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/position-of-strategic-transmission-corridors-confirmed-2015-05-15 Mia Breytenbach Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368218 1431410655 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000418488_resized_eskomtransmissioncsir1022.jpeg FUTURE BACKBONE The transmission corridors were identified in support of Strategic Integrated Project 10 pertaining to electricity transmission and distribution 511 287 Key changes needed for efficient electricity generation https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/efficient-capital-build-services-costs-and-data-analytics-key-to-electricity-operations-consultancy-2015-05-15 Mia Breytenbach Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368212 1431410654 1431640800 99999999999 Leandi Kolver 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000418470_resized_eskommedupi140461081022.jpeg REINVENTING THE MODEL Staff in capital build services should cover specialisation in industrial relations, procurement, information technology systems and finance for projects 511 287 ‘Flagship’ gearbox orders to new coal-fired builds completed https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/flagship-gearbox-orders-to-new-coal-fired-builds-completed-2015-05-15 Mia Breytenbach Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368284 1431410658 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000418677_resized_hansentransmissionsm4accdrivemedupi1022.jpeg MEGA-DELIVERY The Medupi ACC drive order was the single biggest order received by the Sumitomo group worldwide, and became a material reference project 511 287 Flue ducting, distribution pylons supplied to new build https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/flue-ducting-distribution-pylons-supplied-to-new-build-2015-05-15 Mia Breytenbach Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368208 1431410654 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000418465_resized_structaducting1022.jpeg HOLISTIC OFFERING Structa’s subsidiaries provided significant quality, sufficient capacity and a quick production turnaround on the Kusile and Medupi flue ducting 511 287 Research centre to determine renewables impact on power system https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/research-centre-to-determine-renewables-impact-on-power-system-2015-05-15 Mia Breytenbach Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368444 1431410659 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000419164_resized_csirenergy1022bloomberg.jpeg SYSTEM BLUEPRINT The six Council for Scientific and Industrial Research campuses will demonstrate how a primarily renewables-based energy system can be designed and operated 511 287 Rope access maintenance could reduce power station shutdown durations https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-access-maintenance-could-reduce-power-station-shutdown-durations-2015-05-15 Mia Breytenbach Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368219 1431410656 1431640800 99999999999 Leandi Kolver 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000418492_resized_ropeaccessissaferandmorecosteffectivealternative1022.jpeg ACCESS ALTERNATIVE Inspections and maintenance at some power stations are performed using ropes, reducing the need for expensive, and time-consuming traditional access systems 511 287 Grid expansion to unlock new capacity https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/transmission-grid-roll-out-achievable-through-demand-anticipation-2015-05-15 Mia Breytenbach Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368566 1431410665 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000419511_resized_eskomtransmission1022duane.jpeg ACCELERATED IMPLEMENTATION Generation implementation can be reduced through strategic anticipation of the correct corridors to unlock generation access capacities for the grid 511 287 Power outages harming metals and engineering industry, exports https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/power-outages-harming-metals-and-engineering-industry-exports-2015-05-15 Dylan Slater Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368704 1431410665 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000419911_resized_henk11022.jpg HENK LANGENHOVEN The manufacturing and mining sectors stand to lose the most in production during an unplanned power outage 511 287 Gas turbines should power current and future WC demand https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gas-turbines-should-power-current-and-future-demand-in-wc-says-business-leadership-organisation-2015-05-15 Dylan Slater Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368353 1431410662 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000418899_resized_dsc44811022.jpg CHRIS WHELAN There is a strong push in the Western Cape to pursue gas turbines to supplement national baseload power generation 511 287 Chequered power system needs balanced maintenance, strong leadership, says consultancy https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/chequered-power-system-needs-balanced-maintenance-strong-leadership-says-consultancy-2015-05-15 Mia Breytenbach Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368319 1431417347 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000418799_resized_medupi1022.jpeg GAME PLAN Eskom's strategic focus points could include ensuring the viability of projects before commissioning and ensuring their completion on time and within budget 511 287 Residential solar feed-in required for immediate relief https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/residential-solar-feed-in-required-for-immediate-relief-2015-05-15 Dylan Slater Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368582 1431525126 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000419580_resized_ursreinhardphotohires1022.jpg URS REINHARD Residential rooftop solar photovoltaic solutions that feed into the national grid are the right thing to do to alleviate the power crisis 511 287 Mindset, approach changes key to ensure sustainable power sector – solutions provider https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mindset-approach-changes-key-to-ensure-sustainable-power-sector-solutions-provider-2015-05-15 Mia Breytenbach Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368429 1431525147 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000419107_resized_windenergyrenewablereuters1022.jpeg INTEGRATED APPROACH The South African power sector opportunities include designing a dynamic system that can manage the incorporation of alternative energy technologies 511 287 Koeberg generators, tank replacement projects still on track https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/koeberg-generators-tank-replacement-projects-still-on-track-resources-provider-2015-05-15 Mia Breytenbach Eskom Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 368438 1432032375 1431640800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000419146_resized_koeberg1022.jpeg ON TRACK The scope of work of the South African SGR consortium at the Koeberg nuclear power station include removal and off-loading of the old steam generators 511 287