Monthly Archives: February 2016

APR Energy livre une centrale électrique à turbine à gaz à un client industriel en Égypte

JACKSONVILLE, Floride, 26 février 2016 /PRNewswire — APR Energy, un leader mondial pour les solutions d’électricité rapide, annonce aujourd’hui la livraison d’une nouvelle centrale en Égypte. La centrale contribuera au développement d’un complexe industriel à grande échelle en cours de construction pour le compte de l’Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO), un fabricant et fournisseur majeur de produits en caoutchouc et de plastiques à valeur ajoutée.

APR Energy.

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La solution clé en main d’APR Energy est équipée de trois turbines à gaz mobiles dérivées de réacteurs GE et alimentées en gaz naturel non polluant qui s’ajoutent à la partie classique de la centrale. Dans le cadre de son offre de service complète, APR Energy s’est chargé de l’ensemble de la conception, de l’installation et de la mise en service de la centrale, et continuera de gérer la totalité des opérations et de la maintenance. La centrale fonctionnera durant une période de 12 mois minimum.

« Il s’agit d’un projet majeur dans un secteur industriel égyptien en pleine croissance, et nous sommes heureux d’avoir APR Energy comme partenaire pour la production d’électricité », a déclaré Abd-el Rahman Zeid, le président d’ETHYDCO. « Nous étions à la recherche d’une solution au gaz naturel fiable et rentable et il s’est avéré que ses turbines à gaz mobiles étaient la meilleure solution pour répondre à nos besoins critiques en électricité. Nous avons été impressionnés par la rapidité et la flexibilité dont APR Energy a fait preuve pour répondre en temps opportun à nos exigences uniques pour ce projet et sommes reconnaissants de la réactivité de son personnel à chaque étape du processus. »

John Campion, le président d’APR Energy, a déclaré : « Je tiens à féliciter notre équipe chargée de l’installation et de la mise en service pour la livraison de notre nouvelle centrale électrique, en toute sécurité, de manière efficace et dans les temps, conformément aux exigences de notre client. Le projet est important en ce qu’il nous permet de pénétrer l’un des plus gros marchés de la région et soutient l’un des investissements industriels les plus stratégiques d’Égypte. Il met à profit notre expérience dans l’espace industriel, diversifie notre clientèle, et vient s’ajouter au solide succès que nous avons remporté dans le segment des services publics. »

  1. Campion a ajouté : « La centrale égyptienne d’APR Energy présente l’utilisation de turbines à gaz mobiles comme une solution d’auto-alimentation abordable pour les clients d’industries énergivores telles que la pétrochimie, l’exploitation minière, la production d’électricité, les secteurs pétrolier et gazier. Nos solutions clés en main constituent non seulement une source fiable d’énergie permettant le maintien des opérations essentielles en cours, mais permettent également aux clients de se concentrer sur leur cœur de métier plutôt que de se soucier de la production d’énergie. »

Cliquez ici pour voir une courte vidéo en time-lapse de la construction de la centrale.

À propos d’APR Energy

APR Energy est le premier fournisseur mondial d’électricité rapide par turbines mobiles. Nous fournissons de l’électricité rapide à grande échelle, offrant à nos clients un accès rapide à une source d’électricité fiable quand et où ils en ont besoin, et pour aussi longtemps qu’ils en ont besoin. Combinant une technologie de pointe, économe en carburant, à une expertise sans égal, nous fournissons des usines électriques clés en main au service des villes, des pays et des industries à travers le monde, tant sur les marchés développés que sur les marchés en voie de développement. Pour de plus amples informations, consultez le site internet de la société : www.aprenergy.com.

APR Energy Commissions Gas Turbine Plant for Industrial Customer in Egypt

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, announces today that it has commissioned its new power plant in Egypt. The plant will support development of a large-scale industrial complex being built for the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO), a manufacturer and leading provider of value-creating plastics and rubber products.

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APR Energy’s turnkey solution features three GE aeroderivative mobile gas turbines running on clean-burning natural gas, together with the associated balance of plant. As standard with its full-service package, APR Energy handled all design, installation and commissioning work for the plant, and will continue to manage all ongoing operation and maintenance. The plant will run for a minimum of 12 months.

“This is a major project for Egypt’s growing industrial sector, and we are pleased to have APR Energy as our power generation partner,” said ETHYDCO Chairman Abd-el Rahman Zeid. “Due to our need for a reliable and cost-efficient natural gas solution, their mobile gas turbines were the best fit to meet our critical electricity needs. We have been impressed with the speed and flexibility APR Energy has demonstrated in delivering our unique project requirements on time, and appreciate the responsiveness its people have shown during every stage of the process.”

John Campion, APR Energy Chairman, said, “I want to congratulate our installation and commissioning team for safely and efficiently delivering our newest power plant on-time, per customer requirements. The project is significant in that it gives us a foothold in one of the largest markets in the region and supports one of Egypt’s most strategic industrial investments. It also builds upon our experience in the industrial space, further diversifying our customer base and complementing the strong success that we have had in the utility segment.”

Campion added, “APR Energy’s Egyptian power plant exemplifies the use of mobile gas turbines as an affordable self-power solution for customers in energy-intensive industries such as petrochemicals, mining, EPC and oil and gas. Our turnkey solutions not only provide a highly-reliable source of power to keep critical operations running, but also enable customers to focus on their core business rather than worrying about power generation.”

Click here to view a brief time-lapse video of the plant from ground breaking to commissioning.

About APR Energy

APR Energy is the world’s leading provider of fast-track mobile turbine power. Our fast, flexible and full-service power solutions provide customers with rapid access to reliable electricity when and where they need it, for as long as they need it. Combining state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise, our scalable turnkey plants help run cities, countries and industries around the world, in both developed and developing markets. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.aprenergy.com.

President Jacob Zuma determines the commencement of the Marine Living Resources Amendment Act, 2014

President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation bringing into operation the Marine Living Resources Amendment Act, 2014 (the Act). The Act was signed into law on 14 May 2014.

The implementation of this Act is very important for the small scale fishers.

Its predecessor, The Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No 18 of 1998) did not recognise small scale fishers or small scale fishing activities and as a result small-scale fishers were marginalised through the allocation of fishing rights.

Enquiries: Bongani Majola on 082 339 1993 or bonganim@presidency.gov.za

Source: The Presidency Republic Of South Africa

SA, European Commission concerned by situation in Syria

South Africa and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, have expressed concern at the humanitarian situation in Syria.

Meeting in Pretoria on Friday for the 13th Ministerial Political Dialogue, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said they reviewed developments regarding the Middle East peace process.

“In addition, we have reviewed developments regarding the Middle-East Peace Process and also expressed great concern at the deteriorating humanitarian situation and civilian casualties in Syria,” said the Minister during a media briefing at the end of the meeting.

She said the 13th Ministerial Political Dialogue took place within the context of the SA-EU Strategic Partnership, which represents the close collaboration which South Africa has with the European Union.

The strategic partnership covers over 20 sectoral policy dialogues, covering diverse issues including development cooperation, science and technology, space, communications, migration, health, trade, education and skills development, peace and security and human rights.

“We have assessed the state of our cooperation and have reaffirmed that the strategic partnership, which is extensive and covers many areas, is working well in pursuit of our mutually beneficial interests,” said Minister Nkoana-Mashabane.

The European Union as a bloc with 28 members is South Africa’s largest trading partner and largest foreign investor.

Over 2 000 EU companies operate in South Africa, creating over 350 000 jobs, and producing value added goods that are exported and contribute substantially to skills development and job creation.

“The EU extensively supports our national development priorities through the Development Assistance, Multi Indicative Programme, which has allocated an amount of Euros 241 million for the cycle 2014-2020.

“The Multi Indicative Programme (MIP) outlines three priority areas aligned with objectives of the National Development Plan, namely, employment creation; education, training and innovation; and building a capable and developmental state,” she said.

The Minister said the EU also contributes R1.5 billion to infrastructure development for domestic as well as regional programmes.

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and Mogherini also discussed internal developments in the EU and in South Africa, peace and security on the continent, developments in Burundi, South Sudan and in Libya as well as terrorism and migration.

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT NEWS AGENCY

SA opens solar-powered airport

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has congratulated the Department of Transport on the official opening of South Africa’s – and Africa’s – first solar-powered airport in George.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters launched the project that is spearheaded by the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) at a special ceremony in the city on Friday.

Most of the airport’s energy needs will be supplied through 200 square meters of photo-voltaic (PV) panels. PV technology generates electricity from solar radiation providing a renewable and clean energy source

In its first phase, 750kw will be generated through this clean energy source, which is sufficient to meet the airport’s daily needs. This is expected to increase with plant capacity in future.

“This ground-breaking initiative shows that government is well on track in transitioning South Africa to a low-carbon, inclusive, resource efficient and climate resilient economy and society,” the Minister said.

The Department of Transport is one of the key departments driving South Africa’s Green Economy Strategy. Green transport initiatives form part of government’s strategy to shift the economy towards cleaner industries and sectors with low environmental impact

“What has been achieved at George Airport is also the result of successful collaboration in the green economy sector between government, entities such as Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), and the private sector.

“The new solar-powered airport will rely on cost-effective, renewable sources to generate energy, and simultaneously support South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets,” says Minister Molewa.

This is in alignment with South Africa’s National Climate Change Response Policy whose objective is to effectively manage climate change impacts through interventions that build and sustain South Africa’s social, economic and environmental resilience and emergency response capacity.

The 2016 Budget by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan earlier this week highlighted that South Africa continues to invest heavily in the green economy.

“We have already made significant headway in the uptake of renewable energy, greening our public transport system, and promoting energy efficiency in government facilities, to name but a few,” Minister Molewa said.

In the transport sector, initiatives are underway to shifting freight from road to rail, and introducing electricity regenerative braking in locomotives. This is already saving close to 0.5 Mt of CO2 annually.

In addition, 14 000 taxis are being converted to compressed natural gas, with an expected emission reduction of 23 – 27% per vehicle.

“Investment such as at George Airport, must give momentum to other private and public sector entities to reconfigure and retrofit their existing infrastructure in support of more sustainable energy consumption patterns,” Minister Molewa said.

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT NEWS AGENCY