In addition to the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition, the organisers have secured tantalising technical site visits to add a third dimension to the event that provides delegates an opportunity to tour projects in and around Cape Town, South Africa.

This article first appeared in ESI Africa Edition 2, 2019. You can read the magazine's articles here or subscribe here to receive a print copy.

Take your pick from these practical site visits on Friday 17 May. Gain invaluable knowledge on cutting-edge solutions and technologies in energy, power and water.

Water site visits

The Beverage Company takes delegates on a tour of a bottling plant and water saving project that helped to reduce wastewater by over 60%, saving over 50 million litres of municipal water between January 2017 and January 2018.

Franschhoek Waterhub is a research and demonstration site that is currently using infrastructure from an old wastewater treatment plant to treat contaminated water flowing in a nearby stream.

Bellville Wastewater Treatment Plant features the largest membrane bioreactor (MBR) in South Africa, which will increase the facility’s capacity by 20Mℓ/d to 70Mℓ/d.

Fisantekraal Wastewater Treatment Plant, undertaken for the City of Cape Town, features the most innovative and up-to-date electrical, control and instrumentation technology.

Energy efficiency site visits

Robben Island Solar Installation by solar energy firm SOLA Future Energy has drastically reduced the island’s reliance on costly diesel power.

Silo Solar Installation on the Lourensford wine estate, hosted by SPS Africa, is a technical tour conducted on the ground mount with the Tesla Powerpack.

Energy site visit

Koeberg Nuclear Plant is the only nuclear power station in Africa. The tour will showcase the latest pressurised water reactor (PWR) design, which boasts the largest turbine generators in the Southern Hemisphere and is the most southerly-situated nuclear power station in the world. ESI

This article first appeared in ESI Africa Edition 2, 2019. You can read the magazine's articles here or subscribe here to receive a print copy.

Activate your site visit

Book online as seats are limited to 15-25 people per tour or enquire onsite at the event organiser’s office for availability. For more information on each tour go to https://www.african-utility-week.com/site-visits