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WEG
12th April 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 


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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Hybrid systems incorporating diesel gensets can enhance power generation
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

With the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa, and the lack of generation capacity from State-owned power utility Eskom, diesel generator manufacturer Mahindra Powerol SA provides a range of... 


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WEG
26th January 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 


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Microgrids gain traction to combat critical outage impacts
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Microgrids are gaining traction globally owing to its ability to alleviate the impact of critical outages, caused by extreme weather, climate events, and various other reasons.  Microgrids can... 


Processing plant at AngloGold's Geita operation in Tanzania.
AngloGold advancing decarbonisation in Tanzania, has begun renewables project in Australia
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is advancing decarbonisation projects at the Geita mine in Tanzania, has commenced renewable energy project works at the Tropicana mine in Australia, and a big... 


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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. 


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Syrah green energy plant proves its mettle
11th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite miner Syrah Resources has achieved full operation of its solar and battery hybrid system at its Balama operations, in Mozambique. The company on Wednesday said that the 11.25 MWp solar... 


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... 


Diamcor continues to mitigate loadshedding impacts in South Africa
16th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian-headquartered Diamcor Mining’s focus during the interim period ended December 31, continued to be on managing costs and optimising operational hours to minimise the effects of loadshedding... 


Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer.
Lithium sales from South Africa on track to begin this month, Marula Mining reports
12th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sales of lithium processed out of stockpiles at the Blesberg project in the Northern Cape are expected to commence this month. “We’re on track for the first delivery of a thousand tons through to... 


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Solar helps mine reduce costs, decarbonise, mitigate loadshedding
16th December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The construction of gold miner Gold Fields’ 50 MW Khanyisa solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at its South Deep gold mine was completed in August this year, and Gold Fields executive VP Martin Preece... 


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Zest WEG poised for African growth
7th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

After a decade-long expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in South Africa, Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazil’s WEG Group, is well placed to extend its already extensive... 


Energy solutions for mining
Energy solutions for mining
2nd September 2022

Microgrids are a good energy solution for mines A microgrid is a combination and coordination of generation, storage and load assets in a power system that is completely customised and self-sustained. 


ON THE ROAD Zest WEG will showcase its mobile substation capabilities at Electra Mining Africa.
Zest WEG poised for African growth after decade-long expansion of SA manufacturing
23rd August 2022

After a decade-long expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in South Africa, Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazil’s WEG Group, is well placed to extend its already extensive... 


Zest WEG poised for African growth
4th July 2022

After a decade-long expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in South Africa, Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazil’s WEG Group, is well placed to extend its already extensive... 


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Increased interest in gas-powered generators
17th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Since the lifting of the own-generation licence threshold to 100 MW, interest in using gas for embedded power generation has increased significantly, says gas engine and hybrid power plant... 


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Power provided for Zim gold mine
22nd April 2022

Gensets manufacturer HIMOINSA Southern Africa was selected to provide a build, own, operate, transfer (BOOT) power solution in the form of 12 MW diesel generator spinning reserve power for fold... 


Location map of the Warrawoona gold project, in Australia
Warrawoona gold project, Australia – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Calidus Resources has signed an agreement with Zenith Pacific for the construction of a 4 MW solar farm with 3.5 MW battery energy storage system at its Warrawoona gold project. 


Calidus looks at solar solutions for Warrawoona
24th January 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold developer Calidus Resources has inked an agreement with Zenith Pacific for the construction of a 4 MW solar farm with 3.5 MW battery energy storage system at its Warrawoona gold project, in... 


Is your power backup investment failsafe when Eskom load shedding strikes?
9th December 2021

Wave after wave of load shedding has hit the country, as you would have experienced, no doubt. This has resulted in incidents where service providers and businesses in all industries have been... 


A photo of an Atlas Copco QES genset being lowered by crane and guided by a worker in PPE
Business as usual despite genset demand spike
3rd December 2021 By: Darren Parker

Generator set (genset) manufacturer Atlas Copco Power Technique business development manager Philip du Plessis says the business is always prepared to try to close any sale that comes its way,... 


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Genset failure can be dangerous
3rd December 2021

Generator set (genset) failure owing to a lack of proper maintenance poses a significant business risk, says fire safety company ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. Backup power supply systems such... 


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Hybrid renewable energy power system
3rd December 2021

South Africa based Lindon Corporation has diversified into the power systems market with integrated renewable energy power containers in collaboration with leading Scottish system designer Motive... 


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Construction of 40 MW South Deep solar plant under way – Gold Fields
20th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The construction of the 40 MW solar power plant at South Deep gold mine in Gauteng is under way. “We’ll deliver South Deep’s solar plant in the second quarter of next year,” Gold Fields CEO Chris... 


NEW GENSET
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... 


Aggreko to implement hybrid power solution for Gold Field’s Salares Norte in Chile
20th January 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mobile and modular power solutions provider Aggreko has signed a ten-year contract with global miner Gold Fields to provide a 25.9 MW hybrid solar and thermal power solution for the Salares Norte... 


FULL CONTROL
The installation, with remote monitoring and remote access, ensures that the client has full control over the system remotely
Company ready for larger-scale projects
15th January 2021 By: Darren Parker

With the global trend of microgrid hybrid power solutions, solar solutions company Vert Energy was presented with a unique opportunity by property development company O’Nit Developments, whose... 


GENERATION OPTIMISATION
In addition to cost savings, optimal design for the intended purpose also helps avoid delays in standby power kicking in during power failures for critical operations
Bigger not always better with gensets – OEM
4th December 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Bigger is not always better when considering generators (gensets) and standby power, and it is vital that site-specific power requirements and conditions are taken into account during the design... 


NOTHING BUT QUALITY
The range was designed to produce a competitively priced, versatile and modular genset that is fast and easy to install
Genset range equipped with built-in automatic transfer switch panel
4th December 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

In response to market requirements for a stationary quality genset (generator set), power solutions provider HIMOINSA launched the new HS stationary genset range in October.   HIMOINSA Southern... 


Caledonia's Blanket gold mine, in Zimbabwe
Caledonia lifts second-quarter output, Central Shaft project progressing slower than planned
13th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

NYSE- and Aim-listed Caledonia Mining has reported a 30% year-on-year increase in profit to $9.2-million for the quarter ended June 30. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and... 


Cummins – A global power leader during times of crisis
Cummins – A global power leader during times of crisis
8th May 2020

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies,... 


SWITCHED ON
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)... 


ENERGY SUPPLEMENT
Pharmaceutical firms can power their manufacturing plant using Himoinsa’s rental options
Generator company awarded second energy contract
17th April 2020 By: Halima Frost

Power solutions provider HIMOINSA Southern Africa was awarded a substantial power supply contract for an international pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, based in South Africa, which will be... 


Is your power backup investment failsafe when Eskom load shedding strikes?
12th March 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A wave of load shedding is hitting the country again, as you would have experienced, no doubt. This has resulted in incidents where service providers such as OR Tambo International Airport, Chris... 


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”,... 


New Luika connected to Tanesco grid
20th December 2019 By: Mariaan Webb

East Africa-focused Shanta Gold’s New Luika gold mine, in south-west Tanzania, has successfully connected to the State power grid . The initial connection represents about 10% of the mine’s power... 


PROCURING GENSETS 
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... 


Firestone to hire diesel generators to run Liqhobong plant
15th October 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining company Firestone Diamonds has placed an order to hire diesel generator units to run the processing plant at its Liqhobong mine, in Lesotho, as the operation continues to struggle without... 


NICA Pump & Electric Works
NICA Pump & Electric Works
4th October 2019

NICA Pump and Electric Works (Pty)Ltd is a B-BBEE level 1 contributor operating in the Engineering Sector focussing on Rotating Machinery – “Pumps and Associated Electric Equipment” servicing all... 


Company supports Africa in providing stable electricity supply
20th September 2019 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Notwithstanding the expectation that South Africa’s electricity supply will stabilise in the next three to five years, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) power-generation equipment developer... 


PLANE TECH
Aeroderivative gas turbines were borne from jet engine technology developed by GE Aviation
Gas earmarked as notable power source in sub-Saharan Africa
26th July 2019 By: Halima Frost

Gas is positioned to be a notable contributor to an increased electrification access rate in Sub-Saharan Africa, says multinational conglomerate GE Gas Power sub-Saharan Africa commercial... 


Jozi Power buys back shares from G5
20th May 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Jozi Power, the mining power station and transformer rental specialist, bought back the entire 29% stake held by its largest shareholder, a subsidiary of Group Five, currently in business rescue.... 


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