Thursday, July 21, 2011

BBEnergy Awarded Bundle of Projects Using Solar for Mining



Tuesday, July 19, 2011



BBE Group’s independent business unit BBEnergy just began operating in March and has already secured four projects worth a total of R60 million with the company accrediting its deep-level mine refrigeration and ventilation capabilities and its “world-leading prototype solar irradiation, energy collector technologies.”

The awards are for projects that include design and implementation of technologies such as guide vane control of main fans, pump scheduling and optimization systems, and refrigeration scheduling and optimization systems.

BBEnergy also designed, developed and constructed the first linear Fresnel concentrated solar energy collector in South Africa. The collector has been optimized for local environment conditions and constraints using almost 100% local content.

Chris Nell, MD of BBEnergy, says there is huge potential for energy projects in South Africa and beyond its borders. “Our vision is first to become South Africa’s leading Energy Services Company (ESCO) and then to become a leading local player in solar technologies. In the long-term, we intend to expand our services abroad,” he said.

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