Pipelines, Storage & Power

Namibia’s gas-fired power plans still just hot air

Efforts to restart negotiations on Namibia’s Kudu gas-to-power plant and the Walvis Bay LNG terminal are failing to produce results Efforts to restart negotiations on Namibia’s Kudu gas-to-power plant and the Walvis Bay LNG terminal are failing to produce results.
By Leigh Elston 14 April 2016 0 19921
Walvis Bay, Namibia. Progress has stalled on the port’s proposed LNG-to-power project. (Jeremy Hetzel, Flickr)

Namibia is facing a looming electricity shortage as it is failing to make progress on either its Kudu gas-to-power project or the Walvis Bay LNG-to-power project.

"They are just a total mess," one power developer, who had been looking at potential projects in Namibia, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

Namibian state utility NamPower had planned to restart negotiations with Xaris Energy at the beginning of the year to buy electricity from Xaris’s planned gas-fired power plant in Walvis Bay. However, no progress has been made.

The Walvis...