Project description Eskom’s electrical advisory service, Elektroserve, plans to convert 60% of the coal-fired boilers used by correctional services and State hospitals, to electrical systems. Most of the coal-fired boilers used in government hospitals and prisons are nearing the end of their 25-year life, which provides an opportunity to upgrade the energy infrastructure of these facilities with cost-effective and efficient electrical systems. The overall life expectancy of a facility’s energy infrastructure is extended by conversion, favourably affecting on maintenance costs for the facilities.
Duration 2002 to 2005.
Description of main contracts Converting coal-fired and heavy furnace oil-fired (HFO) boilers to electrical systems.
Client Eskom’s Elektroserve.
Latest developments Elektroserve started its national conversion drive this year, showcasing its latest conversion success stories from the Western Cape, Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces at its Switched On Workshop, held on April 19 in Pretoria. Various successful conversions to electro-technologies have been completed to date in various provinces. Some of these successful projects include the Brandvlei Correctional Services (Western Cape), Karl Bremer Hospital (Western Cape), Greytown Hospital (KZN), Port Shepstone Hospital (KZN) and Burgersdorp Hospital (Eastern Cape).
Participants Elektroserve in partnership with relevant government departments.
On budget/on time? Unstated.
Contact details for project information Elektroserve, Elbie Honiball, tel (051)-404-2705, e-mail: Elbie.Honiball@eskom.co.za.
Edited by: Vanessa Bowler
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