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December 6, 2021

Kudu Combined Cycle Power Project, Namibia

By Carmen

The Kudu Combined Cycle Power Project is 475MW gas fired power project. It is planned in Karas, Namibia. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 475 475 Permitting Karas, Namibia BW Kudu; Copperbelt Energy; KuduPower

Description

The project is being developed by BW Kudu, Copperbelt Energy and KuduPower. The project is currently owned by KuduPower with a stake of 100%.

It is a combined cycle gas turbine (ccgt) power plant. The fuel will be procured from Kudu Gas Field.

The project cost is expected to be around $756.983m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Power Purchase Agreement

Copperbelt Energy, Eskom Holdings SOC and NamPower are expected to be the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Shanghai Electric Group and Siemens Energy are expected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

Siemens Energy will be the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project.

Siemens Energy will be the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company is expected to supply F Class model gas turbines for the project.

Siemens Energy is expected to be the supplier electric generator for the project.

About Copperbelt Energy

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) is an electric utility that generates, transmits, distributes and sells energy. The company generates electricity from hydro, solar, gas, and thermal sources; transmits electricity through a network of transmission lines and high voltage substations and the control centers. It also invests in telecommunication projects to develop infrastructure. The company serves residential, industrial customers in Zambia and Nigeria. CEC is headquartered in Kitwe, Zambia.

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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