30th June 2022
Solarcentury Africa, Renewable Energy Services Africa (“RESA”) and Checunda Investimentos are pleased to announce that they have signed a joint development agreement.
They will utilise their combined technical capabilities and project management expertise to deliver SunMoz’s Chimuara Solar Park project in central Mozambique.
SunMoz has secured over 250 hectares of land for the Chimuara Solar Park project close to the existing Chimuara sub-station in central Mozambique, which will provide a capacity of up to 100MWAC of solar power. Chimuara Solar Park will be delivered in phases; with the first phase supplying some 30MWAC of clean, reliable and renewable power to the Mozambique’s electricity grid.
Jason De Carteret, Head of Solarcentury Africa, said: “Solarcentury Africa has an existing partnership with RESA to develop solar park projects. We are very pleased to reinforce and expand our collaboration with RESA and their partner, Checunda Investimentos, to deliver the Chimuara project. The Chimuara Solar Park will be our second flagship renewable power plant in Mozambique, following our Balama Mine project which is currently under construction.”
“These projects reiterate BB Energy Group’s commitment to support the energy transition through delivering sustainable and cleaner energy solutions to our customers and the local communities in which we operate,” added De Carteret.
The Chief Executive Officer of RESA, Stan Chikakuda, commented “We are very pleased to have extended our relationship with Solarcentury Africa to cover the Chimuara project. A considerable amount of work has already been undertaken by ourselves and Checunda Investimentos on the project, and Solarcentury Africa brings the necessary skills and experience to take the project forward.”
The CEO of Checunda Investimentos, Alberto Leonardo Cuvelo, who also serves as Chairman of SunMoz, commented “We are excited to be part of this important renewable energy project for Mozambique and look forward to working with our international development partners, Solarcentury Africa and RESA, the local community and public sector stakeholders to deliver it.”
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ABOUT SOLARCENTURY AFRICA
Solarcentury Africa is a market leader in the development of solar PV and storage projects with a decade of experience across multiple African countries. Solarcentury Africa is a vertically integrated developer using cutting edge design, smart technologies and robust controls to generate clean and economical power for businesses, communities and investors. Solarcentury Africa is part of the BB Energy Group.
ABOUT BB ENERGY
BB Energy was established in 1937 and today is one of the world's leading independent energy trading companies, with a fast-growing renewable energy and emission reduction division. The company has 474 employees in 12 offices spanning five continents, with key trading hubs in London, Dubai, Singapore and Houston.
RESA is a renewable power company incorporated in the United Kingdom. The company has an active and growing pipeline of renewable power projects at various stages of development across Southern Africa. The company’s ambition is to make a meaningful contribution towards Southern Africa’s decarbonisation efforts through the scaling-up of its renewable power capacity at grid level, as well as off-grid.
ABOUT CHECUNDA INVESTIMENTOS
Checunda Investimentos is a Mozambican investment company which has since 2018 focused on identifying and developing opportunities in the renewable energy sector in Mozambique.
SunMoz is a special purpose vehicle incorporated in Mozambique in 2019 by Checunda and the owners of RESA to implement the Chimuara project.
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