Archive for April, 2014

Survey shows new engineering profile in SA

  The National Engineering Skills Survey was launched to determine the availability of engineering skills in South Africa and to improve national engineering skills planning. The survey, which was initiated by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and supported by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Economic Development Department (EDD), […]

Power sector business gets a boost

  More than 2,330 power sector stakeholders from 72 countries participated in the POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa, co-located at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 17 to 19 March 2014. Vendors, enterprises, public sector personnel and academics benefitted from the networking opportunities and business discussions over the two days. Hundreds of guests attended […]

SAIMC Vaal branch meeting

  The March 2014 meeting of the the Vaal branch was fortunate to have their technology evening sponsored by WIKA Instruments and  Ralf Hesse, GM for WIKA give a presentation on multipoint thermocouple systems and furnace tube-skin measurement.   In 2012 the WIKA group acquired Gayesco, specialists in the field of reactor and skin-point temperature […]

Wet flue gas desulfurisation for Kusile

  Wade Walker’s recent contract awarded by Alstom for work packages on the Kusile wet flue gas desulfurisation (WFGD) project has given the company another opportunity to put its accelerated and shared growth initiative for South Africa (ASGISA) principles into practice. Alstom is responsible for the entire WFGD installation on Kusile. Wade Walker is responsible for […]