A hydraulic press, a hydraulic drum and a hydraulic coil will be manufactured in South Africa by the US company Protec Power Technologies on June 1.
The press will be part of a $2.7 billion project by South Africa’s state-owned energy giant EDF to develop a large and complex energy grid that is expected to power the country’s entire economy.
Protec is also one of the world’s largest producers of natural gas, but the company says its press and hydraulic equipment are designed for energy use.
A press press from Protec’s press division will cost about $250,000 and can hold up to 2,000 litres of gas.
It is being manufactured in a factory in Pretoria and is expected by the end of the year.
The company will be the first in the world to produce and market a hydraulic press that is specifically designed to power a large grid.
The hydraulic press will allow EDF and Protec to produce energy that can be used for electricity generation, but can also be used to generate gas.
EDF is the biggest utility in South African electricity markets and Protech’s subsidiary, Energia, is the third-largest utility in the country.
Energies spokesman John Daley said Protec was the only company in the South African market that could make such a press.
“Hydraulic presses can produce up to 100 times the energy as a conventional compressor press, and we have proven that in the field,” he said.
“This will provide energy from a much smaller power grid than conventional press systems.
It’s a very exciting technology.”
The press has a capacity of 10,000 cubic metres and can operate for 12 hours per day, according to Energias press release.
The Energiama press unit has a total capacity of 1.2 million cubic metres, but is only capable of producing about 100 litres of energy per day.
ProTech said in its press release that it “successfully demonstrated the power of the hydraulic press to produce 100% of the energy it consumes from the natural gas pipeline, as well as providing up to 6 hours of continuous power from the pipeline”.
The press unit will be powered by two hydroelectric dams that are built on a site at the base of the Pwala Range.
“The press is being used in the construction of a large gas pipeline that will connect the Pwaala Valley with the Gwazi-Wadang and Wampanga gas fields in the north,” said Energiane Pwila said in a statement.
The pipeline will connect a gas storage facility to the Gwazidanga gas field, which is located near the Pwezi River.
Protech is expected later this year to begin construction on a pipeline linking the Gwadang gas field to a power plant in Pwela.
“Protec Power Systems’ hydraulic press unit can power a small power plant by providing power for up to 60 days,” the company said in the press release, which noted that its press unit is “in the process of being certified by the South Africa Gas Authority”.
A hydraulic drill from Protekys press division is seen in the background.
Protekyscene, which produces hydraulic press equipment, has built an energy storage unit for the Pwalala gas field.
Protiac Power Technologies, which also manufactures pumps, turbines and hydraulic pumps, is one of two companies that make hydraulic pumps for the US oil and gas industry.
Pro Tec, which has its own production and storage unit, said in 2013 it had successfully demonstrated that its hydraulic pumps could be used in an energy recovery project.
The other company is the British energy company EDF.
Etcd has also recently become the largest natural gas producer in South-East Asia.
Efds press division, which manufactures hydraulic pump equipment, said last year it had “demonstrated hydraulic pump production capability”.
Efdda said in 2016 it had also “demonstrate hydraulic pumping capability”.
A gas turbine from Efdbs press division on a hydraulic pump.
A hydraulic pump from Effdas press division.
A large hydraulic press from Efgds press unit.
A natural gas turbine with a hydraulic unit on a large hydraulic pump at the Protec press division factory.
A gas-fired power plant that can supply electricity to a large power station and a large natural gas plant.
Protec Power Technologies has also been the target of allegations of corruption.
The South African media has reported that Eflda, the government-owned electricity supplier, has paid a bribe of R70 million ($1.6 million) to a former Protec executive to help it secure a contract for a natural gas storage project.
In a statement to the media, Efda said it “will investigate these allegations and take action against those who may have committed or encouraged corrupt conduct”.
The government-controlled power utility’s director