Medupi Power Station

Eskom’s coal woes

Amid a dispute with Glencore’s tied Optimum colliery, which supplies the Hendrina power station, power utility Eskom is pursuing a penalty claim of R2-billion from Optimum, owing to breaches of contract. Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe said on...

Workers at Medupi reject offer

Thousands of workers at South African Eskom’s Medupi power plant stayed away from work on Wednesday, rejecting an offer by the firm to rehire workers dismissed for vandalism during a strike over higher pay and better living conditions. Labour...

Strike action at Medupi to resume

The ongoing strike at Eskom’s Medupi power station is expected to resume on Wednesday, following unions met yesterday. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) announced that its workers would join others in strike action on...

Belfast colliery feasibility study is on track

The bankable feasibility study for Exxaro’s Belfast colliery project is on track for conclusion in Q1 2014, it said in its 2013 results. The integrated water-use licence authorisation is anticipated in H1 2014. An investment decision is likely to...

Basil Read terminates Medupi contract

Engineering solutions provider GAST has announced that project execution company Basil Read terminated its Medupi Power Station geosynthetic contract, despite having already completed more than 95% of a R83 million contract. Simultaneously, Basil...