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2014-03-13 23:24:16

Westinghouse Electric Company signed an agreement with Sprinkle vzw to support a South African rural child care center close to the Drakensberg Ukhahlamba National Park. Westinghouse is providing the necessary funding to connect the child care center to the national electricity grid, operated by Eskom, as well as to cover the costs of the monthly power consumption. Cape Town (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company signed an agreement with Sprinkle vzw to support a South...

2014-02-28 23:24:45

The South African economy has been affected by recent power interruptions, highlighting the urgent need for concentrated solar power to improve energy efficiency. London, UK (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Eskom announced a power emergency last week, asking industrial users to reduce consumption by 10% and residential consumers to switch off air conditioners, lights, and non-essential appliances during peak times. Experts highlighted that with the introduction of a large number of renewable...

2013-08-21 08:22:24

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) today announced that its Energy Services Group has been awarded a multi-year contract extension to provide training services at Eskom's Medupi Power Station. Medupi is currently under construction and will be the fourth largest coal-fired plant in the world when completed; it is owned by Eskom Holdings Ltd., South Africa. GP Strategies previously...

2013-05-15 08:22:27

JOHANNESBURG, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) (the "Company" or "Canadian Solar"), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced the successful expansion of its partner Romano Sustainable Solutions in Africa. Romano, a pioneer company in the South African photovoltaic (PV) industry, was recently awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 360 kW PV solar system installation. The roof top installation will...

2012-08-06 02:22:39

ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventyx, an ABB company, today announced it has signed two significant software license agreements worth more than $7 million with the South African utility, Eskom. Under the new agreements, Eskom will undertake the largest implementation in Africa of Ventyx's supervisory control and data acquisition/distribution management system (SCADA/DMS) for real-time network monitoring and control of electric power operations. In addition, Eskom will...

2011-05-26 14:52:00

EX-IM BANK BOARD APPROVES $805 MILLION FOR KUSILE POWER PLANT IN SOUTH AFRICA, OVER $59 MILLION FOR RWANDAIR EXPRESS WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) voted today to approve an $805.6 million direct loan to South Africa's state-owned electric power utility, Eskom, Limited. That action, plus today's approval for over $59 million to enable Rwanda's RwandAir Express to buy Boeing aircraft,...

2010-11-11 12:03:00

Third Announcement this Week of Preliminary Financing Decisions for South Africa Companies JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) announced the preliminary commitment to finance the purchase by Comair Limited, a commercial airline based here, of eight Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Comair becomes the third South African company this week that is expected to receive export financing to buy U.S. goods or services with...

2010-06-02 08:47:00

VANCOUVER, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Great Basin Gold Ltd. ("Great Basin" or the "Company") (TSX: GBG; NYSE Amex: GBG; JSE: GBG) announces that it is making good progress in the delivery of its capital projects at its Burnstone Project in South Africa. To date, the metallurgical plant construction project has made rapid progress against an aggressive 15 month delivery time line. The project thus far has seen intensive civil construction activities on-site and a multitude of simultaneous...

2010-04-29 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The beleaguered South African high voltage cables and conductors market has received a fillip with power utility Eskom launching a massive infrastructure development drive. The $1.532 billion power plant integration and grid strengthening programmes offer a plethora of opportunities to cable manufacturers, as these plants need to be connected to the main transmission grid infrastructure. (Logo:...

2010-02-10 02:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The electricity metering market in South Africa is facing a period of significant change due to the implementation of smart metering systems. This is being driven by demand-side management initiatives and supporting government legislation, brought about by the national energy crisis. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) "Smart meters will allow for the implementation of time-of-use tariffs and remote disconnection of...