Electricity + Control May 2017


Eskom Contractor Academy assists CapeTown entrepreneur

GlobesScope Security Solutions owner, Glynn Mashonga, has been awarded a certificate for successfully completing the Eskom Contractor Academy accredited course. She heard about the academy when her company competed and became a finalist in the Eskom Development Foundation Business Investment Competition (BIC) in 2015. The Contractor Academy is the Eskom Development Foundation’s programme to equip small business owners and entrepreneurs with the necessary skills required to build sustainable businesses. It is offered to contractors and suppliers wishing to improve their skills in project and financial management, entrepreneurship, legislation and technical acu- men.The academy, which combines both theoretical and practical work, is covered over eight months and students attend a residential study school for a week every month. Eskombelieves that by empowering small businesses and helping them to become profitable, the country can start addressing its socio-economic challenges and start seeing a difference. Glynn Mashonga says: “The academy has provided me with all the tools and knowledge to enable me to implement these systems. I was recently awarded a maintenance contract which necessitated work being carried out at numerous sites and at different times. I was able to imple- ment the knowledge I had gained from the project management course to accurately calculate the time needed to complete the work, as well as the profit margins.” Enquiries: Email mediadesk@eskom.co.za

Yokogawa and Cosasco conclude Agreement for Sale of ISA100 wireless-based products Yokogawa Electric Corporation has signed a mutual sales agreement with Rohrback Cosasco Systems, Inc., a US- based manufacturer of corrosion monitoring systems and equipment. Under this agreement, Yokogawa will distribute Cosasco’s ISA Wireless-based MWT-3905 and CWT-9020 corrosion monitors and Cosasco will distrib- ute Yokogawa ISA Wireless-based field wireless system devices. Yokogawa can now add corrosion sensors to its line-up of field wireless devices that help customers efficiently maintain facilities and ensure safety at their plants. For Cosasco, the ability to offer its corrosion moni- tors in combination withYokogawa field wireless devices is expected to increase sales. Enquiries: Email Christie.Cronje@za.yokogawa.com Uretech , a local manufacturer of polyurethane products such as wear liners for the mining industry, has entered into an agreement with the HMA Group of Australia to have its product range distributed internationally. In turn, the HMA Group’s wide product range will now be made available in Africa for the first time.The agreement, con- cluded towards the end of 2016, will see the establishment of a new South African subsidiary of the HMA Group, known as HMA South Africa, with George Hoffmann as General Manager. In terms of the agreement, HMA has been appointed as Uretech’s sole international distributor, including South Africa. Enquiries: Email ghoffmann@hmagrp.com Enel , acting through its Renewable Energies Division Enel Green Power (EGP), has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Zambia’s state-owned utility ZESCO for the 34 MW Ngonye (The project was known as Mosi-oa- Tunyawhen Enel was awarded the 34MW in June 2016). PV solar project won in June following the first round tender of the Scaling Solar programme, which was launched by state-owned investment holding company Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC). Ngonye is lo- cated in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone in southern Zambia, and the awarding of the capacity to Enel marked the Group’s entry into Zambia’s renewable energy market. Enel will be investing approximately $40 M in the construction of the new PV plant, which is expected to generate around 70 GWh per year. Ngonye will be owned by a special purpose vehicle in which EGP will hold 80% and IDC will have a 20% minority stake. Enquiries: Email ufficiostampa@enel.com Agreement - Uretech and HMA Group ENEL signs 25 year PPA with ZESCO

Eskom Development Foundation’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Cecil Ramonotsi; GlobesScope Security Solutions owner, Glynn Mashonga; Eskom Western Cape Operating Unit General Manager, Alwie Lester.

May ‘17 Electricity+Control


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