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Cape Town targeting this year as starting date for turning landfill waste into power
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is moving closer to turning landfill waste into energy, with two projects that are designed to produce electricity from the combustion of landfill gas moving... 


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Cape Town targeting this year as starting date for turning waste into power
30th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is moving closer to turning landfill waste into energy, with two projects that are designed to produce electricity from the combustion of landfill gas moving... 


Standalone 60 kVA 400 V WEG generator
Standby gensets not viable option while loadshedding persists
12th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Selecting a generator set with a standby power rating might have been sufficient ten to 15 years ago but is no longer a viable option to cope with the current severity of local power disruptions... 


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Cummins Power, an integral element of the power mix
12th April 2024

Cummins Generators serve as robust standalone power solutions and play an essential role in microgrid systems. A microgrid constitutes a local energy system capable of generating, potentially... 


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Helping businesses select the right genset
16th March 2024

Despite the growing use of generator sets (gensets) to mitigate power disruptions, there is still confusion about how to choose the appropriate genset based on specific operational demands, notes... 


3000kVA 400V primary equipment prior to enclosure installation
Understanding standby, Prime and continuous gensets
21st February 2024

The increasing reliance of South African businesses on generator sets (gensets) to mitigate power disruptions highlights a crucial need for proper selection based on specific operational demands.... 


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Generators customised for local farmers
10th February 2024

Fit-for-purpose generators built especially to meet the needs of farmers and the agricultural sector are said to be gaining popularity.  Smith Power Equipment’s Renier Potgieter asserts that... 


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Reducing grid reliance to reduce costs
10th November 2023

With loadshedding impacting productivity and income generation, and increasing safety and security risks, investing in solar photovoltaic (PV) has become more common. Consequently, getting a... 


Aerial view of the Balama graphite project
Balama graphite project, Mozambique – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources has achieved full operation of its solar and battery hybrid system at the project. 


Due to the large size and weight, this 9.5MW 11KV WEG electric motor has to be disassembled for shipment and reassembled on the offshore FPSO off the coast of Ghana.
Specialist gains traction in oil, gas sector
18th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa is “hungry for electricity”, and electrical specialist Zest WEG is seeing growing demand from the oil and gas sector, from both upstream and midstream facilities as nations on the continent... 


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Key infrastructure for renowned DRC mine
15th September 2023

The historic Kipushi zinc/copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is undergoing a refurbishment process led by Ivanhoe Mines. Zest WEG  is supplying electrical and energy... 


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Success despite challenges
8th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid energy-related challenges facing Zimbabwe, including power constraints and quality of power supply, gold producer Caledonia Mining has taken measures to shield its flagship Blanket gold mine... 


Taxis critical to transport system, but rail has to be the backbone – Cape Town oil, gas sector
8th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The recent minibus taxi strike in Cape Town cost the Western Cape economy an estimated R5-billion, while it also caused at least R18-million worth of damage in the city, according to provincial data. 


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Key infrastructure for renowned DRC mine
1st September 2023

The historic Kipushi zinc/copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is undergoing a refurbishment process led by Ivanhoe Mines. Zest WEG  is supplying electrical and energy... 


Zest WEG is providing key electrical and energy infrastructure to the historic Kipushi Zinc-Copper Mine in the DRC's Katanga province
Zest WEG helps power Kipushi's new dawn
8th August 2023

As part of Ivanhoe Mines’ refurbishment of the historic Kipushi Zinc-Copper Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zest WEG will be supplying a range of electrical and energy solutions.... 


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Vodacom Century City fire highlights fire safety for PV systems
4th August 2023

The fire at the Vodacom building at Century City in Cape Town last month is suspected of having been caused by an issue with the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, notes ASP Fire CEO... 


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Company embarks on BESS projects, encourages renewables deployment
30th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global engineering, procurement and operation company USP&E is providing various battery energy storage systems (BESSs) for South Africa to address rolling blackouts amid local energy constraints... 


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Afrimat diversifies further with Lafarge South Africa acquisition
20th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The share price of mining and materials company Afrimat rose by more than 12% on June 20 after it announced the planned acquisition of Lafarge South Africa (LSA), including all its subsidiaries,... 


Trend is toward larger power plant solutions, says Zest WEG
20th June 2023

Whether companies need power to survive loadshedding or to raise their production output, the trend is for these power generating systems to get bigger. According to Bernard Mitton, Business... 


The Port of Richards Bay
TNPA sets out to procure 20 MW of solar PV capacity for Richards Bay port
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a service provider to design, build, test, commission, operate and maintain a 20 MW solar photovoltaic (PV)... 


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Zest WEG
17th February 2023

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.... 


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Zest WEG
27th January 2023

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.... 


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HIMOINSA Southern Africa provides 8 MW rental solution for LNG, helium plant in South Africa’s Free State
24th November 2022

In order to commission the process plant and supporting utilities, emerging natural gas and helium producer Renergen’s Virginia gas project, in South Africa’s Free State province, requires an... 


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Major OEM commissions new low-voltage motor assembly line in Gauteng
14th October 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG’s South African subsidiary Zest WEG has commissioned a new assembly line for low-voltage WEG W22 IE3 and IE4 motors at the company’s corporate premises... 


Motors ready for the paint booth.
More local focus as Zest WEG launches new motor assembly line
13th October 2022

A new assembly line for its low voltage (LV) premium efficiency WEG IE3 electric motors is yet another advance by Zest WEG in sustainability and local economic impact. Zest WEG CEO Eduardo... 


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Rolls-Royce’s Germany-based division wins major genset contract for new German warships
5th September 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Rolls-Royce Power Systems, the Germany-based business unit of UK-based global major propulsion and power systems group Rolls-Royce, has been awarded a contract to provide variable speed generator... 


CONSIDERED CAPACITY
Before developing manufacturing capacity locally, Zest WEG endeavours to understand the end-users’ needs first
Motor manufacturer helping to reduce load on grid
2nd September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

In focusing on energy efficiency, Zest WEG, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is helping the South African mining industry reduce its load on the country’s fragile... 


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Zest WEG
16th August 2022

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.... 


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Water absorbers for diesel tanks now available in SA
10th June 2022

Innovative technology specifically designed to efficiently remove water from diesel, is now available in South Africa. Tank Snakes are water absorbers for diesel and have been used successfully in... 


Trafo supplies transformers for standby gensets in cape
9th June 2022

Dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions supplied four transformers for use in standby diesel generator sets in the Western Cape province.  The transformers will step up the 400 Volt... 


Image of Cat replacement engines to show that Caterpillar has expanded its Service Replacement Engine Program
Program aims to lower equipment repower costs
18th May 2022

Caterpillar is expanding its service replacement engine program for owners of equipment powered by its engines, giving new alternatives to a major engine overhaul. The program consists of four... 


Rolls-Royce takes step towards net zero ambition with mtu gensets approved for sustainable fuels
12th May 2022

Following successful trials on the test bench and in the field, Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems has approved its Series 1600 and Series 4000 generator sets for use with sustainable fuels.... 


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Zest WEG
22nd April 2022

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.... 


SIZE MATTERS
Incorrect sizing is the most common mistake made by companies when buying a generator
Generators still reliable, affordable option
15th April 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Generators will always be an option as long as standby power is needed in South Africa, says generator importer and distributor Smith Power Equipment national product and sales specialist Michele... 


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Many manufacturers still without backup power
15th April 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Many local manufacturers still do not have backup power installed, while others lack adequate power solutions to effectively limit the production losses incurred during power outages or... 


RNE Series 8900 pump in demand in Canada, Zim platinum and gold sectors
RNE Series 8900 pump in demand in Canada, Zim platinum and gold sectors
27th March 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The high-head, 50 mm discharge, 55 kw Series 8900 pump from Gauteng pumps manufacturer RNE Pumps is gaining traction worldwide, says sales manager Mark Enell. Ideal for high-head and deeper sump... 


Barloworld Power & Cat® power systems brings you smarter energy solutions for Africa
2nd February 2022

CUSTOM POWER SOLUTIONS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS Discover the gas generator sets we offer. 


The global impact of Cat® power systems & Barloworld Power
2nd February 2022

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Zest WEG
28th January 2022

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.... 


Caterpillar, Tractafric complete 7.5 MW battery storage solution for grid stability at Barrick's Kibali
22nd October 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Construction and equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and equipment distribution multinational Tractafric have installed 7.5 MW of battery energy storage capacity at gold miner Barrick Gold's Kibali... 


MTEE appoints EngineCo as dealer in South Africa
21st September 2021

EngineCo, based in South Africa, is now an official dealer of Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. (MTEE). They are responsible for the sales and service of Mitsubishi Diesel Engine from... 


Caterpillar expanding its hydrogen solutions portfolio
10th September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

NYSE-listed construction machinery and equipment company Caterpillar will begin offering Cat generator sets capable of operating on 100% hydrogen, including fully renewable green hydrogen, on a... 


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Zest WEG - Electrical and electronic manufacturing for all sectors
30th July 2021

Year of Formation and Background to Founding: Zest Electric Motors was founded in South Africa by James Blakemore in 1980, selling WEG electric motors and has been affiliated with WEG Brazil from... 


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