Business News 10.8.2016 07:37 am

Eskom suspends three Koeberg managers

FILE PICTURE: Koeberg Power Station in the Western Cape. South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images

FILE PICTURE: Koeberg Power Station in the Western Cape. South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images

This as a result of the distribution of documentation containing unauthorised facts and assumptions and a drone that crashed on the Koeberg site.

Eskom suspended three senior managers at the Koeberg Power Station, the power utility said on Tuesday.

“Eskom has placed the Koeberg power station manager and the plant manager on precautionary suspension as a result of the distribution of documentation containing unauthorised facts and assumptions relating to Koeberg’s production plan and, in particular, the steam generator replacement.

“The potential prejudice caused to Eskom by the unauthorised actions of the suspended personnel is currently being assessed,” Eskom said in a statement.

Further details were not immediately available.

In an unrelated incident, Eskom said a drone crashed on the Koeberg site, which led to the suspension of the third senior manager.

The power utility said that this was in contravention of the nuclear safety regulations. The drone was returned to its owner while investigations were incomplete.

“Eskom has subsequently suspended the Koeberg safety officer as a precautionary measure to fully investigate the incident. The matter has also been reported to the SAPS as Koeberg is a national key point,” Eskom said in the same statement.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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