Posts tagged as South Africa

Locally made inverters for new solar farms

RWW Engineering, a South African manufacturer of electrical equipment for industry and utilities, has been appointed the South African manufacturer of inverters for Spanish company Green Power Technologies. The inverters will be used at three 75 MW solar PV farms which are being built as part of Round 4 of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent […]

CSIR signs weather-monitoring deal with ports authority

The CSIR recently signed a three-year, multimillion-rand contract with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for the maintenance of existing Datawell Waveriders and wind stations at all eight ports. The two organisations hailed the partnership as a significant step towards improving the safety of shipping and port operations. According to the agreement, CSIR technicians will service […]

SA grows capacity in space weather monitoring for global aviation

South Africa is looking to take on a leading role in the international space weather monitoring community, as it moves to become a key provider of space weather information to the global aviation sector for the African region. Based in Hermanus in the Western Cape, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) facility is the […]

Consulting engineers welcome R100-billion seed fund for infrastructure

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement during his State of the Nation address of the R100-billion seed fund for infrastructure development. Chris Campbell, CESA CEO said, the organisation is hopeful that between the Development Bank of SA (DBSA) and the new Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPW&I) they will ensure […]

Basic spatial unit frame developed to spatially harmonise datasets

The development of the Basic Spatial Unit (BSU) frame, the grid shown in the map below, is a first step in shedding new light on the complexity of the South African landscape and seascape. A technical team from Stats SA, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), and the National Geo-spatial Information (NGI) component of […]

Picture gallery: Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar on embedded generation in SA

The 2nd seminar Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar explored the role of small- and medium-scale distributed embedded generation in meeting the electrical energy needs of the future – the necessary business case, policy, regulatory and financing environment for behind-the-meter solutions such as rooftop solar PV and other distributed generation. Mr Thabang Chiloane, divisional executive for […]

Construction firm publishes construction cost guide for Africa

Integrated infrastructure delivery company, Aecom, published its 30th edition of Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20 in conjunction with its strategic partner, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch. The Cost Guide forms part of the company’s commitment to improving project delivery by conducting research into the broader industry. The […]

South African drone industry interest group launched

The South African Federation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SAFU) was launched in Kyalami in Johannesburg on 20 June 2019, to establish a platform for collaboration between regulatory authorities such as the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the drone industry. The federation’s membership comprises private drone companies, and was founded by NTSU Aviation Solutions […]