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November 24, 2021

Tutuka Power Station, South Africa

By Carmen

Tutuka Power Station is a 3,654MW coal fired power project. It is located in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1980 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 1985.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 3,654 3,654 Active Mpumalanga, South Africa


The project is currently owned by Eskom Holdings SOC.

It is a steam turbine power plant that is used for Baseload. The fuel is procured from new denmark colliery – amcoal.

The project cost is $1,003.58m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1980 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 1985.

Contractors Involved

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Coal fired project. The company provided 6 units of Multi-cylinder, Impulse, Condensing steam turbines, each with 609MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied Hydrogen Cooled electric generator for the project.

The steam boilers for the coal fired power project have been supplied byMHI Power ZAF and Steinmuller Africa.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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