Sebenzana Rotating Equipment

World-class, independent, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy services.

Sebenzana Rotating Equipment is a business unit of Sebenzana Consulting, a South African-based engineering consulting services firm.

Our focus is on serving the owners and/or operators of high-value physical assets in Southern and Eastern Africa; including the Indian Ocean Islands, as well as Australia and New Zealand. We offer world-class, independent, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy services within a wide range of applications across industries, including the manufacturing, petro-chemical and oil sectors, but specialising in the power sector.

Our Services

We provide our clients with the following specific services on generators, turbines, auxiliaries and compressors:

  • Machine failure investigation and Root Cause Analysis
  • Third-party inspection services (ensuring all repairs are carried out as per recognised international standards)
  • Owner’s engineer services on large and/or important projects
  • Specification review and development for all types of repair work
  • Risk assessment and life management of turbo generators
  • Conduct online and offline condition monitoring tests e.g. (EL CID , Partial Discharge, Stray flux, stator and rotor insulation assessment tests) and expert visual inspection
  • Independent assessment of machine condition
  • Development of work procedures and scopes of work
  • Review of repair companies’ proposed work scopes and quality documentation
  • Engineering and technical support during outages and repairs
  • Project engineering services
  • Quality engineering consulting service to the power generation industry
  • Provision of training on turbines and generators
  • Operating and Maintenance Engineering on site
  • Domain experts in leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning models to yield value-adding insights

Our Team

Our team is made up of specialists and engineers with more than 50 years of combined experience in generators. They have provided engineering support to clients in the power generation industry in Southern Africa, (including all of Eskom’s fleet), Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Libya, Zambia, Canada, France, Scotland, DRC, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Our Technicians

Our skilled technicians with more than 15-years experience in turbo generators, will conduct condition monitoring tests in accordance with international standards and will issue preliminary feedback within 24-hours of leaving the site (if not sooner). Technicians are supported by a team of engineers to assist with specialist knowledge when required, and provide data analysis, condition assessment and final report writing services.

Current Projects

We are currently providing consulting services to Genesis Energy (NZ), ElectraNet (Aus), TransGrid (Aus), Hydro Tasmania (Aus), Torrens Island (Aus), Illovo Sugar (SA), Eskom (SA), Sappi (SA), Kelvin Power (SA), Sasol (SA) and various ad hoc utilities. Our Chief Specialist, Dave Tarrant, was the Principal Investigator for the EPRI report 10008719, Generator Robotic Inspection and Test Guidelines, as well as EPRI report 10012244, a Guideline on Stator Rewinds, and was the CIGRE SCA1 WGA1.43 Work Group (Generator Testing) Chairman.