Energy & Power

Grupel reinforces its presence as key genset player in Africa

Grupel Project Medium Voltage Plant AngolaPedro Gonçalves, sales and marketing director at Grupel, a global designer, producer and supplier of generators, explores the company’s prospects in the African market, which is continuing to rebound in the wake of the pandemic

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Nidec Industrial Solutions to supply 5MW Power Supply Unit for an electrolyser testing system

Nidec 18 May Power generationNidec Industrial Solutions has received an important order from a leading global player in green hydrogen production, storage and distribution for a 5MW Power Supply Unit (PSU) to be installed as part of an electrolyser testing system


The PSU has several unique features such as a hermetically sealed oil transformer that uses vegetable oil, which further reduces the environmental impact of the solution.

The green hydrogen sector is establishing itself as strategic in future European energy scenario and its evolution will be also promoted thanks to the growing investments announced by the European Union. Nidec Industrial Solutions is not new to the hydrogen market, having provided Power Supply Units for more than ten green hydrogen PEM electrolyser systems across Europe. This significant experience has lead to the design of a highly cost-effective, compact, modular unit with a high degree of reliability and efficiency, based on Nidec converters and power control systems. A solution that highlights the consolidation of Nidec Industrial Solutions offering addressed to new energy sectors. 

“Cost, reliability and efficiency are the three key ingredients for a successful transition to green hydrogen. Our commitment is to provide the safest, most economically viable solution to our customers and we are pleased to have been chosen for this important project. We have been involved in some of the largest Green Hydrogen pilot projects in Europe, many of which were the first of their kind. It is exciting to see the market evolves into its commercial stage with leading players in green hydrogen market. This is a further milestone that confirms Nidec Industrial Solutions innovation key role in the future of energy industry,” said Dominique Llonch, CEO at Nidec Industrial Solutions

 

 

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Providing power to remote mines

residential 1 cat comMantrac has successfully supported Koidu Limited, one of the largest underground diamond mining companies in West Africa, when it struggled to receive reliable power from the grid for its operations in Sierra Leone

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Kibo to deploy long duration energy storage in southern Africa

AdobeStock 412913357Kibo Energy PLC (Kibo), a renewable energy focused development company, has announced that it has signed a rolling 5-year framework agreement with Enerox GmbH (CellCube), to develop and deploy CellCube based Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) solutions in selected target sectors in southern Africa

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Solar power for Ford South Africa’s Silverton Plant

Ford south africaFord’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria is now sourcing 35% of its electricity completely emission-free, directly from the sun

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