03/12/2013 - 15:33

Windlab was honoured on 26 November as a finalist in the Infrastructure and Construction category of the 51st Australian Export Awards at a gala dinner at the National Gallery of Victoria attended by the Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Trade Minister Andrew Robb and Governor Alex Chernov of Victoria.

This award category recognises outstanding contributions by an Australian company to an international project or projects involving infrastructure, engineering and construction services and/or products.

07/10/2013 - 19:15

It may have mostly escaped the spotlight because it was hard slog rather than fireworks, but South Africa’s burgeoning renewable-energy sector has run on minimal sleep over the last three months. The long days were required to finalise the documentation to be submitted in the third bidding window of the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), writes Windlab Africa MD Peter Venn in the Engineering News.

04/10/2013 - 01:47

The construction of South Africa’s first wind farms in the Eastern Cape will go a long way to turning around the economic fortunes of one of the country’s poorest provinces.

Government’s decision to let the Eastern Cape lead the way in renewable energies is providing a major cash injection for everybody from the Coega Deep Water Harbour, to the rural areas where the turbines are being erected using expensive plant hire equipment.

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04/10/2013 - 01:39

EVEN though everybody agrees South Africa has an energy problem, trying to solve it is a different story.

While some insist on powering ahead with the current mix of dirty dinosaur era coal and cleaner – more dangerous – nuclear energy, others say looking towards nature and using renewables like wind, solar and even sea currents are a better long term option.