Zambia: Chinese EPC Chosen for 200MW Copperbelt Concentrated Solar Plant

  • The outcome of the tender to carry out the civil works for the Kalulushi Concentrating Solar Power Plant (CSP) were recently made public in Zambia.
  • The Zambian subsidiary of the Chinese giant Sinohydro has been chosen to carry out the civil engineering work for the construction of the Kalulushi solar concentration plant (SCP) in the copper belt province.
  • The CSP plant is being developed by a consortium formed by Margam Valley Solar Energy Corporation, Afrisolar Power and EnergyLine Zambia.

Based on a parabolic trough system, the 200MW plant will be built on a 450 hectare site located 1 km from the Kitwe Chingola Road in the Kalulushi District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia.

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According to Akapelwa Akapelwa, the director of Margam Valley Solar Energy Corporation, the consortium plans to ultimately generate a total of 400 MW of electricity from thermo-dynamic solar energy in the Copperbelt province.

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