Upgrading of Eskom's Karoo Substation for SKA


Carnarvon, Northern Cape

2010 - 2014

Upgrading of Eskom’s Karoo Substation for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA SA) Project near Carnarvon in the Northern Cape.  This Substation’s capacity was increased from 10 MVA to 20 MVA with a transformer redundancy of N+1 to accommodate the expected loads of the KAT7 and MeerKAT Phases of the SKA SA project.

This project also included a 33kV line specifically designed to have low RFI interference, an underground MV cable feeder and LV distribution network to each antenna at the Core Site.  The total cost amounts to ±R65million and was completed in 2012.