Hybrid power plant for Nigeria

With the reduction in price of electricity storage technology and intermittent renewable power sources such as wind and solar energy, there is a move towards combining technologies for optimised power solutions for many customers. The company’s first such project has been delivered at OK Plast bottling factory in Nigeria, which operates on a power island […]

Floating power barge offers quick reliable electricity

Wärtsilä has combined two of its strengths, viz. power generation and marine technology, to create an integrated solution in the form of power barges. These barges can be easily relocated where needed and are therefore an ideal solution for power production on an interim basis as they can be connected to the grid to alleviate […]

Foreign loan for infrastructure upgrade

Eskom and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed a R1,5-billion loan agreement to support the electricity utility’s investments in extending and strengthening its power transmission grid along the west coast of South Africa. This loan constitutes the first tranche of a R6,5-billion multi-tranche loan facility signed between the two institutions in March 2017. The […]

Data centre runs high efficiency power solution

Diesel Electric Services recently completed the installation and setup of a highly efficient power solution for a local data centre. The company installed three 2500 kVA KOHLER–SDMO diesel generators to provide the 11 kV power supply for the data centre. Other equipment included six 1200 kW free-standing PLC-controlled resistive load banks which are automated for […]

Vibration monitor for rotating machines

The Monitran condition monitoring system monitors and logs vibration in rotating machines. The device can measure as many as 32 channels. Parameters that can be measured include velocity and envelope g, as well as temperature. Known as the MTN5032, the microcontroller-based system has an easy-to-navigate 18,5 cm colour touch screen which enables users to set alarm […]