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December 3, 2021

Mabesekwa Export Independent Power Plant, Botswana

By Carmen

The Mabesekwa Export Independent Power Plant is 600MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Central, Botswana. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 600 600 Permitting Central, Botswana Kibo Energy; Shumba Energy


The project is being developed and currently owned by Kibo Energy and Shumba Energy. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 85% and 15% respectively.

It is a steam turbine power plant that will be used for Baseload. The fuel will be procured from Mabesekwa Coal Field.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Tanzania Electric Supply under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

GE Power, SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction and Tractebel Engineering are expected to render EPC services for the coal fired power project.

About Kibo Energy

Kibo Energy Plc (Kibo Energy), formerly known as Kibo Mining Plc, is a multi-asset energy development company. The company is positioned to address acute power deficits in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. The company provides power solutions, integrating clean fossil fuel technology, renewable generation technology and energy storage technology. It is developing two thermal power projects, the Benga Independent Power Project in Mozambique and the Mabesekwa Coal Independent Power Project in Botswana, in addition to developing the market for the advanced Mbeya Coal to Power Project in Tanzania. The company has operations in Ireland, Mozambique, Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa and the UK. Kibo Energy s headquartered in Galway, Ireland.


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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