The installation team included workers from Spirax-Sarco (South Africa), VEDA (South Africa), Viking Heat Engines Germany and Viking Heat Engines Norway.

First firing in South Africa a success

The CraftEngine CE40 at the whiskey distillery in South Africa had its initial startup at the end of last week after just two weeks of installations.

The installation was a race against the clock as the plant will shut down for business during the summer months (mid-October to mid-February). The unit not only transforms the steam from the distillery process into electricity. It also provides excess heat to warm up the water supply for the steam boilers. 

We'll be back with more news about our work in South Africa when the plant and the CE40 are up and running again in February.

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The CraftEngine CE40 at the whiskey distillery in South Africa had its initial startup this week after just two weeks of installations

Local plumbers install the piping for the cooling part.

 Une (VHEn) fills the system with water (cooling liquid).

The CE40 container with the cooler mounted on top.












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