Appointed by Eskom, Themba Consultants sent a team of Engineers to Kusile Power Station to carry out pipeline and structural inspections on their underground infrastructure. With some manholes being 18 meters in depth, the project called for specialist training. The team were trained through NOSA in working at heights, confined space entry and rescue.
Pipelines big enough to walk through were visually inspected while smaller pipelines were inspected by means of a high-tech CCTV remote system. Concrete strength tests and reinforcing scanning was carried out in order to sign off these essential structures.
Working under tight deadlines, the team successfully completed their target manholes and pipelines and ensured the safe and efficient first fire and running of units 1 and 2 at Kusile Power Station.