Energy & Power

Seismic-compliant power systems

It is important for standby power systems to function after a catastrophic event, such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or even a terrorist attack.

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Ensuring electricity supply in Botswana

MTUBotswanaaThe Tognum Group company, MTU South Africa (Pty) Ltd has been selected by global power provider, APR Energy, to provide maintenance management and spare parts supply for its first power plant in Southern Africa.

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More wind power for SA

windmill_1aRenewable energy in South Africa is gathering momentum, with the announcement of a new 300MW wind farm under development near the agricultural region of Caledon in the southern Western Cape province.

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Mapping the wind

Wind_Atlas_SA_hovedbillede.ashxSouth Africa is the 30th place in the world to have a detailed map of the country’s wind resources thanks to Risø DTU, Denmark's National laboratory for Sustainable Energy. The map shows the best locations for wind turbines and is a prerequisite for funding wind farms.

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Thermal-insulating layer for record-breaking turbine

PN201002-04_300dpismlIn the future, turbine blades in a power station ought be able to withstand gas temperatures in excess of 1,400°C in order to increase the energy yield.

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