DoE/BE/LT – Aggeneys Solar Power Plant 45MW – Northern Cape - Project Profile
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The Department of Energy, South Africa (DoE), BioTherm Energy (BE) and letsatsi Trust (LT) are planning to undertake the construction of a solar power plant in Aggeneys, Northern Cape, South Africa.
The project involves the construction of a 45MW solar power plant on an area of 116ha. It includes the construction of substations, access roads and related infrastructure, the installation of solar panels and transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.
In July 2014, DoE issued request for proposals (RFP) under the REIPP to select a contractor with submission deadline on August 18, 2014.
The public announcement of the preferred bidders in the fourth round of the REIPPPP has been delayed since November 2014.
South African Department of Energy selected six successful bids for solar power plants with a total capacity of 415MW under fourth round of REIPPPP.
Eaglestone has been appointed as the financial adviser.
In April 2015, BioTherm Energy financially backed by Denham Capital won a wind power plant and two solar power plant projects with a combined nominal capacity of 251MW. The proposed project forms the part of the winning bids. BioTherm Energy will undertake in-house development.
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa has been appointed the lender technical adviser (LTA), by BioTherm Energy and Project is awaiting financial closure.
Project is getting delayed as Eskom is yet to sign PPA.
The project involves the construction of a 45MW solar power plant in 116ha of land in Aggeneys, Northern Cape, South Africa.
The US$70 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of substations
2. Construction of access roads
3. Installation of solar panels
4. Laying of transmission lines
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