Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), 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 power 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.