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Majuba Power Station

Location: Between Volksrust and Amersfoort in Mpumalanga.

Employees: Approximately 550

Technical details:

  • Three 665MW dry-cooled units

  • Three 716MW wet-cooled units

  • Installed capacity: 4 110MW

  • 2001 capacity: 3 843MW

  • Design efficiency at rated turbine MCR (%): 35.30% (dry-cooled) : 37.70% (wet-cooled)

  • Ramp rate: 16.67% per hour (dry-cooled)

  • Average availability over last 3 years: 97.17% (dry-cooled)

  • Average production over last 3 years: 5 170GWh (dry-cooled)

History: Construction at the Majuba site started in September 1983 and the first unit went on load on 1 April 1996. The last unit was handed over to Eskom by the contractors on 1 April 2001. The station is six years old this year.

General: Majuba is Eskom's only power station that is not linked to a specific mine and it receives its coal from various sources.

Safety: Majuba was awarded NOSCAR status in 2001 by the National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA).

Contact details:

  • Switchboard Tel: (017) 799-3111

  • Power Station Manager: Gladman Mkwai (Tel: (017) 799 3204)

  • Tel: (017) 799-2100/1 Fax: (017) 799-3616

  • Postal address:

    Majuba Power Station

    Private Bag 9001

    VOLKSRUST

    2470