Medupi Power Station
Originally conceived as Project Alpha in 2007, with only three units to total 2400MW and cost R32 billion, the design was changed at a late stage in 2007 and doubled in size to 4764MW. Initial project cost was given as R69 billion but that was updated to approximately R80 billion later in 2007, the latest estimation puts the cost at well over R110 billion.
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. 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. Completion of the first two units was expected by 2012 but various delays have impacted on progress. The first 794 MW unit was commissioned and handed over to Eskom Generation on 23 August 2015.
Kusile Power Station
Kusile Power Station (formerly known as the Bravo Power Station) in South Africa is a coal-fired power plant under construction by state electricity utility Eskom, about 15 kilometres north of the existing Kendal Power Station near Witbank, Mpumalanga.
It is expected that Kusile would consist of six 800 megawatt coal-fired generating units for a total generating capacity of 4,800 megawatts. Kusile Power Station has suffered very similar delays and cost overruns.
JEYS CONSULTANTS INVOLVEMENT
Both the Medupi and the Kusile projects are behind schedule and over budget. JEYS consultants have therefore consulted to one of the major Contractors on both the projects for the past 2 ½ years. The delays and budget overruns have been due to a number of factors in and out our clients control.
The consultancy services we provide are in the following areas:
- Claims upstream and downstream
- Financial process flows and control systems
- DAB and Arbitration preparation
- Client settlement preparations and negotiations
- Subcontractor contract management
- Project control systems
- Constructions continuous improvement analysis and implementation