es higher governance standards at WEF, commends Sahara Group on SDGs

L-R: Director, Governance and Sustainability, Sahara Group, Pearl Uzokwe and Chief Executive Officer, the Nigeria Stock Exchange, Oscar Onyema during an interview with AsharamiTV, a Sahara Group thought leadership platform at the ongoing 2019 World Econom

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, January 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2019

NSE CEO urges higher governance standards at WEF, commends Sahara Group on SDGs
The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Stock Exchange, Oscar Onyema has called on African businesses to embrace higher governance standards to facilitate the inflow of funds needed to position the continent to leverage gains of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Onyema made the call at the ongoing 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos in an interview with Asharami TV, a Sahara Group thought leadership platform. Sahara Group is a leading energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in over 38 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The NSE boss told Asharami TV’s Pearl Uzokwe that the NSE had since established a governance regime that required premium companies to abide by globally accepted best practice in terms of its reporting, operations, processes as well as commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He said the platform had inspired businesses to revamp their governance machinery, with particular emphasis on self-appraisals, peer reviews and continuing stakeholder engagement.
“The quest for good governance is now a global force that is driving the movement of investible funds and shaping the narrative for investors seeking to expand their frontiers. To adequately leapfrog into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Africa needs to ramp up its level of digitalization and this would require huge funds. Good governance is now the only sure way to growth and the NSE is working with listed companies and other stakeholders across the globe to deepen compliance,” he said.
Commending Sahara Group for playing a frontline line role in galvanizing private sector involvement in driving the SDGs, Onyema said the movement of talent, investment and goodwill is increasingly being determined by how much a business is committing to embracing Environmental, Society and Governance (ESG) tenets. “In addition to strong financial performance and profitability, businesses must be involved in enhancing the well-being of the world. There is no doubt that the only assurance that a business will be around for a sustained period will be a function of how invested they are in promoting the SDGs in collaboration with various stakeholders. It is exciting to see Sahara Group, an African brand leading this conversation on a global stage.
AsharamiTV is live in Davos and continues to facilitate conversations on how the 4IR will impact Africa, amongst other issues at the annual forum that attracts world and business leaders and the civil society. AsharamiTV anchor in Davos is also the Director of Governance and Sustainability at Sahara Group.

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Bel Introduces the USB 2.0 Combination MagJack ® ICMs

Bel Magnetic Solutions announces an all in one solution, combining a RJ45 Ethernet port with a USB-A 2.0 connectors.

SHATIN , NT, NEW TERRITORIES, 香港, January 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bel Magnetic Solutions, a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and global leader in design and manufacturing of MagJack ® Integrated Connector Modules (ICM) for Networking and Telecommunication applications, announces an all in one solution, combining a RJ45 Ethernet port with a USB-A 2.0 connectors.

This combination allows customers to stack or group one or two USB connectors into one robust, small form factor size. Saving valuable space is important as communication equipment is shrinking and the need for more I/O connector options increase. With two height options and Industrial Temperature range capability, the USB 2.0 Combination MagJack ® supports a wide range of 10/100Base-T and 1GBase-T Ethernet applications and is available in extended temperature ranges for industrial applications such as Ethernet switches, Ethernet controllers, network routers, computer motherboards and console ports. Common part numbers are 0820-1X1T-00-F, 0821-1X1T-36-F, 0821-1X1T-32-F, and 0862-1J1T-46A-F.

As an authorized distributor for Bel, Heilind Asia provides Bel’s products and also value added services. Heilind Asia supports both original equipment and contract manufacturers in all market segments of the electronics industry, stocking products from the industry’s leading manufacturers in 25 component categories, with a particular focus on interconnect, electromechanical, fastener/hardware and sensor products.

About Heilind Electronics:

Founded in 1974, Heilind Electronics, Inc. (http://www.heilind.com) is one of the world's leading distributors of connectors, relays, switches, thermal management & circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire & cable, wiring accessories, insulation & identification, fastener/hardware and sensor products. Heilind has over 40 facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mainland China.

Heilind Asia Pacific (www.heilindasia.com) commenced operations in Dec 2012, and now has 21 locations throughout Asia. Its industry leading service offering to customers in Asia Pacific is the result of a commitment to the belief of “Distribution As It Should Be”. Learn more at www.heilindasia.com and on Facebook, WeChat, Weibo and Twitter.

About Bel:

Bel (www.belfuse.com) designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. These products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military, aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries. Bel's product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection), and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.

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SAHARA GROUP TO LEAD VOICE FOR AFRICA AT 2019 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN DAVOS

Kola Adesina- Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, January 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — International energy and infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group will be one of the leading African voices at the World Economic Forum in Davos- Klosters holding January 22-25 this week.

Kola Adesina- Group Managing Director for Sahara Power Group Ltd (a Sahara Group company) will join a global and diverse mix of leaders from business, government, media and civil society to further the dialogue on how inclusivity and sustainability can be pillars for growth in Africa especially in the context of this year’s theme: Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
Speaking ahead of the event, Adesina said “ As a prelude to the WEF, Sahara Group will be generating as much discourse as our agency will allow, to voice the interests and concerns of a continent of 1.3 billion people as we move towards a fusion of the digital, biological and physical spheres that will constitute the forth industrial revolution.”
With operations in over 38 countries across the entire energy value chain in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Sahara Group is an avowed global promoter of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), good governance and economic empowerment.
Africa is arguably more vulnerable to the ramifications of globalisation than any other continent present at the forum. Such ramifications include wealth disparity, climate change and geo-political unrest all of which have important cultural dimensions.

The annual meeting of world leaders and global c-level executives is considered one of the finest think-tanks for removing roadblocks, shifting perceptions, and inspiring change.
Adesina continued: “This meeting is consistent with Sahara Group's mission as a steward for sustainable development and designing solutions to the challenges that beset the world’s most promising continent."
He is expected to attend a number of events which address the current state and future of globalization including Achieving a Single Market in Africa and Advancing Africa’s Growth Agenda amongst others.
According to a Forbes report published last October, Africa is expected to have the world’s largest workforce by 2030. A scenario in which every member of that workforce is digitally literate with access to the best digital tools and platforms could spell leap frog socio-developmental advancement and exponential economic growth.

Adesina concluded “In the next five years we need to see increased efficiencies in the systems and institutions that govern the development of our education, real sector and digi-based sectors. The mindset of Africans needs to shift to one of exponential thinking inasmuch as the rest of the world needs to adjust its mindset and realise what Africa is capable of once we can master and utilise the forces of 4IR."

Bethel Obioma
Sahara Group
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A sector leader for location solutions based in Mauritius has improved quality performance with the aid of MyEasyISO

Since the nature of our job is online, MyEasyISO QMS Software is definitely a perfect match for us”

— General Manager

VALLEY COTTAGE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The company has two main lines of businesses: GPS/Cellular Technologies and RFID. They have developed a web-based Fleet Management System platform that supports different devices and communication protocols. In the RFID segment, file tracking and asset tracking applications have been developed as well.

“Since the nature of our job is online, MyEasyISO QMS Software is definitely a perfect match for us,” said General Manager.

MyEasyISO QMS software is a management system automation software. A world-class BPM-based software platform for ISO 9001:2015. It has the most pragmatic approach to develop, implement, improve and sustain the quality management system. It can streamline processes and increase efficiency thereby achieving higher productivity.

MyEasyISO QMS Software is off-the-shelf, pre-configured and ready to use software that is benchmarked with the best global practices. It offers fast deployment and implementation with unmatched cost effectiveness.

About MyEasyISO

MyEasyISO maps precisely to your business processes and workflow requirements. It can be used easily and quickly to your desired level without the need for any specific IT resources or software development team.

With more than 4000 clients across the world, MyEasyISO is gaining fast popularity in the market and has helped clients across all industries by improving business performance, implementing, certifying and maintaining ISO standards.
It is recognized as one of the best quality management software solutions in numerous independent surveys and reviews covering customer satisfaction, simplicity, ease of deployment, comprehensive coverage of various requirements, support, value for money etc.

To find out more on how our software could benefit you, visit www.myeasyiso.com or email your queries to info@myeasyiso.com.

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Effivity Technologies LLC
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Renewable Energy Companies Leaving Millions in Unclaimed Royalty Income on the Table by not Licensing Data

Get paid a royalty for licensing your data

Energy Data Alliance

A cloud-based market intelligence ecosystem for renewable energy

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Data owners who out-license or cross-license their data could collectively see a total royalty income upwards of US$673 million in the US alone.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, January 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Digital content aggregation and data licensing is a well-established business practice for digitally delivered services in other industries. Just like a Hollywood movie studio develops a new blockbuster and licenses it to movie theaters, television broadcasters, and other online digital media platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc., there is a need for a Netflix of energy data in order to provide companies with a commercial incentive to share their content.

With the advent of digital transformation in renewable energy, this industry has an opportunity in front of it to share more of the data which companies have amassed on asset performance and health monitoring. There are already several digital service platform providers, a plethora of asset owners, as well as data analytics companies who will create more digital content in 2019 than in the rest of the industry’s history combined.

This comes in the form of asset performance reports which analyze SCADA and CMS data, and could even combine other data like end of warranty inspection reports, borescope images for a gearbox, blade leading edge erosion monitoring, bearing lubricant quality and more.

These companies will be generating digital content and data that has both direct value for asset performance management or asset health monitoring, as well as indirect value in terms of competitive and market intelligence, such (i.e. identification of component failures, technology usage inside the wind turbine, component pricing data, etc.).

Proactive asset owners, OEMs, or insurance brokers with reams of asset reliability and performance data who out-license or cross-license their data could collectively see a total royalty income upwards of US$673 million in recognized commercial value for the data they own or control in the United States market alone.

This underscores the need for a data and digital content exchange to facilitate such licensing transactions. Enter the Energy Data Alliance, a group of companies who have agreed to pool data and cross-license it with each other. Comprised of OEMs, asset owners and data analytics providers, this platform creates a standardized process for data rich companies to share data and generate royalty income.

In the past, asset owners, OEMs or independent service providers had no commercial incentive to share their data with other companies. This resulted in most companies stockpiling a significant amount of SCADA, CMS and other data while being highly reluctant to share it for fear of liability exposure on warranty claims.

However, most companies would likely share more of their data if they were offered a royalty for licensing it, instead of just giving it away to a data pool. Nevertheless, most of these content-generating companies will not consider the monetization of this indirect value related to market intelligence as a core business for them.

As with the adoption of digital content aggregation and data licensing in other industries, what is required for this data-as-a-service (DaaS) business model to function in renewable energy is an online marketplace for asset health monitoring and asset performance data.

The companies who have data to share can anonymously list the data fields they have to license, and potentially a small sample of their data. Interested buyers / licensees would evaluate the content and indicate if they were willing to accept the commercial terms related to the license, such as duration, exclusivity, jurisdiction of the license, prohibited uses, etc.

Once the license transaction is agreed upon, and the licensee provides payment, the content owners share their data through their own application programming interface (API) or some other information sharing mechanism. Companies can even offset their cost of in-licensing data which they require to build digital models / twins if they share some of their own data.

Content owners retain all rights, title, and maintain data security / integrity themselves on their own servers until the transfer of a copy of their data. All transferred content can be digitally tagged and the usage can be tracked by using blockchain / digital ledger technology in order to ensure proper use and license term compliance.

Asset owners and other data contributors can retain the right to refuse to license at their discretion by utilizing a rules engine. That means asset owners, OEMs, and component suppliers who contribute data will only license what they want & to whom they want.

This package of information can then be used to identify sales opportunities for aftermarket components, fleetwide servicing issues, or even performance upgrade opportunities which asset owners did not know existed.

Most asset performance and health monitoring data is highly fragmented due to distributed asset ownership of turbine models from a single OEM amongst multiple asset owners and operators. This business model would allow data analytics companies or the services divisions of OEMs to pool data from several asset owners or even the asset owners plus other OEMs in order to get a complete picture.

Content licensing is an enabler for multi-brand services, since OEMs who want to perform service on competitor branded assets will require the SCADA, CMS and other data from the asset owner to build the digital asset profile / twin.

In the emerging field of digital services, companies who generate data and companies who want access to it need to employ a content licensing business model in order to recognize the full value of their products and services.

Content monetization opportunities exist for asset owners, and even insurance companies. They are likely to see commercial benefit from partnerships with analytics companies, asset performance management companies, asset health monitoring companies, and energy trading / balancing companies who are all data thirsty at the moment. The asset performance data can be sold or traded for services or other commercial rights, as companies with data attempt to balance the negotiating field in service agreements with companies that have a strong IP position.

While we may be less mature in renewable energy when it comes to monetizing data, we certainly have significant upside potential that data owners should not let go to waste. Companies can monetize both direct and indirect value from their data.

Philip Totaro
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Does the Quality of Solar Equipment make a Difference?

A deeper take on whether South Africans should consider quality equipment from a reputable supplier.

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, January 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The South African economy rarely reaches the news with a positive headline. And when it happens, the Rand usually piggybacks on what is happening internationally. It has yet to grow based on local changes, instead of bask in the glory or downfall of an overseas economy.

Based on this knowledge, which directly influences living expenses in general, it is understandable that people want to save. This creates the problem of whether to focus on quantity or quality. And as with everything in life, not all solar panels are created equal. For example, monocrystalline panels look like polycrystalline at face value. But they are essentially different in terms of construction.

Monocrystalline panels make use of a solid silicone cell, whereas a polycrystalline panel is a combination of small cells. Both are efficient and effective while they have distinct differences, but where these panels were developed is what individuals should really be concerned about.

Picking up a solar panel at the local hardware/convenience shop can help depending on what it will be used for. However, it can turn out to be a guessing game once the panel is in use. Because without proper information about the panel, the output, or even a warranty of some kind, it is no surprise that so many South Africans still believe solar is not worth the investment.

The difference between buying panels off the street and going through an experienced supplier like Solar Advice is the knowledge and guarantee of the equipment being bought. For instance, Solar Advice provides specific details about panel brands, capabilities, specific warranties, and anything else that a consumer should be aware of. In addition, clients can ask for advice if there is something that is not clear to them.

At the end of the day, quality solar equipment means there is a level of expectancy. An expectancy to be durable and efficient for years to come, as supposed to only for a few months, which is the risk when investing in equipment that does not even have the proper packaging. Investing in quality solar equipment also means someone specific can be held responsible.

And while the prices of solar equipment are reaching a peak in terms of affordability, there is no better time like the present for South Africans to invest in their independence. Keeping in mind that solar arrays pay for themselves fairly quickly, it only makes sense to install quality equipment the first time.

A Da Silva
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WEN North Texas Extends Invitation to Annual Kickoff Socials and Announces January Luncheon Speakers

DALLAS, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Monica Messick, 2019 President of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) – North Texas Chapter, is pleased to extend an invitation to the Chapter’s Annual Kickoff Socials. The Fort Worth Social will be held January 31, 2019 at Taverna, 450 Throckmorton Street from 5:30-7:00 pm. The Dallas Social will be held February 7, 2019 at Mi Cocina, 3699 McKinney Ave. from 5:30-7:00 pm. You do not need to be a member to attend the WEN Annual Kickoff Socials. All women who are currently working in the energy industry are invited to attend these complimentary events. Registration for these events is strongly encouraged.

“Our Annual Kickoff Socials are some of our most highly anticipated events. They are a great way to network with women working in all capacities of the energy industry, and to find out about all the upcoming opportunities that the WEN Board of Directors have planned for 2019.” said Monica Messick.

“As we move into 2019, three key focal areas for our chapter will be networking, leadership and community. We’re excited for our many upcoming networking and educational luncheons, community outreach and volunteering opportunities, the annual leadership conference in June, and fun, interactive social events. We also look forward to the continued expansion and improvement of our executive tier program, a sub-group of our chapter which was launched in 2017 as a platform for women at the highest ranks of their profession to network and collaborate with one another.”

WEN had the pleasure of hosting Richard F. Strickland, PhD as the guest speaker at the Fort Worth WEN luncheon on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the Fort Worth Petroleum Club. Mr. Strickland, President of The Strickland Group, gave an informative presentation on “The Macondo Blowout.”

Monica Messick, WEN North Texas 2019 President and Partner at Jackson Walker, LLP, will be the guest speaker at the Dallas luncheon meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at the Dallas Petroleum Club. Ms. Messick will be presenting the topic “Ring in the New Year with WEN,” where she will share her vision for the North Texas Chapter in 2019.

Doors open for luncheon events at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon presentation to follow from noon to 1:00 p.m. The cost to attend WEN North Texas luncheons is $30 for members and $45 for non-members if paid in advance. Member and non-member registration the day of the event is $50, space permitting.

Please register online for any of our great events at www.womensenergynetwork.org. For more information about the above events, contact Jennifer Evans, Garnet Energy, at JenniferEvans@garnetenergyllc.com. For more information about the Women’s Energy Network – North Texas Chapter, visit www.womensenergynetwork.org and click on Find Your Chapter. Interested parties can join the North Texas Chapter by clicking on Join Now on the North Texas Chapter’s home page.

About WEN

The Women’s Energy Network is a nonprofit association of women professionals in the energy industry that provides networking and community outreach opportunities and fosters career and leadership development. Founded in 1994, the organization has more than 4,000 members nationwide.

Thank you to our generous 2019 WEN North Texas Sponsors:

National Sponsors
Sidley Austin LLP
Opportune
Deloitte
Vinson & Elkins
Shell
Halliburton
Talos Energy
Hunt Oil Company

Silver Level Sponsors
BDO
Jackson Walker
Thompson & Knight
Impact
Weaver
Legacy Texas

Bronze Level Sponsors
EnLink Midstream
Locke Lord LLP

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Crane Worldwide Logistics Has Continued Rapid Growth in the EMEIA region

Ivan Liso, Director Projects, EPC & Marine EMEIA

New appointments and Recent Acquisitions Lead to Significant Growth

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Crane Worldwide Logistics, a leading supply chains solutions company, today announced that it has appointed Ivan Liso to Director Projects, EPC & Marine EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) and will lead the Global Specialized Solutions group for the EMEIA region. Liso will report to Joshua van Altena, Director of Operations EMEIA with functional alignment under Chris Mitchell, VP Global Specialized Solutions.

Growth in EMEIA has increased significantly year over year and Liso’s new appointment will be critical to this continued growth. Crane Worldwide Logistics prides itself on establishing growth where clients require service and personalized solutions that facilitate flexible and robust supply chain solutions not only today, but in the future.

Liso has worked in freight forwarding since 1995 and has held the Sales and Division Manager position as part of the Pacorini Forwarding Project Cargo division. Pacorini Forwarding was acquired by Crane Worldwide Logistics in 2017—developing the Crane footprint in EMEIA and specifically in Italy.

At Pacorini Forwarding, Liso was responsible for leading the division and managing heavy and oversized cargo, exceptional transport, road surveys, projects and chartering of vessels. In his role as Director Projects, EPC & Marine EMEIA, Liso will be responsible for managing vessel chartering within EMEIA market, supporting pricing & solutions for Specialized Solutions business and developing new opportunities in the projects sector.

“We are excited to have Ivan play an even larger role at Crane Worldwide Logistics. Ivan has extensive experience in the shipping and freight industry, which will be a tremendous asset to our valued clients and global team,” said Chris Mitchell, VP Global Specialized Solutions.

Crane Worldwide Logistics continually looks at ways to deliver quality solutions for its clients. Crane’s project management skills enable them to design and execute multimodal transportation solutions on a repeat basis on time and within budget. Out Of Gauge/abnormal & heavy-lift shipments, including breakbulk vessel charters and part charters, Ro-Ro, “UC” mode on container ship, barging, etc. are all included in its services, as well as:

Ship’s spares logistics and handling
Technical design and consulting
Vessel time chartering that include OSV/AHT, barges, crew boats, etc.
Marine Services include vessel agency, husbandry, bunkering, procurement & rentals, crew handling and visa/immigration processing.
Method statements, project planning, consultancy and route surveys are available as part of a complete service offering as your project shipment partner.

About Crane Worldwide Logistics

Crane Worldwide Logistics is a leader in supply chain solutions with 120 locations across 26 countries. With expertise in trade compliance, free-trade zones and strategic consultative services, Crane Worldwide Logistics continues to develop creative, innovative solutions to improve clients’ supply chain outcomes. Sharing industry expertise as a client advocate, the organization develops robust collaboration in the long term, providing cost effective and efficient operations. For more information about Crane Worldwide Logistics, please visit www.craneww.com.

Kate Yates – Director Digital Marketing, Comms and PR
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Solar Geysers versus Heat Pumps for the South African Climate

Discover more about alternative energy options and replacing conventional water heating

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, January 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — At this point in time, there is no need to get into obvious reasons for switching to renewable energy. Apart from the environmental necessity, the current state of affairs at Eskom is not showing signs of letting up. Instead, higher tariffs are being requested in a desperate attempt to simply cover significant debt for the singular energy provider.

The logical solution is to make the switch to renewable/alternative energy sources. And one of the more significant steps South Africans can take would be to replace the conventional water heating system in their homes. Given that almost 50% of energy costs can be tied to the geyser, considering options like solar panels and heat pumps to take over the responsibility can save a lot of money.

But which one is better, the solar geyser or the heat pump?

At face value, the solar geyser might be the first solution to jump to mind. Based on the sunny climate of the country, nobody can go wrong by investing in solar. However, this does not mean it is the perfect solution for every household or business. And to get a better perspective on what these alternative energy sources offer, here is a breakdown of pros and cons.

Solar Geyser Pros and Cons

Pros:
– The initial investment is typically more affordable
– The installation process is less complicated
– The lifespan of a solar array is longer
– Effectively heats water up to 70 – 80 degrees Celsius
– Does not require a connection to the power grid
– Little to no maintenance
– No moving parts and very durable

Cons:
– Needs to be installed and mounted at a specific angle
– Depends on the grid during the night and through cloudy weather (assuming there is no battery bank)
– Slightly less efficient than a heat pump

Heat Pump Pros and Cons

Pros:
– Does not require a specific spot or angle during installation
– The energy produced depends on temperature variations, not sunlight, meaning it is not limited to day time like solar (assuming the solar array does not have a battery bank)
– Effectively heats the water up to 85 degrees Celsius
– Uses only a third (33%) of the energy it takes a conventional geyser element to heat water

Cons:
– Higher initial investment
– The life span of a heat pump averages between 5 and 10 years, whereas solar can be effective for up to 20 years
– Heat pumps run on electricity, although they are incredibly efficient

At the end of the day, South Africans need to look at their situation, compare the pros and cons, and make an informed decision. The good news is that Solar Advice stocks both solar geysers and heat pumps. Plus, objective advice about these systems is also available, just in case more clarity is necessary.

A Da Silva
Solar Advice
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CAOMM wins substantial concrete mattress scope

Control & Applications Offshore Marine Management(CAOMM)for the installation of 12,000 concrete mattresses utilising a multi mattress deployment system, MDS3

This latest award from ULO further demonstrates the capability of both the CAOMM team and the MDS3 tool to adapt to their service offering to the given situation in a tough environment.”

— Rob Grimmond

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading offshore services provider, Control & Applications Offshore Marine Management (CAOMM), has signed a contract with ULO Systems for the installation of 12,000 concrete mattresses utilising sister company Offshore Marine Management’s (OMM) Multi Mattress Deployment System, MDS3.

The contract, due to be delivered in Q1 2019, covers the installation of 12,000 concrete mattresses, manufactured by ULO themselves, to minimise erosion by protecting a river bank on-site at a Nuclear Plant in a rural area of Bangladesh. The supply of the MDS3 system will be supported by specialist personnel provided by sister company, Offshore Marine People & Academy (OMPA).

The MDS3 system most recently completed a mattress installation to protect subsea cable on the Scilly Isle connector project off the coast of the United Kingdom. The use of the MDS3 on these two projects shows the capability and versatility of the system on a wide range of projects and environments, whilst remaining a cost effective solution.

Rob Grimmond, Managing Director for CAOMM, said of the agreement, “We are pleased to support this exciting project providing the opportunity to expand into a new part of the world.
This latest award from ULO further demonstrates the capability of both the CAOMM team and the MDS3 tool to adapt to their service offering to the given situation in a tough environment.”

Colin Reilly, Deputy General Manager at ULO Systems, commented “For ULO, when requested to undertake the installation scope from our client we only ever considered using CAOMM. The MDS tool is without doubt an incredible asset and will assist in achieving our installation target but what’s a bigger asset is the people of CAOMM. Their business ethos is exactly same as on own. Rob has a fantastic team supporting him, the attention to detail and commitment to making the project successful has been refreshing. 2019 will be a great year for our team in Bangladesh! ”

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