Walvis Bay Power Plant
Clean, sustainable power for the Erongo region
The Walvis Bay Power Plant (WBPP) is embarking on a new journey. The WBPP is built on a strong project base, with an excellent team behind it and a clear plan to provide the Erongo Region, as well as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, with cheap, sustainable, environmentally-friendly power.
The WBPP is an innovative project, designed to be constructed much more quickly than traditional power plants, and it has been refined with elements redesigned to ensure we deliver value-for-money power.
The WBPP has committed investors and developers; we will work with local and regional government and industry to grow the region’s economy and transform Walvis Bay into an energy hub for the SADC region.
About the Project
The WBPP is innovative, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly – a model for forward-thinking solutions to the increasing power needs in the SADC region. Once in operation, the plant will use regasified liquefied natural gas to generate 600 MW of power.
The WBPP has the potential to boost the economic development and energy diversification of the area. WBPP’s partner project, Walvis GasPort or WGP, is set to kick off a whole new industry. The natural gas WGP will supply to the power plant will potentially also be supplied to independent power producers, factories, mines and households in Namibia and other SADC countries seeking to diversify their power supply.
Care is being taken to encourage local procurement and skills transfer, and to ensure that the project benefits a broad base of Namibians through trusts whose beneficiaries include war veterans and children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The WBPP is being driven by top African and international private sector companies with proven track records in energy project investment, development, equipment manufacturing, construction, management and operation. The project is being privately funded and over $30 million has already been invested.
The Xaris team conceived of this project and has refined it to ensure that the Plant will deliver long-term benefits to its off-takers, who will enter into power purchase agreements with Xaris. Financial close of the project is anticipated in 2019.
The WBPP is innovative, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly – a model for forward-thinking solutions to the increasing power needs in the SADC region.
Once in operation, the plant will use regasified liquefied natural gas to generate 600 MW of power.
The WBPP will bring energy security to the Erongo region, via cost-effective, environmentally friendly technology.
The WBPP will produce a multiplier effect that will benefit the local economy on many levels - bringing not only jobs to the area but benefits to local businesses.
For any enquiries please call:
+27 12 940 5293
or email us at:
Walvis Bay Power Plant
21 Berg Strasse
PO Box 6301
Namibian Economic Growth Summit 2019
- featured project
The Walvis Bay Power Plant team was pleased to be invited to present this important project at the Namibian Economic Growth Summit 2019. The project will bring domestic and foreign investment to the Erongo Region and provide energy security to Namibia.