Zimbabwe power station
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Zimbabwe|
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.
As of 2018 there are no reports that the project has moved forward. Plans involving CNACG were likely abandoned.
- Sponsor: China Railway International, Zesa
- Parent company:
- Location: TBD
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: 1,200 MW
- Projected in service:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: Domestic
- Source of financing: China's Guangdong Bureau of Coal Geology (US$3.5 billion)
Articles and resources
- Nelson Banya, "Chinese firm plans $3.5 bln Zimbabwe power plant -report," Reuters, Sep. 18, 2012.