Namibia: Kudu gas plant plans expanded

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Namibia Power (Nampower) had raised the capacity for its planned gas-fired power plant and planned to sign a purchase accord by December with Tullow Oil, which is developing the Kudu fields that will fuel the facility, it said yesterday. The plant, which will use gas from the Kudu fields off the southern town of Oranjemund, would have capacity of as much as 1 050 megawatts and would cost $1.3 billion (R14bn) to build, managing director Paulinus Shilamba said last week. That compares with the previous plan for 800MW at a cost of $1.2bn. State-owned Nampower owns 51 percent of the Kudu plant while Zambian firm Copperbelt Energy owns 30 percent . – Bloomberg

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