The City of Tshwane in Gauteng Province owns and operates two power stations, Pretoria West and Rooiwal, with a designed capacity of 180MW and 300MW respectively.

The Pretoria West facility was commissioned in 1952.

When fully operational, Pretoria West Power Station employs technology involving 10X20MW coal-fired, travelling grate boilers as well as 6X30MW steam driven turbo-alternators.

In order to extend the future viability of this technology, the power station needs to be refurbished and/or upgraded. The expected cost for this proposed project is in the region of US$45-million (R450-million).

GGDA is looking for investors to agree to a joint venture between themselves and the City of Tshwane for the financing, operating costs and fixed costs of the power station.

A project of this nature will contribute towards employment creation during the refurbishment period. Operational jobs will be minimal as staff already in service. Once complete, this power station will contribute much needed electricity to Gauteng’s starved energy grid. There is also a guaranteed generated energy off-take.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this project, please do so by responding to this opportunity.