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Cape Advanced
Engineering (Pty) Ltd

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Biogas Energy Generation & Waste Management

Cape Advanced Engineering (Pty) Ltd specialises in the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of electricity and bio-fertiliser producing biogas plants and related equipment. CAE-operated plants are currently located in South Africa and Namibia.

Gammams WWTP based Biogas Plant

Energy Generated = 4.78 GWh

  • Location: Windhoek, Namibia
  • PPP – Private Public Partnership
  • Waste water treatment works
  • Sewerage sludge feedstock
  • 1 x 250 kVA containerised biogas powered CHP unit
  • CAE operated and maintained digester and energy generation system
  • Bio-digester heating and mixing for optimal biogas production and pathogen destruction
  • Remote engine and CHP equipment monitoring

Uilenkraal based Biogas Plant

Energy Generated = 10.1 GWh

  • Location: Darling, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Dairy manure feedstock
  • CAE designed modified plug flow bio-digester
  • 2 x 300 kVA containerised biogas powered CHP units
  • CAE operated and maintained digester and energy generation system
  • Bio-digester heating and mixing for optimal biogas production
  • Remote engine and CHP equipment monitoring

Mariental based Biogas Plant

Energy Generated = 975 MWh

  • Location: Mariental, Namibia
  • Dairy manure feedstock
  • CAE designed modified plug flow bio-digester
  • 1 x 300 kVA containerised biogas powered CHP Genset unit
  • CAE operated/maintained digester and energy generation operations
  • Bio-digester heating and mixing for optimal biogas production
  • Biosolids (cattle bedding) and digestate (liquid fertiliser) processing/recovery
  • Remote engine and CHP equipment monitoring
  • In partnership with Namibia Dairies

Modular Containerised Systems

  • Example configurations: Combined heat and power (CHP) units, machine room, pump station, etc.
  • Well suited for transportation, installation and commissioning on remote site locations
  • Engine cooling and exhaust heat recovery options available for on-site heating
  • Radiator cooling systems for controlled heat recovery applications and heat exchanger maintenance without down time
  • Islanding, mains paralleling and peak shaving installation configurations available
  • Houses digester heating, mixing systems and related PLCs and control panels

Naturally Aspirated Biogas Generator

  • 12 cylinder 22 litre swept volume
  • 400 series MAN engine block
  • Biogas fuel source
  • Electrical output of up to 250 kW
  • Availability of 98%

Turbocharged Biogas Generator

  • 12 cylinder 22 litre swept volume
  • 400 series MAN engine block
  • Biogas fuel source
  • Electrical output of up to 300 kW
  • Availability of 98%
  • Includes intercooler system

About us

Cape Advanced Engineering (Pty) Ltd. was privatized in 1999 and has since provided engine development work and support services to clients such as Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA), Ford, and Mercedes Benz as well as equipment development for Transnet and De Beers.

In 2007, CAE made a shift to the renewable energy industry and now specializes in the design, build, commissioning, maintenance, and operation of biogas plants.

Contact Details

07h30 – 16h00 (Mon - Fri)

9 Tom Henshilwood Street, Atlantis Industrial, Atlantis, Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, 7349

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