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PRASA new rolling stock procurement programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     15th July 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa plans to unveil a replica of its newly acquired trains at the Pretoria station for public viewing from the end of July. 

PRASA new rolling stock procurement programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 The first new passenger trains to be delivered according to a multibillion-rand contract, signed between Gibela and PRASA, are set to enter service in October. 

Dunnottar train manufacturing complex project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     10th June 2016 Gibela has awarded the Trencon Black Jills joint venture the R400-million contract to build the main site buildings at its Dunnottar train manufacturing plant. 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd June 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has, to date, taken delivery of five X’Trapolis Mega train sets being manufactured by the Gibela Rail Transportation Consortium, in Brazil. 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     29th April 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and the Gibela Rail Transportation Consortium have begun open-line testing on the first test train imported from Brazil. 

Dunnottar train manufacture complex project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th March 2016 Ground was officially broken at the Dunnottar site on March 4. 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     4th March 2016 PRASA has received the second test train and a Public Display Train Coach from Gibela. 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     12th February 2016 Gibela CEO Marc Granger is positive that the R51-billion deal that will result in the Alstom-led consortium supplying 600 new trains until 2027, will move ahead swiftly this year. 

Dunnottar train manufacture complex project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd January 2016 Site clearing and earthworks for the Dunnottar train manufacturing facility is moving ahead. 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th January 2016 Alstom’s first X’Trapolis Mega commuter train for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has successfully arrived on time at PRASA’s Wolmerton depot. 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     7th August 2015 The programme involves the acquisition of about 7 200 new rail vehicles by 2034. 

New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th May 2015 Construction on the Dunnottar plant, on the East Rand, which was initially scheduled to start in February, has not started. 

Kusile power plant 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

     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. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

     23rd January 2015 The first synchronisation of Kusile Unit 1 is scheduled for the first half of 2017. 

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. 

New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme, South Africa

     16th January 2015 South Africa is one step closer to delivering a multimodal, multifaceted, integrated, accessible and reliable transport system. 

New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme, South Africa

     5th December 2014 Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa unveiled Africa’s first 4000-series diesel locomotive at Cape Town Station on December 1. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

     28th November 2014 Eskom and Anglo American have concluded a memorandum of understanding that maps out the process to be followed to enable the parties to conclude a final coal-supply contract for the Kusile power station. 

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. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

     31st October 2014 The Unit 1 boiler at Kusile has been put on electrical barring, following the switching on of the barring gear motor on October 26. 

New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st October 2014 Stainless steel flat products producer Columbus Stainless is supplying the coils and sheets for the first 20 passenger train sets for the passenger coach replacement project. 

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. 

New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme, South Africa

     3rd October 2014 Construction of the Alstom-led Gibela consortium’s Dunnottar manufacturing facility, in the Ekurhuleni metropolitan area of Gauteng, is set to start in mid-2015. 

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. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

     4th July 2014 Eskom reports progress on the Kusile power plant project. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

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

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

     23rd May 2014 Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group has delivered 18 auxiliary transformers to Eskom’s Kusile coal-fired power station. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

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

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st March 2014 The overall project is 55.9% complete. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st January 2014 The Kusile project is 54% complete. 

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. 

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