Posts tagged as Medupi

Medupi receives boiler registration

  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 […]

Pumps for new power stations

  Mather and Platt has delivered seven Viking gear pumps to Medupi and Kusile power stations for installation in the fuel, lubrication and used oil storage depots currently under construction. The pumps are believed to be the first of their type ordered for these applications, which are generally serviced by piston pumps. The gear pumps will be […]

The Jacob Marley column: Supercritical

  Sir This topic invites a strange introduction. In October 1901, several daring Boer commandos attacked the rearguard of British Colonel Benson’s column at Bakenlaagte in Mpumalanga. During the ensuing melee, great bravery was demonstrated by both sides. Colonel Benson, a Magersfontein veteran, died the next morning from wounds received on the field of battle. […]

Strike reduces staff by 30% at new build projects

  Eskom’s new build projects (Medupi, Kusile and Ingula) are being delayed again – this time by the NUMSA metal workers’ strike. The utility reports that attendance by contracting workers at its new build power station construction sites is at about 70% of normal levels due to the strike, and that work is therefore affected […]

Video: Brian Dames says Eskom has full control of SA’s power system

  by Roger Lilley, editor Addressing the media regarding the state of the system, Eskom’s chief executive, Brian Dames, said that last week’s emergency was caused by the loss of about half of the electricity it usually receives from the Cahora Bassa hydro-electric scheme in Mozambique. This shortfall brought an already tight supply system dangerously […]