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Sebenzana APP launches engineer recruitment drive with fun viral video

Energy and industrial asset performance experts, Sebenzana APP, have launched an engineer recruitment drive with the release of an online video that makes a lighthearted comparison between the amount of time the average person will spend in their lifetime on different tasks compared to work – and it turns out that while the average person will spend 30 hours crying, five weeks arguing, five years in queues and over eight years shopping, more than 13 years and two months will be spent entirely at work.

The video advises that since you will spend so much time at work, it’s best to choose your career wisely – before providing key advantages as to why experienced critical infrastructure engineers should apply to join Sebenzana APP.

“Globally there is a shortage of qualified and experienced service engineers and in Africa, this shortage is often frustrated further by engineers that are lured by the prospect of international opportunities,” says Andrew Carr, Managing Director, Sebenzana APP.

“So we’re on the hunt for Africa’s best energy and industrial service and related engineers and metallurgists who are committed to making a real impact in their careers. As the video points out, it helps that we’re are on the cutting edge of where technology, engineering and critical assets meet, have exciting opportunities and projects in Africa and are also growing rapidly internationally,” Carr concludes.

Eskom unbundling ‘milestone’ announced

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has finally approved the issuing of a licence to the National Transmission Company of South Africa (NTCSA) to operate a transmission system in South Africa.

Nersa’s announcement on Friday is a milestone in Eskom’s unbundling process, which will see the power utility restructured into three separate units: generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity.

Nersa made the announcement in a statement, following a meeting on Thursday, in which it also highlighted several important decisions including the approval of a renewable energy generation licence application to Ngonyama Solar (RF) (Pty) Ltd.

This was part of its rationale for agreeing with the draft ministerial determination for the procurement of 1 000 megawatts of new generation capacity from the Cross-Border Procurement Programme, and its agreement for the procurement of 2 000 megawatts of new generation capacity from the Load-Shedding Reduction Programme.

More: Mail & Guardian

Global Cogeneration Equipment Market to Reach $114.8 Billion by 2030

According to a “Global Cogeneration Equipment Industry” report – in the changed post COVID-19 business landscape, the global market for Cogeneration Equipment estimated at US$63.7 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$114.8 Billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 7.6% over the period 2022-2030.Read More

Case study video: Platinum Mine High Pressure (HP) System

Sebenzana APP is assisting one of the largest platinum producers in the world with support for a high-pressure (HP) system that forms an integral part of their platinum smelting operations.

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Case study video: Australian Grid Operator

According to Sebenzana APP’s Dave Tarrant, while Western Australia has been good at implementing renewable energy projects to replace coal-based electricity generation plants, the cleaner technology does have a downside – a lack of inertia to stabilise the power grid. As a result, a “perfect storm” caused the region to suffer a major power outage.

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The South African towns where electricity supply is privatised

It’s hard to imagine – four small rural towns in South Africa where the electricity grid is in “very good condition”. Achieving this has seen the municipality they fall under invest an average of around R11 million to upgrade the network every year for the last 11 years (a total of R120 million). Tariff increases have been below those allowed by Nersa. Its Eskom bill is up to date. And this is not in the Western Cape.

More: Money Web

Sebenzana helping to develop new gas-fired power plant in Senegal

Operations and maintenance company Sebenzana APP is helping the Sendou Power Station’s majority owner Barak Fund and independent power producer (IPP) Compagnie d’Electricité du Sénégal (CES) to develop a natural gas-fired power station at Sendou.

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Senegal’s Sendou Power Station achieves 100MW capacity test as part of ongoing re-commissioning

Dakar, Senegal, 30 July, 2022 – Senegal’s Sendou Power Station has achieved a significant milestone in its ongoing rehabilitation and return to service after it recently produced a 100-megawatt load test during a sustained run at the coal-fired single unit power station that is located in Sendou, 35 kilometers south-east of Dakar.

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Opinion: Sasolburg power station turnaround offers hope for keeping lights on

In this opinion article, Sasol senior VP for the Sasolburg & Ekandustria operations Rightwell Laxa, and Sebenzana MD Andrew Carr, argue that old, coal-fired power stations similar to those used by Sasol and Eskom could achieve a much-needed maintenance turnaround by blending dwindling engineering expertise with a high-tech, asset management platform. The authors outline how boiler-tube failures at the Sasolburg power stations were reduced by more than 66% and how the old power stations are now achieving world-class performance levels.

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Sebenzana key partners in Senegal’s Sendou power project

Sebenzana is proud to be a part of this exciting project at the Sendou Power Station in Senegal. We are also excited about assisting the site transition from coal to a gas-based power station in the coming years – enabling Senegal’s energy transition.

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