Archive for January, 2015

Tribute to John Frederick Kennedy Kretzen (1970-2015)

  On 10 January this year, the Geomatics profession was saddened by the passing away of John Kretzen after a long struggle with cancer. John worked at Optron for ±15 years and technology was his passion. He was well-respected and admired for his enduring commitment to his profession. He loved the company of people and enjoyed his […]

Obituary for John Kretzen

  They say that first impressions last, and John Kretzen certainly made a powerful and confident first impression wherever he went. John was well known in the survey industry as an excellent sales person who thrived on offering the best possible solution at the most cost effective pricing to his clients. He was attracted to CSS as […]

Medium-pressure power boiler developed

  John Thompson has developed the MicroGen watertube boiler to cater for the growing demand for a small, medium-pressure, power boiler particularly suited to fibrous-biomass fuel and coal-fired, cogeneration applications. The boiler has been designed for a steam output of between 20 and 25 t/h dependent upon fuel type. Higher outputs can be achieved with […]

The future of electricity: Attracting investment to build tomorrow’s electricity sector 

  The electricity sector is undergoing an unprecedented transition. In the past, the sector provided affordable, secure and reliable electricity by attracting investors with low risk, stable returns. In the last decade, significant declines in the cost of renewable technologies, combined with new sources of natural gas, have offered the opportunity to simultaneously decarbonise the […]