South Africa to get 30MW power plant
11 March 2011
South Africa's energy infrastructure is to receive a boost as a 30MW power plant is to be built.
Engineering and project management consultancy RSV Enco Consulting (Enco) said the project will be used to bring electricity to a coal mine in the country, Mining Weekly reports.
The company is to oversee the development, which will look to address South Africa's power woes.
Enco is currently working on other sites as well, such as the Thubelisha and Impumelelo coal mine projects in Mpumalanga.
"Thubelisha will accommodate the first production section in January 2012 and build up to full production with 12 continuous miners and three stonework sections in 2015," chief executive officer Neels Engelbrecht said.
Once completed, the Impumelelo mine project will get through 8.5 million of coal a year.
It comes after it was announced the ICT infrastructure of the nation will improve as a 1Gbps capable fibre optic broadband network is to be installed.