Posts tagged as Majuba

Majuba power station coal silos rebuilt

  Eskom has announced that the construction of a permanent coal-handling solution for the Majuba power station has been completed, including the rebuilding of Silo 20, the reinforcement of Silos 10 and 30, lift shaft, two piers and the coal conveyor system. On 1 November 2014 the wall of Coal Silo 20 at Majuba collapsed. […]

Majuba rail line nears completion

  The Majuba rail project, a component of the Eskom Road to Rail initiative which will link the Majuba Power Station to the main coal railway hub in Ermelo in Mpumalanga, is expected to be completed by December 2017. The 68 km corridor is the first large greenfield freight-rail infrastructure project to be carried out […]

Eskom bullish about the future despite a fall in earnings and profit

  Eskom has reported a R3,6-billion net profit for the year ending 31 March 2015. The power utility’s net profit in the previous year (1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014) was R7,1-billion. Speaking at the company’s integrated results meeting on 11 August 2015, Brian Molefe, the utility’s acting chief executive, said that he was […]

Minister: Eskom is achieving important milestones

  In a speech delivered at the recent State of the Nation Address debate, Lynne Brown, the minister of public enterprises, said that Eskom has stopped its practice of keeping the lights on at the cost of increased wear and tear on equipment at its power stations, and is following its preventative maintenance schedules “to […]

Majuba output continues to increase

  The latest news from Eskom is that its Majuba power station’s output has increased to 1900 MW. Majuba suffered the collapse of one of its three coal silos on 1 November 2014, and the utility reduced the station’s output to 600 MW. Since then, Eskom has managed to increase the station’s output progressively to its […]

Majuba doubles its output after disaster

  Eskom reports that it has increased the power output from Majuba power station from 600 to 1200 MW.  The additional power has assisted with the management of water levels at its Drakensberg and Palmiet pumped water schemes which are used as peak demand stations, and has saved the country from load shedding. The utility […]

Silo’s structural problems brought to Eskom’s attention long ago – Solidarity

  Since January, Eskom has been aware of structural problems of the silo which collapsed at its Majuba power station the day before yesterday, trade union Solidarity said today. Solidarity blames Eskom for not having addressed the issue, accusing the company of negligence. Solidarity has learnt that Eskom workers had been monitoring resonances at the […]

Coal silo collapse removes 3 GW from SA’s grid

  Eskom reports that the Majuba power station suffered a catastrophic event on 1 November 2014 when a coal silo collapsed. No one on the site was injured and the station’s output was reduced from 3600 MW to 1800 MW and then to 600 MW. The utility called a media briefing on 2 November to […]