JSW Swaziland power station
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Swaziland and coal|
JSW Swaziland power station is a proposed coal-fired power station in Swaziland.
The map below shows Swaziland, where the plant would be built.
In October 2016 JSW Energy of India said it had signed a binding MoU with Swaziland Electricity Company (SEC) and the Swaziland government to set up a thermal power plant in the country. The size and location are to be determined.
In July 2016 JSW had agreed to acquire 100 per cent stake in Minerals & Energy Swaziland for US$1.5 million in Africa. The coal plant will be fueled by the coal mine, with the size of the plant dependent on the amount of coal resources available.
In July 2018, the Times of Swaziland reported on the coal project that "Highly confidential documents show that government signed two agreements with JSW Energy despite being warned against entering into these deals because they put SEC at a huge disadvantage. The two agreements were a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a Project Development Agreement (PDA). Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini appeared to have endorsed the deals with JSW as he led a high-powered delegation of Cabinet ministers to India to tour the company’s plant between April 13 and 14, 2016.
- Sponsor: JSW Energy
- Parent company:
- Location: Swaziland
- Coordinates: -26.316667, 31.133 (approximate)
- Status: Shelved
- Gross Capacity: TBD
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "JSW Energy inks MoU to set up power plant in Swaziland," Press Trust of India, October 24, 2016
- "JSW Energy scouts for coal, thermal power assets overseas," Business Standard, September 4, 2016
- "SEC averts collapse in government JSW proposal," Times Of Swaziland, Jul 15, 2018