Tagged: South African advice
February 4, 2015 at 6:21 am #35790
Some information about the Solar farms – the farm in Pofadder been run by Spanish company
“KaXu Solar One, a 100MW parabolic trough plant near Pofadder in Northern Cape and which derives its name from the San expression for a wide expanse of sky. The power station will have a storage capacity of three hours and use molten salt to store heat energy.
In the parabolic trough system, the sun’s energy is concentrated by parabolically curved, trough-shaped reflectors onto a receiver pipe running along the focal line of the curved surface. This energy heats oil flowing through the pipe, and the heat energy is then used to convert water to steam and generate electricity in a conventional steam generator. Of the 36 operational CSP power stations worldwide, 23 are parabolic troughs.”
http://www.sastela.org/services.html There is no logical explanation why the whole grid should crash.
But – being Africa, they will be able to break it.
But what do they have to gain by destroying the economy? – I know that a very evil force are trying very hard to hit South Africa’s economy to the ground. Either evil or very very stupidFebruary 4, 2015 at 8:27 am #35791
China has almost finished annexing zimbabwe, buying land, businesses and politicians. SA can’t be too far behind.
By crashing things, they can get it even cheaper.
While selling the repairs at the same time.
And if it gets rid of the meddling whites who own things, much easier.February 4, 2015 at 11:25 am #35793
Replacing it will take many years. SA is low on money and the labor is bad.February 4, 2015 at 1:19 pm #35796
China does intend to be the ruling world super power.February 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm #35798
My first reaction was to go with the very very stupid option Leopard put forth but Whirlibird may be on to something. China needs resources badly, especially agricultural lands. They cannot feed their population now and their decades of corruption and no pollution control has irreparably damaged their environment…..land, water, and air. Desertification through over use of water supplies is a big problem in China. Over the past decade or two a culture of corrupt governments in Africa has allowed China to buy huge inroads into African land and resources already. The Chinese very much look down upon black people and it will not matter to them how many die in their conquest. The whites in SA, though a small minority population-wise, still control a major share of economic power in SA. A failing electrical infrastructure will drive many white South Africans out, which in turn will reduce their influence. No matter the platitudes and high profile charitable efforts, history has shown that the world cares little for black Africa. One need only look at the world looking the other way during the Rwandan genocide. China knows this. Were the grid to fail, and the economy then fail in turn, I could see China coming to the rescue offering to build a new grid. The corrupt SA govt. either won’t realize the price they’ll pay for that new grid, or perhaps they won’t care if their own pockets have been sufficiently lined. If SA suffered a population decline during the chaotic rebuilding period, all the better for China’s purposes. This or they’re very very stupid as Leopard suggested.February 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm #35807
I’m sure China has enough willing takers for bags of silver.February 4, 2015 at 2:53 pm #35813
Well lets see… Wonder if these will be steam trains?
Manufacture of South Africa’s new rail fleet under way
3 July 2014
Gibela Transport, a joint venture 61% owned by French company Alstom, has begun manufacturing the 600 state-of-the-art passenger trains, comprising 3 600 coaches, that are set to revitalise South African rail transport while giving a major boost to the industrialisation of the economy.
Gibela signed the US$5.1-billion (R51-billion) contract to supply the trains – the largest deal ever struck by Alstom, and one of the biggest in rail transport worldwide – with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in October.
27 January 2015
Rolls-Royce To Get Chinese Train Engines Running In S. Africa –
Rolls-Royce has entered into a $112-million deal to build engines for Chinese freight trains that will be one of South Africa’s largest-ever infrastructure projects, BusinessInsider reports.
Rolls agreed to build and deliver 232 engines to a subsidiary of Chinese locomotive manufacturer CNR Dalian in South Africa, according to a report in CityAM. The Chinese company is central to South Africa’s efforts to overhaul its fleet of freight locomotives and its rail network, BusinessInsider reports.
The MTU Series 4000 engines will be produced in Germany and delivered between 2015 and 2017.
“We are proud to be supplying MTU’s most powerful locomotive engine for one of the largest transport infrastructure projects in South Africa,” said Ulrich Dohle, CEO of Rolls-Royce power systems.
Rolls traditionally provides engines for aeroplanes and ships. The deal to power locomotives is a lucrative one for the FTSE 100 company, and represents a breakthrough into the Chinese market, BusinessInsider reports.
– See more at: http://afkinsider.com/86414/rolls-royce-get-chinese-train-engines-running-s-africa/#sthash.YSXPIccc.dpufFebruary 4, 2015 at 10:24 pm #35865
Wow Leopard this news article is not very good, when the U. S. embassy is making these type of plans it is bad there.February 4, 2015 at 10:43 pm #35867
Diesel-electric locomotives. The diesel engine is used to generate electricity powering a direct drive electric motor. Electric motors have maximum torque at zero rpms. It’s a Chiikneeze adventure who wooda guessed?February 5, 2015 at 4:45 am #35885
The explanation I’ve heard is that the world has to get SAfrica ready for the largest evacuation in history when a supervolcano or major asteroid hits the northern hemisphere. The biggest problem I can see with that however is the Doomsday Seed Vault is in Svalbard and unless there’s one off the tip of South America they don’ t want to talk about humans are more or less history.February 5, 2015 at 5:59 am #35886
Yes, Freedom. That article got many people prepping – very big wake up call. Very interesting 74 and … wow Brulen. Thats a whole different thought. Surely a good idea – wonder is they know much the current citizens like to burn things like trains. Hope they will look after their investment.February 6, 2015 at 9:06 pm #36021
Areas without water in Gauteng from tomorrow morning
This ought to get people prepping – a few million without water to flush the tiolet, bath or do dishes. And many will not even know why there is no water in the tap.February 6, 2015 at 9:24 pm #36022
62 Disgruntled officers have planned to murder station commander in Johannesburg area. Tactical Response unit were called in. After investigation most of the policemen were disarmed.
SAPS spokesman Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale on Friday morning.“We’ve collected everything from them: firearms, uniforms, certificates of appointment.”February 7, 2015 at 1:31 am #36037
Pack the car Leopard, pack the car…….February 7, 2015 at 3:51 am #36040
Let me guess, they’re all from the townships.
Bet none are Boers.
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