Mkuze Biomass Power Plant is a 17.5MW biopower project. It is planned in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. 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
Biopower 17.5 17.5 Permitting KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Navosync


The project is being developed and currently owned by Navosync.

The project is expected to generate 132,000MWh electricity and supply enough clean energy to power 40,000 households. The project is expected to offset 67,600t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is expected to be around $100m.

The process of combustion will be adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Agricultural by-product and wood by-product will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

The project consists of 1 unit of Full condensing turbine turbine.

Development Status

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

Contractors Involved

Group Five is expected to render EPC services for the biopower project.

Building Energy and Group Five are expected to be contracted for rendering of operations & maintenance services for the project.


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