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Eskom celebrates milestone for Medupi Power Station

The international power solutions provider, General Electric Steam Power Systems received a Final Acceptance Certificate from Eskom for the successful testing and transitioning of Medupi Power Station Unit 4.

According to a company statement, this is a major milestone for GE and our customer Eskom as Unit 4 will be the third unit out of six units to be transferred to commercial operation marking the half way point of completing the project.

Once completed in 2020, Medupi will be the fourth-largest coal-fired power plant in the world and the largest in Africa. The power plant will produce a total of 4,800MW, which will be sufficient to meet the electricity needs of 3.5 million households across the country. Read more…

EPC scopes of works on Medupi

GE’s scope includes six full EPC turbine islands, air cooled condensers and overall project & construction management.

“Our team has been working with Eskom on the Medupi Power Plant since 2007 and our collaboration has achieved significant progress with more than just power supply in South Africa,” said Douglas Beigley Project Director, Medupi Power station.

“We have invested over R1 billion to empower local businesses and trained over 300 students on technical and engineering skills,” Beigley added.

The power solutions provider underlined that the project is a shining example of how Africa’s power generation needs can be solved through successful public private sector collaboration.


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Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.