Thermal - Medupi

Description: EPC contract for the Balance of Plant at Medupi Coal Power Station for Eskom (Lesedi is the lead within the LPS Consortium.

Duration: 2009 – 2015 in Lephalale, Limpopo

Value: $250 Million

Scope of work (design of 18 systems):

  • Auxiliary plant cooling systems
  • Potable water distribution system
  • Fire Water supply and distribution system
  • Demineralized water distribution system
  • Raw water supply system
  • Clean and dirty drains recovery system
  • Fly ash conditioning water system
  • Bottom ash cooling and mills rejects water system
  • Coarse ash conveyor belt washing system
  • Ash dump dam make-up system
  • Ash dump irrigation and dust suppression system
  • Coal stockyard water recovery system
  • Compressed air supply and distribution system
  • Diesel fuel oil supply
  • Storage and distribution system
  • Turbine lubrication oil storage and regeneration system
  • Daily issue oil store system
  • Dirty and used oil collecting and storage system

Procurement: All BOP associated components and equipment: Compressors, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, tanks, fuel filtration systems, instruments etc.

Project Management: 15 subcontractors including: Civils, Piping, Mechanical, Tanks, Fire Protection and Detection, Corrosion Protection, Instrumentation, Electrical Infrastructure etc.

Workforce: The Lesedi workforce (including sub-contractors) for the Medupi project consist of approximately 1200 engineers, technicians, artisans, supervisors, safety officers, first aiders, labourers etc.


  • Management of Fidic contract
  • To date approximately 178 variations
  • Management of all Fidic Time Barring Clauses

Procurement & subcontracting: $65 to $75 Million

Local content anticipated value: 80-85%

Interesting Facts:

  • Approximately 3000 – 3500 isometrics
  • Pipeline diameters 50mm to 1200mm
  • Pumps & Equipment ranging from 3kW to 1.6MW
  • 31 Engineers, draughtsmen & technicians