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Trafo Power Solutions Managing Director David Claassen
Innovative transformer design for data centre in Nigeria
24th May 2024

The upgrade of a data centre in Nigeria has called for a custom-engineered dry-type transformer solution that can deal with, among other challenges, high level of voltage fluctuations. According to... 


The above image depicts one of the three mini-substations by Trafo Power Solutions which are in an IP54 configuration – ensuring that the units are completely sealed from dust and water that could occur in the copper/zinc mine
Mini-substations, transformers supplied to DRC
19th April 2024

With its experience in Africa and its agility in executing projects rapidly, electrical equipment supplier Trafo Power Solutions is supplying three mini-substations and two transformers to a... 


Businesses can conquer power quality challenges with expert consultative services
Businesses can conquer power quality challenges with expert consultative services
16th April 2024

By Wesley Govender, Power Quality Product Application Expert at Schneider Electric Due to the instability of South Africa’s energy market, characterised by frequent fluctuations and disruptions,... 


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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... 


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Flexible copper busbar for local industry
10th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


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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... 


US announces $6bn to clean up heavy manufacturing
US announces $6bn to clean up heavy manufacturing
26th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The first new US aluminum smelter in 45 years may be built as part of about $6-billion in grants the Biden administration is awarding to companies in a bid to clean-up hard to decarbonise... 


The mini substation is an important part of the mine’s electrical infrastructure upgrade
Trafo Power Solutions shows it agility in upgrading DRC mine transformers
25th March 2024

With its experience in Africa and its agility in executing projects rapidly, Trafo Power Solutions is supplying three mini-substations and two transformers to a copper-zinc mine in the Democratic... 


US President Joe Biden
Biden set to award billions to decarbonise US heavy industries
22nd March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is poised to award as much as $6.3-billion in dozens of grants to help hard-to-decarbonise industries cut emissions, according to people familiar with the matter. Details... 


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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... 


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ACTOM Distribution Transformers secures order to supply NECRT units to Kamoa copper mine
4th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ACTOM Distribution Transformers recently secured an order for the supply of its neutral electromagnetic couplers with earthing resistors and an auxiliary transformer (NECRTs) to the Kamoa copper... 


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... 


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RFP for private transmission investment to be launched in July
21st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government will release a request for proposals (RFP) in the coming months seeking private sector investment into a pilot electricity grid infrastructure project. The National... 


 Local procurement should be top of mind in mine-owned solar power projects
Local procurement should be top of mind in mine-owned solar power projects
21st February 2024

By David Sullivan, Divisional CEO at LH Marthinusen, a division within the ACTOM Group Many mines in South Africa are currently in the early stages of planning and obtaining approval for their... 


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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... 


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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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Manufacturer poised to support Transmission Development Plan
19th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM High Voltage Equipment, a division of the ACTOM Group, is preparing to participate in State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s Transmission Development... 


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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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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. 


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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... 


Trafo Power Solutions recently successfully extended its scope of supply into modular substations – also called E-houses
The evolution of mining infrastructure and EPCM collaboration
6th November 2023

As the demand for raw material continues to surge, the spotlight has turned to the mining sector, bringing both greenfield and brownfield mining projects into focus. Ensuring these ventures are... 


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Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global emphasis on decarbonisation, the ongoing energy transition, as well as loadshedding, are expected to present... 


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SA’s wind-energy potential is vast and not geographically constrained
29th September 2023 By: Donna Slater

Despite no wind energy projects being selected as preferred bidders in the sixth bid window (BW6) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), the South... 


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South Africa needs to look internally before going global on hydrogen
28th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South Africa progresses its hydrogen strategies and plans as a means to mitigate climate change and to bolster security of energy supply, the country needs to look internally before embarking on... 


Another three modular substations from Trafo Power Solutions, equipped with dry-type transformers, will soon be headed to the Bisie tin mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
More dry-type transformers for Bisie from Trafo Power Solutions
27th September 2023

It has been five years since Trafo Power Solutions supplied Alphamin’s Bisie tin mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo with two dry-type transformers; they have performed so well that another... 


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Timeous turnaround on motor repair
22nd September 2023

Last month, electric motor repair company Marthinusen & Coutts Zambia was requested by a copper smelter based in the Copperbelt region of Zambia to provide an in-country repair solution to two of... 


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... 


A solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-House' on show at Turnkey modular's manufacturing site in Germiston
First skid delivered to Free State client
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Prefabricated deployment solutions developer Turnkey Modular rolled out the first of multiple solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-Houses’ in July for... 


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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. 


WearCheck expands its skilled workforce  
WearCheck expands its skilled workforce  
7th September 2023

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, provides a range of predictive maintenance services to help extend the life of industrial machinery, including the scientific analysis of used... 


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... 


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... 


Constant reinvention key for businesses to stay ahead of the curve in rapidly evolving digital era – Accenture
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

In the rapidly evolving digital era, companies not only need to undertake digital transformation, but it is becoming increasingly critical for companies to become constant reinventors of every part... 


Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Opinion: How South Africa could seize the moment and build renewables and battery value chains
18th July 2023

The draft South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM) has been released for public comment. In this article, Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, who is a facilitator of the SAREM process, outlines the... 


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Shift in focus
14th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

While it is far too early to declare victory over loadshedding, with many perils still to overcome across many fronts, Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is correct in wanting to shift... 


Actom CEO Mervyn Naidoo
Actom takes over manufacturing facility in Kenya
27th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Electrical equipment and services supplier Actom will take over a low-voltage product manufacturing facility in Kenya from existing technology partner Schneider Electric as part of Actom’s... 


Pan African cuts guidance on loadshedding, slower Barberton ramp-up
26th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Dual-listed Pan African Resources (PAR) has reduced its production guidance to 175 000 oz for the year ended June 30, citing loadshedding and lower-than-expected ramp-up of operations at the... 


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Zimbabwean junior invests in improving operational sustainability
19th May 2023

Junior miner Caledonia Mining is investing into its flagship asset, the Zimbabwe-based Blanket mine, to improve the mine’s sustainability and ensure continuous operations. The Blanket mine... 


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A SKID is a prefabricated substation that creates an easily transportable design that can be quickly energised
Firms partner to deliver SKID substations to miner
12th May 2023

Local medium voltage (MV) ac motor and transformers manufacturer ArmCoil Afrika and engineering services company Schneider Electric have partnered on the provision of a skid mobile substation... 


Food, beverage sector sees advantages of dry-type transformers
9th May 2023

The absence of oil in dry-type transformers make them attractive to the food and beverage sector, where the focus is on hygienic working conditions. David Claassen, Managing Director of dry-type... 


Zest WEG builds special transformers locally for solar farm
5th May 2023

A solar power generating facility recently developed by a South African gold mine has made use of Zest WEG’s locally manufactured transformers to serve this specialised application. Factors like... 


Local company ArmCoil and Schneider Electric partner to deliver SKID substations to prominent mining group
20th April 2023

ArmCoil Afrika, a local manufacturer of medium voltage (MV) AC motors and transformers, and Schneider Electric have partnered on the provision of a skid mobile substation product line that will... 


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