Eskom, South Africa

Aerial view of a power plant on the coast of a body of water

Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant near Cape Town

Jacobs has carried out numerous engineering, procurement and construction contracts to support operations for the South African public electricity utility, Eskom.

At Koeberg nuclear power station, near Cape Town, our projects range from providing additional spent fuel cooling capacity, station blackout mitigation and new hydrogen production and bulk storage plant, through to replacing the refuelling water storage tank.

Our largest single contract to date is for essential engineering modifications to allow the installation of new steam generators. This is part of a $1.2 billion (ZAR 20 billion) program for a 20-year life extension at Koeberg, which is South Africa’s sole nuclear power plant and generates 5% of the country’s electricity.

Our scope covers modifications to the secondary turbine system, including prefabrication of piping, pipe supports and modification, and piping replacement; installation of on-site scaffolding, rigging and lagging; vessel modifications and strengthening; and replacement of forced air cooler units.

The project is vital to maintain the pivotal role of nuclear power in South Africa’s energy mix.