Will heads rolll? Nope. Bonuses all round!! :twisted:Medupi and Kusile power stations
Yelland wrote that ongoing delays in the construction of the Medupi Power Station – caused by faulty welds and poor instrument and control software – moved the first operational date out by a minimum of 4 years.
The final Medupi completion date, initially planned for 31 October 2013, was pushed back to 30 June 2018.
“The soonest we can expect to actually have the full 4,800 MW from Medupi is mid-2018 – eleven years after the project was announced, at a cost of three times the original budget,” said Yelland.
Kusile is no different, with its initial completion date of 31 October 2014 pushed back to 30 June 2018.
Correct, that's how I see it too.The charts list a whole lot of incidents of strike/protest action in the "reality" column, and it seems to be trying to make it look like it's the fault of labour. I could buy a max of one year combined delay from strikes, and the rest just needs a whole lot of bullet points repeating "**** planning, **** management, **** execution, we don't even know what went wrong".
No, it is correct. The first sod is always turned when a building project starts.Correct, that's how I see it too.
As an aside: I read "sod turning celebration" or something like that. Should read "soil turning "?
No, this was a known at inception of the project and should have been factored into the equation.The original published timetables for Medupi and Kusile were in any case too aggressive. Giant coal-fired plants can easily take a decade to build and fully commission. And these two are far from anywhere, adding extra challenges.
It was known, of course. And given the situation then, it was right to tighten up the project plan and shoot for a very ambitious six years. But I suspect many a seasoned project manager with experience of previous base-load builds shook their heads. A relative, still alive, was for many years head of both generation and transmission at Eskom. When I last spoke to him about this, about 6 years ago admittedly, he was even then skeptical of the uber-aggressive schedule. Do-able in an ideal world, yes. But projects of this scale seldom run exactly as the Gantt charts say when first sod is turned.No, this was a known at inception of the project and should have been factored into the equation.
Yeah, I had ''hoped'' that Zuma didnt get another term because then the country '' is in serious trouble,'' but that didn't happen either.“We hope that there are no other unforeseen incidents, because if there are the country is in serious trouble,” said Yelland.
There was less transparency in general under apartheid.Of course none of this happened during apartheid.
Go have a look on wikipedia at the list of power stations in SA. A few of them were fully built in 6 years, from start to full power. So it is possible, but not easy.The original published timetables for Medupi and Kusile were in any case too aggressive. Giant coal-fired plants can easily take a decade to build and fully commission. And these two are far from anywhere, adding extra challenges.
To be fair, I don't think you comparing apples with apples!!!! Soccer stadiums are mainly civils. Modern power stations are highly complex & technologicalWow! They can build 8 plus FIFA approved soccor stadiums in such a short time for the 2010 World Cup so why such a delay for only two power stations since 2007.