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Diesel-electric range for crushing operations
14th June 2024

Two new products have been launched as part of a diesel-electric power series for the aggregates market. All the process functions of the Metso’s Lokotrack EC range are electric, with units... 


Kibo subsidiary progressing Pyebridge asset
26th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Kibo Energy’s subsidiary, Mast Energy Developments (MED), has received official confirmation that its Pyebridge 9 MW flexible power generation asset in England has passed its satisfactory... 


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WEG
12th April 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 


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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Hybrid systems incorporating diesel gensets can enhance power generation
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

With the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa, and the lack of generation capacity from State-owned power utility Eskom, diesel generator manufacturer Mahindra Powerol SA provides a range of... 


Rolls-Royce Power Systems enters partnership to achieve carbon capture for its mtu engines
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Rolls-Royce, the UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group, has announced that it is partnering with Switzerland-based carbon dioxide and dry ice company ASCO Carbon Dioxide (ASCO)... 


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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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WEG
26th January 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 


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Microgrids gain traction to combat critical outage impacts
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Microgrids are gaining traction globally owing to its ability to alleviate the impact of critical outages, caused by extreme weather, climate events, and various other reasons.  Microgrids can... 


Processing plant at AngloGold's Geita operation in Tanzania.
AngloGold advancing decarbonisation in Tanzania, has begun renewables project in Australia
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is advancing decarbonisation projects at the Geita mine in Tanzania, has commenced renewable energy project works at the Tropicana mine in Australia, and a big... 


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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. 


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Syrah green energy plant proves its mettle
11th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite miner Syrah Resources has achieved full operation of its solar and battery hybrid system at its Balama operations, in Mozambique. The company on Wednesday said that the 11.25 MWp solar... 


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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... 


Clarke Energy and Danone to Develop Resilient Microgrid Project in South Africa
13th September 2023

Moshesh Cogeneration, a special purpose vehicle owned by Moshesh Partners and backed by Rand Merchant Bank, has selected Clarke Energy to deliver a full turnkey CHP facility and microgrid... 


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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.... 


Vodacom Century City fire highlights fire safety for PV systems
Vodacom Century City fire highlights fire safety for PV systems
19th July 2023

The fire at the Vodacom building at Century City in Cape Town on Sunday 9 July is suspected of having been caused by an issue with the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation. Such systems for... 


ZEST WEG supplies E-house package for Sasol gas project
23rd May 2023

A large complete substation E-house locally manufactured by Zest WEG will help power Sasol’s Upstream PSA project currently under construction in the Inhambane Province of southern Mozambique.... 


Diamcor continues to mitigate loadshedding impacts in South Africa
16th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian-headquartered Diamcor Mining’s focus during the interim period ended December 31, continued to be on managing costs and optimising operational hours to minimise the effects of loadshedding... 


Rolls-Royce announces successful tests of mtu genset with 100% hydrogen fuel
17th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce has announced that its Germany-based Power Systems business unit has successfully tested an mtu-brand generator set (genset)... 


Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer.
Lithium sales from South Africa on track to begin this month, Marula Mining reports
12th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sales of lithium processed out of stockpiles at the Blesberg project in the Northern Cape are expected to commence this month. “We’re on track for the first delivery of a thousand tons through to... 


Beware of fire-safety risk during increased loadshedding
11th October 2022

The current loadshedding implemented by electricity utility Eskom as it faces a shortage of generation capacity due to a combination of maintenance and unplanned breakdowns poses a heightened fire... 


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Zest WEG poised for African growth
7th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 


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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... 


Energy solutions for mining
Energy solutions for mining
2nd September 2022

Microgrids are a good energy solution for mines A microgrid is a combination and coordination of generation, storage and load assets in a power system that is completely customised and self-sustained. 


ON THE ROAD Zest WEG will showcase its mobile substation capabilities at Electra Mining Africa.
Zest WEG poised for African growth after decade-long expansion of SA manufacturing
23rd August 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... 


Zest WEG develops a significant manufacturing capability
8th August 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... 


Cummins offers an ideal power ecosystem for Independent Power Producers
21st July 2022

By Warrick Gibbens, Power Generation Leader, Cummins Southern Africa While Cummins has traditionally focused on diesel technology, it continually embraces innovative new solutions. This makes it a... 


Zest WEG develops robust local supply chain
20th July 2022

Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has progressively increased its level of local manufacturing over the past decade and now boasts six... 


Rolls-Royce Power Systems commissions hydrogen-fuelled engine test stand 
12th July 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce has announced that its Germany-based Power Systems division has commissioned its first in-house test stand for hydrogen-powered... 


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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. 


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Increased interest in gas-powered generators
17th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

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... 


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... 


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... 


Local transformer manufacturing at Zest WEG's facility in Wadeville.
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... 


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.... 


An aerial image of the Eureka mine development in Zimbabwe, and its the HIMOINSA generators
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... 


The 550 kVA gensets being assembled at the Zest WEG manufacturing facility in Cape Town.
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... 


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... 


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Africa is in many ways at the forefront of global decarbonisation
30th 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... 


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Africa is in many ways at the forefront of global decarbonisation
30th 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... 


A determined woman makes significant inroads in the Qatar power generation industry to enlarge Cummins’ footprint
10th March 2022

One of the employees who assisted in launching Cummins Qatar in 2012 was Mireille Geha, the very first woman in the Power Generation Business Leader role in the region. From her initial role as... 


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