Steinmuller Africa, a specialist in the design and maintenance of power plants, has been awarded an Eskom’s contract for four years, effective 1 January 2022. The company will provide maintenance and repair services for the Arnot, Camden, Duvha, Kriel, Majuba, Hendrina, Kendal, and Kusile power stations. This contract will retain 600 jobs and create approximately 2 400 new jobs.
Steinmüller Africa was the successful bidder against several local and international companies. “We are immensely pleased to have secured business with our largest customer. We have proven our expertise by fulfilling Eskom’s stringent requirements,” says Moso Bolofo, Director, Steinmüller Africa.
Thirty percent of the contract value will support local businesses through sub-contractors. Steinmüller Africa aims to empower EMEs, QSEs, youth- and disabled-owned businesses through the support of their services, including accommodation, transport, and other consumables.
The bulk of the services will be carried out at the eight power station sites, with fabrication of some components at Steinmuller’s 30 000 m2 Pretoria based facility. The company offers comprehensive expertise for boiler pressure parts, high temperature and pressure steam pipes, as well as in heat exchangers. plants. Services include automated welding, pipe bending, pipe and tube manipulation, plant lifetime extension plans, and project management services.
Steinmüller Africa has been Eskom’s service provider of choice for the maintenance and servicing of its power plants for almost 60 years.