The Mabesekwa Export Independent Power Plant is 600MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Central, Botswana. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed and currently owned by Kibo Energy and Shumba Energy. The company's ownership stake in the project stands as 85% and 15% respectively.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant that will be used for Baseload. The fuel will be procured from Mabesekwa Coal Field.

Development status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Tanzania Electric Supply under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

GE Power, SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction and Tractebel Engineering are expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the coal fired power project.

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About Kibo Energy

Kibo Energy Plc (Kibo Energy) is a multi-asset energy development company. It provides power solutions, integrating clean fossil fuel technology, renewable generation technology and energy storage technology. The company is developing two thermal power projects, the Benga Independent Power Project in Mozambique and the Mabesekwa Coal Independent Power Project in Botswana, in addition to developing the market for the advanced Mbeya Coal to Power Project in Tanzania. The company has operations in Ireland, Mozambique, Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa, and the UK. Kibo Energy s headquartered in Galway, Ireland.

About Shumba Energy

Shumba Energy Ltd is a Metals and Mining company that offers Exploration and mining of coal for thermal energy and exports. The company is Headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana.


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