Reports show Zimplats importing power directly from Zambia


Zimplats, a platinum producer, is reportedly importing up to 70 megawatts of electricity from Zambia, ensuring stable operations and potentially boosting production.

This is according to a report by The Herald.

The report indicated that Zimplats last year signed a direct import power agreement with the Zambia Electricity Supply Company (ZESCO), resulting in improved power stability and availability, the mining firm said in August last year.

“ZESA’s daily power supply reports show that the miner is importing electricity from Zambia’s power utility. Zimplats has already started the construction of a 185MW solar plant to power up its operations.

“During the first phase, the company is gearing up to install 35MW of solar capacity at the Selous Metallurgical Complex.

This initial phase was expected to cost US$37 million.

The entire project, estimated to cost US$201 million, is expected to be completed in 2027,” according to the report.

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