Sterling & Wilson, a EPC company, has been selected to provide EPC services for the construction of Zambia’s first utility-scale solar plant. The grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project will have a capacity of 54.3 MW.
Sterling & Wilson will provide the services to Neoen, a French project developer and an independent power producer.
The solar project, poised to be Zambia’s largest, will encompass 52 hectares southeast of the county’s capital city of Lusaka, in the Kafue District. Zambia is one of the key dveloping markets for renewable energy companies as Zambian government’s is looking to develop 500 MW of new solar PV plants in next couple of years.
The program is being promoted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
The project is also the latest in a series of contracts awarded to Sterling & Wilson. In January, the company also won the right to develop a 9.9 MW grid-connected solar project at India’s Cochin International Airport for CIAL Infrastructures Ltd., a fully-owned subsidiary of Cochin International Airport Ltd.