Namibia: Windhoek Municipality to Tender for 25MW Solar

  • Local Namibian newspaper, The Namibian, has reported that the Municipality of Windhoek plans to install five 5MW solar plants under a public private partnership (PPP0 scheme.
  • The project was discussed in the municipality’s monthly council meeting last week indicating that the five solar power plants will be located on the southern borders of Cimbebasia, along the B1 road to Rehoboth.

Windhoek municipality’s spokesperson, Harold Akwenye, told The Namibian last week that each of the five solar power plants is estimated to cost about N$85 million, taking the total cost of the project to more than N$420 million.

The municipality’s procurement unit has approved the feasibility study for the project and has requested the municipality to call for an expression of interest from companies interested in the project.

At a monthly meeting last week, the Windhoek municipal council recommended that the municipality invite project offers and that the procurement committee be appointed in terms of the PPP law. “With assistance from the municipality’s procurement unit, be permitted to advertise the expression of interests” for this project, the council recommended.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: Namibian

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