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Hwange 7 and 8 expansion projects behind schedule

by Staff reporter
30 Nov 2020 at 06:18hrs | Views
Construction works on the Hwange 7 and 8 expansion projects are behind schedule at 52.88% as at the third quarter of 2020 compared to a planned progress of 67.49% for the quarter.

The Zimbabwe Power Company said the covid-19 pandemic has been the major drawback to progress, deterring travel and equipment procurement.

The total cost for the project is estimated at US$1.4 billion and is expected to contribute an additional 600MW into the national grid by 2021.

During the quarter, ZPC surpassed its quarterly energy sent out target by 2.92%, attributed to the increase in water allocation at Kariba Power Station.

Source - Daily News