Work resumes at Medupi power plant

Engineering News 20 September 2012.

Construction of South Africa’s 4 764 MW Medupi coal-fired power plant, meant to plug a dire electricity shortfall, was back to full speed on Thursday after workers returned following protests at the site, State-owned utility Eskom said.

Eskom is seeking to make up for the nearly two-week delay and ensure that the first of six units at the Medupi plant, already delayed by more than a year due to problems with boiler contracts, starts generating electricity late next year…