|Approval Date||28 Oct 2009|
|Signature Date||27 May 2010|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2014|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||01 Jul 2014|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23630|
The Morupule B project is adopted as the least cost solution to guarantee electricity supply self sufficiency facing the many challenges in the energy sector in Botswana. The project consists in the construction of a 600 MW (4 x 150 MW) coal fired power plant and associated transmission infrastructure. The Morupule B plant should be located adjacent to the existing Morupule A plant, at a mine-mouth. It is of great strategic importance for Botswana as it will contribute to national energy security and improving the competitiveness of the national economy. The project costs, excluding custom taxes and duties, financing fees and Interest During Construction (IDC) on the ICBC-SB loan, are estimated at US$ 1,394.3 million (UA 905.4 million) based on cost estimates as at June 2009. It comprises five components: (i) Power Plant (including the fuel for commissioning); (ii) Water Supply System Development; (iii) Power Transmission System and Substations; (iv) Technical Assistance; and (v) Project Supervision & Management.
The objective of the Morupule B project is to achieve energy generation self-sufficiency in order to substitute for rapidly declining electricity imports and thereby enhance the economic competitiveness of Botswana, fuel economic growth and diversification, and contribute to the poverty reduction objectives of the government.
The project will benefit the whole population, estimated at 1.8 million in 2008. The direct project beneficiaries are the households, mines and manufacturers and economic actors at large.
African Development Bank
Government Of Botswana
Botswana Power Corporation (BPC)
|Last Update||18 Feb 2020|
|Name||KANONDA Farai Epiphanius|