Cahora Bassa power station

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The Cahora Bassa power station is a proposed 120-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Mozambique.

Location

The map below shows the district of Cahora Bassa, the approximate location where the proposed plant would be built.

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Background

In November 2014 mining company Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) Mozambique, a subsidiary of Kazakhstan-based ENRC, said it was negotiating with the government of Mozambique to build a power plant. The coal-fired plant would provide energy to power the company’s operations, with the remainder sold to Mozambique’s state electricity company or exported. The proposed project includes production of liquid fuels from coal and 120 megawatts of electricity to be sold in Mozambique and possibly to Zambia.[1]

The announcement came as ENRC Mozambique signed a contract with the government of Mozambique for coal mining in an area of 23,760 hectares in the Cahora Bassa district of the northwestern province of Tete. The company said it expects to mine 25 million tonnes of coal per year for 25 years. The power station would be built at the mouth of the mine.[1]

As of December 2016, with no further progress on the project in over two years, it appears to be shelved or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) Mozambique
  • Parent company: ENRC
  • Location: Cahora Bassa district, Tete province, Mozambique
  • Coordinates: 15.587, 32.857 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Capacity: 120 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
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  • Coal Source: Cahora Bossa, Mozambique
  • Source of financing:

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "ENRC Mozambique negotiates construction of thermal power plant," macauhub, Nov 17, 2014

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