Medupi receives boiler registration

October 17th, 2014, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize, Featured: Energize


Eskom’s Medupi power station has received its pressure equipment regulation certificate of registration for Unit 6 from the Department of Labour (DoL). Boiler registration with the DoL is required as no one may use a steam generator without such a certificate, and the boiler must be registered before energy can be applied to it and before the start of the first oil fire.

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Bumani Maswanganye (DoL), Bhekinkosi Mchunu (DoL), Roman Crookes (Medupi project director), Riem de Beer (Medupi engineering manager), Xolani Majiza (lead discipline engineer: boiler), Zak Jiyane (site engineering manager).

Medupi’s engineering team hand delivered the submission documentation to the DoL which undertook the evaluation, which normally takes up to 14 days, within six days, including the weekend. Medupi is now one step closer to the goal of first synchronisation and ready for its first oil fire scheduled for 17 October 2014. Unit 6 is the first unit to be synchronised to the national electricity grid on 24 December this year.

Contact Nto Rikhotso, Eskom, Tel 011 800-4706,












The process and procedures normally required to achieve this major milestone were accelerated by establishing a strong relationship between the senior members within the Department of Labour and the Project, ahead of the submission.




Left to Right: Bumani Maswanganye (Polokwane DoL), Bhekinkosi Mchunu (Polokwane DoL), Roman Crookes (Medupi Project Director), Riem de Beer (Medupi Engineering Manager), Xolani Majiza (Lead Discipline Engineer: Boiler), Zak Jiyane (Site Engineering Manager)



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