Client Eskom Holdings SOC
Location Kusile Power Station, Mpumalanga
Project Value R 595 767.12
Completed March 2014
Biomonitoring of Aquatic and Wetland Ecosystems at Kusile Power Station
Zitholele Consulting (Pty) Ltd, in association with Golder Associates Africa (Pty) Ltd (Golder), was commissioned by Eskom Holdings (SOC) Limited (Eskom) to continue biomonitoring of the aquatic and wetland ecosystems associated with the construction phase of Eskom’s Kusile Power Station for the year 2013.
The development is located near to Emalahleni in the Mpumalanga Highveld. The Kusile study area is situated within quaternary drainage region B20F in the Wilge River catchment in the Olifants Water Management Area (WMA4). It further falls within the Highveld (11) – Lower Level 1 Ecoregion and the Grassland Biome (Mucina & Rutherford, 2006; Dallas, 2007).
A total of 16 sites were monitored within the watercourses associated with the Kusile Power Station construction site.
Scope of Services
- Bio-monitoring of the aquatic and wetland ecosystems associated with the construction phase of Eskom’s Kusile Power Station