- CEEC will be building 500 MW solar PV capacity in Uganda under a framework agreement signed
- It has secured the $500 million agreement for the solar project through a group subsidiary
- CEEC subsidiary will carry out the EPC work of designing, procuring, constructing, and performing trials for the 500 MW capacity
Uganda might soon have a total of 500 MW solar power capacity to be developed by Chinese government owned China Energy Engineering Corp (CEEC), which issued a notification of having received this contract through a group subsidiary, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
This capacity will be constructed in two phases by China Gezhouba International Company, a subsidiary of China Gezhouba Group Co., Ltd., for a total investment of $500 million under the framework contract. The EPC contract expects the company to design, procure, construct and perform trials for the 500 MW capacity.
Details about the project location or the client with whom CEEC has struck this deal were not revealed as the management said the specific scope of work, contract amount and project commissioning deadlines will be determined in subsequent formal commercial contract agreement.
Last month, CEEC announced winning a contract to build 500 MW distributed PV capacity in Egypt through China Gezhouba Group (see Chinese Firm For 500 MW Distributed PV In Egypt).
Back in October 2017, Building Energy grid connected a 10 MW solar power plant in Uganda under the country’s GET FiT scheme. A year later in October 2018, construction on the 20 MW Kabulasoke Pilot Solar Project was announced (see Uganda To Host Kabulasoke Pilot Solar Project).