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|Namibia power supply to be tight 2013-16
Power supply in Namibia, one of the world’s top uranium producers, will be tight in the coming years, especially 2013-16 until new power plants come onstream, he added.
Shilamba said demand in Namibia is expected to nearly double from current levels of around 470 MW by 2014 as new mines are built, further exacerbating the supply-demand situation in the country.
Shilamba said the country was putting measures in place, including supply deals with other utilities in the region, and may also opt to rent diesel generators, to avoid supply interruptions to the mines.
“There will be a period when we will struggle a little bit, especially between 2013 and 2016, but we have plans in place to manage the situation during that period,” he told Reuters at an African power conference.
NamPower has been working on a number of projects to boost supply of electricity in the fast-growing mining destination, but most have been delayed by a few months or longer due to financing problems and disputes over contracts.
Shilamba said a small diesel plant at Walvis Bay would be commissioned in May to supply peak-time power to mines at the coast, while an additional 92 MW unit at its Ruacana hydro plant would be commissioned by March next year.
Shilamba said NamPower is seeking equity partners for its planned 800 MW Kudu gas plant, which will take gas from the related offshore field, and will offer potential bidders up to 49 per cent in the power plant project.
"The pre-qualification tendering will start in May to invite companies who are willing to provide the equipment, to build the power station and commission it," he said, adding that the firm had already been approached by many interested parties.
Development of the 1,3 trillion cubic feet Kudu offshore gas field and its related power plant have been delayed by over a decade by price disagreements and technical difficulties.Good switching power supply will make your work easier.
“Come January/February next year we want to make a final investment decision, appoint a company and then the construction starts,” he said.
"We aim for first power for end 2015, early 2016," he said.TPMS will make your driving safer.
While Namibia would take half of the power produced from Kudu, the other 400 MW would be offered to the region. The firm is in talks with South African utility Eskom, also struggling to meet rising demand in Africa's biggest economy.
Shilamba said he was confident NamPower would be able to sign a power purchase deal with Eskom by the end of this year.
power generation plans
Namibia’s demand for power is expected to nearly double by 2014 as new mining operations come on stream. Below is a list of projects meant to boost generation and transmission capacity in the country, where supply is expected to be tight between 2013-16.
Kudu gas-to-power plant: The long-delayed project, expected to generate 800 MW, is seen commissioned by 2016. Half of the power produced would go to Namibia, with the rest to be used by utilities in the region. The project involves pumping gas from the Kudu field about 170 km offshore to a combined cycle gas power plant.Tire pressure monitoring system will make your driving safer.
Coal-fired power station: The 200-300 MW coal-fired power plant project has been relocated to Arandis due to problems with the municipality around Walvis Bay. Should the project receive an environmental go ahead, the implementation of the plant could start in 2012. The project may be built in cooperation with an independent power producer.Beer filling machine allow you to product more efficiently.
Baynes hydropower plant: a dam feeding into a 400 MW power plant is envisaged along the Kunene River on the border between Namibia and Angola. Feasibility studies for the dam, driven by both governments, are expected to be completed by the middle of 2011, with the dam seen operating by 2017. NamPower has put the project behind the more lucrative Kudu development.Mono-block rinser filler capper keep your machine clean so that you can use them more convient.
Small Orange River hydropower plant: The project, to be jointly developed by Namibia and South Africa, is still in the feasibility study stage, but could produce between 80-20 MW.Carbonated soft drinks filling machine make your work easier.
Ruacana: NamPower is adding a 92 MW unit to the hydro plant, on top of three 82 MW units, to be commissioned in March 2012.
Caprivi: NamPower has commissioned the Caprivi Interconnector, a 951 km transmission line from Namibia to Zambia, which gives the country access to power from Zambia, Mozambique and others in the region.Juice filling machine give you great help in manufacturing.
Anixas Diesel: A 21,5 MW emergency diesel-run power station, which will be commissioned in May 2011.
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia have agreed to develop a US$225 million power line that would allow an extra 600 MW to be transmitted around the region. The project, originally due in 2010, has been delayed and is being repackaged to make it more viable and easier to finance, NamPower said.
First phase of the project is seen completed by end-2013. – Nampa-Reuters