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November 26, 2021

Kriel Power Station, South Africa

By Carmen

Kriel Power Station is a 3,000MW coal fired power project. It is located in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1979.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 3,000 3,000 Active Mpumalanga, South Africa


The project is currently owned by Eskom Holdings SOC.

It is a steam turbine power plant. The fuel is procured from Kriel Colliery – Amcoal.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1979.

Contractors Involved

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Coal fired project. The company provided 6 units of Multi-cylinder, Impulse Reaction steam turbines, each with 500MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied Hydrogen Cooled electric generator for the project.

The steam boilers for the coal fired power project have been supplied byMHI Power ZAF and Steinmuller Africa.


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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