Duvha unit 3 boiler repair contract terminated

June 30th, 2016, Published in Articles: Energize


Duvha accidentThe contract for the rebuilding of Eskom’s Duvha Unit 3 boiler, which was expected to be concluded by the end of June 2016, has been terminated. The utility says the supplier was unable to meet the conditions precedent to enable agreement on the contract. In March 2014, Unit 3 was damaged as a result of over pressurisation of the boiler furnace, resulting in a Class 5 explosion which led to the loss of a 600 MW generating unit. Despite the termination of negotiations for the demolition, engineering, procurement and construction scope, Eskom says it has appointed suppliers which will commence with the structural assessments and repairs scope of work. While these assessments and repairs are underway, a new commercial process, subject to management approval, will be initiated.

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