South Africa: 2000mw Risk Mitigation IPPPP Project Details Released

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The 8 projects will inject a total private sector investment amount of R45 billion to the South African economy, with an average local content of 50% during the construction period. South African entity participation from these projects is 51% with black ownership at 41%.

About Three Thousand Eight Hundred (3 800) job opportunities will be created during the 18 months construction period and a further 13 500 during the 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) term.

The Preferred Bidders are required to reach Financial Close by no later than the end of July 2021. Due to the urgency to bring power online, this date is not negotiable. It is for the Preferred Bidders to manage all the risks to reach financial close.

It is envisaged that, first power from these projects will be connected to the grid from August 2022.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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