Kiwira Mine-2 power station

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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.

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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:[1]

  • 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.

Project Details

  • 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:

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