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Zest WEG Group

Zest WEG offers access to offers access to locally manufactured fit-for-purpose generator sets. Standard off-the-shelf diesel generator sets and custom-built application-specific units are available, in either stationary or portable configurations from 20 kVA up to 2 500 kVA and can be increased upwards with multiple synchronised sets. All generator sets are supported by customised service and maintenance agreements.


Zest WEG poised for African growth

1st July 2022 After a decade-long expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in South Africa, Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazil’s WEG Group, is well placed to extend its already extensive footprint in the African market.  “We now have six manufacturing facilities in Gauteng and Cape Town,... 

The Real-World Solution to Load-shedding

23rd June 2022 We can all agree that things get interesting once the power goes out. And 99% of the time, not in a fun way. Not having electricity negatively impacts any business or service. 

Increased interest in gas-powered generators

By: Nadine Ramdass     17th June 2022 Since the lifting of the own-generation licence threshold to 100 MW, interest in using gas for embedded power generation has increased significantly, says gas engine and hybrid power plant specialist Clarke Energy business development manager Kara Neale. The high efficiency of gas-powered... 

Tank Snakes available in SA

13th June 2022 Tank Snakes have been used successfully in the USA for almost 20 years and are now available here in SA. Tank Snakes are Water Absorbers for Diesel and specifically designed to remove water in a very efficient manner. The Snakes come in different sizes for different applications, either Instant... 

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 supply from the generators to serve the 11 kV networks at customer sites. Two 2000 kVA gensets were... 

ZEST WEG develops a significant manufacturing capability

9th June 2022 Over the past 12 years Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has evolved from being primarily a sales and distribution company to a fully-fledged manufacturer working to the best global standards. In 2010 WEG acquired a majority shareholding in... 

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. Power Systems business approves mtu diesel engines for operation with sustainable fuels Full... 

Power provided for Zim gold mine

22nd April 2022 Gensets manufacturer HIMOINSA Southern Africa was selected to provide a build, own, operate, transfer (BOOT) power solution in the form of 12 MW diesel generator spinning reserve power for fold mining company Delta Gold Zimbabwe’s Eureka mine. 

Seamless plant switchovers on Zest WEG genset solutions

14th April 2022 As power outages and loadshedding continue to plague the optimal performance of industrial and mining process plants, Zest WEG is providing standby power solutions that ensure no power loss when these disruptions strike. According to Damian Schutte, electrical engineering team leader at Zest WEG,... 

Africa is in many ways at the forefront of global decarbonisation

31st March 2022 It may be surprising to discover that Africa is in some ways at the forefront of global decarbonisation. In the same way that Africa leapfrogged the telecommunications transition – moving from no phones to mobile phones for many consumers, skipping the landline – Africa is currently leapfrogging... 

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