According to observers, the repair costs of errors at the Medupi and Kusile coal-powered power stations are already nearing R2 billion.
This puts the expected start up costs at R292 billion, which is twice the initial estimated cost. The device that grinds the coal, the furnaces and other systems at both plants does not function properly and is attributed to poor craftsmanship.
The two plants were erected by people who had never undertaken such an assembly project, and took it much longer to complete than initially calculated.
Photo – Medupi
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