Fire at Eskoms Majuba Power Station

  • Eskom has confirmed that there was a fire at the Majuba Power Station’s incline conveyer belt system yesterday
  • The fire was extinguished swiftly by the power station’s fire team at around 3pm and no injuries were sustained.

The incident does impact on our coal delivery to Majuba Power Station which was primarily done via rail. Eskom said that they will use road delivery to offset the absence of rail transportation for the duration of the recovery of the damaged infrastructure.  Majuba Power Station’s coal stock is healthy at over 50 days of stock. The reclamation from the coal stock and road delivery will be adequate to sustain Majuba burn.

Eskom further stated that they will have to wait for the facility to cool down in order to start a forensic investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Once it is safe, the investigation will commence.

There is no loadshedding expected today, as a result of a drop in demand during the holiday period and a return of some generating units to service.

Related: Sabotage forces Eskom to loadshed – read more

Author: Bryan Groenendaal 

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