The Walvis Bay Power Project is 600MW gas fired power project. It is planned in Erongo, Namibia. 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. The project construction is likely to commence in 2026 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2027. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by NamPower and Xaris Energy Namibia. The company's ownership stake in the project stands as 70% and 30% respectively.

It is a Gas Turbine power plant that will be used for Baseload. The fuel will be procured from Walvis Gas Port LNG Terminal, Kudu Gas Field.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2026. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2027.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to NamPower under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

Garanti Koza Energy is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the gas fired power project.

Walvis Bay Power Project (Walvis Bay Power Project Phase I) will be equipped with GE Power LM6000-PC™Sprint®* - 50Hz gas turbines. The phase consists of 6 gas turbines with 50MW nameplate capacity.

KS Energy is expected to perform operations and maintenance for thermal power project.

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About NamPower

NamPower operates within the construction and real estate industry, specifically focusing on heavy construction and civil engineering projects related to utility system construction in the oil and gas sector. It specializes in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure for oil and gas operations, including pipelines, storage tanks, and processing facilities.

About Xaris Energy Namibia

Xaris Energy Namibia (Pty) Ltd, is a power generation company, based in Namibia.

This content was updated on 14 May 2024

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