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The construction of the Gautrain Rapid Rail project is being hampered by Eskom's power cuts, SABC news said on Monday.
"We are constructing the Gautrain over an 80 kilometre route, which (stretches) from Park Station to Hatfield, and then also to the airport," Gautrain spokesperson Barbara Jensen told SABC news.
"We are quite affected by the load shedding.
"A huge concern is the tunnel-boring machine in Rosebank.
"We're now in a testing phase, but the moment that machine starts drilling, we'll need a constant feed of energy to the tunnel-boring machine," she said.
On Monday, Eskom CEO Jacob Maroga said South Africa was undergoing nationwide power cuts because the country had run out of reserve energy capacity.
The situation was expected to last between five and eight years.
It is believed that Bombela, the construction consortium appointed to build the Gautrain will on Tuesday release a report on the effects of the power cuts on the project. - Sapa