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Eskom ‘very pleased’ by Coal Three call, Minister more ambivalent

A mixed picture emerged on Tuesday regarding the status of Cabinet’s resolution to pursue the development of a third new large-scale coal-fired power station, with Eskom welcoming the ratification of ‘Coal Three’ and Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba indicating that other projects might “mitigate the immediate need” for the development.

Eskom CEO Brian Dames indicated that Cabinet’s endorsement of the project at its recent biannual lekgotla provided it with the time it required to make adequate preparations for the project and Eskom was, thus, “very pleased” with decision.

However, he said it would be premature to offer details as to where the project could be located, what technology and contracting model would be employed and how the project could be funded. Read on Engineering News >

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