$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 […]

Circuit breakers with direct opening action

ACDC Dynamics, sole distributors of Terasaki in South Africa, offers a full range of moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) and air circuit breakers (ACBs). The Terasaki TemBreak2 range’s specifications exceed international standards for safety. Direct opening action, recommended by IEC standards for machine safety, are standard features in most models and ranges. A unique safety […]

Company wins €130-million contract

  Between July and November 2013, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Arabia’s electricity utility, awarded Alstom Grid a total of nine contracts worth around €130-million. Saudi Arabia’s electricity demand is currently rising at 8% per year, with extensive plans for industrial development by 2022, with six new major cities being built across the Kingdom. This […]

Twisted and tangled cables – A thing of the past

  Shrink tubes and colour-coded self-laminating wire wraps from industrial printer manufacturer DuraLabel provide two proven solutions to marking and identifying wires and cables. Shrink tubes are made from polyolefin a very flexible, specially formulated cross-linked material with a low recovery temperature, 3:1 shrink ratio, thin wall, and high flame retardancy. Shrink tubes provide a […]

Company secures projects worth R280-million

  Powertech Quadpro, an Altron group company that provides turn-key substation solutions, recently celebrated its first successful year as a member of the Altron group. Altron acquired a 51% stake in QuadPro Power Solutions and merged the acquisition with Powertech IST Energy, Powertech’s existing substation business. The new business has shown considerable success. In its […]

Nine contracts worth around €130-million from Saudi Arabia

  Between July and November 2013, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Arabia’s electricity utility, has awarded Alstom Grid a total of nine contracts worth around €130-million. Saudi Arabia’s electricity demand is currently rising at 8% per year, with extensive plans for industrial development by 2022, with six new major cities being built across the Kingdom. […]