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​2016- 2017 ENGINEERING PROJECTS

The following are Transmission Projects that were initiated during the 2016-2017 Financial Year, some have been completed while some are ongoing as per the varying timelines shown below.


Table 1: Transmission projects

​​​TRANSMISSION PROJECTS

Project Contract AmountCommencement DateCompletion DateProgress

Mazenod 132/33kV 40MVA Transformer (Refer to Picture 1)

M30,970,812.46

May 2016

Apr 2017

 

Complete

Feasibility study of 132 KV Mazenod-Semonkong – Qacha's nek line

M3,781,846.16

 

 

June 2016

 

 

May 2017Complete

Maputsoe 2 x 20MVA 33/11kV Transformer (Refer to Picture 2) 

M16,302,548.46

 

May 2016

 

April 2017

 

The works are complete, testing & commissioning is on-going
Spare Batteries & replacement of Fused links

1,149,112.00

 

January 2017

 

April 2017

 

Ongoing
Address 88 kV Isolators problem at Letšeng and Mahlasela Substations (opened by strong wind during winter). Badly damaged by arc flash

307,457.00

 

August 2016

 

 

June 2017

 

 

Ongoing

Metolong to St Agnes 33kV line

Construction of a new line from Metolong to St. Agnes

M22,165,056.86

 

 

January 2017

 

 

December 2017

 

Ongoing
Construction of Litšoeneng 2nd 33/11kV 5MVA TRF13,330,607.40February 2017January 2018Ongoing

 

 

Pic 1: Mazenod works including 132/33kV 40MVA Transformer



Pic 2: Maputsoe 2 x 33/11kV 20MVA transformers

 

 

Table 2: Distribution projects initiated during the 2016-2017 Financial Year and their status to date

​​​DISTRIBUTION PROJECTS ​ ​ ​ ​
ProjectContract AmountCommencement DateCompletion DateProgress
Replacement of pole mounted auxiliary transformer at Tšosane s/s   At tender stage
New Switching Station at Ha Foso   On contract signing stage

Hlotse System improvement projects (Pole-mounted transformers upgrading/additional and extensions of MV lines completed at Pela-Tšoeu Ha Ntsoakele, Sebothoane Ha Mafa, Mohobollo, Ha 'Mathata and Ha Makakamela

 June 2016December 2016Complete
Refurbishment of mini-sub & 3 way RMU at Palace of Justice, Hills View, Husteds, CTC, Alliance, Sefika HS & Cenez Rd               M2,900,000.00 October 2016December 2016Complete
Mafeteng Mohale`s Hoek system improvement projects June 2016January 2017Ongoing

SW12 Civil Works & Switchgear

 M513,055.29

 

 January 2017

 

April 2017Complete

Maputsoe System improvement projects

                      M549,658.46

 

January 2017May 2017Ongoing

Botha-Bothe  System improvement projects

                       M1,400,069.42

 

December 2016May 2017Complete

Maintenance of Circuit Breakers incl. Leloaleng s/s

                       M5,437,184.63

January 2017July 2017Ongoing

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Pic 3: Restoration of 88 kV line at Letšeng



Table 3: Below table shows major repair works undertaken in 2016-2017

​​Major Repair Works​ ​ ​ ​
ItemAmount StartCompletion
20MVA 132/33kV Ramarothole transformer                        M3,742,230.00 March 2016August 2016
20MVA 132/33kV Maputsoe transformer No.1M2,579,295.00August 2016March 2017
40MVA 132/33kV Mazenod transformer No.1                       M4,360,150.00 January 2017May 2017
Restoration of 88kV tower Letšeng (Pic 3 above  to figure 3)                       M2,500,000.00 January 2017May 2017

 

Table 4: Below are other LEC funded projects which started in 2016-2017 Financial Year, some are still ongoing.

OTHER LEC FUNDED PROJECTS​

ProjectProgress status
Replacement of missing tower members at Mphosong on Katse system completedComplete
Repairs of the following High Voltage circuit breakers that were dysfunctional at Katse system were completed successfully - Katse Intake 66kv c/b, Lejone 132kv c/b, Lejone 132kv c/bComplete
The modification of the 33kV Mohale's Hoek – Mafeteng power line was done in order to improve its reliability by changing clamps to pre form dead ends, extension of jumpers and introducing vibration dumpers on the steel structures between Litšoeneng and Ha MaphohloaneComplete
Soil erosion prevention on 11kV lines Ha Panta & Ha Makhate is complete and is on-going on 33kV line at MaqhenaMaqhena is ongoing while 2 other works are complete

 Replace worn out cross arms on 33kV St. Agnes

Ongoing
Replaced blown 33kV CT of Mazenod Distribution transformer in February 2017Complete
Installed 2 x RMU at Masowe and Matukeng Complete
Radio & SCADA and fibre maintenance.Complete

Protection  - Replacement 5* o/c &e/f relays and 10 * AVR

Complete
 Determine 132 kV line route from Mazenod to Thetsane awarded to NHA ConsultantsOngoing
Re-arranging jumpers, installing vibration dampers and replacing insulators on 33kV Thaba-Tseka line (Refer to Picture  4)

 

Ongoing

Replacement of cross arms between Mafeteng and Mohale's Hoek 33kV power line is on-goingOngoing

Replace worn out cross arms on 33kV St. Agnes​

 Ongoing

Install fibre optic between Mabote and St. Agnes is awarded to MetroWiredOn contract signing stage


Pic 4: Maintenance works on 33kV Thaba-Tseka line



Electrification Projects

A total of twenty one (22) electrification projects were funded by the Government of Lesotho and 6,424 connections were achieved on the GOL electrification projects.

Table 5: GOL Funded Electrification Projects

NoDistrictConstituency ProjectsNumber of Connections
1MaseruMaamaSeqoma132
2Thaba TsekaMantsonyaneHa 'Nyane620
3Thaba TsekaThaba TsekaMohlakeng470
4Thaba TsekaMashaiHa-Makunyapane222
5MokhotlongBobatsiMolumong152
6MokhotlongMokhotlongThabang & Mojakisane404
8MokhotlongMalingoanengMofolaneng121
9Mohale's HoekMpharaneHa-Chefa99
10Mohale's HoekQaqatuMaphutseng395
11QuthingMt MoorosiPokane274
12QuthingMoyeniQomoqomong 456
13MafetengLikhoeleHa Matsaba217
14MaseruQemeLikotsi (Ramatsa-Ramakhetheng)114
15MaseruQemeMatukeng-Teko724
16MaseruRotheMasite156
17MaseruRotheRamorakane-Setho543
18MafetengThabana MorenaMabatla200
19MafetengThabana MorenaMaralleng325
20MaseruMatsiengThaba-Chitja293
21MafetengThabana MorenaHa Motamolane131
22MafetengMafetengHa Lumisi376
TOTAL   6424

 

 

Table 6: Electrification projects funded by LHDA

NoDistrict ConstituencyProjectsNumber of Connections Status
1MaseruThaba PutsoaMohale234September 2016
2MaseruThaba PutsoaRamohope234On-Going
3KatseMantsonyaneBokong Phase II Lot 1536On-Going
4KatseMantsonyaneBokong Phase II Lot 2540On-Going
5KatseSemenaNkokana - Khohlo Ntšo834On-Going
TOTAL   2378 

 

Table 7: Electrification projects funded by LEWA's Universal Access Fund

NoDistrictConstituencyProjectsNumber of Connections 
1MokhotlongSenquRamohale102September2016
2Qacha's NekQacha's NekLiqhooeng36September2016
3MaseruRotheRothe Moreneng272Jan 2017
4Qacha's NekLebakengMelikane4On-Going
5Qacha's NekTsoelikeMosaqane536On-Going
TOTAL   950 ​

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