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Zimbabwe - Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (EPIRP) - Project Completion Report
The overall project design, from scope definition, to implementation arrangements and technical solutions has been deemed satisfactory. The Hwange Ash Handling Plant was old and ash used to be manually evacuated to reduce the risk of damage to the Boilers. This meant that electricity generation had to be reduced to enable the ash to be removed from the boilers. Frequent breakdowns of the remaining Ash plant always necessitated the shutdown of generating units in order to prevent ash build up. The project comprised of the refurbishment, upgrade of the Ash Plant and automation of the evacuation of ash, which will minimise human intervention in the process. The project has now enabled Hwange Power Station to send out more GWh as the machines will be running continuously.