The Makomo Hwange Power Plant is 660MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 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 660 660 Permitting Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe Makomo Resources (PVT); Sinohydro; Southern Energy


The project is being developed and currently owned by Makomo Resources (PVT), Sinohydro and Southern Energy. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 15% respectively.

It is a steam turbine power plant. The fuel will be procured from Makomo Resources.

The project cost is expected to be around $2,325m.

Development Status

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The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Sinohydro is expected to render EPC services for the coal fired power project.

Sinohydro is expected to perform operations and maintenance for thermal power project.

About Makomo Resources (PVT)

Makomo Resources (PVT) Ltd (Makomo Resources) is a mineral exploration company. The company acquires, explores, develops and produces coal deposits. It offers coal products such as thermal coal, dry peas, dry cobbles, rounds, dry nuts, and duff coal. Makomo Resources operates mineral resource in Entuba Colliery, Hwange Town in the Matabeleland North province of Zimbabwe. The company operates an open cast mine and supply coal to Hwange power station. It caters to industrial and agricultural sectors. Makomo Resources is headquartered in Hwange, Zimbabwe.

About Sinohydro

Sinohydro Corp Ltd (Sinohydro), a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China, is a state-owned engineering and construction company executing large- and medium-scale hydropower projects. Its portfolio of services includes general construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and investment. The company carries out the construction of water conservancy, hydropower stations, power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate projects. The company also offers project financing, design, implementation, and operation of infrastructures such as power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate. The company has regional offices in several countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa, America, Eurasia, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro is headquartered in Beijing, China.


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