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Medupi Power Station: Eskom, TLIU to host supplier forum to discuss opportunities for local companies

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Eskom, in conjunction with the Technology Localisation Implementation Unit (TLIU), a Department of Science and Technology (DST) programme hosted at the CSIR will be hosting a supplier forum at the CSIR International Convention Centre, in Pretoria on 13 to 14 May 2019.

Eskom, in conjunction with the Technology Localisation Implementation Unit (TLIU), a Department of Science and Technology (DST) programme hosted at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will be hosting a supplier forum at the CSIR International Convention Centre, in Pretoria on 13 to 14 May 2019.

The aim of this forum is to share valuable information with local suppliers on the opportunities presented by Eskom’s major infrastructure build programme, particularly the Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) project linked to the Medupi Power Plant.

FGD is  a set of technologies used to remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from exhaust flue gases of fossil-fuel power plants, and from the emissions of other sulfur oxide emitting processes (e.g. trash incineration).

The forum will also be an opportunity to determine the installed capacity and capability that exists in the country. Once this information is gathered and understood, Eskom will then take a decision on potential self-designation of certain components or systems.

Medupi Power Plant is Eskom’s major infrastructure build programme and there are opportunities to involve local companies in the management and build packages of the project. All designated sectors will be sourced locally, as per National Treasury guidelines.

Eskom, as a state-owned entity, aligns its procurement processes with the South African government’s purchasing policies. The Department of Public Enterprises has introduced a Competitive Development Programme (CSDP) that is aimed at developing sustainable industry in South Africa. A key driver of the CSDP is ensuring investment and technical support is directed towards enhancing supply capacity and capability within the industry, in which Eskom operates rather than the wider South African economic context.

Eskom is therefore committed to the development and the implementation of the CSDP in general, with the aim of increasing the competitiveness, capacity and capability of its local supplier base.  This, in turn, should further the long-term commercial interests of Eskom by:

  • Improving the competitiveness of the services being provided by Eskom;
  • Increasing security of supply for Eskom;
  • Providing potential advantages for local supply versus imports; and
  • Increasing the potential collaborative partnerships and innovation for local conditions.

Both Eskom and TLIU are committed to the development of capability and competitiveness of local suppliers. Eskom’s suppliers’ capability and competitiveness contributes to the economic development goals of the country which includes: shared growth, employment creation, poverty reduction and skills development. 

Who should attend the forum?

  • Project management companies;
  • Design and consulting engineers;
      - Civil
      - Mechanical
      - Electrical/Electronic
      - Chemical
     
  • Valve manufacturers;
  • Pump manufacturers;
  • Pipe manufacturers;
  • Fabrication and general engineering companies; and
  • Structural steel fabricators and erectors.
     

How to participate?

The planned sessions will be hosted in Pretoria. Interested companies are required to indicate their interest in participating in the forum by completing their details on the online submission platform at www.tliu.co.za.

Companies will have to complete certain mandatory information inputs in order to be qualify for an invite to the forum. It is also imperative that the companies are South African owned and located. Therefore, the responding companies are expected to upload company documents that contain ownership details, BBBEE certificates location etc.

For more information on the forum or to indicate participation, please contact Mr Ashley Bhugwandin on 012 841 4241 or via email: Abhugwandin@csir.co.za