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Hwange Power Station’s Units 7 And 8 Now 88% Complete

Hwange Power Station’s Units 7 And 8 Now 88% Complete

The Hwange Thermal Power Station Unit 7 and 8 expansion programme is now at 88 per cent, the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has said.

The two units are expected to fully come online by March 2023 and will add around 600MW of power to the national grid when fully operational.

In a statement, ZESA Holdings’ power generating subsidiary, ZPC, said it has started test runs for the main units. It said:

The USD$1.5 billion Hwange Unit 7 and 8 expansion project which is set to boost the national power grid by 600MW is progressing well, with the construction status now at 88 per cent.

Commissioning of auxiliaries for the Hwange stage 3 plant is now in progress, with the commissioning works for the water treatment plant – a key component in the thermal generation process, expected to be completed in July this year.

Other commissioning works expected to begin in the coming weeks include the boiler auxiliary, as well as back feed energisation — a process which supplies power to run the auxiliaries until the start-up of the main units.

The commissioning of the various plant auxiliaries is a prerequisite to the running of the main units which are expected to be in full operation in March next year.

More: The Sunday News

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6 Comments

Cde vhuuu 1 month ago

Haaaa y didn't lauchmore officially opened it


Tkt 1 month ago

When did this project start?
Me I've really forgotten kuti waqala nini lomsindo weHwange Expansion


Da Truth 1 month ago

Inopera 2023 pama elections .

Irate Citizen 1 month ago

Every month it's always at 80% for the past year....


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

@Tkt, indaba yokwengeza i Hwange yaqala kudala njalo ngokutshelwa kwethu kwakufuze ngabe sekwaphela 😂 asazi kumbe kwasekuphele inyuku, yah lapha kulapha kunzima ungathwalanga...


Da Truth 1 month ago

They forget to adjust dates they keep on saying the same thing 😡 😡😡. Zimbabwe woke up .



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