Electrical Power & Protection

Vert Energy’s hydroelectric solutions

December 2015 Electrical Power & Protection

Vert Energy offers a complete power generation solutions service to diverse sectors, including mining, marine, telecommunications,

agriculture, municipalities, general industry and critical power applications.

“The company’s solutions service to genset manufacturers and electro-mechanical power transmission industries is geared to ensuring a dependable supply of electricity production throughout Africa,” says Vert Energy’s managing director, Grant Robertson. “Apart from the supply and support of power generation components for diesel and gas engines, the company is also committed to sustainable development.

“Vert Energy’s focus on renewable energy sources to produce ‘green’ energy as a reliable source of electricity, encompasses sustainable solutions for hydroelectricity, wind power and for steam and gas turbines.

“The company’s extensive range of power generation components for the production of hydroelectric power – the main source of clean electricity globally – includes low, medium and high voltage Leroy Somer alternators, DEIF generator controls. Asco changeover switches and Covrad heat exchangers.”

The Leroy Somer Power alternator range, which is available exclusively throughout Africa from Vert Energy, has been designed especially for hydraulic turbine drives. LS Power alternators, with power ratings between 1 MVA and 20 MVA, are based on a modular design, with standard components, and can be adapted to different turbines and can be modified to suit exact site characteristics, including environmental and mechanical constraints.

LS Power alternators, which are an essential link in hydroelectric installations, conform with stringent international quality and safety specifications. This range is designed for horizontal or vertical mounting and has Class H insulation with F or B temperature rise class and voltages from 400 V to 15 kV. These units withstand demanding operating conditions, including high over speed and high axial or radial forces.

Vert Energy’s alternators, generator controls, changeover switches and heat exchangers, which are installed in hydro power plants throughout Africa, are enhanced by a technical advisory, repair, maintenance and spare parts facility.

The company’s support service includes assistance with inspections, diagnostics and repair procedures; reassembly, installation and commissioning, as well as the implementation of preventative and predictive maintenance programmes.

For more information contact Ryan Robertson, Vert Energy, +27 (0)11 453 9669, ryan.robertson@vertgroup.co.za, www.vertgroup.co.za

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