Skyriders powers up major boiler inspection at Kendal

16 April 2019
Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. has garnered nearly 20 years’ experience and expertise at Kendal near eMalahleni in Mpumalanga, the largest indirect dry-cooled power station in the world.
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The rope-access specialist’s latest project at Kendal saw a 12- to 30-member specialist team deployed for internal inspection of the pressure pipes of the Unit 1 boiler. Ancillary work consisted of safety-net installation, in conjunction with inspection of coal bunkers and associated Pulverised Fuel (PF) pipes.

The project was carried out successfully during a planned shutdown towards the end of 2018, which placed considerable pressure on the team to complete the full inspection programme within the non-negotiable outage timeframe.

Challenges associated with the project focused mainly on coordination with simultaneous activities taking place on-site, such as sandblasting and X-ray inspection, Skyriders Marketing Manager Mike Zinn explains.

“Considering the challenges, our latest project went very well, largely due to the considerable experience we have garnered here, having worked on-site at Kendal since 2000,” Zinn reveals. Despite this longstanding relationship, Skyriders is continuously raising the bar for its client in terms of its professionalism and value-added service offering, he adds.

Apart from ongoing contracts at existing older power stations such as Kendal, which was constructed in 1982, Skyriders recently carried out the first-ever boiler inspection at the new Medupi power station in Limpopo. This was one of the largest boiler inspections of its kind ever undertaken in South Africa.


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About Skyriders
Skyriders (Pty) Ltd, established in 1998, is a leader in the South African rope access industry, providing cost- and time-saving solutions to clients in the power generation and petrochemical industries who require rope access aided inspection, NDT and maintenance work to be done in difficult to reach, high-up locations.

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Email: mike [at] ropeaccess [dot] co [dot] za

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