Kiwira Mine-2 power station
The Kiwira Mine-2 power station is a proposed 200 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Tanzania.
The map below shows the proposed location of the Kiwira Mine-2 power station in Mbeya, near the Songwe-Kiwira coalfield.
In 2014 the State Mining Corporation (STAMICO), a state-owned corporation of the United Republic of Tanzania, released an expression of interest seeking a joint venture partner to fully finance and help operate the proposed Coal and Power Project at Kiwira. STAMICO has a 25 year license for the Songwe-Kiwira coalfield. Project goals include:
- Expansion of the existing underground mine from 150,000 tonnes of coal annually to 300,000 tonnes;
- Construction of a new opencast mine to produce 1.2 million tonnes of coal annually;
- Construction of a 200 MW power plant; and
- Construction of a 100km transmission line from the mine site to Mbeya City.
- Sponsor: Kiwira Coal and Power
- Parent company:
- Location: Mbeya, Tanzania
- Coordinates: -9.485, 33.670 (exact)
- Status: Permitted
- Capacity: 200 MW (4 x 50 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- Start date:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: Ivogo Ridge of the Songwe-Kiwira coalfield
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Expression of interest for joint development of Kiwira Coal and Power Project," The United Republic of Tanzania, July 2014.
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