Medupi power station South Africa.
Medupi power station is a dry cooled coal fired power station being built by Eskom near Lephalale in Limpopo province , South Africa. According to Eskom the name chosen for the station , Medupi , is a Sepedi word for “rain that soaks the parched lands”.
We have currently been awarded a contract to supply a team of our surveyors to work alongside Mitsubishi – Hitachi on this project. Our survey teams are working closely with the Engineers in surveying and checking the construction undertaken by Murray and Roberts the main contractors on site, at present this project is due for completion in 2018.
When completed, the power station is to have six boilers each powering an 800 MW turbine, producing 4800 MW of power. It is expected to become the largest dry-cooled coal-fired power station in the world.Alstom will provide the steam turbines, Medupi will be supplied by coal from Exxaro’s Grootegeluk coal mine, located north of the site. Eskom has placed a contract with Exxaro to supply 14.6 MT of coal per year for 40 years. The first 800 MW unit is expected to be commissioned in the middle of 2015, with the next units following at nine-month intervals. The power station is currently expected to cost R170 Billion.