Posts tagged as refurbishment

Mike’s musings: When is a good time to retire?

  What sparked this month’s musing is an announcement that Eskom’s board has approved a new fleet renewal strategy based on economic viability instead of a purely age-based decommissioning of power stations, and has identified four of the oldest coal fired power stations as candidates for life extension, with a total capacity of 6,6 GW. […]

To extend or replace: That is the question

  All power plant has an operational lifetime  and at some stage will reach the state where it no longer meets performance requirements. At this point the decision must be taken whether to replace or extend lifetime by rebuilding, overhaul or other means. This applies at the moment to existing aging utility power plant but […]