The end of sporadic power supply in Eritrea is on the horizon as the extension and construction programs at the Hirgigo thermal power plant is almost complete.
According to African Energy Intelligence sources, Hirgigo power plant will go fully operational later this year.
The country have seen multiple power cuts in the last couple of years mainly due to shortfalls in the supply. The current output at Hirgigo, the biggest plant in the country, and that of Belaza (17MW) accounts for 90% of all supply in Eritrea; and together lose 18% of the power they generate. Continue reading Power Outage to End in Eritrea→
According to our sources, the second stage of the Hirgigo thermal power plant in Eritrea, which will increase output from 88 MW to 132 MW thanks to the Shanghai Corporation for Foreign Economic and Technological Cooperation (SCFETC), is expected to be completed early in the new year. SCFETC , which has orders worth $340 million on its books in Eritrea, has every interest in completing construction of the plant as quickly as possible, if only to supply power to its own gold mine at Zara which it bought in 2012 from Australia’s Chalice Gold Mines Ltd. Continue reading Hirgigo Power Plant to Supply Mines→