Neoen has selected Sterling and Wilson to aid it on its solar power project in Zambia. The 54.3-MW capacity solar plant will be located in Kafue District, 20 km southeast of the capital Lusaka.
The plant is being built as part of the World Bank's Scaling Solar program, which aims to reduce the time it takes to set up solar power plants in developing countries. The International Finance Corporation, the only private sector member of the World Bank Group, has announced that the financial mobilization of the project has been completed.
Bikesh Ogra, CEO of the Sterling and Wilson Group, said that Zambia, which is currently experiencing power cuts, is one of the key markets of its business "due to the accelerated development of renewable energy and energy efficiency and government's commitment to build 500 MW of new solar power plants over the next ten years."