TCTA – Mokolo Crocodile Water Augmentation – South Africa - Project Profile
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Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) is undertaking the Mokolo Crocodile Water Augmentation project in Limpopo Province, South Africa.
The project involves the construction of water augmentation facility. It includes the construction of access roads, substations, power houses and other related facilities, the installation of turbines and generators, and the laying of pipelines.
The project will be developed in two phases:
The first phase includes a pipeline and pumping station from Mokolo Dam to Lephalale area. This project will supply the needs of Medupi and Matimba power stations, Exxaro and for domestic growth in the Lephalale municipality.
It also includes the construction of 4.5MW pump station and 81km of up to 1000mm diameter pipeline delivering approximately 40,000,000m3 per annum at a rate of 1.6m3 per second from Mokolo Dam. On completion, first phase it will provide 30.5 million cubic metres of water per annum.
The second phase includes an extraction facility and pumping station on the Crocodile River(West) near Thabazimbi and a pipeline to Steenbokpan and Lephalale.
It also includes construction of an abstraction weir in the Crocodile River, de-gritting channels with high and low lift pump stations and a 128km of pipeline with break pressure and balancing reservoirs. The abstraction weir has a capacity of 25.5m3 per second, while the estimated pump capacities for the low lift and high lift pumps will be 3.6MW and 15MW respectively, based on an initial demand of 5.4m3 per second.
In 2011, Aurecon group, GOBA Consulting, PD Naidoo and Associates, Vela VKE Consulting Engineers and Worley Parsons was appointed as engineering consultant for the project.
In 2011, Aveng Construction Group and Umbutho Civil And Electrical Cc were appointed as the construction contractor for the project.
Nemai Consulting was appointed as consultant.
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is funding US$163 million and remaining of commercial funding would be provided by National Treasury.
Construction works on the first phase completed in second quarter of 2017.
Planning activities on the second phase are underway with construction is expected to begin in 2018. The entire project is expected to be completed in November 2020.
The project involves the construction of water augmentation facility over Mokolo river in Lephalale in Limpopo Province, South Africa.
The US$1,014 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a 4.5MW pump station and 81km of up to 1000mm diameter pipeline in the first phase
2. Construction of a 128km of pipeline with break pressure and balancing reservoirs in the second phase
3. Construction of substations
4. Installation of turbines
5. Installation of generators
5. Laying of pipelines
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