Local company scoops large international contract

Schneider Electric has appointed RWW Engineering as its South African partner to build the new Pix Easy range of air-insulated switchgear. Schneider Electric’s association with RWW Engineering goes back to 2003 when the local company was selected to build its range of NEX switchgear. The switchgear, which is designed for use in commercial, industrial and […]

Floating nuclear power station launched

Akademik Lomonosov, which Rosatom describes as the world’s first floating nuclear power plant and the world’s northernmost nuclear power installation, set sail recently from Murmansk for its final destination of Pevek. Upon completing the 4700 km journey to Pevek, Akademik Lomonosov will become a central part of the Chukotka region’s power supply, replacing the Bilibino […]

Power outage highlights system deficiencies

The World Nuclear News (WNN) reports that the widespread electricity outage which blacked out much of the UK on 9 August, caused travel and other service disruptions across England and Wales. The National Grid said it was triggered by disconnections at a gas-fired power station in Bedfordshire and the Hornsea offshore wind farm in Yorkshire. […]