Once operational, Medupi Power Station – currently under construction near Lephalale in Limpopo Province – will be the largest dry cooled, coal fired power plant in the world. To assist in its development, Kwikspace Modular Buildings recently provided a 1 000 m2 dining hall to the facility.
Modular components for the new building, including 40mm thick Chromadek wall panels, aluminium windows and a light steel frame roof structure with a suspended ceiling, were manufactured in one of Kwikspace’s specialist factories and then transported to Medupi for rapid on-site assembly.
Comments Con De Villiers: “The use of modular technology enabled us to complete construction of Dining Dall D in just 25 working days, which was one day ahead of schedule. On-time delivery of the new power station is a critical requirement and we were pleased to assist our client in adhering to their stringent project deadline.”
Following completion, scheduled for 2019, Medupi will have a planned operational life of 50 years and will form part of Eskom’s integrated strategic electricity plan. The base load power generating plant will comprise of six 794 MW units, with a 4 800 MW installed capacity.
Kwikspace Modular Buildings can be contacted on +27 11 617 8000, www.kwikspace.co.za