Koeberg life-extension project is already running late

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Nuclear power station life-extension project running late — even before it starts

The installation of six new steam generators at Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station, which was scheduled to begin on 5 January 2022, appears to be running late even before it started.

Koeberg power station, situated on the west coast of South Africa some 35 km north of Cape Town, is approaching the end of its 40-year design life and operating licence.
 
Nuclear power station life-extension project running late — even before it starts

The installation of six new steam generators at Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station, which was scheduled to begin on 5 January 2022, appears to be running late even before it started.

Koeberg power station, situated on the west coast of South Africa some 35 km north of Cape Town, is approaching the end of its 40-year design life and operating licence.
Good...this gives me time to have my UPS repaired/replaced.
 
No mention that Eskom (i.e. Taxpayers) has to pay a few extra hundred million to Framatome because of this?



Also @Jan - the dates were supposed to be 2020. Excerpted from the contract details in the recent court case:

. Declaring and confirming that the contractual key dates 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 relating to the replacement of the steam generators at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2, are:

3.1 In respect of Koeberg Power Station, Unit 1, 11 November 2018, 18 may 2019, 26 April 2020, 16 January 2020 and 14 February 2020 respectively

3.2 In respect of Koeberg Power Station, Unit 2, 19 May 2019, 23 November 2019, 1 November 2020, 23 July 2020 and 21 August 2020 respectively;

4. Declaring and confirming that the Contractual Sectional Completion Dates for each section of the Works (as defined in the contract) have been revised so that Sectional Completion Date 1 is 3 June 2020, Sectional Completion Date 2 is 9 December 2020 and Sectional Completion Date 3 is 22 June 2021;

5. Declaring and confirming that the Contractual Completion Date for the whole of the works is 22 June 2021;​
 
Blaming Covid19 because of travel restrictions.
What a laugh
Trump was right, this place is a shithole !!!!

Omnicron red listed travel to SA. How else were they meant to get the international crew here?

Also they did load-testing on heavy machinery while they waited on international crew.

The article seems more sensationalistic than anything else.
 
Omnicron red listed travel to SA. How else were they meant to get the international crew here?

Also they did load-testing on heavy machinery while they waited on international crew.

The article seems more sensationalistic than anything else.
Inaccurate also.

It was already late, and as I've noted, Framatome sued Eskom successfully because of that.

As did the American's a few years earlier, as Framatome won that contract in highly suspicious circumstances (huge corruption scandal at the time).

eg https://www.news24.com/citypress/business/r5-billion-koeberg-chaos-20160506


I wouldn't go so far as to say its been a comedy of errors, but its not far off.
 
Omnicron red listed travel to SA. How else were they meant to get the international crew here?

Also they did load-testing on heavy machinery while they waited on international crew.

The article seems more sensationalistic than anything else.
I don't buy it
Restrictions were lifted ages ago, they could have been here by now
 
Kusile is just as badly delayed.
True
The 2.0 version is to imply that the
Koeberg life-extension project will be late, over budget and full of corruption due to incompetence and maladministration and theft same as Medupi & Kusile
 
True
The 2.0 version is to imply that the
Koeberg life-extension project will be late, over budget and full of corruption due to incompetence and maladministration and theft same as Medupi & Kusile
Already is.

Unarguably, too.
 
Omnicron red listed travel to SA. How else were they meant to get the international crew here?

Also they did load-testing on heavy machinery while they waited on international crew.

The article seems more sensationalistic than anything else.
Really? You really want to try and defend the indefensible Eskom?
 
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