Eskom - Medupi power station, South Africa
Taking care of costs for a National Key Point
One of South Africa's National Key Points due to its strategic importance, the Medupi Power Station is set to be the world's biggest dry-cooled coal-fired power station and fourth biggest coal-fired power plant once works are completed.
Location: South Africa
Completion date: Ongoing
Client type: Power
Key services: Cost and commercial management
Eskom required a cost forecast for potential upgrades to the Medupi Power Station, and needed certainty that sufficient funds were available for the development.
By introducing a greater level of rigour, we were able to forecast costs and identify risks more accurately, enabling Eskom to proceed with a successful project.
Due to the strategic level at which services were provided, Eskom was able to amend key elements of its contractual and commercial approach to reduce financial risk exposure and create alignment across the management team. In addition, our input meant the company was able to implement a mitigation plan to avoid unnecessary expenditure.
Turner & Townsend were not shy to raise concerns and come up with ideas to overcome them. We will definitely recommend them to other organisations.