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Zest WEG Group Generator Sets

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India keen to do business with Africa’s energy sector

By: Kim Cloete     17th May 2018 Representatives from more than 45 Indian companies have been in Cape Town for the African Utility Week, with the hope of cracking deals in everything from the supply of galvanised wire to solar inverters and water generators.  Indian Chamber of Commerce director general and CEO Rajeev Singh... 

Himoinsa

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd August 2017 As a global corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes power generation equipment globally, Himoinsa adds incomparable application and engineering know-how, excellent design and service capabilities, delivering value beyond the equipment it produces. 

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.  

Electra Mining Africa to unveil new products and technologies  

8th September 2016 Taking place from 12-16 September at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg, Electra Mining Africa 2016 will be host to over 850 local and international exhibitors and unveiling many new products and technologies. This is the place where Africa’s mining, industrial and power sectors will meet. As... 

Vert Energy to display solutions at PowerEx

26th August 2016 Solutions and service provider Vert Energy is participating at the new PowerEx show, which is being launched in Hall 9 of this year’s Electra Mining Africa, focusing on electric power and energy solutions. 

Momentum grows for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in Zambia

By: Anine Kilian     21st June 2016 Amid an ongoing drought that has resulted in a severe power crisis in Zambia, the framework conditions for investment in solar power projects have become more attractive. New analysis ‘Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector’ published by the Deutsche... 

GIZ/ German Energy Solutions Initiative/ THEnergy-Analysis: Momentum for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in the Zambian mining industry

20th June 2016 In recent years, an ongoing drought has caused a severe power crisis in Zambia. The new analysis “Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector” from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in its role as facilitator of the Project... 

Hybrid power plant reduces mine’s operational costs

By: Nadine James     23rd October 2015 Energy solutions provider Cronimet Mining Power Solutions’ first megawatt-scale, solar-diesel hybrid power plant, at the Cronimet Chrome South Africa Thabazimbi openpit chromium mine, in Limpopo, has significantly reduced the mine’s diesel consumption, allowing for more effective energy... 

In solar for mines size does not always matter Reducing CAPEX with energy efficiency and load shifting

4th September 2015 Mining companies are constantly gaining interest in solar solutions because frequently solar energy is more cost competitive than conventional energy solutions – above all in remote locations that are not grid connected. CRONIMET Mining Power Solutions GmbH has built a first solar-diesel-hybrid... 

Zest WEG Group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th August 2015 Zest WEG Group is the leading supplier of low- and medium-voltage electric motors, variable-speed drives, softstarters, switchgears, transformers, motor control centres (MCCs), containerised substations, diesel gensets and cogeneration and energy solutions, as well as electrical and... 

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21st May 2015 The power crises in South African, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique are tipping the balance towards renewables in many African markets. The energy problems confronting grid-tied mines in Africa are profound and growing. “We don’t think cost will be a problem by the time we implement... 

Floods, power outages curb Moma output

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th April 2015 Amid difficult operating conditions associated with power outages and floods during the quarter ended March 31, Mozambique-based mineral sand miner Kenmare Resources mined 3.21-million tonnes of ore at a grade of 5.85% and produced 144 500 t of heavy minerals concentrate (HMC) at its Moma mine.... 

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... 

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... 

Zest Weg Group Wins Major Contracts From Arcelormittal

8th December 2014 The Zest WEG Group is showcasing its full suite of products and manufacturing capabilities at a flagship infrastructure and iron ore mining project in Liberia. This follows Group company EnI Electrical clinching two major contracts for ArcelorMittal at Buchanan Port in Liberia as well as at the... 

New Lifting Solution Saves Time And Money At B2 Gold Namibian Project

9th July 2014 Time is of the essence on any lifting project, but it should never be the driving force at the expense of safety. The ability to find a balance between these two factors, combined with creative problem solving skills, has placed Johnson Crane Hire at the forefront of lifting service provision.... 

Zest Weg Group Supplies Generator Sets For Kansanshi Mine

23rd June 2014 The ability to provide an engineered backup power supply solution that will ensure optimum reliability in a remote mining region secured Zest WEG Group a contract to supply containerised generator sets for First Quantum Mineral Ltd’s Kansanshi mine in Zambia. The contract award, which is for... 

African Barrick Gold embracing renewables

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2014 African Barrick Gold (ABG), which has three mines in Tanzania and is expected to mine about eight-million tons of gold-bearing ore this year alone, has been actively exploring renewable energy options for the past eight years, according to GM of technical services Nic Schoeman, and corporate... 

Power supplier sees potential in mining arena

By: Janice Healing     24th February 2012 With the growth of mining projects in Canada and the increased opportunities that Canadian mining companies are finding abroad, Aggreko is well-placed to offer temporary power and temperature control packages to mines operating all over the world. 

Company Announcement: IMS supplies three standby gensets to Unilever

4th November 2011 IMS Cape, supplier of electrical equipment to mining, manufacturing and municipal entities and a division of Zest Electric Motors, recently manufactured, installed and commissioned three standby generator sets in various sections of Unilever’s manufacturing facility on the East Rand. 

Semafo to boost capacity at Burkina Faso mine

By: Liezel Hill     8th February 2011 TSX-listed gold-miner Semafo will spend $25-million to expand the capacity of the plant at its Mana mine in Burkina Faso by the end of this year, the firm said on Tuesday. The company said it decided to go ahead with the investment based on continued growth in reserves and resources at the... 

Motor supplier focuses on increased African presence

By: Darren Parker     7th November 2008 A focused approach to application requirements and an exceptional level of product availability has seen motors and drives company Zest secure a place as a significant supplier of electric motors, variable speed drives, transformers, diesel generator sets, switchgear, motor control centres (MCCs)... 

Major miners resisting self-generation, but juniors step up to the power plate in SA

By: Leandi Kolver     29th August 2008 Major South African deep-level miners want to stick to mining and avoid generating their own electricity – except when it comes to emergency power. However, emerging junior miners are taking self-generation in their stride, examples being South Africa’s Wesizwe Platinum and Australia’s Braemore... 

Major miners resisting self-generation, but juniors stepping up to the power plate

By: Leandi Kolver     29th August 2008 Major South African deep-level miners want to stick to mining and avoid generating their own electricity - except when it comes to emergency power. However, emerging miners are taking self-generation in their stride, examples being South Africa’s Wesizwe Platinum and Australia’s Braemore... 

Hotazel manganese complex bringing in own large electricity gensets

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2008 Large diesel generator sets are being brought to BHP Billiton’s Hotazel manganese mines in South Africa from Australia. 

BHP Billiton bringing in large gensets for SA manganese mines

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2008 Large diesel generator sets are being brought from Australia to BHP Billiton's Hotazel manganese mines in South Africa to keep critical sections operative should power outages occur, BHP Billiton manganese president Peter Beaven tells Mining Weekly Online. Earlier this year, power issues... 

Daily podcast - May 7, 2008 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     7th May 2008 In today's podcast:power crisis presents opportunities for Powertech, PPC posts net profit of R674-million, and AngloGold Ashanti is confident of moving towards full production capacity at local operations. 

Motor distributor acquires new business, expands product offering

By: Shannon de Ryhove     12th October 2007 Local electric motor distributor Zest Electric Motors (Zest) has added well-established motor control centre manufacturer Shaw Controls to its list of local acquisitions. The deal will boost the distributor's local manufactured offering to 35% of the company's total revenue. 

Mobile hard-rock crushing solution makes its way south

17th March 2006 The innovative conceptualisation and design expertise of Haahjem, the Norwegian company that produces mobile crushing plants capable of processing the notoriously hard lava flow basalt and granite rock in that country, is available from IMS Engineering to southern African mines, quarries and... 

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