LNG

Walvis Bay LNG import project reimagined

Xaris has redesigned its Namibian LNG-to-power plant to sell electricity to private players and for export Xaris has redesigned its Namibian LNG-to-power plant to sell electricity to private players and for export.
By Leigh Elston 11 December 2018 0 33630
Electricity pylons in Namibia. (Nampower)

Xaris Energy’s long-delayed plans for an LNG-to-power plant in the Namibian port of Walvis Bay have been brought back to life. The project has been redesigned to export power elsewhere in southern Africa and sell it to local private players rather than to NamPower, Namibia’s state-owned electricity utility. 

The change means the 300 MW Walvis Bay project will no longer be considered as just a stopgap solution until NamPower brings the Kudu power plant online. Kudu has been delayed for even longer than...