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African Utility Week to give insight into large power users’ challengesArcelorMittal’s steel plant in Saldanha, the single largest electricity consumer in the Western Cape, participated in an Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project that has resulted in an astounding R90 million energy bill savings in one year.  The upcoming African Utility…
African Utility Week to look at municipalities’ key water challenges On 22 March World Water Day will be celebrated globally.  But South Africa has little to celebrate according to Harold Smook, founder of Urban Roots – Sustainable Communities Initiative and registered Professional Engineering Technologist. “We can celebrate our water policies…
Clean Power Africa to showcase successful renewable projectsThere is undoubtedly awareness among South Africans that renewable energy is the way to go. But how feasible is it for the ordinary householder to switch to new, greener technology?“In a country such as South Africa where solar energy is abundant, the sustainability…
In 2008, Transnet Limited awarded the Veolia Water subsidiary, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa, a contract to design, build and commission a new reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant at its iron ore terminal situated at the Port of Saldanha. With construction and a performance test completed in August…
Johannesburg, 13/02/2013 – Two of Botswana’s largest copper mining companies have contracted Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa through its subsidiary, VWS Envig Botswana, to supply containerised wastewater treatment plants to improve the quality of discharge water coming from mine camps. “A copper mining project in north-western Botswana has…
“We all suffer when losses due to illegal activities occur”On the last day of January this year, two trains collided outside of Pretoria, the administrative heart of South Africa. Two people were fatally injured, 19 critically and about 300 – many of whom school children – suffered minor injuries.  Passenger…
The only truly pan-African eventEskom Chief Executive Brian Dames will once again deliver the keynote address during this year’s opening session of African Utility Week in Cape Town on 14 May.  Some 5000 power professionals from all over the continent meet at this event every year at what is the…
The new GET FiT investment mechanism which brings private and public investors together, the proposed BRICS Bank and China’s funding relationship with Africa are some of the updates featured during the Investment & Finance track of the upcoming African Utility Week conference and expo from 14-15 May in Cape Town. …
“I just know that the next year is going to be an important one for me and I will do my best to reward Spintelligent’s faith in me and my abilities”, says Dean Ravell from Coniston Park in Cape Town, one of ten lucky graduates who recently started a unique,…
BioFire fireplaces, one of the world’s top eco-friendly fireplace building companies, has made large inroads into the local South African fireplace manufacturing and building industry. January, 2012 Cape Town: BioFire fireplaces South Africa has announced that as of December 2012 it has a large number of eco-friendly fireplaces installed in…
African Utility Week to assist Large Power Users to face energy obstaclesThe proverbial axe is falling on ‘business as usual` as every industry in South Africa, from mining to manufacturing to retail, is cringing at the thought of rising energy tariffs and the impending implementation of a carbon tax.  …
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:28

Reducing manufacturing costs with treated boiler fuel

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Many manufacturing industries are under pressure to reduce operating costs since labour and transportation inputs have sky rocketed. Often a lot of fuel is used in the form of heavy furnace oil and/or diesel and these are costly inputs in the process. Added to this, environmental pressures have also become…

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