Gentle breeze, 4.7 m/s
The Kalkbult plant, situated in the Northern Cape region of South Africa, is one of the largest solar plants in Africa. Connected three months ahead of schedule, it was the first REIPPPP project to be grid connected and operational in South Africa.
PPA with Eskom for a period of 20 years
Scatec Solar ASA (Norway)
Simacel Kalkbult Holding (RSA)
Standard Bank (RSA)
Old Mutual (RSA)
Scatec Solar was awarded the 75 MW Kalkbult project in December 2011.
The Kalkbult site is the largest project awarded in the 1st bidding round in South Africa, accounting for 12% of overall volume. Scatec Solar initiated the development, partnering with Simacel a local project developing company.
The 75 MW power plant was completed in record time (January 2013 – September 2013) and was grid connected three months earlier than planned. Scatec Solar took the leading role for all EPC activities and managed the construction phase.
Scatec Solar takes full responsibilities for all O&M services: monitor the plant, take corrective and preventive maintenance measures, reporting to utility and owners.
South Africa has some of the best conditions for solar power in the world
Raymond Carlsen - CEO
Power Purchase Agreement
Start of Construction
Start of Operation