China's CEEC to build 500MW solar plant in Uganda
Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate, China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC), is planning to invest US$500 million in the construction of a 500MW solar photovoltaic (PV) complex at an unspecified location in Uganda.
CEEC has signed a US$500 million framework agreement with China Gezhouba International Company in February for financing and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) related to the project. The EPC scope of work covers designing, procuring, constructing and performing trials for the project, which would be developed in two phases.
China Gezhouba Group Company is a Chinese construction and engineering company based in Wuhan, Hubei, China. The company is currently working on projects ranging from power plants and dams to roads and bridges across Africa.
According to a report published on the website asianpower the location and schedule of the project remain unclear, however the plant is to be a 500 MW plant and will be installed in two phases. The proposed solar plant would raise the installed capacity in Uganda by 50% (installed capacity at the end of 2018 was 1,055 MW).
In 2019, two solar power plants were commissioned in Uganda, a 24 MW solar project developed by Great Lakes Africa Energy, Xsabo Power and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company in southern Uganda and a 10 MW solar PV project developed by Tryba Energy and built by Metka EGN in Bufulbi.
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