Power Services

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The future of global electrical power generation is an area that is undergoing significant change as industry looks to provide cleaner solutions with reduced carbon emissions. These solutions include a move away from coal generated power systems and towards more environmentally friendly tidal, solar, biomass, wind, geothermal or hydro-based generation as well as more efficient combined cycle natural gas turbine or nuclear power technologies.

With an ever-increasing usage of electricity around the world, the future of electricity generation is pushing electrical power engineering consultants to find modern thermal power solutions, such as fusion nuclear engineering.

MENXONS GROUP provides a wide range of power plant engineering services and support to assist project management for Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies during the power plant construction phase. Efficient power engineering construction requires EPCs to recognise any issues or welding related defects in order to prevent later failures as well as ensuring additional project costs aren’t incurred due to missed construction deadlines.

Our state-of-the-art research facilities provide power plant engineering services to our Members, helping them enhance best practice as well as reducing their operating costs through the effective use of advanced technologies and techniques.

In particular, we can help our Members to:

  • Reduce power plant operation and maintenance (O&M) costs
  • Improve risk mitigation management through field service support
  • Develop novel solutions for challenging applications
  • Weld balance of plant
  • Mitigate and recover from welding issues


Issues and trends
The UN has revealed that national pledges will only achieve a third of the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions required by 2030 to meet targets set by the 2015 Paris Climate
Change Agreement.
Nuclear power may, therefore, become an increasingly attractive source of low-carbon electricity for mature industrial economies in tandem with ever-cheaper renewables such as wind and solar PV.


Issues and trends
Asia will lead the way in wind power capacity additions in 2018, accounting for 29GW of the 60GW worldwide predicted by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). India and China remain the main growth drivers, with the latter expected to reach its target of 200GW of wind capacity before 2020.

Europe is set to remain the second-largest wind power market between now and 2019, followed by North America. The US Energy Information Administration expects wind generation capacity to increase by almost 16% in 2018 to 102GW, accounting for 9% of electric installed capacity in the US.


Issues and trends
The US hydropower industry could be set for a mini-boom in 2018 thanks to a billed approved this month by the House of Representatives that both defines hydro as a renewable energy source and streamlines the way projects are licensed. The bill will now go to the US Senate. Watch this space.


Issues and trends
China’s solar PV boom looks set to continue in 2018. The country’s National Energy Administration has more than doubled its 2020 solar power target to around 230GW after total capacity passed the original mark of 105GW over two years early − with 35GW added in just seven months.

“Overall demand is expected to remain bullish throughout the remaining months and years of the ongoing 13th five-year-plan period,” said Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar)

Behind China is the US, with 49GW of projects either under construction or development.

India looks set to become the world’s third-largest solar PV market with total solar capacity additions of 56GW over the next five years. India currently ranks fourth, with a projected annual demand of 5.8GW.

Coal & Shale

Issues and trends
Coal production may have fallen by a record amount in 2016 but demand remains high.

The fossil fuel will continue to supply around a third of all energy used globally and account for roughly 40% of electricity generation. In China, coal will continue to produce up to 70% of the nation’s electricity.

The industry push toward zero-carbon coal-fired power plants will continue through 2018 with R&D into ultra-supercritical steam technology and high-efficiency low emissions solutions.

Despite President Trump’s pledge to restore US coal industry and the US withdrawal from the 2015 Paris agreement, production looks certain to continue to fall thanks to cheap and plentiful shale gas.

Amorphous Transformers Low Loss Distribution Transformers

Menxons Group manufactures and supplies Amorphoustype Transformers ranging from 50kVA-2.5MVA up to 22kV.

In a transformer the no load loss is dominated by the core loss.
With an amorphous core, the iron losses can be 70–80% lower than with traditional silicon core and thus the operating temperature and efficiency is lower

Standard Oil Transformers Distribution & Power Transformers

Menxons Group supplies and manufactures conventional silicon-steel transformers for various applications and ranges from 25kVA-100MVA up to 132kV. Units offered include, but is not limited to, pole-mount, distribution, power, furnace, reactor, auxiliary and NEC NER units. All our transformers are manufactured and tested in accordance with SANS and IEC standards.