Morupule A refurbishment to cost P2.5 billion

Kimu00a0Dae-soo  and Jacob Raleru
Kimu00a0Dae-soo and Jacob Raleru

A top South Korean power equipment maker, Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction says it has won a $204 million (P2.5 billion) tender to refurbish the mothballed Morupule A power plant.

The awarding of the tender follows months of controversy after government and the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) were accused of running a parallel procurement process with Doosan while another tender on the same project was still out.

The power plant, which has been shut down since 2012, has a total capacity of 132 megawatts comprising four generators producing 33 megawatts.

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