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ZESA urged to meet deadline for Hwange Power Station expansion

While officiating the ground-breaking ceremony of Hwange Power Station units 7 and 8 expansion, President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa called for hard work and team spirit in order to achieve the target completion date. 

According to the Herald, President Mnangagwa said infrastructure projects of the magnitude of Hwange Thermal Power Station expansion require a lot of planning and good corporate management to ensure efficient, timely and cost effective implementation of the project.

“I therefore, exhort ZESA, together with their partners and other local businesses that will participate in this project to be financially accountable, prudent and transparent during the course of the implementation of this project,” he said.

He added: “I also urge all employees to exercise a good work ethic grounded on diligence, honesty, hard work, teamwork, unity and harmony. I challenge you all to make concerted efforts to complete this project on time or before time. The days of never ending projects are over.”

Hwange Power Station expansion

Upon completion of the expansion of the Hwange Thermal Power Station, the power plant’s installed capacity is expected to rise to 1,520MW from the current 920MW, a move expected to guarantee adequate power supply in the country.

The power project, which is being undertaken by Sinohydro Corporation of China, is expected to be completed in between 35 and 42 months. Read more: Hwange Thermal Power Station to reach financial close

Sinohydro recently completed the expansion of Kariba South Hydro Power Station for an additional 300MW.

Kariba South had an installed capacity of 750MW and has been extended to 1,050MW after expansion.

Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.