Pipelines, Storage & Power

Namibia considers scaling down its gas-to-power plans

The developers of Namibia’s Kudu power plant could halve its capacity because of the failure to sign power offtake agreements with neighbouring countries The developers of Namibia’s Kudu power plant could halve its capacity because of the failure to sign power offtake agreements with neighbouring countries.
By Leigh Elston 31 October 2017 0 28179
Walvis Bay, Namibia Walvis Bay, where the Kudu gas-to-power plant will be sited. (Jeremy Hetzel, Flickr)

Namibia may halve the capacity of the 850 MW Kudu gas-to-power plant to get the project to FID, which the developers now hope to reach by early 2018. However, this could hit the development of the gas fields intended to supply the long-delayed plant.    

“It looks like we’ll have to halve [the power project] to 442 MW to basically look after the Namibian consumption first, and then maybe later upscale it,” Immanuel Mulunga, the managing director of Namibian state oil company NamCor – which has...