Richards Bay Umbani power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Richards Bay Umbani power station was a proposed 270-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in South Africa.


The map below shows Richards Bay, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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A coal plant at Richards Bay was first proposed in 1997 and originally planned to be completed by 2012. It was revived by Umbani Power and an environmental impact assessment was prepared in 2008. Plans included a 270 MW plant, with the possibility of a second 270 MW plant. They would be powered by discarded coal from mines in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces.[1] However, with no subsequent developments since 2008, it appears the project has been abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Umbani Power
  • Parent company: Aldwych International
  • Location: Richards Bay, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -28.8, 32.1 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 270 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Discarded domestic coal
  • Source of financing:

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