Maswati power station

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Maswati power station was a proposed 1,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Swaziland.

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Background

In 2005 the Swaziland Ministry approved construction of a 1,000 MW power station in the country, near the existing Maswati coal mine. The estimated cost was US$1 billion. The Ministry said the plant was needed as Swaziland Electricity Company imports 80% of its power from South Africa, mainly Eskom.[1]

In 2009 Swaziland Electricity Company said it was no longer planning to build a 1,000 MW coal plant, because the coal reserves needed were "considerable." The company said it may opt for a smaller plant instead.[2]

There has been little news of the plant since the 2009 announcement, and it appears to be abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Swaziland Electricity Company
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Maswati, Swaziland
  • Coordinates: -26.316667, 31.133 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 1,000 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Anthracite
  • Coal Source: Maswati coal mine
  • Source of financing:

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