Message Mer 22 Fév 2017 16:06

Maamba Thermal plant Operating at Commercial Capacity.

Zambia’s first ever thermal plant, Maamba is now operating at commercial capacity, Maamba Collieries Chief Executive Officer Venkat Shankar said in an interview in Sinazongwe. The $843million investment is now generating 150MW of the 300MW capacity and firing into the national grid to ease the current deficit.

Maamba needs 1.7million tons of coal annually which Izuma A and B pit mines will supply, Maamba Collieries Mine Manager Scott Phiri said. Recent coal discoveries will make generation capacity widen over a very long period he said.