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Infrastructural Development



Jan. 19, 2022

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) stated that work to restore the Kariba Dam wall is scheduled to be finished by the end of this month, helping to enhance electricity output by Zambian and Zimbabwean power companies.

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Hwange Expansion Project in Zimbabwe Makes Headway



July 23, 2021

Hwange expansion project is 68% complete.

Power Station Expansion project


Oct. 5, 2021

Several construction works are ongoing at the Hwange Thermal Power Station Expansion project, which is 71.86% complete. Work is in progress for the electrification of Kanyemba in the Mbire District of Mashonaland Central Province. The mechanical power sections of the Richsaw Solar Power Plant in the Gwanda and Power Ventures Plant in Hwange have been completed.

Energy infrastructure development

https://www.herald.co.zw/cabinet-briefed-on-infrastructure-projects/ https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5146


July 7, 2021

The Minister of Energy and Power and Development, Hon. Z. Soda reported that construction of Units 7 and 8 at the Hwange Power Station is at 66.73% against a target of 91.84%. The Zimbabwe Zhongxin Electric Project is overally 98% complete. The power plant design and construction is 100% complete, while the transmission line is at 90% with 1.3 km of the line section remaining for completion by end of June 2021.

Hwange Thermal Power Station 7 and 8 Expansion Project has reached 49 percent completion



Oct. 27, 2020

In the electricity sector, the Minister of Energy and Power Development informed Cabinet that the Hwange Thermal Power Station 7 and 8 Expansion Project has reached 49 percent completion. A total of thirty-four transformers were manufactured, and efforts to procure the materials required for the rest of the project are being pursued.

Operationalisation of the main electric power generation station at Kariba at full capacity.



July 6, 2020

Zimbabwe’s main hydropower plant is operating at near-full capacity for the first time since it was revamped two years ago, enabling the country’s state utility to generate more electricity.

The worst regional drought in four decades shuttered power generation at Kariba, located near the country’s northwestern border, for more than a year and led to daily power cuts of as long as 18 hours in Zimbabwe and neighboring Zambia. Both countries rely on the lake for about half of their power.

Completion of the expansion of Hwange Thermal Power Station’s units 7 and 8.



Dec. 11, 2019

The expansion of Hwange Thermal Power Station’s units 7 and 8, which is envisaged to add 600MW to the national grid, is progressing well, with all the geotechnical investigations having been completed and design reviews, excavations and site levelling at an advanced stage. The completion of the expansion works will help ease power supply challenges currently besetting the country;

Government has with Chinese investment upgraded Kariba South Hydro and now an Indian firm is refurbishing Hwange South Thermal to the tune of $310 million.



Nov. 25, 2018

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will next week meet representatives of major multinationals General Electric and PowerChina in a milestone indaba that will set the tone for construction of the massive Batoka Gorge Hydro Power Plant.The 2 400MW, $5,2 billion plant will be situated a few kilometres downstream Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, and Zimbabwe and Zambia will share the electricity equally.