Eskom: First power from new station soon

Comment on this story

Johannesburg - Work is progressing at Eskom's Medupi power station construction site, the parastatal said on Friday.

“Work is progressing well on unit six, the first unit of the power station that is scheduled to be synchronised at the end of the year,” Eskom said in a statement.

Progress included undertaking chemical cleaning of the boiler.

“Chemical cleaning is required to ensure that residual contamination and excess depositions do not contaminate product or cause severe damage to rotating machinery or valves.”

The chemical cleaning comprised a number of successive steps, including high-speed flushing to remove loose debris, Eskom said.

“This is one of the steps in preparing the boiler for the chemical clean medium injection.

“The complete chemical clean pipe system was leak-tested and pressure-tested.”

The first synchronisation of Medupi unit six would be in December. - Sapa

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines