Local company enters the e-house market

  Shaw Controls, a Zest WEG Group company, has won an order for seven electrical houses (e-houses) to be installed onto stacker and reclaimer machines being deployed at a coal mine and sea port in Mozambique. Bevan Richards, the company’s managing director, says that this is the largest single order in the company’s history and […]

Local firm wins switchgear contract for diamond mine

  JB Switchgear Solutions recently won a contract for the design, manufacture and supply of low voltage switchgear equipment for the new Red Area Tailings treatment plant for Venetia Diamond mine in Limpopo province. The contract came through DRA, the well-known project house based in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. The entire plant is built as a modular […]

Meeting the challenging demands of today’s electrical grid

  Power management company Eaton provides a portfolio of products and services to help customers meet the challenging demands of today’s electrical grid. The company’s solutions and products were demonstrated at the 2014 DistribuTech Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, USA, in January. Visitors to the company’s booth interacted with products and consulted with application […]

Cost-efficient, ready-to-use solution for modern power distribution

  With the new combination of BreakerVisu software and display, power management company Eaton is offering machine and system builders a cost-efficient and ready-to-use complete solution for modern power distribution. The system is able to visualise the data of up to 48 circuit-breakers and measuring devices on a colour display and to also store it […]

Earth resistance clamp testers for large round and flat conductors

  Clamps with elliptical apertures that can accommodate cables up to 39 mm diameter and flat earth tapes up to 50 mm wide make Megger’s new DET14C and DET24C earth resistance clamp testers quick and easy to use, even with large conductors and in applications where access to conductors is restricted. In addition, these instruments […]

$20-million order to strengthen Mozambican grid

  ABB has won an order worth around US$20-million from the Aarsleff -Seth joint venture to supply engineered equipment packages for two new substations which will extend the transmission network in Mozambique. The order also includes the rehabilitation and extension of nine existing transmission substations which will help to reinforce the grid. The substations are […]

Tanzania / Zanzibar electrification project

  Inspired Interfaces is involved in the Millennium Challenge project (MCA-T) in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The project included the rehabilitation and expansion of rural and urban electrical networks. The total project value was US$203-million with the scope covering new 132 kV overhead transmission lines, a 132 kV submarine cable to Zanzibar, numerous substations (refurbished and new), and […]

Smarter grids call for smarter interactions

  Electricity networks worldwide require smart solutions if power supply and demand is to be balanced efficiently. The answer lies in connecting power customers to smart grids, to each other and with other players, so as to make it all work and to balance supply and demand efficiently.  According to Shaun Wilson at Schneider Electric South […]

Company opens small power transformer facility

  Powertech Transformers (PTT), an Altron company, announces that its small power transformer facility was officially opened on 3 February 2014 by Charles Kalima, the senior manager responsible for commercial commodity sourcing at ESKOM, and Robert Venter, the CEO of Altron.  This facility, which will double the company’s production capacity, was specially designed and built […]

Three-phase power recorder launched

  The Comtest Group has introduced the Fluke 1750 three-phase power recorder, for power quality and monitoring of power quality disturbances. These power meters automatically record every power quality parameter and event, on every cycle continuously for applications as diverse as long-term analysis, power quality surveys, quality of service compliance, and equipment installation/commissioning. The device assists in quick and […]