Matla Power Station

Type: Coal-fired Power Plant
Construction Date: 1974 - 1983
Location: Witbank, South Africa
S 26.282122° E 29.140803°
Matla Power Station, situated near Witbank in Mpumalanga, South Africa Consists of six 618 Megawatt units generating a potential total electricity capacity of 3000 Megawatt.

Technical details:
  • Six 618MW units
  • Installed capacity: 3 708MW
  • 2001 capacity: 3558MW
  • Design efficiency at rated turbine MCR (%): 37.80%
  • Ramp rate: 33.33% per hour
  • Average availability over last 3 years: 93.05%
  • Average production over last 3 years: 21 572GWh

Matla Power Station Instrumentation consists of the following:
  • Vibrating Wire Piezometers measuring pore pressure.
  • Standpipe piezometers measuring water table.

Instruments installed are intended to monitor:
  • Pore pressure build-up
  • Water table

Installed Instruments Specification:
Vibrating Wire Piezometers (Pour Pressure)
Geokon Vibrating Wire Model 4500S
Data Acquisition System (logger)
Geokon Micro-10 Data Logger Model 8020
Standpipe Piezo (Water Table)
• Geotechnical Instrumentation Casagrande Standpipes

Designers: N/A

Consulting Engineers: N/A

Contractors: Rosherville Construction

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