Constructing the Medupi Power Station Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Medupi, rising from the dry Limpopo bush steppes, was the first project of base load is built in South Africa in 20 years. This will be the largest dry-cooled coal-fired power in the world, and was designed by Eskom, which generates 90 percent of capacity in southern Africa, the estimated cost of R125 billion. Despite concerns about the world of green energy, coal remains the most popular fuel power plants in South Africa, due to the huge resources of the country's 224 million tons per year. Medupi new facilities will offer a much needed. Regular and nationwide load shedding, due to a shortage of capacity affected across the country during 2007 and 2008, and all businesses were invited to turn off non-essential lighting and equipment, even during the day. This was no mean feat adhere to the schedule of the project, which involved different vendors offering different packages for different dates, as well as the need to accommodate multiple interfaces, both during the development and implementation of works on site. Due to the massive project, and highly specialized civil engineering needed for the various construction sites Medupi, the three companies have joined forces to tackle this work, namely: Murray & Roberts, Aveng and Concor. Murray & Roberts was appointed as a director Coenie Vermaak Medupi project and 34 the youngest project manager in the group. The leaders of the joint venture quickly realized that it would be "a project like no other." Three companies of different ways of working need for a much more integrated coordination. Example, employees of various organizations of parents had different job descriptions are numbered differently, have different advantages, structures, processes and culture.
unique Medupi, provided the opportunity to be pioneers in the construction industry and to "restore the construction of" the other way to work on a construction site. culture of employee engagement and alignment is not required. "Hide
on Caren Scheepers, Shock Marais Source: Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation 19 pages. Publication Date: April 27, 2012. Prod. #: W12940-PDF-ENG

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