Articles tagged 'hwange power station'

ZPC in $20m legal services bill scandal 19 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) is engulfed in a $20 million legal-payment row amid revelations that the Zesa Holdings subsidiary might have flouted procurement regulations by awarding such a hefty contract to Harare lawyer Sheila Mugugu without going to tender. In recent months, the...
Zesa raises power generation capital 15 December 2016 HARARE - National power utility, Zesa Holdings (Zesa), said it anticipates to have raised its share of the $1,4 billion Hwange Power project by first quarter next year. This was after the parastatal last week got a parliamentary approval for a $1 billion loan facility from the China Export-Imp...
Zim's energy sector reforms brighten 4 December 2015 HARARE - A Commitment by Chinese President Xi Jinping to fund some energy deals, among other projects, has been received with optimism by analysts and ordinary Zimbabweans, who have borne the brunt of the country's debilitating power woes. The deals — headlined by a $1,4 billion agreement to u...
ZPC granted licence to increase generation by 600MW 13 January 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has been granted a licence to begin Hwange Power Station (HPS)' expansion project aimed at increasing power generation capacity by 600 megawatts (MW). Its spokesperson, Fadzai Chisveto, said the thermal power producer had applied for a new licence that...
China's Sino Hydro eyes more Zim deals 15 October 2014 HARARE - Chinese firm Sino Hydro Corporation (Sino Hydro) says it is targeting more deals in Zimbabwe after clinching two multi-million dollar energy contracts. Last week, the state-owned hydropower engineering and construction company signed a $1, 3 billion deal to expand Hwange thermal power...
Zim snubs China's CMEC 26 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe has officially awarded the $1,3 billion Hwange Power Station (HPS) expansion tender to Sino Hydro Corporation (SHC) after cancelling an initial offer to China Machinery and Engineering Company (CMEC). This confirms an earlier report by the Daily News that President Robert Mug...
Govt in Hwange rethink 19 May 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's government has reportedly ordered the replacement of China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC) on the expansion of Hwange Power Station (HPS) in a desperate bid to improve power supplies, it has emerged. Government is under pressure to improve supplies of po...
Power supply solution overdue 17 October 2013 HARARE - Parliamentarians' bold decision to summon Energy and Power Development minister, Dzikamai Mavhaire, to explain the erratic power supplies to factories and homes deserves full support from consumers that agonise daily over unpredictable cuts. Frustrations, stress and uncertainty engend...
Minister, we need answers now! 4 October 2013 EDITOR — Allow me space in your newspaper to express my displeasure at the Energy minister's indifference to the plight of electricity-starved Zimbabweans. The honourable minister addressed a press conference on the energy sector and I would have thought he would address the current power outa...
Address power generation crisis 3 October 2013 HARARE - One of the major problems confronting Zimbabwe today is frequent power outages. While in the advanced countries its rare to experience power outages, we in Zimbabwe have come to accept the situation as normal at the detriment of the national economy. However, with the new governmen...
Zesa, what is this? 2 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabweans should brace themselves for four more months of intense darkness as normal electricity supplies are only expected to resume after February next year. This comes as the country — battling power cuts for more than a decade — has failed to come up with lasting solutions to me...
Blackouts intensify after poll 16 August 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe has been experiencing worsening electricity load-shedding in the wake of a disputed presidential election that saw President Robert Mugabe re-elected for an seventh term. While the power utility say the gap between generation and demand has resulted in a shortfall, ordinary c...