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Water for thirsty Medupi

I KEEP hearing rumours about Medupi, the coal-fired power station that is turning out to be the most expensive ever built anywhere. The station’s foundations are being built 50% below requirement. No, they’re not. Oh, well, the boiler foundation structure is prejudiced. When I ran a check, the answer was no, it’s not.

Which is […]

Limpopo needs a lot more water for mining

mining expansion in arid Limpopo will require the province to find an additional 80million cubic metres of water a year to sustain itself. […]

Water and energy a thirsty business

All SA’s coal-fired power stations require significant amounts of water. A 5000MW plant (about the size of Medupi) will use 60m m³ of water every year with wet cooling (that’s 2000l a second), but only 6m m ³ with dry cooling technology. […]