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Shell to support African Utility Week event in South Africa

Global energy giant Shell is set to make a comeback as a platinum sponsor to African Utility Week, an event that will take place at CTICC in Cape Town from 17th -19th May.

South Africa has been through economic crisis therefore all eyes are on reducing costs and increasing machine run time as companies face growing price tags for their equipment maintenance.

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Shell Lubricants were specially designed with cost saving in mind to maximize equipment efficiency, prolong engine life and reduce downtime, thus reduced costs on the maintenance of engines and operating longer, earning more profit.

Shell South Africa’s Direct Sector B2B Marketer says the company will focus on the promotion of its Commercial Lubricant products at the event. She said there will be a variety of products on exhibit at their stand, all which have been approved by a number of Original Equipment Manufacturers.

Gas Engines Oils – Shell Mysella, Transformer Oils – Shell Diala, Diesel Engine Oils- Shell Argina XL and Turbines- Shell Turbo S4 are among the products that will be exhibited during the event.
According to Tendani, the power utility week has since received much pressure to meet energy demands as the need for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) has become dire and the importance of the role of renewable energy sources has increased significantly.

The number of gas engines using unconventional fuels such as landfill, bio or sewage gas has grown significantly to meet this demand. Renewable energy sources are on the other hand friendlier on the environment and also more sustainable, they also run on big engines that require frequent maintenance and are costly to maintain.
“This has greatly impacted Shell to come up with the right kind of oils to improve engine maintenance and performance for these specialized applications,” she says.

Shell heads up a of 250 technology and service providers to the energy sector on the continent who are scheduled to display their solutions at the 16th edition of the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition.

Advance registration for the exhibition will be free and will feature hands-on demonstrations and CPD-accredited technical workshops on the exhibition floor. Technical site visits and the coveted industry awards gala dinner will also form part of the event.

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