Mpaka power station

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Swaziland and coal
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Mpaka power station is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).


The map below shows Mpaka, Lubombo district, where the plant would be built.

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According to the Press Reader (March 2018), Australia-based Canham Mining International received a license from the Swaziland Energy Regulatory Authority to mine anthracite coal in the country. The company wants to use the coal to build a 2 x 250 MW coal plant, with most of the power exported to neighboring South Africa and Mozambique.[1]

As of May 2021 there have been no further developments, and plans for the plant appear shelved.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Canham Mining International
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Mpaka, Lubombo district, Eswatini
  • Coordinates: -26.412, 31.78 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Capacity: 500 MW (Units 1-2: 250 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Anthracite
  • Coal Source: Domestic
  • Source of financing:

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