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Heat Generation Specialists

Steam Generation Africa (Pty) Ltd / Energy Generation Africa (Pty) Ltd are South African owned companies with collectively over 50 years of experience specializing in heat generation technology. The company is well geared to sell and service a comprehensive range of Boilers, Hot water vessels, Heat Recovery Boilers, spare parts and services.

Steam Generation (Services) and Energy Generation (Capital Import & Export Sales) are both 51% black owned by Steam Generation Thrive (Pty) Ltd a member of the South African Breweries (SAB) Thrive Fund an Entrepreneurial Development initiative of ABInBev.

Boiler Exclusive Distribution:

Cochran Ltd (Scotland UK).

  • South Africa
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • DRC
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia

Providers of the full range of Cochran products and Spares such as:

  • Coal master, Natural Gas, Light Oil and Heavy Fuel Oil, Steam and Hot Water boilers
  • Waste Heat recovery Boilers
  • Flue gas economizers
  • Autoflame combustion control systems
  • Cochran Simplex, Triplex and Equinox Burners – Retro fit.

Burner and Combustion Control Systems Distributor for:

Limpsfield & Autoflame Ltd (England UK).

    • Angola
    • Botswana
    • Burundi
    • DRC
    • Ethiopia
    • Ghana
    • Kenya
    • Mozambique
    • Rwanda
    • Somalia
    • Tanzania
    • Zimbabwe
    • Zambia

Note: Both SGA and EGA are resellers only of Limpsfield burners and Autoflame combustion controls in South Africa.

Resellers and Post Sales Service Providers:

  • Cyclotherm Boilers
  • Riello Burners & Hot Water Boilers
  • Unical Hot Water Boilers
  • Grundfos Pumps
  • Spirax Sarco
  • ARI Armaturen Valves
  • Honeywell Combustion Components
  • Klinger
  • Gestra
  • Comprehensive range of industry related spare parts.

Steam Generation provides sustainable, professional engineering solutions, in water conservation and energy efficiency, incorporating upfront, financial, return of investment calculations

All the products we sell are supported by a professional team offering its client base a range of cost effective installations, after-sales services, repairs, maintenance, spare parts and statutory inspections.

Steam Generation has an experienced and qualified team to do all your steam, hot water, thermal oil, compressed air and natural gas reticulation – from surveys, design, calculations, installation and maintenance.

We have in our teams, three registered “Natural Gas Practitioners” to ensure regulator natural gas equipment, parts and reticulation.

Steam Generation is an accredited SAIW IIW ISO 3834 Welding Quality Company

We have successfully completed capital and service projects both locally and in Africa such as Angola, Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Steam Generation offers BOILER OPERATOR TRAINING for Oil, Gas and Coal fired boilers and MANAGERS BOILER EFFICIENCY TRAINING.

Sales Partnership:

With specialists in the field of Green Energy Generation from Biomass VYNCKE Biomass Co-Generation Solutions (2MW>)

Vision Statement:


Core Values:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Inclusive
  • Influence

Mission Statement:

Retain Individual commitment with honest, collective decision making, ensure we as a team control our own destiny and develop a flawless, internal control system.

What gives Steam Generation Africa the edge?

Steam Generation is a Level 2 QSE with 125% Procurement recognition as defined by the COGP at the date of this report

With the appointment of Nkosinathi Hlophe CA (SA) as our Commercial Director of Steam Generation and Energy Generation, he has strengthened our commercial side of the business and will be actively involved in the future growth of the company.

Steam Generation has a highly qualified and experienced management team that delivers the best the industry can offer.

Elmar Claase (Operations Manager) is responsible for the company’s operations and sales, he is backed by Chris Erasmus (Technical Consultant), Annelize Venter (Service Office Manager), Eugene Bezuidenhout (Assistant Project Manager, HSEQ, ISO Officer) and Markus Van Zyl (Stores Manager) collectively the team has in excess of 50 years’ experience in all aspects of Steam Generation and are well known within the industry. Our management teams are supported by Eugene Bezuidenhout (HSEQ Officer).

Management with its experience in the full range of boilers (Coal, Gas, Heavy & Light Oil Fired) in the South African and African market is able to implement tried and tested business solutions which facilitates low cost of ownership to its qualified customer base.

The staff employed is highly skilled, motivated and self-starting individuals with the desire to achieve the ultimate in sales & services.

Heat Generation Services

As specialists in boiler technology Steam Generation is actively engaged in every aspect of heat generation services include:

Steam, Thermal Oil, Natural Gas Compressed Air & Hot Water Reticulation:
Our team of experts are constantly upgrading and re-designing existing plants to give the client an optimum heat supply from the boiler to process plant, in today’s climate of ever increasing fuel costs, and necessity to minimize costs to remain competitive in their respective markets, Steam Generation embraces this and endeavors to deliver the best cost saving solution possible.
Steam Generation is a member of The South African Gas Association (SAGA) and has three (3) certified “Natural Gas” gas practitioners (SAQCC Registration no: 2242, 5382 & 4030 ) which allows the company to tender for Natural Gas Line Installations and to be able to issue Certificate of Compliance directly to clients.

A natural gas practitioner is an authorised person registered with SAGA and licensed via the South African Qualifications and Certifications Committee for Natural Gas (SAQCC-Gas) to conduct work in industrial levels such as:

Heat Generation Services

  • Design
  • Maintenance
  • Construction
  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Instrumentation
  • Inspection

Service contracts:
Production delays aggravated by poor service planning are both costly and frustrating. Steam Generation endeavors to provide an efficient service for our customers. Service contract are offered to clients all over South Africa to allow our customers to do what they are good at and not have to worry about the heart of their production generating steam or hot water – that’s our job.

Statutory Inspections:
Together with our third party Authorised Inspection Authority in terms of the Occupational Safety Act 85 of 1993, as amended 1998, we have been involved in carry out statutory inspections of boilers, pressure vessels, oxygen tanks, cooking pots, heat exchangers, steam and gas reticulations.

Repairs and reconditioning of equipment is sometimes necessary, we have been part of repair projects all over Southern Africa from fire and water tube boilers, autoclaves, calorifiers and numerous other equipment.

Boiler Conversions:
Our team is always actively converting burners to suit the energy requirements of our clients, with the cost of energy today our clients are constantly looking for the cheapest and most efficient fuel/s.

Steam Generation is involved in numerous coal to gas fired boiler conversions with astounding success.

Coal Boiler Energy Balanced Control System – EBCS:
This offers the basic controls to operate the boiler on Automatic.

  • Unistream Pro PLC & HMI technology locally supported in South Africa
  • 7” Touch screen
  • Full ALARM functions
  • Controlling Combustion: Variable Speed Drives on the following:
    • FD & ID Fans
    • Stoker
    • Controlling Steam Pressure via a Steam Pressure Transmitter
    • Controlling Furnace Pressure / Draft
    • Controlling boiler water level using Spirax probe technology
    • Virtual Oxygen trim control based on total furnace energy
    • Virtual Oxygen trim control based on total furnace energ
    • Monitoring and notification of tube / grit collector fouling

Remote support & reports on any internet connection via sms, tablet, laptop (No Scada interface required

Lagging and cladding of boilers, vessels, pots, steam and hot water lines.

Water Treatment:
Supply and Installation of water treatment plants to suite individual requirements.

Ancillary Equipment and Spare Parts
A full range of tanks, pumps, motors, electrical parts, valves, fittings, control equipment, steam traps, PRV’s, safety valves, boiler tubes, gaskets, packing, refractory material, laggings and many other items is maintained to ensure availability for our customers.

Reconditioning and Hire
We buy and rebuild used boilers. A rebuilt boiler is guaranteed for 6 months, and many such boilers are in operation. Boilers are also available for hire to ensure continuity of production during emergency plant breakdowns and when boilers are off-range for preparation for routine government inspection.

Boiler House Installations in Containers – “Mobile Steam Plants”
There is an ever-increasing demand for saving space and mobility in Africa, we are seeing this trend more and more and have been involved in installing boiler plants in containers through-out Africa. There are currently twenty (20) containerised steam plants throughout Africa.

Automation of Autoclave Doors with high level safety features built-in:

      • PLC controlled.
      • Electronic safety features in place before opening door – zero pressure, dead man foot switch and mechanical door interlock.
      • Low maintenance and local parts used.
      • Protection of door seal and ring – consistent opening and closing movement
      • Programming of autoclave operations can also be done using PLC.
      • Program and notification when Statutory Inspections are due.
      • Can be fitted and installed on-site.

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Steam Generation active not only in South Africa but in the following African countries too: