Aurex Constructors, a leading player in the renewable energy sector, is proud to announce that it has been awarded two significant solar photovoltaic projects by ENGIE South Africa. These projects, each with a capacity of 75MW, are part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) Bid Window 5. Both projects have recently reached commercial close.
The solar plants will be constructed at Grootspruit, in the Free State, and Graspan, in the Northern Cape respectively. Mobilisation for both projects is scheduled to commence early in 2024, with completion expected before the end of 2025.
As part of the scope of work, Aurex will be responsible for the detailed design, procurement of balance of plant materials and equipment, as well as the overall construction of the facilities. This includes civil, mechanical, and electrical works, highlighting Aurex’s comprehensive capabilities in delivering end-to-end solutions.
Aurex, in its commitment to supporting local communities, anticipates employing more than 300 people from the local communities in which each of the projects are located. These individuals will not only gain employment opportunities but will also benefit from training and development initiatives. Furthermore, the projects will open avenues for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
This development is a crucial contribution to South Africa’s national agenda, particularly in addressing the ongoing energy crises and to mitigate the impact of loadshedding.
The strategic alliance between ENGIE and Aurex supports market stability and meets the rising demand for sustainable energy solutions in the country.
Stuart Kent, CEO of Aurex says, “The award of these contracts further strengthens our position as a major contributor in the South African renewable energy industry, adding to our well-established track record of executing projects over the past decade. Aurex looks forward to making a lasting impact on South Africa’s energy landscape, contributing to its sustainable future.”