Jindal wins race for gov’t’s last 300MW coal contract

Getting help: The new power station will complement Morupule B’s output as Morupule A is due to be decommissioned from 2027. PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI
Getting help: The new power station will complement Morupule B’s output as Morupule A is due to be decommissioned from 2027. PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI

Jindal Africa, the operator of the Mmamabula Energy Complex, has been named the preferred bidder to build a 300-megawatt coal-fired project which is expected to be the last fossil-fuel-powered electricity government will ever purchase.

In a recent announcement, the Minerals and Energy ministry confirmed that Jindal had beaten other shortlisted firms, who include Minergy Limited and Sese Power, to a contract which is conservatively estimated at more than $1 billion (P12.9 billion).

Maatla Resources, which was also on the shortlist, pulled out of the tender earlier this year due to challenges in accessing funding.

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