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Over the past 30 years, Central Technical Supplies has built a name that stands unique engineering solutions designed to customer needs.
We service the country from our two branches in Windhoek and Walvis Bay.
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With our qualified and experienced team of engineers and technicians we design, supply, install and maintain solutions that meet the client’s requirements.
With our qualified and experienced team of engineers and technicians we design solutions that meet the client’s requirements in the fields of:
- Laundry Solutions
- High Efficiency Industrial Hot Water Plants
- On-Grid and Off-Grid Photovoltaics Systems
- Customized Agricultural Monitoring Solutions
- Control panel for plant automation
Our well trained and skilled technicians travel throughout the country to install any of our products and solutions.
Various instruments are leased to clients on hourly/daily/weekly basis. Some of these are:
- Infrared camera
- Flow meters
- Power logging devices
- Flue gas analyzer
- Cable detectors
- PV module tester (I/V curve tracer)
- Agricultural Weather Station
- and more
Maintenance is key to a long and hassle-free operation of any equipment. With our flexible service agreement options, the customer can be rest assured of a hassle-free operation for many years to come.
We are agents for a number of world-renowned brands in the laundry, automation and meteorological sector. All our products are shipped country wide.
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Hanns Seidel Foundation -Foundation - Electrification of 2 School in the Ohangwena Region
Hanns Seidel Foundation
CTS has electrified two schools in remote northern Namibia funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation with the aim to provide electricity for lighting, thus extending learning hours for learners well into the night. Both systems are based on BlueNova 4kWh lithium ion batteries, Victron Energy charge regulators and inverter technology. Remote monitoring is possible via the integrated Colour Control GX from Victron. Special attention has been given to the system configuration to prevent total battery shutdown. This is achieved by switching the inverter off at a predefined battery state of charge (typically 20%) and only reactivate the inverter once the batteries are charged beyond a predetermined threshold.
The systems where officially inaugurated by the Ambassador of Germany in June 2018.
Containerized off-grid solar solution for the Omusati Region
Ministry of Mines and Energy
CTS was awarded the first ever containerized off-grid solar electrification tender for the Ministry of Mines and Energy beginning of 2013. This project entailed:
- Upgrading of all government building wiring as per national standard for 9 sites in the Omusati region
- Manufacture, supply and install container power units for these sites.
The power containers consisted of ca 2.8kW of PV modules installed on the roof as well as 3,000 to 4,500 Ah of battery capacity depending on site requirements. Five KVA inverter charger and two 70A Blue Solar Charge regulator all from Victron Energy complete the system.
With a total of nine containers, school, hostels and other government buildings were electrified. Each container was subdivided into two rooms for batteries and inverter technology respectively.
With our 36T/m crane truck CTS was able to transport the container to site, navigating through thick sand with ease.
Installation of 5 Automatic Weather Stations in Botswana with Satellite Communication
University of Hamburg
Based on our excellent service and knowledge we have rendered to the Botswana Meteorological Department as well as University of Hamburg, CTS was able to secure the 2nd Phase of the manufacture, supply and installation of automatic weather stations in Botswana.
The stations supplied to make use of satellite communication due to the extreme remoteness of the sites, these were:
- Mababe (Savuti Marsh)
- Tubu (Okavango)
- Baines Drift (Eastern Botswana)
- Xade (Central Kalahari Game Park)
- Ngwaltle (Western Botswana)
These stations are not located at any Meteorological Department property, thus fences had to be erected for protection against animals.
Station design is based on our well proven tripod mast with all relevant sensors and a CR1000 logger as the processing unit. Data is transmitted at fixed timeslots allocated by EUMETSAT (Germany) on an hourly basis. Satellite transmission is based on a fire and forget principle, thus no remote maintenance can be done.
Weather data can be found at: http://www.sasscalweathernet.org .
Pioneerspark Medical Centre
Pioneerspark Medical Centre
Pionieerspark Medical Centre can call themselves a proud owner of a 38kW photovoltaic grid feed system. Considerable savings on the monthly electricity bill are achieved as most of the electricity requirements are produced directly at the customer. Excess energy is fed back into the grid and credited on the monthly electricity bill by City of Windhoek.
The system consists of 144 265W PV modules mounted flat on the roof of the building with 2 Fronius three phase grid feed inverters and remote monitoring via the Fronius App on the cell phone. Remote monitoring allows CTS to advise the client on possible faults and recommended actions to be taken.
Supply and Installation of Automatic Weather Stations at Kanovlei and Koichab Pan
National Botanical Research Institute
National Botanical Research institute approached CTS to upgrade two of their existing AWS to satellite communication and subsequent installation at Kanovlei in the Tsumkwe Area as well as Koichab Pan close to Lüderitz.
Communication is via Meteosat satellites and based on a “fire and forget” principal which unfortunately does not allow remote maintenance procedures.
The stations form part of the SASSCAL Weathernet and measure all important meteorological parameters.
Weather data can be viewed at: www.sasscalweathernet.org
Supply, Delivery and Installation of Laundry Equipment for the Husab Mine
Husab Uranium Mine
CTS was instructed to supply, deliver, install, test and commission laundry equipment for the Mine Complex Change House, Plant Complex Change House and the FPR Change House at the Husab Mine in 2015.
The Husab mine has to process nearly 2 000 overalls and towels on a daily basis. Emphasis was made on equipment that is energy efficient, safe to operate and cost effective to maintain.
Miele equipment fulfills every requirement when it comes to the economical processing of large amounts of laundry. Miele’s tried and tested programs ensure the correct washing process for every type of material. The tumble driers complement the washer extractors and are highly economical, thanks to short running times. Thus you have a perfect solution to process large amounts of laundry, fast, hygienically and economically.
CTS installed washer extractors fitted with water recovery units and heat pump tumble driers. Laundry-care requirements vary significantly according to the customer’s needs. Whichever your requirement, CTS can offer you the ideal solution.