Sturdee Appoints Soventix as EPC for 3MW Solar PV Project in Botswana

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  • Sturdee Energy has chosen German EPC Soventix’s South African subsidiary to build its 3MW Bobonong solar power plant in Botswana. Earlier in July this year, Sturdee Energy signed two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for two ground mount solar PV projects of 3MW and 1MW capacity located in Bobonong and Shakawe respectively. Read more 
  • Under the  executed PPAs, Sturdee Energy will sell clean electrical energy to BPC for 25 years, and  the two projects are expected to produce over 10 000 MWh in their first year of operation.

The Johannesburg based independent power producer (IPP) has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Bobonong solar power plant with the South African subsidiary of German company Soventix.

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Both projects were awarded in 2019. The projects entail an investment of approximately US $ 5.5 million and will contribute directly and indirectly to supply of low-cost renewable energy and citizen employment. Sturdee Energy has committed to specific citizen economic empowerment (CEE) targets which include skills transfer to Botswana and will also share experience from delivering over 600MW from similar solar projects in Africa.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

 

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