South Africa calls for bidders for solar plant projects at upcoming airports
The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has opened bids to interested parties, for construction of two 500-KWp photovoltaic (PV) solar plants at the upcoming Upington and Kimberley airports.
The contractor will be tasked with design and installation.
According to the General Manager of ACSA regional airports, Yvette Schoeman, the company has a plan to install solar plants in the six regional airports in the next three to five years so that they can be self-sufficient.
The solar plant projects are long-term and would take 5 to 15 years with the roll out of each project being done in phases.
Other airports in the ACSA’s business unit include Bram Fischer International airport in Bloemfontein, George Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport and East London Airport.
The Upington Airport solar PV plant bid will close on March 2, while the one for Kimberley Airport Solar PV plant closes in March 5.
Feasibility studies for implementation at the airports would begin in 2016.