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Schneider Electric launches PowerLogic P7 power and control platform for complex and high-demand applications
Schneider Electric launches PowerLogic P7 power and control platform for complex and high-demand applications
10th June 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has unveiled the latest device in its PowerLogic range of products – the PowerLogic P7 digital... 


Siemens South Africa CEO sub-Saharan Africa Sabine Dall’Omo standing on a stage talking
Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


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Electrification of the mining industry makes progress
26th April 2024

Multinational technology company ABB recently announced its collaboration with Boliden and Epiroc in the development of a fully battery electric truck trolley system. Said to be the first of its... 


ABB secures a foothold in the Zambian sugar industry
ABB secures a foothold in the Zambian sugar industry
23rd April 2024

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex), a global technology leader in electrical products and solutions, has secured a foothold in the potentially lucrative Zambian sugar industry by supplying its UniGear ZS1... 


The new electric mine truck
Boliden, Epiroc and ABB deploy first battery-electric truck trolley system for underground mining
22nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Swedish metals maker Boliden, technology company ABB and original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc have successfully deployed the first fully battery-electric truck trolley system on an 800-m-long... 


From the streets with a signpost to gainful employment at ABB
22nd April 2024

When a kind stranger took a photograph of Momelezi Sifumba standing at a busy roadside with a cardboard sign stating: ‘Help Me to Find a Job’ and posted it on LinkedIn, little did the unemployed... 


The transformative impact of automation on LV and MV switchgear
The transformative impact of automation on LV and MV switchgear
19th April 2024

The advent of automation in the electrical industry has revolutionised the functionality and efficiency of low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) switchgear in secondary reticulation.  Automation... 


Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
19th April 2024

In an era marked by escalating climate concerns and the urgent need for sustainable energy solutions, the power transmission landscape is witnessing a profound revolution. At the forefront of this... 


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Hansen + Genwest
29th March 2024

Designers and manufacturers of transformers and switchgear Hansen + Genwest was founded in 1976, and supplied the first South African-designed and manufactured flameproof transformer in 1977. The... 


MERVYN NAIDOO
The company's offerings underscore its commitment to excellence and reliability
Company leverages offering, expertise to ‘redefine’ S Africa’s energy industry
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s energy sector continues to grapple with climate change and an increasing demand for electricity, electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM is making significant strides in... 


Image of a data centre
Modular substations meet demands of data centre growth
20th March 2024

The advancement of digital technology has led to increased demand for data centres in South Africa. To keep up with the demand, these facilities are required to expand rapidly when needed, and the... 


Image of Kusile power plant at night
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has insisted that it is on track to complete the repairs to the ducts in the west stack at the Kusile power station by December 2024. 


 Together (from left) VI plant manager Danie Hanekom, his predecessor John Schultz and automation specialist Wes Allan devised and developed the ingenious automated VI testing system, in which a special trolley (shown here) for carrying VIs for testing is plugged into one of the test stations.
Automated testing system for vacuum interrupters now operating in ACTOM MV Switchgear’s VI plant
7th March 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer Actom’s MV Switchgear division recently completed the establishment of an automated vacuum interrupter (VI) testing facility in the VI manufacturing plant... 


Modular substations are the best option for data centres, as they can be designed and built quickly
Modular substations power in South Africa's data centre boom
27th February 2024

Data centres are experiencing significant growth in South Africa as the digital revolution continues to gain momentum. To keep up with the demand, these facilities must have the flexibility to... 


Two ladies working on a group of electrical switchgear units
Switchgear units supplied to DRC copper mine
16th February 2024

Switchgear manufacturer and supplier Actom MV Switchgear has been awarded a contract to supply the extensive new Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with power... 


Image of the Medupi power plant at dusk
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Efforts are being made to return Medupi Unit 4 to service by the end of July 2024. 


Image of the Kusile power plant
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


Customised solution powers mine, reduces emissions
2nd February 2024

A custom made end-to-end switchgear and circuit breaker solution from technology company ABB Electrification is powering up a new mining plant at Canadian gold and silver miner Kinross’ Tasiast 24k... 


Image of A dry-type transformer positioned in an E-House.
Modular substations and dry-type transformers support renewable energy projects
21st January 2024

Modular substations and dry-type transformers offer a number of advantages for renewable energy projects such as those relying on solar and wind power, says Trafo Power Solutions’ David Claassen.... 


Aerial view of the Lindi Jumbo plant and TSF
Walkabout starts commissioning activities at Lindi Jumbo
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has started commissioning activities at its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, another step toward full operation and critical minerals producer status. The... 


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Sekelduin substation project, Namibia
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sekelduin substation project will see the the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of specialised switchgear and substation protection, as well as automation systems for a... 


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Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia – update
8th December 2023

Euro Manganese has signed definitive agreements with OMRF for $100-million in nondilutive financing to advance the project. 


E-House fitted with monitoring control panels specially for a renewable energy application
Modular substations and dry-type transformers pave the way for renewable energy growth in Africa
4th December 2023

The growing renewable energy generation sector in Africa is realising the value of modular substations in solar and wind projects, as well as the suitability of dry-type transformers in these... 


MV Switchgear awarded SIS switchgear contract for DRC mine’s underground substations
MV Switchgear awarded SIS switchgear contract for DRC mine’s underground substations
20th November 2023

MV Switchgear, which executed two large contracts over the past two years involving manufacture, supply, and installation of numer­ous air-insulated switchgear (AIS) panels for 11kV substations at... 


ACTOM Industry wins contract to upgrade Ghana gold mine’s winder drive and control system
ACTOM Industry wins contract to upgrade Ghana gold mine’s winder drive and control system
13th November 2023

After many years of trying to break into the Ghana gold mining mar­ket with its modern mine winder drive and control systems, ACTOM Industry finally achieved a break­through late last year when it... 


An image showing ACTOM Industry securing a contract to upgrade the drive and control system of a man-winder at a gold mine
ACTOM Industry secures contract to upgrade winder drive, gold system at Ghanaian gold mine
8th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

After many years of trying to break into the Ghana gold mining market with its modern mine winder drive and control systems, mine winder experts ACTOM Industry late last year achieved a... 


An image showing a HyPact hybrid switchgear unit from GE Grid
NamPower awards R100m contract to ACTOM for new indoor substation in Swakopmund
7th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ACTOM Energy Namibia (AEN) has been awarded a R100-million contract by Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) to design, manufacture, supply, install and commission specialised switchgear and... 


Image of Medupi power plant at night
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has said that the country will receive a significant boost in 2024 with the earlier-than-expected return to service of Medupi Unit 4. 


Image of Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kusile Unit 5 is being prepared for synchronisation to the grid towards the end of December. 


Image of Kusile
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has confirmed that Unit 3 at the Kusile coal-fired power station is providing 720 MW for the electricity grid. 


LSF executive head Thami Moatshe
Study confirms South Africa can produce most components needed for the transmission, distribution value chain
2nd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A study on value chain mapping of the South African transmission and distribution networks published by nonprofit the Localisation Support Fund (LSF) finds there are opportunities to localise... 


Image of the Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has upheld the decision of the National Air Quality Officer to permit the temporary operation of the Kusile coal power station using... 


Image of Drakenstein municipality electro-technical engineering division planning and customer services manager Leon Laing.
Drakenstein municipality rolls out new, green switchgear
19th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Drakenstein municipality, in the Western Cape, has adopted Schneider Electric’s green RM AirSeT switchgear, which it says will reduce the municipality’s carbon footprint by using pure air... 


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... 


Aerial image of a mine in the DRC
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... 


Image of the Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nine people were arrested at the Kusile power station for theft of coal and fraud on September 7. 


solar panels on the roof of Static Powers's factory as part of a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic grid-tied system
Group installs 1.1 MW solar system at manufacturing facility
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

After a year of planning and installing alternating-current and direct-current solutions, standby equipment manufacturer Static Power has commissioned a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) grid-tied... 


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. 


Aerial image of minde
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... 


Demand for modular substations increasing
1st September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As demand for dry-type transformers increases, particularly for difficult operating environments, dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions is accelerating its delivery of complementary... 


Eskom's Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The temporary stacks being introduced at the Kusile coal power station, where three previously operational units have been out of service for ten months, have been built. 


Image of Trafo Power Solutions now offers modular substations
Modular substations prove popular
24th August 2023

Modular substations, or E-houses, are designed to provide a centralised and secure environment for critical electrical components and infrastructure. These are often used in industrial settings,... 


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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