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InfraCo Africa Development - Salima Solar EPC and OM Services

JCM Matswani Solar Corp Limited (ProjectCo) requests a competitive proposal for EPC and OM services for a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Salima, Malawi.

ProjectCo is a limited liability corporation in Malawi owned, developed and managed by a consortium composed of InfraCo Africa Limited, JCM Power and Matswani Capital (PTY) Limited. ProjectCo has set out to develop, finance, build, own and operate an up to 40MWAC solar PV plant in Salima, Malawi (the Project) on an 80-hectare site within 4km of the Salima (Nanjoka) substation in Malawi. The estimated coordinates of the center of the site are -13.709444, 34.326576 (Note: the official coordinates of the site boundary are currently being finalized with the local authorities). The coordinates of the center of the Salima (Nanjoka) substation are -13.753804, 34.331411. Revised site coordinates will be made available upon request.

The PV power plant is to be built under a full-wrap turnkey, lump sum fixed price, date-certain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in combination with a long-term operation and maintenance (O&M) contract. It is to be built as follows:

  • Connect to the Salima (Nanjoke) Substation via a 4km 132kV transmission line to be included under the EPC
  • Further technical details shall be provided at the next stage of the tender.

The counterparty to the Power Purchase Agreement will be the Electric Supply Company of Malawi Limited (ESCOM) as the sole purchaser of the Solar Farms available capacity and power on a ‘take or pay’ basis.

Please find here the Request for Expressions of Interest and other tender documents.

Proposals should be received no later than the 2nd of March 2018. Please contact the Project Developers, Patrick Godfrey ( and Joe Richard ( or the Technical Director, Jon Bahen (, with any questions by the 9th of February 2018.

Proposals submitted to PIDG will not be forwarded.