- Mining company, Dallaglio, will soon construct a 7 MWsolar power plant at the Eureka Gold Mine in Guruve, Zimbabwe.
- Solarcentury Africa, supported by its parent company BB Energy is the appointed EPC/Developer.
The newly signed agreement underscores Dallaglio’s unwavering commitment to sustainability. Once operational, the project is expected to save thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions over its lifespan, substantially cut energy costs for the mine, and enhance the reliability of its power supply. Solarcentury Africa will be overseeing the project’s design, development, financing, construction, and operation phases, with financial closure anticipated early next year.
Zimbabwe’s power sector faces considerable challenges and reforms. With an estimated 40% of the country’s power demand originating from the mining and heavy industry sectors, projects like this one are instrumental in supporting Zimbabwe’s energy transition and the nation’s projected 5% economic growth rate. The project has received full support from the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA), which is actively assisting Solarcentury Africa in securing the necessary licenses and permits.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal