The power utility says it is progressing well with the maintenance of its power generating plant whilst supplying the country’s electricity needs, which has led to the national power grid remaining relatively stable for nearly five months now.
“Working at heights, heavy lifting and manoeuvering through scaffolds all day at the world’s fourth largest coal fired power station may scare most, but not the women working at Medupi Power Station Project.
“The women working at Medupi are changing the face of traditionally male-dominated fields one day at a time. From welders, to pipefitters, boilermakers and riggers, these women are proving that the fairer gender can do just as good a job in these fields as male colleagues. ”
Eskom said considering the shortage of artisans in the country, the development of workers’ skills, women in particular, through intensive training is a key part of the legacy that Medupi Power Station Project leaves behind in Lephalale.
“To this end, Eskom has placed contractual obligations on its main contractors at the new build projects to upskill their workforce.”