The Hwange Power Station is 920MW 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 partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 1983. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed and currently owned by Zimbabwe Power.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant that will be used for Baseload. The power plant can run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant will be subbituminous. In case of shortage of subbituminous the plant will run on Coke Oven Gas. The fuel will be procured from Hwange Colliery Company Limited, Makomo Mine, Coal Brick Mine.

The thermal power project consists of 4 turbines each with 120 MW nameplate capacity and 2 turbines each with 220 MW nameplate capacity respectively.

Development status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 1983.

Power purchase agreement

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

Contractors involved

Babcock Power is likely to be the supplier of steam boiler for the Hwange Power Station (Hwange Power Station Unit VI).

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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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