COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) today announced that its Energy Services Group has been awarded a multi-year contract extension to provide training services at Eskom's Medupi Power Station. Medupi is currently under construction and will be the fourth largest coal-fired plant in the world when completed; it is owned by Eskom Holdings Ltd., South Africa.
GP Strategies previously provided Eskom with a training needs assessment for its power plant operators and designed a competency-based training program. Under the contract extension, GP Strategies will develop and deliver operations training and qualification programs to plant staff.
"We are pleased that Eskom has selected GP Strategies to support training of the Medupi plant staff. This is a major step in bringing GP Strategies' award-winning training services to Africa. We look forward to working directly with Eskom's management and training organization to ensure that the workforce will be fully prepared to operate the plant in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner," stated Joe Nasal, Senior Vice President of GP Strategies' Energy Services Group. "The Medupi project incorporates today's most efficient power generation technologies for coal-fired power plants, which will result in better use of natural resources such as water and coal, and improved environmental performance." added Mr. Nasal.
For more information about GP Strategies' workforce development solutions, visit http://powerplant.gpstrategies.com/trn.aspx.
Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (Eskom) is South Africa's primary electricity supplier. Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. The company, which is wholly owned by the South African government, generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers. It also sells electricity to municipalities, which in turn redistribute it to businesses and households within their areas. Additional power stations and major power lines are being built to meet rising electricity demand in South Africa. Eskom will continue to focus on improving and strengthening its core business of electricity generation, transmission, trading and distribution. Eskom's corporate headquarters is in Johannesburg, South Africa. Additional information may be found at http://www.eskom.co.za/live/index.php.
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