The P8bn challenge

News coming in over the weekend indicates that after an exhaustive procurement process, a Korean/Japan consortium has been chosen to expand Morupule B by a further 300MW.

The project, according to the consortium, will cost US$800 million (about P8.1 billion) making it one of the country’s biggest investments. The expansion involves the construction of two more units at Morupule B, with the consortium jointly designing, financing and building the plant, then operating and maintaining it for the 30-year contract.

The consortium will enter into a supply deal with adjacent Morupule Coal Mine and the resultant power will be sold to the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), where negotiations are expected to start soon.

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