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Project Details

KPGC – Kam’mwamba Coal-Fired Power Plant 1000 MW – Central Region

Project Overview

Project Stage: EPC Award Project Value: 667 million
Announcement Quarter: Q1 2011 Construction Start Quarter: Q4 2018
Project End Quarter: Q4 2024(Estimated) Construction Type: New

Project Description

Kam’mwamba Power Generation Company Limited (KPGC) a special purpose vehicle formed by the Malawi Government (MW) and China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) is undertaking the construction of a coal-fired power plant at Zalewa, Kammwamba in Neno, Malawi.

The project involves the construction of a 1,000MW coal-fired power plant. It will be developed in phases.

The first phase involves the construction of a 300MW (6X50MW) power plant and the second phase includes a 700MW coal-fired power plant.

The project includes the construction of a powerhouse, a substation and a 10km railway line for coal transport, the installation of turbines, generators, transformers and power control units, and the laying of 15km-long 132kv double circuit transmission lines.

In May 2014, Export & Import (Exim) Bank of the People’s Republic of China is expected to provide funding for the project development.

In December 2015, the Government of Malawi and the Government of China signed a US$600 million memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the project development.

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