MechChem Africa talks to Tygue Theron, Commercial Head of Energy Partners Intelligence, about the company’s holistic energy offering, from simple behaviour-based ‘war on waste’ efficiency drives to integrated and financed solar generation, refrigeration and energy management services funded via power purchase or shared savings agreements.

MechChem Africa talks to Burak Ozyurt, managing director for SKF in Southern Africa, about a new approach to delivering maintenance services in the region. Using remote diagnostics and several new onsite innovations, SKF is currently able to deliver long-term maintenance solutions that require no upfront investment from plant operators.

Kwatani partners with majors and junior miners alike, offering two distinct equipment ranges tailored to each segment’s specific requirements and capital budgets. With over 44 years of local and global experience, this vibrating screen specialist has a strong product footprint. Frengelina Mabotja, capital sales engineer at Kwatani, talks about the company’s offering to the coal industry.

On October 14, I joined the virtual awards ceremony for the 2020 AEE International Awards, which recognise outstanding energy-related achievements of the association’s members across the world. The AEE is the Association of Energy Engineers, a non-profit professional society with over 18 000 members in more than 100 countries. Its mission? To promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.

Leandro Magro, manager for steam turbines at Zest WEG , argues that cogeneration for plants that already have boilers producing steam for process heat is the smartest move towards electricity cost savings. The addition of a TGM WEG turbine generator system to a steam process plant offers energy security, lower utility bills and the potential to sell excess power to local municipalities.

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Crown Publications, one of South Africa’s largest business-to-business publishing houses, came into existence in 1986. Since then, the company has grown from producing a single magazine, Electricity SA (renamed Electricity+Control), to publishing six monthly magazines, three quarterlies, and a number of engineering handbooks.