600 MW IGCC
African Carbon Energy have identified an opportunity for a conceptual study related to the generation of 600 MW electricity using Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) technology.
Africary’s plans to become a strategic partner for the development, financing, operation and maintenance of a 600 MW gas-fired power plant, with an emphasis on:
- A 16 tcf centralized gas hub for the Free State that is immediately implementable
- Africary’s 50% BEE credentials as strategic partner
- Socio-economic benefits for the Free State
- Environmental advantages
- Build on Africary’s 50 MW project progress; and
- A domestic gas-supply option de-linked from US $ and international gas prices
We believe that UCG is the future of clean base-load coal power generation and will support our country’s’ drive for local mining development, BEE transformation and resource beneficiation. South Africa’s power system is currently constrained and vulnerable given our old and deteriorating power plants and delays in the completion of major new power stations, with end-of life, statutory emission abatement retrofits and abnormal events (from inclement weather to equipment failure) having the potential to cause power deficits. Africary will be ready to bridge the gap left by ailing end of life Eskom power stations to be decommissioned from 2019.
Africary is in the process of converting its prospecting right to a mining right as it has already completed all permits and requirements for its flagship 50 MW UCG Project (“TUCG”) and plans to become a strategic partner to roll out an additional 600 MW capacity and has the retained capacity to build up to 2 000 MW by 2025 in immediate support of the province and the countries needs.
Country Benefits and Opportunities for a 600 MW Africary UCG IGCC project.