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Kendal Power Station

Location: Approximately 40km southwest of Witbank in Mpumalanga

Employees: Approximately 850
Kendal the largest indirect dry-cooled power station in the world. Construction started
on Kendal Power Station in July 1982. On completion in 1993 it became the world's
largest dry- cooled power station. Kendal is designed to generate approximately 4000
Kendal has an indirect dry-cooling system, which means that it uses significantly less
water in its cooling processes than the conventional wet cooled power stations. The
station's cooling towers are the largest structures of their kind in the world with a height
and base diameter of 165m.
Technical details:
- Six 686MW units
- Installed capacity: 4 116MW
- 2001 capacity: 3 840MW (sent out capacity)
- Design efficiency at rated turbine MCR (%): 35.30%
- Ramp rate: 16.67% per hour (15MW per minute)
Contact details:
Tel: (013) 647-9111

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