• 22+ GW

    of power

    power
  • 2.7 million M3 day

    of desalinated water

    water

Project

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OVERVIEW

Bokpoort CSP is a greenfield Independent Power Project (IPP) which is an integral part of South Africa’s renewable IPP program. The project is developed on a BOOT (build, own, operate, transfer) basis with a total power generating capacity of 50 MWe net power output. The project is equipped with the largest thermal storage size ever adopted for a similar operational size providing nine hours of storage and is among the most efficient solar plants in the world.

 

In May 2012, a consortium led by ACWA Power was announced as the preferred bidder to develop the BOKPOORT CSP Independent Power Project located in the Northern Cape Province, 600 km west of Johannesburg in South Africa. In June 2013, the project achieved financial close and start of construction.

 

 

KEY FACTS

  • LOCATION
    Northern Cape Province, South Africa
  • OFFTAKER
    Eskom Holdings
  • POWER
    50 MWe (net) with 9 hours of thermal energy storage
  • CONFIGURATION
    CSP Parabolic trough with approx. 9.3 hours storage.
  • PROJECT COST
    USD 517 Mn
  • COMMERCIAL OPERATIONAL DATE
    Q1 2016
  • ACWA POWER SHARE
    40.0%
  • OFFTAKE CONTRACT
    PPA-BOO 20 years
  • O&M
    NOMAC local
  • OTHER INVESTORS
    Lereko (13%), Public Invest co (25%), other (22%)
  • EPC
    Spain’s TSK Electronica y Electricidad, Acciona Infrastructures, Acciona Ingenieria, Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas and Crowie Concessions