Customised protective coatings extend the service life of rotating equipment

  Achieving an acceptable service life without excessive maintenance can be a challenge for rotating equipment that is used in the processing and delivery of hydrocarbon products. Thanks to the latest surface coating technologies, it is possible to offer massive improvements to the expected service life of compressors, turbines and pumps that are subject to […]

Thorium based nuclear power: a possible growth sector?

  With Asia expecting to see significant nuclear energy growth in the coming decades, thorium-based nuclear power could emerge as the answer for a reliable and safe energy solution for the region, given that increasing economic growth will necessitate the development of reliable and safe energy solutions and energy infrastructure. According to a 2013 World […]

Can hybrid nuclear plants offer a solution to today’s nuclear waste?

  The dream of a future generation of reactors which use the spent fuel of today’s reactor fleet to power them has been around for many years. This dream may become a reality with proposed hybrid reactors under development, which have the potential to extract almost 100% of the energy present in nuclear fuel. What […]

Independent power generation in Southern Africa

  Independent power producers (IPPs) are mainly understood to be renewable energy projects and the main programme, the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), has focussed on this sector. There are however other IPP programmes, focusing on small coal and gas powered sites, as well as a number of private generation projects. The […]