Mpaka power station
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Swaziland and coal|
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.
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.
As of May 2021 there have been no further developments, and plans for the plant appear shelved.
- 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:
Articles and resources
- "Govt frustrating 35,000 jobs protect Prince," Press Reader, Mar 12, 2018