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WEG’S WITHDRAWABLE BOARDS BOOST UPTIME AT GHANA GOLD PLANT

Shutting down a whole process plant to attend to a single electrical problem means unnecessary downtime, says Foster Yeboah at Zest WEG’s Ghana branch. An innovative solution has recently been installed in Ghana to avoid this, using WEG’s fully withdrawable board – a pioneering step for Africa’s mining sector.

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MORE LOCAL FOCUS AS ZEST WEG LAUNCHES NEW MOTOR ASSEMBLY LINE

Further extending Zest WEG’s local manufacture of electrical equipment for mining and other sectors, a new assembly line for low voltage (LV) motors has been established. The facility is part of Zest WEG’s corporate premises at Longlake, east of Johannesburg. According to CEO Eduardo Werninghaus, the new line enhances operational flexibility and reduces lead times to customers.

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ZEST WEG POISED FOR AFRICAN GROWTH

Most of Zest WEG’s product offering will be on display at the upcoming Electra Mining Africa 2022 exhibition with the company’s theme being how to change energy into solutions. In addition to the range of WEG IE4-rated super-premium efficiency electric motors, Zest WEG will also showcase its high-tech solutions showing how far WEG has progressed on its digital journey.

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ZEST WEG E-HOUSE SOLUTION POWERS LARGE PLATINUM HIG MILL

One of the largest High Intensity Grinding (HIG) mills in the southern hemisphere is being powered using an E-House solution from Zest WEG, built to the highest safety and performance standards. Zest WEG senior proposals manager Tyrone Willemse highlights the E-House solution, constructed locally with a range of components -also produced and distributed by Zest WEG, must meet the aggressive torque requirements of the application.

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EFFICIENCY IN ELECTRIC MOTORS DRIVES SAVINGS, SUSTAINABILITY

The efficiency of electric motors has a key role to play in reducing users’ running costs, and in helping meet South Africa’s climate change goals. But with no local regulations in place to push this agenda, there needs to be more understanding among motor users about how their bottom lines can quickly benefit from shifting to IE3, IE4 and even IE5 electric motors, according to Zest WEG.

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ZEST WEG DELIVERS ITS BIGGEST MOBILE SUBSTATION YET

Leveraging its considerable in-house expertise and local manufacturing capability, Zest WEG has custom designed and manufactured a mobile substation solution for the utility of Guinea – its biggest such mobile unit yet manufactured in South Africa. The innovative 50 MVA substation, with a dual voltage of 110-60/30-20 kV, will perform a range of duties for the Utility Company of Guinea, called Electricité De Guinée, including providing emergency and standby power.

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ZEST WEG IS KEY SUPPLIER OF MOTORS AND VSDS FOR KAMOA-KAKULA

Now one of the world’s highest-grade copper mines, Kamoa-Kakula in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is installing a wide range of WEG motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) for the second phase of its development. Zest WEG has already delivered on a similar scope for the mine’s first phase, which produced its first copper concentrate on 25 May 2021.

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ZEST WEG SUPPLIES SA’S NEW GAS, HELIUM PROJECT

Zest WEG is supplying locally manufactured transformers, switchgear and substations to South Africa’s exciting onshore natural gas and helium project, Tetra4. Being developed by emerging producer Renergen near Virginia in the Free State province, the natural gas deposit reportedly contains world-beating concentrations of helium – up to 12% compared to typical levels of around 0,5%.

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