US experts jet into Morupule B blame-storm

A team of energy experts from the US is set to jet into the country in May for an intensive analysis into the causes of Morupule B’s technical failures, in a move authorities say will trigger legal recourse within the maze of contracts engulfing the project.

And, the key parties at Morupule B – the Botswana Power Corporation and Chinese contractor, CNEEC – are already sparring over culpability for the boiler-related faults that have caused widespread economic losses from prolonged load-shedding and supply uncertainties.

This week, Mmegi established that while the US firm has been contracted to conduct an independent root cause analysis, the BPC says its own probe points to discrepancies between designers and manufacturers of the key components.“We summoned the designers and manufacturers of the boilers and heat exchangers to site after noting frequent failures with the same components,” BPC CEO, Jacob Raleru told Mmegi on the sidelines of a media briefing.

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