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, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (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 – a bureau managed by the China National Administration 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]

There have been no reports about the project moving forward since approximately 2012, so plans involving the power station are likely shelved or cancelled.

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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