Cautious optimism as Morupule B undergoes rebirth


After a period of haggling over terms, a major overhaul has kicked off at Morupule B to get the 600MW plant fully functional for the first time in its seven-year life. The Botswana Power Corporation is confident lessons have been learnt. Cynics are shaking their heads Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

PALAPYE: The list of experts the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has brought in for the $120 million overhaul of Morupule B is extensive. It’s an army of experts charged with one mission: ensuring the mistakes of before are not repeated in the overhaul.

According to available documents, Morupule B’s failure to launch after its completion in 2012 was because of design, construction and quality issues in key components at the four units.

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