Acting CEO of Medupi Power Station Tsveli Vitboi says the process of restoring Unit 4 of the station has begun in earnest.
The device exploded in August 2021 during the activity of dissipation of hydrogen with carbon dioxide. Whitboy spoke to the media at a station in Lefalal, Limpopo, on Thursday.
It is believed that the explosion in block 4 in Medupi was caused by human error. Acting CEO Tsveli Vitbui believes that the country would not have suffered so many outages if the explosion had not occurred.
It took 14 billion rubles to build the power plant 122 years. It was originally supposed to cost between 56 and 60 billion rupees, but costs have risen.
The coal-fired power plant consists of six units. Once fully up and running the power plant will help reduce power outages.
Witbooi says more than 2.5 billion rupees will be needed to rebuild Medupi unit 4. “So far, we have been able to investigate the common case, and it was completed in January. We have also completed a technical assessment to establish the scope of the repossession work. It was, and it allowed us to enter the market. “
As for the eight employees who were fired due to the explosion on Unit 4, Whitboy says that disciplinary proceedings have been instituted against them.
“After the incident, 8 employees were immediately dismissed. They are suspended for the duration of the investigation. These investigations have been completed and we are accepting them through disciplinary proceedings. ”
The blast caused shock across the country. The device is currently running at zero power percentage.