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Custom mini substations for motor plant

DRY-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions will supply two custom-engineered mini-substations to a significant motor plant expansion near Pretoria. The two units will be located...

It’s a go for Durban’s hydrogen economy

DURBAN could soon be on the path to being a major player in South Africa’s budding ‘hydrogen economy’, with plans to position the city...

Dairy expansion uses dry-type transformers

Trafo Power Solutions has assisted a large diary producer in a recent expansion, supplying five dry-type distribution transformers to its facilities in a coastal...

Energy from the power of the moon

WITH the help of modern technology from SKF, another source of power from nature, besides sun and wind, is being tapped: that of the...

Committed fleet renewal makes agility count for customers

RAND-Air – an established provider of nitrogen, power, flow (pumps), steam boiler and lighting solutions and part of the global Atlas Copco Specialty Rental...

New SA distributor for top Italian temperature control relays

ITALY-based temperature control relay specialist Tecsystem has appointed Trafo Power Solutions – a leading local supplier of dry-type transformers – as its distributor in...

Big transformer boost for power utility

PRECISION manufacturing at the WEG Blumenau factory in Brazil allowed Zest WEG to supply two large, custom-built power transformers a month ahead of deadline...

Ramaphosa’s self-generation announcement ‘bold but necessary’

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the cap on self-generation without a licence will be raised to 100MW is “a bold but necessary” move. That’s according...

SMEs urged to go solar to minimise power pricing and supply threats

THE electricity sector has been in the spotlight recently with the impact of a 15.62% increase in electricity tariffs and frequent power interruptions. Against this...

Sector coupling essential if emissions revolution to succeed

By Seydou Kane There is a rapidly growing awareness of the need to decarbonise energy supply, and we have recently seen dramatic shifts start to...

Beat boiler breakdown blues with a rental

RAND-Air, a supplier of air, nitrogen, power, pumps and lighting solutions, has earmarked steam boilers as a vital rental solution for the local market. “Steam,...

‘Green’ switchgear will play a vital role in renewable power

By Marcel Buckner THE global energy industry is undergoing a massive transformation driven by renewables. Along with solar, wind, storage and other technologies, the internet...

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Sweet success for Durban sugar factory project

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the...

Slow lane: road closure alert for N3

THE road closure caused by the reconstruction of the slow lane on the busy N3 Durban-bound from Sanctuary Road to Link Road in Town...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Global kudos for engineering work on Hillcrest reservoir

CONSULTING engineering firm Knight Piésold received commendations in the consulting engineer category at the Construction World’ 2021 Best Projects Awards for two of its...