• Eskom suspends managers of two large power stations, citing apathetic behaviour

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom has suspended the managers of its Tutuka and Kendal power stations due to “apathetic behaviour”. Disciplinary inquiries are to follow. Tutuka was commissioned in 1985 and has a total installed capacity of 3654 MW, and Kendal, Africa’s largest power station at 4116 MW, is of a similar age. Both are coal fired. The announcement of the suspensions come as the company has had to announce continuing blackouts because of breakdowns of plants, blamed on an ageing fleet “plagued by legacy issues of neglect and omitted maintenance”, but also the aforementioned behaviour on the part of some management staff.