Articles in Category: Events and Exhibitions
The Nuclear Africa Conference and Exhibition 2016 is taking place on 16–18 March 2016. The conference will be held in collaboration with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA).
EON Consulting will be sharing our insight and nuclear service capabilities through a presentation focusing on localisation readiness and fabrication code opportunities, and we invite you to meet our team before or after the presentation on 17 March at 15:30.
The EON team:
- John Fletcher - Presenter
- Larry Kloppenborg
- Mark Mitchell
To attend the conference, click here.
The ASME PD684 course scheduled for 14–18 March 2016 has been postponed until further notice. ASME is currently updating the course material and once the material becomes available, new course dates will be announced.
The Dept. of Energy has announced the imminent launch of the procurement phase for South Africa’s next nuclear power plant. Its significant localisation requirement represents a major opportunity for the local nuclear industry in both the design and fabrication sectors to gain a nuclear skills set.
ASME Section III is a widely used and internationally recognised code for the construction of nuclear components.
EON invites you to be part of the industry, ready to deliver on the demands of the construction of a nuclear power plant, by attending the ASME PD684 BPV training sessions.
Adri Venter, Principal Consultant at EON Consulting will represent EON on the panel of speakers for the conference.
The annual National Wetlands Indaba will be hosted in the Western Cape from 20–23 October 2015. It focuses on the appropriate management of South Africa’s wetlands and how this contributes to the sustainability of its water resources for the benefit of its people and its economy.
The indaba provides an open platform for decision makers and thought leaders across multiple disciplines to discuss and debate the challenges, opportunities and solutions towards the future of wetland management in South Africa.
On 21 October 2015, Dr Steve Mitchell, Principle Consultant and environmental subject matter expert at EON Consulting, will be sharing his insights and work around managing wetlands by presenting a case study on a framework for managing wetlands on Eskom property.
The Sub Saharan Power Summit 2015 is taking place on 23 October 2015, bringing together the senior decision makers from across the Sub African continent. The SSA Power Summit provides a platform for senior decision makers and thought leaders to discuss and engage around infrastructure related challenges and solutions.
The Southern African energy market has traditionally relied on coal to meet its energy demands. With the global migration toward cleaner burning fossil fuels and the high cost of clean coal technologies, the market has begun its migration towards the incorporation of gas into the regional energy portfolio.
The region has limited developed sources of natural gas and would not be able to meet the regional gas demand should there be a major shift to gas power generation. The smaller gas fields face significant hurdles in achieving the required anchor off-taker to support investment. In addition, the estimated cost of production from these fields is high due to the construction of offshore gas transmission pipelines, which in some cases require financing over a relatively short space of time.
In addition, reserves of unconventional gas production (shale gas and CBM) are yet to be established with much speculation on the actual resource quantums. The situation is further compounded by a flurry of environmental concerns and great resilience from local stakeholders. It is unlikely that these potential unconventional gas projects will achieve commercialisation within the next 10 to 15 years.
We live in a country that is grappling with challenges and opportunities around power, energy and electricity, essentially how to keep our economy going and growing through the 21st century. These were the opening words of the AMEU panel discussion chair, Stephen Grootes, on 5 October 2015.
Stephen Grootes was joined by Chris Yelland (energy analyst), Silas Zimu (Special Advisor on Energy in the Presidency), Peggy Drotskie (SA Chamber of Commerce and industry), Dave Long (Business Unity SA) and EON’s Managing Director, Bertha Dlamini.
Their discussion focused on how reliable, sustainable and viable alternative energy sources are and can be for South Africa, particularly pertaining to the financial impact of embedded generation on municipal revenue.
EON hosted a lucky draw at the Power-Gen AFRICA conference to mark the launch of the EON Gen X Theatre, a platform giving young thought leaders the chance to present their papers at a major international conference. EON will continue this exciting opportunity in 2016 and beyond in conjunction with conference organizers PennWell.
EON Consulting is partnering with Power-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa to create a platform where young, aspiring engineers and professionals can present their papers to an international audience.
Early-career presenters have been selected to share their insights alongside the main conference speakers. Visit the EON Gen X Theatre daily at stand L9 in the Exhibition Hall to join us as we welcome the future leaders in the power industry into the family of Power-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa in 2015.