Eskom contractor for Kusile control system announced

Eskom has appointed ABB South Africa to execute the control and instrumentation contract for Kusile power station.

“Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd (Eskom) has appointed ABB South Africa (Pty) Ltd, to execute the Control and Instrumentation contract (C&I contract) for the Kusile Power Station, situated at Emalahleni in Mpumalanga,” said the utility on Friday.

ABB was selected from two suppliers which were evaluated as part of an extensive procurement process executed in parallel with the negotiation and subsequent consensual termination of the C&I contract.

This procurement process, which has now been finalised, included an early design process and was focused on ensuring schedule security and the seamless introduction of an alternative contractor for Kusile.

The Acting Group Executive for Group Capital, Abram Masango, welcomed the appointment saying: “Eskom is looking forward to working with ABB in the execution of the control and instrumentation works, which is the brain of a power plant, at one of South Africa’s important projects – Kusile.

“We believe that the procurement process that we followed will ensure a seamless transition and that it formed a strong basis for a competent supplier to deliver a quality product within agreed timelines,” said Masango.

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