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January 10, 2022

Murowa Diamonds Solar PV Park, Zimbabwe

By Carmen

Murowa Diamonds Solar PV Park is a 68.4MW solar PV power project. It is planned in Midlands, Zimbabwe. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 68.4 68.4 Permitting Midlands, Zimbabwe RioZim; Univergy International

Description

The project is being developed by RioZim and Univergy International. The project is currently owned by RioZim.

Murowa Diamonds Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project.

The project cost is expected to be around $123.483m.

Development Status

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Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission & Distribution under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

RioZim and Univergy International are expected to be contracted for rendering of operations & maintenance services for the project.

About RioZim

RioZim Ltd (RioZim), formerly Rio Tinto Zimbabwe Ltd is a mineral exploration and development company. The company offers services such as acquisition, exploration, operations, mining, management, producing, and development of gold, nickel, cobalt, diamond, base metals, chrome, coal, copper, and mineral resources deposit properties. It holds interest, owns and operates through its business divisions such as RioBase Metals, RioGold, RioChrome, RioDiamonds, and RioEnergy. RioZim operates mines such as Sengwa Coal Mine in North Western Zimbabwe, the Cam and Motor gold mine in Kadoma, and Renco Gold Mine in the south-east of Zimbabwe. The company also operates Murowa Diamonds plays in Southwest of Zimbabwe; and Empress Nickel Refinery producing mineral resources. RioZim is headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe.

About Univergy International

Univergy Internationalis a renewable energy company, with special interest in the development, construction and operation of photovoltaic solar energy projects, as well as in its multiple domestic, industrial and agricultural applications.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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