Clean energy powers healthcare facilities

April 4th, 2019, Published in Articles: Energize

With the increasing pressure to lower carbon emissions, the use of coal-fired equipment is phasing out. As part of the Green Initiative, the South African government has been encouraging and supporting alternative fuel options. Natural gas is one of the best options, being both effective and environmentally friendly. CNG Holdings, through its Virtual Gas Network division, recently installed compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment at Pholosong Hospital, Tsakane. The hospital chose to switch from coal to natural gas to provide steam for heating, cooking, and laundry. Pholosong Hospital houses tube trailer bays which are situated some distance from the boiler room with the gas piped to the plant. Through SAGA-approved registered gas practitioners, the company routed the pipes underground to avoid the risk of damage. Tube trailers are parked in dedicated bays and rotated when the gas supply runs low, at which point the company dispatches a replacement tube trailer.

Contact Wayne Williams, CNG Holdings, Tel 086 011-6917,



Related Articles

  • On-going air pollution mitigates against proposed NHI
  • Power and water: Leliefontein pump-as-turbine station
  • Corpses block main gate to Eskom’s HQ
  • Pyrrhic victory for fired former Necsa board members
  • Deadly air: How Eskom’s coal-fired power stations are killing people