Archive for May, 2018

World’s largest renewable energy-based storage system

HDF Energy will install a 140 MWh renewable energy storage system in French Western Guiana. Dubbed the CEOG project, this power plant will deliver 100% clean, affordable and reliable power continuously, day and night – with no fluctuations and at reduced costs – to an area of more than 10 000 households. The project is […]

Public comment invited for the E-skills bill

Parliament has called for public comment on the Ikamva National E-skills Institute (iNeSI) bill. The bill seeks to, amongst others, establish iNeSI as a juristic person. It will integrate the work done by the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA), the e-Skills Institute (e-SI), and the Institute for Satellite and Software Applications (ISSA). […]

BIM classification system announced

The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) Elemental Class Version 1– a BIM classification system – has been developed for architects to organise or tag elements and objects for construction requirements, products and activities. The classification system is derived from the ASAQS Guide to Elemental Cost Estimating 2016. This is a significant step forward for […]

Report: Poor land use costs countries 9% equivalent of their GDP

The global economy will lose approximately $23-trillion by 2050 through land degradation, a review by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) warns. To take urgent action now and halt these alarming trends would cost $4,6-trillion, which is only a fraction of the predicted losses. The outcomes of the review have been assembled into […]

Oil analysis for Africa

WearCheck is to supply Burkino Fsao and Namibia with oil analysis laboratories soon. The Burkino Faso laboratory will be commissioned by a specific customer, while the Namibian lab will be a commercial facility which will provide oil analysis to any industry requiring its services. Each laboratory will be equipped with a full-range of high-tech “smart” […]