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HC Heat Exchangers named ‘most innovative’ at Seifsa awards

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th May 2019 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) on Thursday crowned HC Heat Exchangers as the Most Innovative Company of the Year at its Awards for Excellence ceremony. The judges were impressed by the improvement of HC’s offering that sees it use its expertise to... 

Senegal imports turbines for West Africa's first big wind farm project

By: Reuters     24th May 2019 Senegal started importing turbines for its first large-scale wind farm on Thursday, the biggest such project in West Africa that will supply nearly a sixth of the country's power. Privately-owned British renewable power company Lekela expects the wind farm, located in Taiba Ndiaye, about 100 km... 

Collaboration gives rise to advanced automation

24th May 2019 UK industrial technology group Rolls Royce Power Systems and automation technology group ABB are in a global partnership on microgrid technology with advanced automation. Together, the two companies will offer an innovative, energy efficient microgrid solution for utilities, islands, as well as... 

Kenya’s election open season

By: Tara O’Connor     24th May 2019 As dust settles on South Africa’s elections and business looks to President Cyril Ramaphosa to restore the economy, Kenyan business worries as the political elite starts kicking up dust well in advance of the 2022 Presidential polls. At stake is Kenya’s booming economy, the powerhouse of the East... 

Out of step

By: Terence Creamer     24th May 2019 A new report on global energy investment in 2018 points to an ongoing misalignment between approved expenditure on new fuel and power projects and meeting the twin goals security of supply and decarbonisation. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) ‘World Energy Investment 2019’ report,... 

HC Heat Exchangers, Pamodzi win big at 5th SEIFSA Awards for Excellence

24th May 2019 HC Heat Exchangers and Pamodzi Unique Engineering were amongst the big winners announced at the glamorous SEIFSA Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg last night. The ceremony attended by metals and engineering sector movers and shakers saw HC... 

Pioneering system holds huge potential for microgrids

By: Kim Cloete     23rd May 2019 A sharper focus on renewable energy has led to increased opportunities for microgrids in rural areas, industrial and commercial parks and residential developments in African countries. “Technology is progressing very fast on alternative energies and systems. An increased focus on renewable energy... 

Prepare For Business Unusual This South African Winter

22nd May 2019 South African businesses heavily-relevant on realtime telecoms links for their bread and butter need to start squirreling away redundant capacity forthwith. That’s the message from leading independent telco Huge Networks, now incorporating Otel, as autumn sets in. One senior opposition party... 

EM offers key products for power-factor correction to cut energy costs

21st May 2019 Power-factor correction is a mechanism to reduce operating costs associated with electricity consumption. Some of the key advantages here are reduced kVA charges, improved plant efficiency and network voltage, and reduced overloading of cables, switchgear, and transformers. The power factor is... 

Amplats considers sale of Twickenham and Bokoni mines – CEO

By: Reuters     17th May 2019 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is contemplating the sale of its Bokoni and Twickenham mines in South Africa, a move which would mostly complete the group's divestment strategy, its chief executive told Reuters. The precious metals producer has sold many of its mines as it pivots from the... 

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