Koeberg Western Cape – Jacobs

Op 12 Augustus 2021 is ‘n verklaring uitgereik dat Jacobs gekies is om noodsaaklike ingenieurswysigings uit te voer as deel van ‘n program om die bedryfslewe van die Koeberg-kernkragsentrale naby Kaapstad, Suid-Afrika, te verleng.  Of dit sal slaag, sal die toekoms bepaal en almal in Suid-Afrika sal Koeberg met arendsoë volg.  Ons wag in spanning dat ons nie weer beurtkrag gaan erva ar nie – die donker bly altyd ‘n teleurstelling indien daar vir krag betaal word.    

Credit: ESKOM; Jacobs Selected to Support South Africa Nuclear Power Plant Life Extension Program


Dus word vir ‘n diens betaal maar kry dit nie.   Koeberg verskaf slegs 5% aan die stelsel.  Wat van die ander 95% en wie moes al elektrisiteit voorsien het, wat van die horison af verdwyn?  Oorsake soos sabotasie, diefstal, wanbetalers gaan nie van die Eskom kaart verdwyn nie.



Was stated on 12 August 2021 that Jacobs was selected to carry out essential engineering modifications as part of a $1.2 billion (ZAR 20 billion) program to extend the operating life of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant near Cape Town, South Africa. Koeberg is South Africa’s sole nuclear power plant and generates 5% of the country’s electricity.

On their website it was stated that the project is in preparation for the installation of six replacement steam generators, each weighing about 380 tons and about 20 meters long, at the two-reactor plant operated by Eskom.

The Jacobs Energy Security and Technology Senior Vice President Karen Wiemelt stated that the project is vital to maintain the pivotal role of nuclear power in South Africa’s energy mix.    She mentioned that this is the largest single contract for our nuclear team in South Africa, which has successfully completed numerous engineering, procurement and construction projects to support operations at Koeberg over the past 30 years.  

Jacobs will be responsible for construction management related to modifications to the secondary turbine system. The scope of work includes prefabrication of piping, pipe supports and modification, and piping replacement; installation of on-site scaffolding, rigging and lagging; vessel modifications and strengthening; and replacement of forced air cooler units.

Work on replacing the steam generators for the first of Koeberg’s two units is scheduled to start during a planned outage in January 2022, with the overall project taking two years to complete.

The current steam generators have been in service since the plant was connected to the national grid in 1984. Their replacement is an essential part of the plan to extend the operational life of Koeberg by approximately 20 years, from 40 to 60 years.

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provided by the same. Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements.

They base these forward-looking statements on management’s current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, financial and economic data. Forward-looking statements, however, are inherently uncertain. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the emergence and spread of variants of COVID-19, and the related reaction of governments on global and regional market conditions and the company’s business.

For a description of some additional factors that may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements, see their Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 2, 2020, and in particular the discussions contained under Item 1 – Business; Item 1A – Risk Factors; Item 3 – Legal Proceedings; and Item 7 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 2, 2021, and in particular the discussions contained under Part I, Item 2 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations; Part II, Item 1 – Legal Proceedings; and Part II, Item 1A – Risk Factors, as well as the company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company is not under any duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results, except as required by applicable law.



Who are Jacobs?


Other contracts from them:

US technical consultancy Jacobs has secured an engineering contract for the development of a 1.2GW combined cycle power plant in Malaysia.   The Pulau Indah Power Plant (PIPP), near Kuala Lumpur, contracted the firm as part of its construction. Jacobs will provide design review, technical advisory, construction monitoring, project management, warranty support, and financial close as well as other services.   Expected to come online in January 2024, the plant will supply 1.2GW of low-carbon electricity to improve baseload supply in the region.   

Jacobs ‘people and places’ solutions executive vice-president Patrick Hill said: “Gas generation is more efficient and produces less emissions than other fossil fuels and is an interim step in our energy transition towards a zero-carbon future.    “Gas can replace ageing baseload generation with a lower carbon supply until emerging technologies capable of delivering clean, reliable baseload power, such as hydrogen, become feasible.”

Jacobs secures 1.2GW power plant development contract in Malaysia


The Pulau Indah power plant, also known as the Tadmax Indah power plant, is a 1.2GW gas-fired, combined-cycle power project being developed in the Pulau Indah Island of Malaysia.   

The gas-fired power station is being developed by Pulau Indah power plant (PIPP), a consortium of Worldwide Company (75%), and Korea Electric Power Corporation (25%).   

The construction works on the £678m ($837m) project are expected to be started in the first quarter of 2021.   Scheduled to commence operations by January 2024, the Pulau Indah power plant (PIPP) is expected to supply enough electricity to power approximately 500,000 households in Kuala Lumpur.

Pulau Indah Gas-fired Power Project



Jacobs Engineering Group Inc are from Dallas.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides professional, technical, and construction services. Its principal services comprise various aspects of engineering and construction, operations, and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting services.  

The late Dr. Joe, who passed away on October 23, 2004, was the founder and director emeritus of the Jacobs Family Foundation and Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.


Different kind of electricity
Sout en Soet water  – Blou energie (REDstack)

Hoe many countries
Eskom and Africa

Escom power to Africa and South Africa

Various African countries are involved:
Eskom inligting en jaarverslae – Information

Sabotage at Eskom
Deliberate Sabotage at Eskom

Eskom – corruption

Corruption – Eskom – Parliament

SA Parliament Eskom 2 September 2020

and much more

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