Posts tagged as C&I

The challenge of standards and certification

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) president Vinesh Maharaj recently inducted Gary Friend as a Fellow of the Institute for his work on SABS technical committees reviewing international IEC specifications to be adopted as South African standards. SABS TC65 was in existence due to the activities of SAFA (South African Flameproof Association) […]

R1-billion Eskom Kusile automation contract cancelled and reinstated with ABB

  On 20 March 2014, Eskom announced the termination, with effect from 17 April 2015, of the approximately €100-million (approx R1-billion) control and instrumentation (C&I) works contract placed with Alstom in 2011 for its 4800 MW Kusile power station, which currently under construction near eMalahleni (Witbank) in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Shortly thereafter Eskom announced […]

Afrilek: Workshop and seminar schedule

  Afrilek Automation will be running a number of workshops and seminars from May throughout the year and into 2015.  The following topics will be covered in 2014, in the respective months: 21  May- Technical seminar on Siemens PCS7, providing insight to PCS7 control and safety, PCS7 reporting, maintenance and add ons 28 May – […]

C&I under the spotlight at Medupi

Dear editor I refer to your email requesting comments on the C&I problems experienced at the Medupi power plant. The question is: Why do Alstom & Eskom both battle with products that ultimately lead to further capital outlay, frustrations, bad technical support and services,  increased man hours and less productivity when the C&I software solutions and services are […]