- Caledonia Mining Corporation has recently issued a request for qualification (RFQ) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a dedicated off-grid solar PV plant at their Blanket gold mine in South Matabeleland Province, Zimbabwe.
The tender specifies the following options for interested parties:
Option A – Applicant to retain ownership of the Plant providing power to the mineon a PPA basis (duration of PPA to match life of Blanket Mine (currently 13 years but expected to grow)), potential opportunities to enter into joint ownership of the Plant with the Client will be considered.
Option B – Applicant to undertake the works as EPC Contractor in charge of the design, construction, commissioning and testing of the Plant.
Option C – Applicant to undertake the engineering and construction of the Plant with the Client procuring long lead items and free issuing to the appointed contractor.
The Plant is envisaged to have a maximum PV capacity of 17.5 MVA at POI which is planned to be constructed in three phases.
Move quick, tender closes November 8th, 2019.
Link to RFQ document here
Author: GBA News Desk