Arandis Erongo power station

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Arandis Erongo power station is a cancelled power station in Arandis, Erongo, Namibia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Arandis Erongo power station Arandis, Erongo, Namibia -22.4167, 14.9667 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled - 125 MW - - - -
Unit 2 cancelled - 125 MW - - - -
Unit 1 cancelled[1] liquefied natural gas[1] 250 MW[1] - - - -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Namibia Power Corp Ltd Namibia Power Corp Ltd
Unit 2 Namibia Power Corp Ltd Namibia Power Corp Ltd
Unit 1 NamPower NamPower


In August 2012, national power utility NamPower pre-qualified "13 potential engineering, procurement and construction contractors" to build a proposed 150 to 300 MW Arandis Erongo power station, which the company hoped could be “fast-tracked” to begin commercial operation by 2016.[2]

The Arandis Erongo power station was to be located near the proposed Port of Walvis Bay coal export terminal, the Southern African Gateway Port.[3]

In July 2014, the potential construction bidders were lowered to six. The power station was expected to be 250 MW, with a planned operation of mid-2016. It was unclear if the plant would be coal- or gas-fired.[4]

In April 2015, it was reported that Xaris Energy was the chosen bidder for a 250 MW gas-fired plant 12 km away from the Walvis Bay port. It was expected to reach commercial operation by August 2016.[5] The coal project was no longer mentioned and appeared to have been cancelled.

Since 2015, there has not been an update on the proposed gas plant. The only fossil fuel plants built near Walvis Bay by NamPower have been internal combustion engine units.[6] The gas plant was also presumed to be cancelled.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "". Retrieved January 20, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "NamPower moves to fast-track Erongo coal-fired project" Terence Creamer, Engineering News, August 14, 2012
  3. "Coal prospects in Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia," IEA Clean Coal Centre, December 2013 (the report is available for purchase)
  4. "Scramble to develop power plant," Namibia Economist, July 18, 2014
  5. "Namibia: Erongo Gas Power Station Operational By 2016," All Africa, April 15, 2015
  6. Project Fact Sheet: Anixas II Project, NamPower, Mar 19, 2021

Additional data

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