Posts tagged as aluminium

Local wire plant upgraded

Wilec has installed two new magnet wire enamelling machines at its Midrand production facility. These machines will enhance production efficiency and offset rising input costs. The new machines, comprising two production lines each, replace 40-year old copper magnet wire enamelling lines at the plant. The acquisition of the two new machines represents the first phase of the upgrade of the enamelled magnet wire plant. The first […]

Lightweight aluminium power transmission cables

  Helukabel has introduced Heluwind WK Powerline Alu cable – a cost effective and lightweight aluminium power transmission cable which is ideal for South African conditions as it reduces cost, simplifies transport requirements, offers ease of installation and even reduces the risk of theft which is associated with copper power transmission cables. The new aluminium power cables are […]

Analysis of the structure of Eskom’s special electricity pricing deals with BHP Billiton

by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers Johannesburg, 24 March 2013 Since the Supreme Court of Appeal judgement on 15 March 2013 ordering Eskom to disclose the formulae by which the price of electricity to BHP Billiton’s Hillside and Mozal aluminium smelters is calculated, much has been written in general terms about the effective price per kWh currently […]