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ZESA: Hwange Power Projects 82% Complete

ZESA: Hwange Power Projects 82% Complete

ZESA Holdings deputy chair Ms Tsitsi Makova yesterday said the construction of the Hwange 7 and 8 Thermal Power Station is now 82 per cent complete.

Once complete, it will add an additional 600MW generating capacity to the national grid.

Speaking at the ZESA 2021 risk management awards ceremony held at their national training centre running under the theme, “Powering the nation to 2030 through Risk Management”, she said:

Progress at Hwange 7 and 8 thermal power project is now 82 per cent complete, although delays in procurement of imported materials due to Covid-19 induced restrictions affected some of the targeted works.

The completion of the project will add an additional 600MW to the national grid which will go a long way in contributing to the national economic recovery.

Ms Makova said desires to become self-sufficient and narrow the demand-supply gap, minimise power imports and conserve foreign currency.

Zimbabwe has been having power cuts in the past two years amid reports that the country’s main power generators, Hwange Thermal and Kariba Hydro Power Stations have not been producing to their maximum capacity due to faults.

Zimbabwe also imports power from neighbouring Mozambique and South Africa. 

More: The Herald

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