Hwange Thermal Power Station expansion on course
April 05, 2019
The US$1,2 billion expansion of Hwange Thermal Power Station Units 7 and 8 is on schedule, with 10 percent of the power plant having been completed despite challenges in accessing foreign currency and price distortions.
US, China firms back Batoka project
November 25, 2018
President Emmerson Mnangagwa will next week meet representatives of major multinationals General Electric and PowerChina in a milestone indaba that will set the tone for construction of the massive Batoka Gorge Hydro Power Plant.
The 2 400MW, $5,2 billion plant will be situated a few kilometres downstream Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, and Zimbabwe and Zambia will share the electricity equally.
Zim power imports down 50 percent
September 13, 2018
Zimbabwe’s power imports declined by almost 50 percent during the second quarter of the year after the country’s power utility increased generation at Kariba plant. The expansion of Hwange Thermal Power Station — projected to add 600 MW onto the national grid in Zimbabwe — at an estimated cost of $1,5 billion has already started.