• Connect With Us:
  • South Africa utility names Voith Siemens to equip 1,368-MW Ingula

    South African utility Eskom has named Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation to equip the 1,368-MW Ingula pumped-storage project on the border of South Africa's Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.

    Eskom is developing Ingula in the Little Drakensberg Mountains near Ladysmith. (HNN 4/4/08) Completion is scheduled for 2013.

    Officials of Eskom and Voith Siemens signed the 140 million euro (US$202 million) contract September 1 in Johannesburg.

    Voith Siemens is to supply complete electro-mechanical equipment, including four pump-turbines of 342 MW each, four motor-generators, and complete automation and control systems.

    The company's German and Japanese operating units are joint partners in the project to design and manufacture the equipment. Motor-generators are to come from Kawasaki in Japan, with pump-turbines supplied by Voith Siemens' Heidenheim, Germany, plant.

    Ingula is to feature two dams, one forming a reservoir on Bedford Stream atop the Drakensberg escarpment and the other at the bottom at the Braamhoek River. The project includes water tunnels, an underground powerhouse complex, access tunnels, and access roads. Eskom already is carrying out tunnel excavation.

    Hydro Industry Financials

    Buyers Guide Products

    PTFE-lined Thrust Shoes for VRA Akosombo, Ghana

    Designed, manufactured, delivered replacement P...

    Most Read Articles

    Recent Comments

    Buyers Guide Companies

    Vesconite

    Entec AG Consulting & Engineering

    Offers long-standing experience and is highly q...

    BG Consulting Engineers Ltd

    With subsidiaries in Switzerland, France and Al...

    NuPlanet (Pty) Ltd

    A small hydro power developer, owner and operat...

    NuPlanet

    Specializes in comprehensive turnkey maintenanc...

    Continuing Education

    Professional Development Hours
    To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

    12/01/2013
    Volume 32, Issue 10
    file
    11/01/2013
    Volume 21, Issue 6
    1311hrw-cvr

    Archived Articles

    2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 2011 | 2012 | 2013
    Hydro Review Past Issues

    Premium Content AD Promo Space