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GE's Steam Power Systems has won the Global IPMA Project Excellence Gold Award for its work at South Africa's Medupi power plant
GE's Steam Power Systems, which is part of GE Power, has won the Global Project Excellence Gold Award by the International Project management Association for its work on the Medupi Power Plant in South Africa, which is due to be completed in 2020.
Once it is completed, the Medupi Power Plant will generate enough power to deliver electricity to 3.5mn homes in South Africa. The award recognises the excellent project management skills that have enabled the project.
Similar sized projects, in terms of budget, are pooled and the judging panel assess which project is deserving of the award.
Lee Dawes, regional project executive GE’s Steam Power Systems said that “Our team has been working with Eskom on the Medupi Power Plant since 2007. The plant itself is the fourth largest coal-powered plant in the southern hemisphere. It has six units with a capacity of 794MW each and an installed capacity of 4,764MW. The GE team that has been working on this project is immensely proud of the IPMA award and recognition."
“This is a first for GE Power and Steam Power Systems in Africa and it certainly is celebration of the work we’ve done in South Africa, executing a significant project that will deliver power to millions of people,” stated Lee Dawes.