With the rapid growth rate of the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) – which is 1 of 3 metropolitan municipalities in Gauteng – there is an urgent need for expansion of the electrical network, to adequately meet required demand.
The CoE master-plan has established the need to build an 88 kV/11 kV substation in the Phomolong district, to enable CoE to purchase power directly from Eskom, as opposed to power currently purchased from City Power.
Bosch Projects was appointed by the CoE to review the existing design of this project and oversee construction of the new substation at Phomolong, in Edenvale. This project encompasses two 40 MVA 88/11 kV transformer feeder bays, 11 kV switchgear and a new substation building.
The Eskom scope of work includes cutting into a single 88 kV over-head line between the Lepini MTS and the Tembisa substation. Two line bays will be installed onto a high voltage bus, which will feed the transformer bays, constructed as part of the CoE project. Eskom will also construct its own switchroom in the Eskom HV yard.
Bosch Projects is proud to be part of this project, which will provide a stable power supply to the local community and also help those in surrounding areas.
This ‘turnkey – design and build’ contract commenced in April 2018 and is due for completion in October 2019