Karo power station
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Zimbabwe|
Karo power station is a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe.
The map below shows Mhondoro-Ngezi district, Mashonaland West Province, the approximate location for the proposed power station.
In March 2018, Cyprus-based Karo Resources signed a US$4.2-billion deal to develop a platinum mine and refinery in the Mhondoro-Ngezi platinum belt of Zimbabwe, west of Harare. The project will include a coal mine and 600 MW coal-fired power station to produce electricity for the smelter. The first phase of production is expected to commence in 2020 with an annual output of 3.6 million tonnes of ore and 350,000 ounces of platinum metals. The project was first proposed in 2012.
In July 2018 Karo Mining announced plans to build a 300MW solar project for its platinum mining operations instead of its original plans for a 600MW coal-fired power plant, after discussions with the Zimbabwean government.
- Parent company: Karo Resources
- Location: Mhondoro-Ngezi district, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe
- Coordinates: -18.5673309, 30.6696866 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 600 MW
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Articles and resources
- "Zimbabwe signs $4.2bn platinum deal to transform mining sector," Mining Weekly, Mar 22, 2018
- Tom Kenning, "Zimbabwe mining firm chooses solar over giant coal plans," PV Tech, Jul 25, 2018