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Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     15th April 2016 Work is progressing at the project. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th February 2016 Work is progressing at the project. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th February 2016 Eskom has announced that good progress has been made on Medupi's Unit 5. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     12th February 2016 ABB is on schedule to complete the automation for the first 800 MW generating unit at Eskom’s Kusile power station. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th January 2016 Phillip Dukashe who brought Majuba back to operation after a silo collapse in 2014 has been appointed to replace project director Roman Crookes with immediate effect. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th December 2015 Multidisciplinary construction and engineering group Aveng Grinaker-LTA is making good progress on the construction of the balance-of-plant mechanical works at the Kusile power station. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th December 2015 The African Development Bank has imposed penalties on Hitachi, of Japan, following a three-year probe into allegations of “sanctionable practices”. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     30th October 2015 Several actions have been taken to transfer the lessons learnt from the much-delayed commissioning of Unit 6 at the Medupi power station to the other five units. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th September 2015 Eskom expects the first 800 MW of power from Kusile to come on line from August 2017. 

Hansen Transmissions South Africa

     14th August 2015 Hansen Transmissions South Africa has been a specialist drive solutions partner to Southern Africa’s mining, materials handling, mineral processing, water treatment, mixer and cooling tower industries for over 40 years.  It was the first company to standardise the production of gear units, which... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     12th June 2015 Kusile’s recently appointed contractor, ABB SA, has stated that it is confident it will meet the deadlines set by Eskom and that labour issues will be averted going forward. 

Hansen Transmissions South Africa – drive solutions partner for mining and industry on the African continent

     1st June 2015 Hansen Transmissions South Africa (Pty) Ltd.’s market responsibilities on the African continent have been extended beyond the southern region to also incorporate the Economic Community of West African States as well as east and central Africa.“We have been serving the southern African region for... 

African partnerships to enhance direct gearbox business

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd May 2015 To compensate for a decrease in the South African market activity because of volatile commodity pricing and investor confidence uncertainties, gearbox designer and manufacturer Hansen Transmissions South Africa (SA) is focusing more on Africa as a new market by signing four partnership agreements... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd May 2015 More than half of the 8 000 workers who embarked on a wildcat strike in April at Eskom's Medupi plant are back at work. 

Hansen Transmissions’ new load test bay is a game changer

     19th May 2015 Hansen Transmissions South Africa (Pty) Ltd. recently installed a modern regenerative load test bay with a capacity to conduct testing on a wide range of industrial gearboxes with up to 300kNm ratings. According to Willem Sullivan, Engineering Manager at Hansen Transmissions South Africa, there... 

‘Flagship’ gearbox orders to new coal-fired builds completed

By: Mia Breytenbach     15th May 2015 Gearbox designer and manufacturer Hansen Transmissions South Africa has completed the supply of 384 Hansen M4 air-cooled condenser (ACC) drives each to State-owned power utility Eskom’s coal-fired Medupi power station, in Limpopo, and the Kusile power station, in Mpumalanga, last month. While the... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     10th April 2015 Construction has been halted again at Eskom’s Medupi power plant. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

     27th March 2015 Eskom has reported that the control and instrumentation works contract with Alstom at the Kusile power station project will be “consensually terminated” as from April 17, 2015. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     6th March 2015 Eskom announced that first power was produced at 11:03 on March 2, 2015, from Medupi Unit 6. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

     20th February 2015 Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review and optimise the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the Kusile units. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     20th February 2015 Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the 11 other Medupi units. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     6th February 2015 Eskom and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa have set up a joint technical task team to review the blow-through procedure ahead of future blow-through tests on the 11 other Medupi and Kusile units. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     16th January 2015 Eskom is not providing an official revised date for the first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, having missed the December 24 deadline. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     28th November 2014 Eskom has confirmed a likely further, albeit modest, slippage in the schedule for first synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     24th October 2014 The Medupi power station has received the Pressure Equipment Regulation Certificate of Registration for Unit 6 – the first Medupi boiler set to be connected to the national electricity grid. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     10th October 2014 Eskom plans to announce the completion date of Medupi Unit 5 – the second 794 MW unit at the Limpopo power project – by the latest in March next year. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     19th September 2014 Eskom started its 100-day countdown for the first power from the first 794 MW Medupi power station unit on September 15. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     12th September 2014 Eskom has reported that work is progressing well on Unit 6, which is scheduled to be synchronised at the end of the year. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     1st August 2014 Eskom has offered a detailed timeline for the synchronisation of Medupi Unit 6, which is officially scheduled for December 15, 2014. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     25th July 2014 Eskom has reported that work is progressing well on Unit 6 of the Medupi power station, which is scheduled to be synchronised by the end of the year. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     4th July 2014 Eskom reports progress on the Medupi power station project. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th April 2014 Eskom reports progress in March on the project. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

     28th March 2014 Progress at Medupi continues. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st January 2014 Siemens has replaced Alstom as the supplier of the boiler protection system at the Medupi power station project. 

Company completes delivery of industrial gearboxes

     24th January 2014 Drive solutions supplier Hansen Transmissions South Africa (HTSA) reports that it has completed delivery of ten Hansen industrial gearboxes, of varying sizes, to a slurry equipment specialist in October. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th December 2013 Eskom has confirmed that it has engaged a second contractor to design and install the control and instrumentation boiler protection system software for the Medupi project. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd November 2013 Engineering group Hitachi Power Africa reports that 98% of its scope of work on boiler Unit 6 at the Medupi power station has been completed. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th November 2013 Eskom has reported that the Unit 6 boiler feed pump one-directional testing has been successfully completed. 

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