2 phased power plant project takes off in Hwange

By Mhlomuli Ncube

A 75-megawatt power generation project targeting the local and regional market is set to be rolled out under the arm of the coal mining firm, Zambezi Gas in Hwange.

The 100 per cent locally owned coal mining company, Zambezi Gas, which was granted a power-producing license by government, says it is ready to roll out the power production project in two phases.

The mining firm’s director, Mr Linos Masimura says the first plant will be for 150 megawatts, while the second will target 600 megawatts.

“We have done everything in terms of completing the first phase requirements. We are now heading into the second phase which is the Environmental Assessment Impact one. This project will be phased in the 150 and 600-megawatt phases.”

Hailed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a model of exemplary indigenous businesses on his visit to Hwange earlier this year, the 750-megawatt coal power station is being implemented under Lafrica Energy Pvt Ltd which is the licence holder.

The power station is part of value addition in the coal mining project.

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