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Namibia: Power Line Africa Wins N$660 Million Nampower Tender

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THE Tsumeb-based electricity infrastructure construction company Power Line Africa (Pty) Ltd has won a tender to design and construct a power line for the national power corporation worth over N$660 million, excluding taxes.

NamPower intends to construct a 400 KV power line from the Kokerboom substation near Keetmanshoop to the Auas substation near Dordabis.

The line is said to be a much-needed bridge to help secure the supply of electricity to Namibia in future, and to open up opportunities for selling power to the Southern African Power Pool.

Not only does this allow for more opportunities, but existing line infrastructure can also not meet future power requirements and needs to be supplemented.

The contract period stretches over 18 months and involves the design and construction of the Auas-Gerus transmission line.

Existing transmission power lines will remain operational during this period and into the future.

The line is expected to cover more than 800 km, and will form part of NamPower’s grid lines stretching across Namibia.

The awarding of the tender was announced by the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) last month.

According to the award notification, the multimillion-dollar contract only attracted five companies.

This included Power Line Africa, Optipower (a division of Murray and Roberts Limited), Transrail Lighting Limited, Norinco International Corporation Limited, as well as a joint venture between Sinohydro Corporation Limited and Adaptive Building Land Construction CC.