`Eskom courting Zim power`

source: IOL

February 21 2008 at 09:09AM

Two regional power utilities and a mining company are courting Zimbabwe’s Zesa Holdings for a possible take-over of operations of its small thermal power stations, the state-controlled Herald reported on Thursday.

Government sources told the newspaper that Eskom of South Africa through its investment vehicle Bay Harbour had proposed to refurbish the non-operational Bulawayo, Munyati and Harare thermal stations.

The thermal stations have not been operating for sometime now due to erratic coal supplies and equipment that has generally outlived its life-span, the newspaper said.

Separate bids have been lodged by three possible suitors.

Also, Botswana Power Company has proposed to revive Munyati and Bulawayo while Anglo Platinum is looking at bringing back Harare thermal station.

“Sources within government this week said Eskom would [continue reading]

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