|Arnot Power Station|
|Location||Mpumalanga, South Africa|
|Thermal power station|
|Units operational||1 x 370 MW|
1 x 390 MW
2 x 396 MW
2 x 400 MW
|Units planned||6 × 350 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||2,352 Megawatt|
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Construction of Arnot started in 1968, this generation unit went on line in 1971 and the station was fully operational by 1975. Between 1992 and 1997 three of its units were mothballed due to Eskom's surplus generating capacity, but they were brought back online in January 1997, November 1997 and December 1998 respectively.
The cooling towers were constructed using a unique convex slip-form process by the contractor Concor.
Unit ratings now given as 1 x 370 MW; 1 x 390 MW; 2 x 396 MW; 2 x 400 MW for a total of 2,352 MW installed capacity and 2,232 MW nominal capacity.
In addition to feeding the South African grid, Arnot, along with Camden Power Station, also feeds the Mozal Aluminium smelter in Mozambique via 400 kV transmission lines. Mozal consumes around 950 MW.
Arnot has twice been awarded NOSCAR status by the National Occupational Safety Association.
- "Heritage - Arnot Power Station". Eskom. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
- "Arnot Power Station". Eskom. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
- "Fact sheets with additional information" (PDF). Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- "SA energy crisis affects Mozambique aluminium export". Engineering News (Creamer Media). 2008-09-28. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
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