Eskom says it is investigating a safety incident at its Ingula pumped storage construction site in KwaZulu-Natal.
Eskom’s Medupi power plant in October surpassed 4.5 million man hours without injury, said the parastatal.
Eskom and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) are to sign a R1.3 billion loan agreement, the power parastatal has announced
To date, 54 contracts have been awarded for construction, while the project is expected to create 16 000 jobs during construction and 600 full time jobs once operations begin.
Contracting firms building the Medupi power station say they fear there will be more violence in the months ahead.
Time frames for completing Eskom’s Kusile Power Station will hardly be affected by the failure of one of the group’s subcontractors, analysts said yesterday.
Scores of construction workers set cars alight and damaged equipment at the uncompleted multi billion-rand Medupi power station.
The work of contractors such as Chancellor House-linked Hitachi Power Africa and French company Alstom will be "assessed thoroughly", during an oversight visit to Medupi Power Station.
Construction workers are busy putting together underground pump turbines to link two dams that will eventually help deliver 1,332MW of hydro electricity within the next 18 months.
Eskom faces an uphill battle trying to recover some of the funds in penalties from its big contractors responsible for delays in delivering new generating infrastructure, but companies are not accepting full blame for delaying the multibillion-rand power stations.