The project includes the decommissioning of the existing plant, which comprises three 15-MW steam units operating on fuel oil and two 23-MW gas turbine units operating on natural gas, and further preparation of the 100,000-square-metre site. Upgrading of the gas pipeline and the transmission network area are also required.

A draft feasibility study has been prepared for the project and a preliminary environmental assessment drafted along with terms of reference for a full environmental and social impact assessment. World Bank approval for the loan is expected in mid-September 2005. The plant is planned to come on stream in 2009.