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November 24, 2021

Matimba Power Station, South Africa

By Carmen

Matimba Power Station is a 3,690MW coal fired power project. It is located in Limpopo, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1981 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 3,690 3,690 Active Limpopo, South Africa


The project is currently owned by Eskom Holdings SOC.

It is a steam turbine power plant that is used for Baseload. The fuel is procured from grootegeluk colliery.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1981 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986.

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Contractors Involved

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Coal fired project. The company provided 6 steam turbines, each with 615MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied Hydrogen Cooled electric generator for the project.

Actom supplied steam boiler for the project.


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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