Zambia prequalifies 11 for 100 MW solar projects

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Zambia prequalifies 11 for 100 MW solar projects

The Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia Ltd (IDC) announced in late December it has prequalified 11 teams for the development of 100 MW of solar power projects.

The tender process entails contracts to develop two 50-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in Zambia’s Lusaka South - Multi Facility Economic Zone.

The projects will be the initial developments under Round 1 of the 600-MW Scaling Solar Programme. The World Bank’s International Finance Corp (IFC) is advising IDC on the first solar projects.

The projects will be built on separate sites and developed by different private sector firms.

The Request for Proposals (RfPs) bidding process will be issued in sometime in January 2016. 

The list of pre-qualified companies is formed by:

  • EDF Energie Nouvelle
  • Scatec Solar
  • Access Eren Zambia 1
  • Mulilo Zambia PV1 Consortium
  • Enel Green Power (EGP)
  • Globeleq
  • International Power SA & Engie
  • Neoen & First Solar
  • Shanghai Electric Power & Avic
  • Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund 2 – Old Mutual Life Insurance Company & Cobra & CDE
  • Grupo T-Solar, SA

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