Komati power plant project wins

June 22nd, 2012, Published in Articles: Energize

Siemens South Africa has proved its mettle as a leading international innovative technology solutions provider by winning the 2012 “Large contractor of the year” award from Eskom, for their role in the Komati coal-fired power station return to service (RTS) project. Mothballed in 1990, the plant was built between 1961-1964 with nine units; four 125 MW units and five 100 MW units, totalling 1000 MW capacity. In 2006 Eskom awarded Siemens the contract for the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the control and instrumentation (I&C) monitoring systems for all 9 units. That meant Siemens had to refurbish a 50 year old coal-fired power station 22 years after it was mothballed. At centre of this major refurbishment milestone is the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control systems, installed in all units. “Contact Hulisani Nemaxwi, Siemens, Tel 011 652-2167, hulisani.nemaxmi@siemens.com

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