Project name: Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme
Client name: Eskom
Location: South Africa
Project value: R25 billion ($3.5 billion)

Project description 
The 1334 MW Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme consists of an upper reservoir and a lower reservoir. The distance between the two reservoirs is in the order of 6 km and the elevation difference is approximately 470 m. Two 6,6 m dia (nominal) penstocks under 450 m (nominal) head, driving 4N° 333 MW Francis Pump Turbines, with water exiting through a single 9,0 m dia (nominal) tailrace. The underground power station is a 150 m x 25 m main cavern together with a 160 m x 15 m transformer hall. 

GIBB responsibilities 
Design of new 1334 MW pumped storage scheme, design and on-site design monitoring of access roads, dams, tunnels, caverns, mechanical and electrical works and construction supervision of all aspects of the project. 


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