Medupi Power Station

Medupi Power Station

Medupi is a greenfield coal-fired power plant project located west of Lephalale, Limpopo Province, South Africa. The name “Medupi” is a Sepedi word which means “rain that soaks parched lands, giving economic relief”. The power station will be the fourth largest coal plant in the southern hemisphere, and will be the biggest dry-cooled power station in the world. The planned operational life of the station is 50 years.

The new power station will comprise of six units with a gross nominal capacity of 800MW each, resulting in a total capacity of 4 800 MW. Construction activities commenced in May 2007, with the first of the six units of the power plant planned for first power by the end of 2014.

In an effort to improve efficiency of the station, supercritical boilers and turbines will be installed. This base load station will also use direct dry-cooling due to the water scarcity in the area.

Location

South Africa, Limpopo Province, Lephalale

Investor

ESKOM South Africa

Client

MHPSE, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe

Scope of services

Pipe Support Design for Low Pressure Systems

Planning, Calculation, Design, Bill of Material preparation, Detail Design Documentation preparation

3D support design using SUcad+ and integration with Intergraph PDS

Approx. 1600 supports per unit, total approx. 9600 supports

At the Glance

Inženjering Zagreb Ltd. is an engineering, construction and project management contractor with a reputation for safe, on-time, on-budget delivery of high quality, reliable, technically advanced engineering solutions.

More...