Electricity + Control May 2017



'In Africa ... for Africa'

Siemens has signed a local manufacturing agreement with Cape Town-based Electro Inductive Industries (Eii) – a Level 2 B-BBEE black industrialist company that manufactures distribution transformers and miniature substations.The signing event was held at Siemens headquarters in Midrand on 4 April 2017. The manufacturing facility is currently being developed and up- graded in CapeTown, to cater for a new line of Siemens transformers as part of its growth and job creation strategy.

“Siemens experts will begin training Eii staff on the new technol- ogy, equipment and quality, thereby equipping themwith a new set of internationally-recognised assembly skills and expertise,” said Ronnie Naidoo, Head of Transformers and High Voltage Products, Siemens Southern & Eastern Africa. Downstream benefits of this localisation project will be felt across the entire supply chain through Siemens’ global procurement and enterprise development programme. It incorporates global good governance, compliance and ethical business mentoring. “Siemens is inAfrica forAfrica.This new partnership is of immense importance in helping SouthAfrica to achieve its market growth, with benefits to society as a whole, such as an increase in job creation. It also helps Siemens to expand its local portfolio,” said Naidoo. Enquiries: Keshin Govender.Tel. +27 (0) 11 652 2000; E-mail: keshin.govender@siemens.com

Andre Soergel (CEO, Siemens Medium Power Transformers), Sydney Mabalayo (Acting CEO, Electro Inductive Industries), Peter Kgame (Executive Director, Electro Inductive Industries), Jost Kerscher (Sales Head Africa Siemens Transformers), Giovanni Cattani (CEO Siemens Medium Power Transformers, Trento, Italy).

Virtual Reality at PEWA 2017

Cummins, a global power leader and corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, demonstrated its recently launched Virtual Reality training and marketing device at Africa’s highly acclaimed Power & Electricity World Africa (PEWA) Exhibition. PEWA is the annual forum where industry profession- als gather to acquire ideas on developing sustainable, clean and bankable world class energy solutions for projects on the continent. The Cummins exhibit showcased two sets of high-tech equipment for media and customers to experience. By wearing goggles and a headset, one is swept up in a simulated 3-D tour of a plant or data centre, complete with sound to further drive the reader’s trip into the world of virtual reality.The viewer is introduced to various products in a data centre, including the recently launched QSK95 Series of high-horsepower generator sets. The QSK95 is specifically designed and engineered for critical applications that demand a robust, reli-

able source of power to ensure uninterrupted operations, for ap- plications such as hospitals, sports stadiums, office buildings, data centres and the like. Commenting at the exhibition, Kenny Gaynor, Director of Power Generation for Cummins Southern Africa , said, “This incredible innovative device has been engineered for use in training and education, providing a very new and dynamic teaching experience. Innovation is about unlocking and unleashing newways of thinking, doing and delivering against a background of continuous improvement.”The compact and portable headgear provides endless marketing opportunities for the broad range of products. Cummins Southern Africa is headquartered in Johannesburg, with branches in Longmeadow, Bloemfontein, CapeTown, Durban and Port Elizabeth; as well as Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.The company also enjoys a wide range of dealer networks in support of its widespread Southern Africa footprint. (See Social Engineers, page 43). Enquiries: Sal Govender. Email sal.govender@cummins.com

The Cummins stand at Power & Electricity World Africa (PEWA).

Kenny Gaynor, Director of Power Generation for Cummins Southern Africa, wears goggles and a headset that transport engineers into a simulated 3-D ‘virtual’ tour of a plant or data centre.

Electricity+Control May ‘17


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