Zimbabwe power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Zimbabwe Power Station was a proposed 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station for Zimbabwe.


In July 2012, Energy Minister Elton Mangoma told parliament that China Railway International and Zimbabwe's state power utility Zesa were planning to jointly run a coal mine that would supply a proposed 1,000 MW thermal power station. In September 2012 China's Guangdong Bureau of Coal Geology (CNACG) said it proposed a budget of about US$3.5 billion for a 1,200 MW power station in Zimbabwe. CNACG had reportedly held talks with Zimbabwe government officials over the thermal power project, which had yet to be finalized.[1]

As of 2018 there are no reports that the project has moved forward. Plans involving CNACG were likely abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Railway International, Zesa
  • Parent company:
  • Location: TBD
  • Coordinates:
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 1,200 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Domestic
  • Source of financing: China's Guangdong Bureau of Coal Geology (US$3.5 billion)

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