December 18, 2019 / 6:14 PM / a month ago

Fire interrupts coal supply to S.Africa's 2nd biggest power plant

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 18 (Reuters) - A fire struck South Africa’s second biggest power station on Wednesday, interrupting coal delivery to the 4,000 megawatt Majuba plant, state utility Eskom said.

In a statement, Eskom said the fire had been extinguished but has affected the conveyer belt at the rail offloading facility, so that it would have to use road delivery of coal to offset the interruption to rail transport.

It added that Majuba power station’s coal stock is healthy, at more than 50 days of stock. (Reporting by Tim Cocks Editing by Chris Reese)

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