Morupule B shines after 10-year storm

Coming soon: Morupule B’s overhaul is due complete by January 2025 PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI
Coming soon: Morupule B’s overhaul is due complete by January 2025 PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI

After numerous breakdowns and billions of Pula in costs to the economy, the Morupule B power station appears to be on the road to full functionality, ten torturous years after it was first “completed”. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports on one of the country’s single most expensive investments

Three years ago, the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) invited media to its troubled 600MW Morupule B power station outside Palapye for the installation of a major component.

The exercise was said to demonstrate the start of extensive remedial works expected to cost $120 million (P1.2 billion at 2019 rates).

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