Developers Prequalified for Small Hydro Tender

On behalf of the Zambian Ministry of Energy (MoE), the GET FiT Zambia Secretariat is pleased to announce the developers that have prequalified for the 100 MW Hydro Tender.

GET FiT Zambia launched the Prequalification Procedure (PQ) for the GET FiT Zambia 100MW Small Hydro Tender on behalf of the Government of Zambia (GRZ) represented by KfW, on Monday, 7 January 2019 Press Release with a submission deadline for applications as 13 February 2019. The prequalified developers were selected following evaluations, which concluded in April 2019.

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Following the review of applications received from leading international, regional and local hydro developers, the following entities have successfully prequalified:

  1. Mahawa Renewables (Pvt) Limited.
  2. Frontier Energy Hydro Power Limited
  3. Tozzi Green S.p.A
  4. Voltalia
  5. Eco Power Holdings Ltd.
  6. Laugfs Power Limited
  7. Engie Southern Africa Pty Ltd.
  8. Scion Energy Zambia
  9. Senok Trade Combine (Pvt) Ltd.
  10. eleQtra- Kachasa Power Projects Limited
  11. New Africa Power
  12. ESCAS Power Private Ltd
  13. Silicon Valley Solar (Private) Limited
  14. Vidullanka Plc
  15. Building Energy
  16. Synergy Contracting (Zambia) Ltd.
  17. Bhoruka Power Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
  18. Panasian Power (Zambia) Limited
  19. GWA Power Co. Ltd
  20. EDF S.A (EDF)
  21. African Power Projects Ltd
  22. Grupo Cobra South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  23. Enel Green Power S.p.A
  24. Virunga Power Ltd
  25. Africa Renewable Energy Holdings Ltd
  26. Power Construction Corp of China
  27. SAEMS Ltd
  28. Union Gold Zambia
  29. Copperbelt Energy Corporation
  30. Schatz Consulting Engineers, Inc.

The PQ was determined on the basis of minimum technical and financial criteria. Successful prequalified developers will be eligible to apply for feasibility study rights (FSR) with MoE. If awarded, the FSR will form the basis to subsequently participate in the GET FiT Zambia Small Hydro Tender Request for Proposal (RfP). The prequalification process was a coordinated effort between the GET FiT Zambia Secretariat (Multiconsult) and the MoE (Department of Energy and Office for Promoting Private Power Investment). GET FiT Zambia is funded by KfW, the German development bank, and designed to assist the Zambian Government in the implementation of its REFiT Strategy.

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) with support from Power Africa’s Southern Africa Energy Program has been responsible for determining the REFiTs for small hydro projects.

Marco Freitag, Principal Project Manager at KfW, notes, “We are pleased with the number of entities that have prequalified as this will ensure a good basis from which quality projects can be selected during the RfP phase. After the successful outcome of the GET FiT Solar PV Tender which has seen some of the lowest tariffs in region, the Hydro Tender RfP is another building block of the GET FiT programme which aims towards achieving the GRZ´s and the Government of Germany’s objective of pursuing a climate resilient low-carbon development path, contributing to growth, poverty reduction and climate change mitigation.

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