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Manufacturer now offers new stainless steel braided hose

1st July 2022 Earlier this year, industrial hose specialist Truco announced it had started manufacturing stainless steel braided hose at its Chamdor campus in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Initial capabilities are for hose assemblies from 6 mm to 25 cm in diameter. 

Batteries and decentralised power seen as key way to boost security of supply

By: Cameron Mackay     1st July 2022 Industry body the South African Energy Storage Association chairperson Mikhail Nikomarov emphasises the importance of a decentralised power system and the benefits it can provide, and how this can be supported using battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the local market. “Energy storage... 

Opinion: Existing regulatory framework provides good backbone for development of South Africa’s green hydrogen sector

29th June 2022 In this article, Bowmans South Africa’s head of public law and regulatory, Claire Tucker, looks at regulation and incentives for the hydrogen economy. She concludes that, while incentives for developing the sector have not yet been finalised, the existing regulatory framework for these industrial... 

Cummins celebrates women engineers and the women in STEM

27th June 2022 International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is celebrated on June 23 every year to honour the exceptional achievements of women engineers worldwide. The theme for 2022 celebrates Inventors and Innovators. On this INWED, we spoke to Magdolin Mikhail, Business Manager at the Cummins New Power... 

Is it possible to convert old coal mines into successful farms?

By: Darren Parker     24th June 2022 The rehabilitation of South Africa’s closed coal mines has long been a source of contention among miners, environmental activists and affected communities. Numerous old mines were not rehabilitated at all, while many others were rehabilitated to within only the bare minimum requirements of the... 

Carbon capture, use and storage identified in new Sanedi assessment as having huge potential to slash emissions

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th June 2022 The South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) has published the first technical assessment on possible pathways to introduce clean coal technology, as well as options for carbon abatement and carbon capture use and storage (CCUS), besides others, at existing or new coal-fired... 

GE Gas Power addresses the energy trilemma to foster a more sustainable energy transition in mining operations

24th June 2022 Multinational industrial company General Electric (GE)  has been collaborating with energy stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies tailored to respond to the needs of the mining sector. Energy intensive industries, such as the mining and minerals sector, are under pressure from... 

Hydra Arc: Welding

24th June 2022 Established in 1987, Hydra Arc has grown from being a supplier of specialised welders into a leading refinery maintenance, turnaround specialist, steel fabrication and construction company, operating in the petrochemicals, construction, mining and power generation industries. The Hydra Arc Group... 

South Africa transmission firm seen hobbled by Eskom millstone

By: Bloomberg     21st June 2022 South Africa’s plan to create a power transmission company that will attract the investment needed to strengthen the national grid has been hobbled by its restrictive debt arrangements with parent Eskom Holdings, two people familiar with the situation said. Under the plan to separate the unit,... 

Finance ‘sea change’ needed for Africa to meet $190bn/y energy investment goal 

By: Terence Creamer     20th June 2022 Achieving Africa’s energy and climate goals by 2030, including universal access, will require a more than doubling in energy investment this decade, rising to a yearly rate of $190-billion from 2026 to 2030, a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report shows. It will also require the connection... 

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