The Richards Bay Combined Cycle Power Plant is 3,000MW gas fired power 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 2022 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||Thermal||3,000||–||3,000||Permitting||KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa||Eskom Holdings SOC|
The project is being developed and currently owned by Eskom Holdings SOC.
It is a combined cycle gas turbine (ccgt) power plant. The power plant can run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant will be liquefied natural gas. In case of shortage of liquefied natural gas the plant will run on Diesel Oil.
The project cost is expected to be around $4,149.3m.
The Gas fired project consists of 2 gas turbines.
The Gas fired project consists of 1 steam turbine.
The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.
About Eskom Holdings SOC
Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd (Eskom) is a state-owned power utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity. It generates electricity from coal-fired stations, gas-fired plants, hydro and pumped storage power plants, and nuclear power plants, among others. The company supplies electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers, and to municipalities and metros for redistribution to households and businesses. The company maintains network of transmission power lines and underground cables. It procures electricity and sells in countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The company operates in Uganda and South Africa. Eskom is headquartered in Sandton, South Africa.
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