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January 5, 2022

Kelvin Power Plant, South Africa

By Carmen

Kelvin Power Plant is a 600MW coal fired power project. It is located in Gauteng, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1957.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 600 600 Active Gauteng, South Africa

Description

Investec and NedBank Capital are currently owning the project.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant that is used for Baseload.

Kelvin Power Plant (Kelvin Power Plant Phase A) consists of 6 steam turbines with 30MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in 1957.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to City Power Johannesburg (Proprietary) under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years.

Contractors Involved

Kelvin Power Plant (Kelvin Power Plant Phase B) is equipped with GEC Turbine Generators(Pty) steam turbines. The phase consists of 4 steam turbines, each with 60MW nameplate capacity.

Kelvin Power Plant (Kelvin Power Plant Phase B) is equipped with OC Oerlikon steam turbines. The phase consists of 3 steam turbines, each with 60MW nameplate capacity.

GEC Turbine Generators(Pty) supplied electric generator for the Kelvin Power Plant (Kelvin Power Plant Phase B).

OC Oerlikon supplied electric generator for the Kelvin Power Plant (Kelvin Power Plant Phase B).

Mitchell Engineering supplied steam boiler for the Kelvin Power Plant (Kelvin Power Plant Phase B).

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises supplied steam boiler for the Kelvin Power Plant (Kelvin Power Plant Phase B).

Aldwych Kelvin Holdings is the O&M contractor for thermal power project.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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