TUESDAY, 15 MAY 2018


Maintenance solutions for the power sector

10:00-10:45
Crevice corrosion at the ‘weakest link’ of all power equipment: O&M considerations for long-term protection

Daniel van der Westhuizen, Director, African Coating Enterprises, South Africa
Rick Noles, Director of Sales and Marketing, Watson Coatings, USA
Carl Havemann, Consultant: corrosion and coatings, Corrosion Enterprises, South Africa

11:00-11:45
Dangers and hazards of entry into live substations and enclosures

Barry Gass, Training Manager, High Voltage Training, South Africa

12:00-12:45
IFS applications for the energy and utilities industry

Thabang Seganye, Pre -Sales Solutions Consultant, IFS, South Africa

13:00-13:30
Employing Eskom Rotek technical knowhow

Wiseman Musekiwa, HoD  Multi Axle/Lowbeds/Cranes , Eskom Rotek Industries, South Africa

13:00-14:00
Advances in Generator Rotor Thermal Sensitivity Testing

Dr Amesh N Singh, Turbo Generator Specialist, Eskom Rotek Industries, South Africa

14:00-14:45
Pursue excellence, create more value

Meng Qiang, Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Institute, China

15:00-15:45
Numerical Modelling Applications in Utility Boiler Maintenance

Warwick Ham, Boiler Process Design Group Leader, Steinmüller Africa, South Africa

16:30-17:30
EEP Africa Call for Proposals launch
Lauri Tuomaala

Launch of the first Call for Proposals of EEP Africa, a EUR 25 million trust fund to provide early stage grant and catalytic financing to innovative clean energy projects, technologies and business models.

Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa)


WEDNESDAY, 16 MAY 2018


Maintenance solutions for the power sector

10:00-10:45
Crevice corrosion at the ‘weakest link’ of all power equipment: O&M considerations for long-term protection

Daniel van der Westhuizen, Director, African Coating Enterprises, South Africa
Rick Noles, Director of Sales and Marketing, Watson Coatings, USA
Carl Havemann, Consultant: corrosion and coatings, Corrosion Enterprises cc.

11:00-11:45
Developments in theft deterrent power cables

Sam Kgosana , Key Accounts Manager , Aberdare Cables, South Africa

12:00-12:45
Increasing the capacity of existing transmission line by re-conductoring using ACSS HTLS conductors

Thomas Wilki, Director, International Sales & Development, Southwire Company, LLC, USA

13:00-13:45
Distribution Transformer Failures and Counter Measures

Dr. Katsutoshi Toda, Executive Chairman, Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems Pvt. Ltd., India

14:00-14:45
Embracing next generation telecommunications technologies enabling smart grids and  substation automation

Francis Baestaens, Business Development Manager, OTN Systems, Belgium

15:00-15:45
Modular, decentralised gas-to-power solutions for the African market

Tobias Hobbach, Managing Director, Sustainable Power Generation (Pty) Ltd, South Africa


THURSDAY, 17 MAY 2018


Asset management

11:00-11:45
The discipline of asset management – ISO 55000 as a leadership and boardroom tool

Compton Saunders, Operations Manager, Globeleq, South Africa

12:00-12:45
Risk: Leveraging risk – How managing risk supports strategy and asset management decision making

Willie van Niekerk, Commercial Director, Globaleq, South Africa

13:00-13:45
Performance: Sustaining organisational performance through leveraging assets and human capital

Karl Nepgen, Partner, Pragma, South Africa

14:00-14:45
Cost: Informed decision making drives costs and optimisation

Grahame Fogel, Managing Director, Gaussian Engineering, South Africa