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Fired up for the energy transition

9th June 2022 How extracting value from the old and new burners can fuel the energy revolution  When I was approached for this piece on boilers and burners based on our rich history of combustion projects, I reflected on my current vision. Engineering is a  key to converting Africa's rich resources to value... 

Power generation remains the dominant market segment for Cummins in the Middle East

15th November 2021 From dense urban areas to remote locations, communities and operations of every application and industry rely on robust, flexible and fully integrated power systems on demand or full-time, especially in a global economy where the power is required 24/7. Cummins’ power system products include... 

Load-shedding a risk to South Africa’s economic recovery

By: Simone Liedtke     9th November 2021 North West University Business School economist Professor Raymond Parsons has urged that the extent to which the current Eskom load-shedding “now poses an increasing to risk to South Africa’s economic recovery should not be underestimated”. In addition, the current bout of rolling blackouts... 

Ferrochrome is part of the green revolution – Glencore 

By: Martin Creamer     6th August 2021 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore views the ferrochrome market as being particularly strong currently. “We've seen very healthy ferrochrome prices and good cash generation in that business,” Glencore CEO Gary Nagle said. 

Project Blue Oval renewable-energy programme, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     18th June 2021 The project is on track to be completed this year. 

Kilombero Sugar Company expansion project, Tanzania

By: Sheila Barradas     28th May 2021 The project involves the construction of a new modern factory four times bigger than the existing factory. 

Electricity liberalisation up to 50 MW will support economy, allow more renewables, storage, says Neasa

By: Schalk Burger     26th May 2021 Business organisation the National Employers' Association of South Africa (Neasa), in its comments on the proposed amendments to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA), called for the liberalisation of electricity generation up to 50 MW. It also called for wheeling and for definitions... 

Illovo subsidiary embarks on $239m sugar expansion project in Tanzania

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2021 Tanzanian sugar producer Kilombero Sugar Company, in which Illovo Sugar Africa holds a 75% stake and the government a 25% interest, has approved a TSh571.6-billion, or about $238.5-million, expansion project. The expansion project, which is in alignment with Tanzania's policy to achieve... 


7th May 2021 Uniconfort manufactures and installs Biomass Plants up to 30 MWth and Cogeneration Systems up to 5 MWe.  Our Mission is to give Value to Biomass and Waste from wood, industrial and agricultural processes, converting all into Clean Energy. The Biomass Boilers produce steam, hot water, superheated... 

eThekwini aiming to conclude first IPP contract in 2022 as city mulls hydrogen role 

By: Terence Creamer     29th April 2021 The eThekwini metropolitan municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal, is aiming to sign its first independent power producer (IPP) contract next year following the publication of the eThekwini Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP) in 2020, which it described as the first IRP for a local government in South... 

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