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Zest WEG Group Generator Sets

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Zest WEG Group

25th January 2019 Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of Africa and has been servicing the mining sector on the continent for more than 35 years. An in-depth understanding of the harsh conditions found... 

Why Are More Mines Integrating Renewables?

25th September 2018 By Melodie Michel, Energy and Mines Rob Schueffner, Hybrid Energy Solutions Manager for Caterpillar Electric Power, explains how the financial benefits and reliability of renewable energy solutions available for mines today are quickly matching the environmental benefits. 

Zest WEG packages diverse portfolio into mining solutions

4th September 2018 On display at Zest WEG Group's large outdoor stand at Electra Mining Africa this year will be not only its growing range of products, but also its integrated approach that offers customers significant added value in the execution of large projects. One of the new products being launched at the... 

Backup power to ensure safety, continuous production 

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     24th August 2018 There has been increased interest in the generator sets of Himoinsa Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Spain-based power solutions provider Himoinsa. This is a good sign from the mines, as it indicates that they are prioritising their safety requirements,” claims Himoinsa Southern Africa services... 

Fire away with FOGMAKER fire-suppression system at Electra Mining 2018

4th July 2018 FOGMAKER South Africa (Pty) Ltd. will not only display its efficient triple-action fire-suppression system at the highly anticipated Electra Mining Africa 2018 but will also be conducting live demonstrations to show the remarkable effectiveness of water-mist technology. Intelligently engineered... 

Chicago Pneumatic generates success at Botswana MTEs with three genset giveaways

15th May 2018 Chicago Pneumatic strenthened its foothold outside South Africa’s borders with the sponsorship of a CPPG5 (5.5Kva) petrol-driven portable generator at each of the three Mining & Technical Exhibitions (MTEs) held in Botswana during April 2018. Eben van der Vyver, Business Development Manager for... 

Chicago Pneumatic expands footprint in southern African mining sector with generator give-aways

14th March 2018 Chicago Pneumatic has given away 5.5Kva portable petrol-driven generators at the first Mining & Technical Exhibitions which took place in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga during the first quarter of 2018. Abdurazak (Zak) Ramedies from Cullinan Mine was the first lucky recipient of the CPPG5... 

Himoinsa solutions provide light, power to Southern African mines

23rd February 2018 Designer and manufacturer of diesel and gas generator sets, hybrid generators, lighting towers and control panels Himoinsa Southern Africa is delivering solutions to power mines across Southern Africa, emphasising that its generators and lighting towers are robust and durable enough to provide... 

Zest WEG Group 

5th February 2018 The Zest WEG Group has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the mining sector on the continent for more than 35 years.  

Junior projects lighting bright path into Africa for ‘search and solve’ group

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 Motor and controls manufacturer Zest WEG Group, which designs, manufactures, markets and installs electrical products and solutions across the full electrical spectrum, is achieving great success with its new specially crafted ‘pavement pounding, search and solve’ business model that ensures... 

Junior projects lighting bright path into Africa for ‘search and solve’ group

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 Motor and controls manufacturer Zest WEG Group, which designs, manufactures, markets and installs electrical products and solutions across the full electrical spectrum, is achieving great success with its new specially crafted ‘pavement pounding, search and solve’ business model that ensures... 

Gold sponsor to exhibit latest tech and services

26th January 2018 Capital equipment giant Caterpillar says it is focused on optimising operations – whether surface or underground, large or small – and resolving the issues critical to their success, and will present its technologies and services at the 2018 Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town.  

At Mining Indaba 2018, Caterpillar presents broad range of machines, technology and services to support African mining

15th January 2018 Caterpillar will present its unmatched range of innovative technologies and services at Mining Indaba, February 5-8 in Cape Town, South Africa. With a focus on optimizing operations, whether surface or underground, large or small, Caterpillar and Cat® dealers are dedicated to working with mining... 

Chairlift system to augment safety at Orkney mine

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st December 2017 A 180-m-long, footwall-mounted chairlift system will be installed at gold miner Tau Lekoa Gold Mining Company’s mine near Orkney, in the North West, in January to assist the mine with daily operations and enhance its safety. Energy distribution, automation, communication, transportation and roof... 

Caterpillar selected to help install solar PV system for Otjikoto

10th November 2017 Gold producer B2Gold has selected capital equipment giant Caterpillar (Cat) and global industrial company Barloworld to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Otjikoto mine, Namibia, which will provide 7 MW of solar power to the mine. “For many years, B2Gold has relied on dependable,... 

Barloworld to install 7 MW solar power installation at Namibia mine

By: Anine Kilian     28th August 2017 Gold producer B2Gold has appointed Caterpillar and Cat dealer Barloworld to supply a 7 MW solar power plant at the Otjikoto mine, in Namibia. The full system, including Cat photovoltaic (PV) solar modules and the Cat microgrid master controller (MMC), will be used to reduce reliance on a heavy... 

Botswana receives load bank system order

By: Simone Liedtke     26th May 2017 The first load bank system from power-generating brand supplier Vert Energy – the Southern Africa distributor of Asco power switching and control components – was supplied to private equity company Peter Investments, in Botswana, last month. 

Platinum needs marketing, marketing and more marketing – RBPlat 

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2017 Embattled platinum needs ongoing marketing, with producers needing to invest in the promotion effort and ensure that the metal does not continue to be demonised by the anti-diesel hype, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri told investors, unionists, analysts and journalists on... 

Delivering integrated power solutions for African projects

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th February 2017 Integrated energy solutions provider Zest Energy, a member of the Zest WEG group, is set to hand over a power generation solution for Syrah Resources’ Balama graphite mine, in Mozambique, at the end of April. This flagship project – the company’s largest power plant in terms of power output –... 

Global ties place supplier ahead in energy efficiency game

By: Simone Liedtke     28th October 2016 Through the global resources afforded by its parent company, electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has been in a “very fortunate position” from a manufacturer perspective. 

Wheeling touted as viable option for mines facing electricity supply challenges

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th October 2016 While mining operations require reliable power on a continuous basis, whether in remote locations, or in developed areas, load-shedding, poor quality power and weak grids are forcing mines to consider alternative sources of electrical energy. Consequently, juwi South Africa MD Greg Austin... 

Zest WEG Group 

15th September 2016 Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the mining sector on the continent for more than 35 years.  

Aksa Power Generation  

12th September 2016 Aksa Power Generation as the leading company in the Turkish genset market, with its worldwide exports to 165 countries is placed amongst the largest exporters in Turkey.  

Zest WEG implements best practices at SA manufacturing facilities

26th August 2016 It is never only about supplying products or technical support to the market. It is also about implementing best practice across all companies and, in particular, manufacturing operations. 

Ngualla project’s BFS on track for Q1 2017

By: Nadine James     8th July 2016 ASX-listed development company Peak Resources expects the bankable feasibility study (BFS) for its Ngualla rare earths project, in Tanzania, to be completed in the first quarter of 2017, advancing the project close to production. Peak MD Darren Townsend says the slight delay in the start of the... 

Dependable power will boost economic growth

12th February 2016 As a result of electricity supply limitations in South Africa and many other sub-Saharan African countries, economic growth is set to be impeded, which will affect many electricity-intensive and -dependent industries, including mining.  

Power, co-generation and integrated energy solutions specialist

12th February 2016 Energy will continue to be a highly sought-after commodity in Africa. Many companies help to address the continentís insatiable need for electricity, but not many have the ability to take a holistic approach and integrate their solutions with the electrical infrastructure of mines and other... 

Renewable energy opportunities rise as costs slide and solutions grow

By: Simon Rees     15th January 2016 TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Despite the tie-up between the renewables market and the mining sector being dynamic and exciting, the high levels of upfront capital expenditure (capex) needed to install and operate renewable components and storage solutions remained a significant impediment to... 

Juniors join up to develop Brightstar

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th January 2016 Juniors Stone Resources Australia and MHM Metals have agreed to jointly develop the Brightstar gold project, in Western Australia. MHM would earn an initial 50% interest by spending A$7.5-million on development capital at the Brightstar project, with the company earning a further 30% interest by... 

Gas infrastructure, improved market conditions key to SA fuel cell industry success

By: David Oliveira     6th November 2015 Stationary fuel cell technology could be the key that unlocks primary platinum demand and reinvigorates South Africa’s ailing platinum mining industry. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies concurs with this view, and has stated that the country needs to commit to 1 000 MW of platinum... 

Gas infrastructure, improved market conditions key to development of fuel cell industry in South Africa

By: David Oliveira     6th November 2015 Stationery fuel cell technology could be the key that unlocks primary platinum demand and reinvigorates South Africa’s ailing platinum mining industry, which is promising for the sector, since Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies stated that the country needed to commit to 1 000 MW of... 

Live fire demonstrations showcase technology

By: Mia Breytenbach     24th July 2015 To emphasise the importance of adopting effective fire-suppression solutions designed for specific, special fire risks, environmental solutions company I-Cat showcased several fire-suppression technologies, which the company recently introduced to the industry, through live demonstrations last... 

Coal-bed methane could be viable feedstock for power generation in SA 

By: Anine Kilian     15th May 2015 Coal mine methane is a viable feedstock for electric power generation in South Africa said Southern African Caterpillar dealer Barloworld business development manager Nalen Alwar at a conference that took place in Johannesburg, Gauteng, last month. Sharing the podium with Caterpillar and industry... 

Converting Coal Mine Methane Into Electric Power

24th April 2015 Coal mine methane is a viable feedstock for electric power generation in South Africa, according to Barloworld Power, Caterpillar’s southern African dealer for Energy and Transportation. Barloworld put the spotlight on the potential of coal mine methane at a customer event on 15 April in... 

Energy solutions provider unveils fuel cell system at the CoM

By: David Oliveira     10th April 2015 Energy solutions provider Mitochondria Energy Company (MEC) last month unveiled its 100 kW fuel cell at the Chamber of Mines (CoM) building, in Johannesburg. The new technology promises to be the future of alternative electricity supply, particularly amid escalating grid prices, as well as... 

Self-generation does not pass economic muster – AngloGold

By: Martin Creamer     23rd February 2015 Gold major AngloGold Ashanti said on Monday that the idea of the company building its own power stations to provide electricity to its South African gold mines did not pass economic muster and was thus not at the top of its current priority list. At a media roundtable ahead of the presentation of... 

Zest WEG Group

20th February 2015 Zest WEG Group is Africa’s leading supplier of low- and medium-voltage electric motors, variable-speed drives, softstarters, switchgears, transformers, motor control centres (MCCs), containerised substations, diesel generator sets (gensets), cogeneration solutions and other energy solutions The... 

Renewable energy for mines still relevant despite decline in oil price

By: Simon Rees     11th February 2015 The complexities and challenges of running a mine are immense, but the end result is simple; either it makes or loses money. In the current downturn, the difference between success and failure can be a fine line. Central to the issue of margins is the cost of power supply, consumption rates and... 

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