Hwange power station
“’ to be expanded
by 600MW
 
Harare, Zimbabwe — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 18 July 2011 – Zimbabwe Electric Supply Authority “’ the southern African nation’s power utility “’ has announced that it is seeking bidders for a US$1.3 billion contract to expand three of the country’s power plants.

In a telephone call from the Zimbabwe capital company spokesman Fullard Gwasira said the projects would boost the country’s generating capacity by 900MW. He declined to say when the bidding process would end.

“The expansion of the Hwange power station will add 600MW to the grid, while two additional generating units at the Kariba plant will add another 300MW each,” Gwasira said. The design of the works was being handled by Hatch Africa Energy “’ a unit of Hatch Canada, he added.