Ambatovy Nickel power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ambatovy Nickel power station is a 120-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Toamasina Province, Madagascar.


The map below shows the location of the plant, at the Ambatovy nickel mine, near Ampitambe, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province.

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Background on Plant

Ambatovy Nickel power station is a three-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 120 MW, powering the operations of the Ambatovy nickel mine. The plant was completed in 2011, and is owned by a joint venture of Sherritt International, Sumitomo, KORES, and SNC-Lavalin.[1]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Ambatovy Nickel Project
  • Parent company: Sherritt International, Sumitomo, KORES, and SNC-Lavalin
  • Location: Ampitambe, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province, Madagascar
  • Coordinates: -18.853, 48.313 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 120 MW (Units 1-3: 40 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2011
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  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Ambatovy Nickel Project - Madagascar, SNC-Lavalin website, accessed Sept. 2015.

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