The Hwange Power Station II is 600MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2019 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in March 2023. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed by Zimbabwe Power. Zimbabwe Power and Sinohydro are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 64% and 36% respectively.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant that will be used for Baseload. The fuel will be procured from Hwange Colliery Company Ltd & Makomo and Coalbrick Mines.

The project cost is expected to be around $1,480m.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2019. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by March 2023.

Power purchase agreement

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

Contractors involved

Power Construction Corporation of China and Sinohydro are expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the coal fired power project.

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About Zimbabwe Power

Zimbabwe Power Co Ltd (ZPC) is a power company that generates electricity and sells it with in Zimbabwe. The company primarily depends on coal to generate electricity and has four coal fired power stations located in Hwange, Bulawayo, Munyati and Harare. It’s Hydro and solar power stations add a small contribution to the total electricity generated. Zimbabwe Electricity Regulatory Authority monitors the activities of ZPC. The company sells electricity through Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company. ZPC is headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe.


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