Renewable Energy

Our Services

EBOP

Proconics support IPP's and renewable EPC's by providing cost-effective, reliable, repeatable EBOP services in the African environment. We have the experience and great understanding of the local methods of operation in South Africa and its neighboring countries. When talking specifically about project execution in the South African space, Proconics has the experience and correct licenses to operate by being a BBBEE level 1 contributor.

Proconics is a proudly South African company and as such, we believe in the development and improvement of local engineering talents. We have therefore put together a renewables team who have an extensive amount of years' experience in theis field. 

One of Proconics' core beliefs is to be relational. We have therefore over the last 25 years built strong professional relationships with local and international suppliers in the construction and installation sector. This enables us to provide each client with a fit-for-purpose solution, addressing their unique problem with precision and resolution.

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Renewables Projects

Proconics Renewables Project

Project Scope:
Centralized string inverter, installed in a containerized substation, which included all the monitoring, LV switchgear, transformers, and MV switchgear.

 

Installation Site:  Mutoko, Zimbabwe
Project Size:  US$ 536,407.00

Riverside 3MW Solar Power Plant

Riverside 3MW Solar Power Plant

Proconics Renewables Projects

Project Scope:
Design, supply, Factory Acceptance Testing, and delivery of equipment for Ndiza Hydro Power Station Project

 

Installation Site:  Mulanje Hydro Limited, Malawi

Ndiza/Ruo 15MW Hydro Power Station Project

Ndiza/Ruo 15MW Hydro Power Station Project

Proconics Renewable Projects

Project Scope:
New 132kV/33kV, 50 MVA Transformer bay, and 33kV feeder bay to the existing substation. This included the transformer, HGIS 132kV switchgear, 33kV AIS switchgear, protection and control panels including SCADA equipment.

 

Installation Site: Tsanga PwrStation 
 

Nyanga 50MVA transformer upgrade

Nyanga 50MVA transformer upgrade

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Project Scope

The primary and secondary testing of two 132kV transformer feeders, two 20MVA 22/132kV Transformers and the 22kV collector board including 8 solar incomers. 

​Installation Site

2 x 30MW Solar Farms in Limpopo, South Africa

Testing of Protection at 2 x 30MW Solar Farms in Limpopo, South Africa

Testing of Protection at 2 x 30MW Solar Farms in Limpopo, South Africa

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Project Scope

Engineering Procurement and Construction of MV scope for Phase 1 of Solgas, Cross Mabale 5MW Solar Power Station project.

Installation Site

Cross Mabale, Hwange, Zimbabwe

SolGas Zimbabwe 5MW Solar Farm

SolGas Zimbabwe 5MW Solar Farm

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Project Scope: 

Reverse engineering of the current HMI system to implement the new Bus-Tie Feeders.

​Installation Site

2 x 144MW Wind Farms in Eastern Cape, South Africa

SCADA System upgrade at Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms in Eastern Cape, South Africa

SCADA System upgrade at Loeriesfontein and Khobab Wind Farms in Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Project Scope:
Performing the grid code compliance studies required for the Innovent-CEC Garneton North PV facilities. 

Installation Site:  ​ Kitwe, Zambia

Grid Compliance Studies for 40MW Garneton Solar Farm, Zambia

Grid Compliance Studies for 40MW Garneton Solar Farm, Zambia

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Project Scope: Performing the preliminary design for a solar/gas/battery hybrid power plant’s grid connection in De Aar, Northern Cape, South Africa. 

Installation Site:  55MW Hybrid Power Plant, Northern Cape, South Africa

Prelim. Design for 400kV grid connection for De Aar Solar RMIPPP Proposal

Design for 400kV grid connection for De Aar Solar RMIPPP Proposal

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Project Scope:

Designing and supplying 8 AC Combiner boxes as well as Plant SCADA system. 

 

Installation Site: Harare, Zimbabwe 

Harava 20MW Solar Park, Zimbabwe – AC combiner boxes and SCADA scope 

Harava 20MW Solar Park, Zimbabwe 

 

The Renewables Team

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Murendeni Matshinyatsimbi

Lead Electrical Engineering

Experienced Electrical Lead  Engineer with a demonstrated history of executing successful feasibility studies, brownfields, and greenfields projects.

 

Murendeni gained experience working in the mining industry for 8 years across the African continent. 

He is now focused on renewable energy and mining. Skilled in project management, substation design, switchgear design, and Power system simulations on Etap and business development.

 

Professionally registered engineer with the engineering council of South Africa (ECSA) as a professional engineer. 

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Wayne Kitching

Lead Electrical Engineer

Senior Electrical Engineer with substantial experience mostly in the electrical utility sector.

 

He specializes in network planning, grid integration, and grid code compliance of IPPs (Independent Power Producers). 

As the Lead Electrical Engineer at a 100MW Concentrated Solar Plant Wayne oversaw the entire electrical scope of the site.

His current role involves project management and engineering of grid infrastructure related to renewable energy projects in Southern Africa.
 

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Louis Hall

Department Manager: Electrical Engineering, Renewables

Experienced Lead Electrical Project Engineer with a demonstrated history of executing successful brown fields and green fields projects.

 

Gained experience working in the petrochemical industry for 4 years. Now focused on renewable energy. Skilled in project management, PV plant design, substation design, switchgear design and inter-discipline interface management.

 

Professionally registered engineer (Pr. Eng). Currently studying towards a Masters focused in solar energy from University of Pretoria.

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Nitin Thekkumpuram

Consultant: Renewables

Experienced Electrical Engineer with a demonstrated experience in power grid infrastructure projects for Renewables,  Utility and Mining both brown fields and green fields.

 

Experienced in Substation for voltages 11 kV to 765 kV and Powerlines for voltages 22 kV to 400 kV. He has successfully led multidisciplinary project teams delivering multiple  T&D projects recently  BPC  Lot  1,  BPC  Lot  5  and  BPC  standard development project.

 

For  renewable  generation  projects,  he  has  successfully  completed  design  &  procurement  specification,  contract  negotiation  and  compliance  audit  (owners engineer & independent engineer).

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Victor de Beer

Senior Engineer – SCADA at Proconics

Experienced Senior SCADA Project Engineer with a demonstrated history of executing successful brownfields and greenfields projects.

 

Gained experience working in the energy and utility industry for 11 years.

 

Skilled in SCADA project management, Industrial Communi-cations network design, HMI and RTU Engineering, Industrial Protocol implementation and IEC 61131-3 Programming.

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David Oberholster Senior Electrical Technologist

Experienced Electrical Technologist with a demonstrated experience in substation asset replacement projects for the Oil and Gas industry.

 

David also had proven greenfield experience in substation upgrade projects for power grid infrastructure projects for Renewables.

Experienced in Substation for voltages 11 kV to 132kV. He has successfully led a multidisciplinary project team delivering projects on time and on budget with complex swing-over plans and limited shutdown windows.
 

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Estiaan van den Heever

Project / Estimating Manager

Experienced Project Manager / Estimator with 10+ years experience in substation and overhead powerline estimating and construction in both local and international markets.

 

Estiaan interacts well on a one-to-one basis and in a group situation at peer, superior and subordinate levels, both as a leader and in a key support function.

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