Dames: Medupi may not be on schedule

2011-10-11 15:35

Cape Town - Power utility Eskom is concerned that its Medupi power plant may not come on stream in 2012 as scheduled, its CEO Brian Dames said on Tuesday.

"In case of Medupi... we (are) concerned about the performance of particularly one contractor on our side, and from our own perspective I am concerned about the schedule and the fact that the first unit will come online next year," Dames told parliamentarians during a briefing on the company's annual results to end-March.

He said the Kusile power plant was still on schedule to come on line in late 2014.

  • bill - 2011-10-11 15:45

    will this incompetent bag of hot air still get a huge bonus? of course!

  • Thor - 2011-10-11 15:48

    BEE at its best then.

  • Paul - 2011-10-11 15:57

    Does that mean you will give your bonus back?

  • Judith - 2011-10-11 16:19

    Interesting Mr Dames - lacking good project managers perhaps?

  • Freethinker - 2011-10-11 17:08

    Hmmmm... at the eleventh hour, Eskom is suddenly concerned that the project which they had always assured us was on schedule, suddenly may not be anymore. I guess it's easy to lie about a project being on schedule if the "go-live date" is still 2 or 3 years in the future (such as Kusile, for instance). But 2012 is only a few months away, so it's time to start applying spin in preparation for the inevitable implementation delay. It will be interesting to see when it actually DOES start operating...

  • gcr - 2011-10-11 18:56

    Eskom are typical incompentent project managers - what is it that they wait until the situation is irrecoverable before raising alarm bells. I sincerely hope one of Dames measurables is meeting deadlines and that for this he should forego salary increases and also any form of bonuses

  • knalpot - 2011-10-12 07:03

    Kusile on line late 2014, bwwahhaaahhhaaaaa,never in a lifetime sunshine

  • Really1 - 2011-10-12 07:24

    Our project were 8 months behind after the first 11 months. No one in Eishkom takes responsibility. They will change one working solution with another. Some project will be done without the necessary approvals and others will be hampered even after granting of the approvals.

  • Boerseun - 2011-10-12 07:48

    Ag shame, but then I am sure someone will get a few kickbacks to help it get on track again.

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