Western Coal and Energy power station

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Western Coal and Energy power station is a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Matabeleland North Province, in northwest Zimbabwe.

Location

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Background

Western Coal and Energy power station is a proposed 2 x 300 MW coal plant planned by the Western Coal and Energy Company for the Hwange District. Coal was expected to be supplied by the company's proposed Western Coal Project, also in Hwange. The company said it met with Chinese developers who expressed interest in the project. The company's special grant was held by businessman Billy Rautenbach.[1]

With no clear updates in two years and given China's pledge to end overseas coal financing, this project could be considered shelved as of June 2022.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Western Coal and Energy Company
  • Parent company: Western Coal and Energy Company
  • Location: Hwange District, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe
  • Coordinates: -17.833333, 31.05 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 600 MW (Units 1&2: 300 MW)
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  • Coal Source: Western Coal Project
  • Cost: US$1.2 billion [1]
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hwange firm plans to build two power plants," Mining Zimbabwe, July 17, 2020

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