Yayu power station
The Yayu Power Station is a proposed 90-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Oromia Region, Ethiopia.
The map below shows Yayu, the approximate location of the power station, about 530 Kms away from Addis Ababa in Oromiya Regional State, Illubabor Zone, Yayo Woreda.
State-owned military-industrial conglomerate Metal and Engineering Corporation (METEC) of Ethiopia signed an agreement in 2011 to build the country's first chemical fertilizer production factory. Plans include a 90 MW thermal power plant. It is to be located about 530 Kms away from Addis Ababa in Oromiya Regional State, Illubabor Zone, Yayo Woreda.
In 2015 a contract was signed with China-based Shandong Runh Power Plant Engineering Technology to build the coal plant.
In April 2019 the Government of Ethiopia cancelled the fertilizer project with METEC over years of construction delays.
In November 2019, it was reported that Ethiopia was awaiting proposals from European and Asian companies for a joint venture intended to oversee the revival of the stalled fertilizer complex. Plans include a coal mine to supply the plant.
The Yayu coal mine is expected to produce 300,000 tonnes of coal per annum, from a reserve base of 9 million tonnes.
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- Location: Yayu, Illubador Province, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
- Coordinates: 8.166667, 36 (approximate)
- Status: Construction
- Gross Capacity: 90 MW
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Articles and resources
- "Yayo Coal-Based Urea Fertilizer Complex Project," CIc Ethiopia, accessed November 2019
- "Ethiopia awaits proposals for revival of fertiliser complex," Bloomberg, Nov 4, 2019
- "Morocco’s fertilizer giant to take over Yayu fertilizer complex," The Reporter Ethiopia, 13 April 2019
- Fasika Tadesse, Fertilizer Factory Construction Resumes After 10 Months, Addis Fortune, January 26, 2015