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Cape Town targeting this year as starting date for turning landfill waste into power
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is moving closer to turning landfill waste into energy, with two projects that are designed to produce electricity from the combustion of landfill gas moving... 

Standalone 60 kVA 400 V WEG generator
Standby gensets not viable option while loadshedding persists
12th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Selecting a generator set with a standby power rating might have been sufficient ten to 15 years ago but is no longer a viable option to cope with the current severity of local power disruptions... 

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Cummins Power, an integral element of the power mix
12th April 2024

Cummins Generators serve as robust standalone power solutions and play an essential role in microgrid systems. A microgrid constitutes a local energy system capable of generating, potentially... 

The above image depicts a solar photovoltaic array
Reducing grid reliance to reduce costs
10th November 2023

With loadshedding impacting productivity and income generation, and increasing safety and security risks, investing in solar photovoltaic (PV) has become more common. Consequently, getting a... 

Aerial view of the Balama graphite project
Balama graphite project, Mozambique – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources has achieved full operation of its solar and battery hybrid system at the project. 

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... 

An image depicting Caledonia's solar project from an aerial perspective
Success despite challenges
8th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid energy-related challenges facing Zimbabwe, including power constraints and quality of power supply, gold producer Caledonia Mining has taken measures to shield its flagship Blanket gold mine... 

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. 

Panaco's established operations in the key mining centres of Lubumbashi and Kolwezi ensure efficient stockholding allowing easy access to WEG products
WEG partnership with Panaco strengthens presence and boots growth in the DRC
29th August 2023

The strengthened presence of WEG in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through its strategic alliance with Panaco, its Value-Added Reseller (VAR), has proven to be highly successful. Thierry... 

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Vodacom Century City fire highlights fire safety for PV systems
4th August 2023

The fire at the Vodacom building at Century City in Cape Town last month is suspected of having been caused by an issue with the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, notes ASP Fire CEO... 

An image depicting the USP&E team at Solar Show Africa
Company embarks on BESS projects, encourages renewables deployment
30th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global engineering, procurement and operation company USP&E is providing various battery energy storage systems (BESSs) for South Africa to address rolling blackouts amid local energy constraints... 

One of Afrimat's aggregate quarries
Afrimat diversifies further with Lafarge South Africa acquisition
20th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The share price of mining and materials company Afrimat rose by more than 12% on June 20 after it announced the planned acquisition of Lafarge South Africa (LSA), including all its subsidiaries,... 

Zest WEG
Zest WEG
17th February 2023

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.... 

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Zest WEG
27th January 2023

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.... 

low-voltage motor assembly line of Zest WEG Group
Major OEM commissions new low-voltage motor assembly line in Gauteng
14th October 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG’s South African subsidiary Zest WEG has commissioned a new assembly line for low-voltage WEG W22 IE3 and IE4 motors at the company’s corporate premises... 

Before developing manufacturing capacity locally, Zest WEG endeavours to understand the end-users’ needs first
Motor manufacturer helping to reduce load on grid
2nd September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

In focusing on energy efficiency, Zest WEG, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is helping the South African mining industry reduce its load on the country’s fragile... 

Zest WEG
Zest WEG
16th August 2022

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.... 

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Zest WEG
22nd April 2022

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.... 

Incorrect sizing is the most common mistake made by companies when buying a generator
Generators still reliable, affordable option
15th April 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Generators will always be an option as long as standby power is needed in South Africa, says generator importer and distributor Smith Power Equipment national product and sales specialist Michele... 

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Many manufacturers still without backup power
15th April 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Many local manufacturers still do not have backup power installed, while others lack adequate power solutions to effectively limit the production losses incurred during power outages or... 

Barloworld Power & Cat® power systems brings you smarter energy solutions for Africa
2nd February 2022

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The global impact of Cat® power systems & Barloworld Power
2nd February 2022

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Zest WEG
28th January 2022

Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.... 

Caterpillar, Tractafric complete 7.5 MW battery storage solution for grid stability at Barrick's Kibali
22nd October 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Construction and equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and equipment distribution multinational Tractafric have installed 7.5 MW of battery energy storage capacity at gold miner Barrick Gold's Kibali... 

MTEE appoints EngineCo as dealer in South Africa
21st September 2021

EngineCo, based in South Africa, is now an official dealer of Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. (MTEE). They are responsible for the sales and service of Mitsubishi Diesel Engine from... 

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Zest WEG - Electrical and electronic manufacturing for all sectors
30th July 2021

Year of Formation and Background to Founding: Zest Electric Motors was founded in South Africa by James Blakemore in 1980, selling WEG electric motors and has been affiliated with WEG Brazil from... 

JULIANO VARGAS Manufacturing has already grown to represent about one-quarter of yearly revenues
Group outlines positive ‘cascading effect’ of local manufacturing evolution
28th May 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Electrical products supplier Zest WEG aims to continue expanding its South African manufacturing footprint in an effort to improve its market competitiveness and respond to government’s growing... 

The new HGY-25, available in 50 Hz and 60 Hz, is powered by natural gas, delivering 28 kVA of continuous operation power
New gensets developed
9th April 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Vertical manufacturer HIMOINSA developed a gas-powered generator set with maintenance periods that stretch for up to 10 000 hours, or 14 months of continuous work, highlights HIMOINSA Southern... 

Becker Mining South Africa has recently launched a new upgraded chairlift PLC panel that enhances reliability of Becker chairlift systems
Upgraded chairlift increases mine safety
12th March 2021

Mining sector technology specialist Becker Mining South Africa has recently launched a new upgraded chairlift programmable logic controller (PLC) panel that enhances reliability of Becker chairlift... 

The upgraded PLC is used in conjunction with Becker’s chairlift system to safely transport personnel on mines
Upgraded chairlift PLC panels increase safety
15th January 2021

Mining systems solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa in October last year successfully installed and commissioned its first, upgraded chairlift programmable logic controller (PLC) panel,... 

Wärtsilä signs ten-year service agreement for 170 MW power plant at PNG mine
4th January 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a ten-year tailored guaranteed asset performance agreement covering power plant maintenance and operations advisory services for Newcrest Mining's Lihir gold... 

Renewables are taking up a greater share of investment in energy resources
Multinational power company launches microgrid solution
11th December 2020

Last month, multinational power solutions provider Cummins announced the launch of its new PowerCommand Microgrid Control product line for managing, coordinating and optimising distributed energy... 

PLANTATION POTENTIAL Steam Generation receives many enquiries from Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, which is known for its tea plantations that present potential for the supply of biomass and co-gen technology
Cogen technology heating up in Africa
12th June 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

South Africa needs to realise that the rest of Africa is becoming more business friendly, and it may no longer be the sole gateway to Africa, which is showing noticeable demand for co-generation... 

According to Frost & Sullivan a growing interest in gas-powered generator sets has been experienced in Europe
Cleaner power demand boosts gas genset sales
17th April 2020

Stringent environmental regulations, declining gas prices and increasing demand for flexible transmission of renewable power have sparked a growing interest in gas-powered generator sets (gensets)... 

A solar panel currently uses considerably fewer inputs, compared with a solar panel ten years ago
Storage key to exploiting renewables’ full potential
10th April 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Energy storage is a key technology to unlock renewable-energy potential, says full-service renewable-energy provider New Southern Energy (NSE) MD John Deepak. 

Centenary milestone spurs  ‘new dawn’ for genset specialist
Centenary milestone spurs ‘new dawn’ for genset specialist
14th February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Global diesel and alternative fuel engines supplier Cummins celebrated its hundredth year in 2019, which Cummins South Africa application engineer Rodney Naidoo states has resulted in a “new dawn”,... 

Zest WEG Group
Zest WEG Group
24th January 2020

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... 

Zest WEG has spent R25-million on skills development over the past three years
Celebrating 40 years of building local capacity
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The establishment of motor and controls manufacturer WEG in a remote area of southern Brazil in 1961 prepared its South African subsidiary, Zest WEG Group, for its localisation journey. WEG has a... 

South Africa needs to address its power supply crisis by implementing more energy efficient solutions on an industrial level
Efficiency focus can ease demand on Eskom
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has engaged local entities as well as the Embassy of Brazil to hold a roundtable in South Africa on energy... 

Himoinsa’s detailed knowledge of the market has enabled it to develop increasingly tailored products for clients
Cost calculator developed for industry
6th December 2019 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

To assist companies in fully understanding the financial impact of a power outage or load-shedding on their businesses and operations, power solutions manufacturer Himoinsa developed the... 

Rolls-Royce is to procure gas-powered generator sets and cogeneration modules in the 250 kW to 550 kW power range with and without heat extraction
Company to procure gas-powered gensets from specialist
6th December 2019

The power systems business unit of global industrial technology company Rolls-Royce sealed a contract of cooperation with gas-powered generator specialist 2G Energy which covers the mutual supply... 

Master Power Technologies specialises in the supply, installation and after-sales servicing of a comprehensive range of engineered power solutions
Generators remain a valuable solution
6th December 2019 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Generators will remain important in supplying power during power outages owing to their flexibility and affordability, says industrial power solution provider Master Power Technologies sales and... 

Vert Energy has a highly-skilled team of technicians that is able to help with any on-site electromechanical breakdown or repair problem
Checks crucial to continuing operations
15th November 2019

Specialist in electric power generation and electro-mechanical power transmission Vert Energy supports a wide range of components and systems, with the assistance of a repair, refurbishment and... 



Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa (Pty) Ltd
Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa (Pty) Ltd

Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa is sole distributors for Goodwin electrically driven, submersible, abrasion resistance slurry pumps.

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


GreaseMax is a chemically operated automatic lubricator.

Condra Cranes
Condra Cranes

ISO-certified Condra manufactures overhead cranes, portal cranes, cantilever cranes and crane components: hoists, drives, end-carriages, brakes and...


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