Bolloré Logistics Malawi has revealed its successful role in the delivery of the Golomoti Solar project, Malawi, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of March 2022
Between March and December 2021, Bolloré Logistics Malawi conveyed an all-inclusive shipment of 221 TEUS of solar panels, batteries and equipment from China to Malawi.
121 TEUS of solar panels and related infrastructure were delivered from various ports across China and 100 TEUS of batteries and assorted apparatus from the Port of Beira were conveyed to the Golomoti plant.
The company was operating on behalf of InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, and JCM Power, a Canadian-based renewable energy company.
Valery Djamby, managing director of Bolloré Logistics in Malawi, remarked, “We are proud to be the logistics partner on a project of such magnitude. It will contribute to phasing out costly power imports and abating regional CO2 emissions, plus it will further support investor confidence and economic growth in Malawi. We faced many challenges but the main one was the global shortage of shipping containers in 2021, primarily caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to our expertise in logistics, we were able to deliver the required solar equipment and ensure the complex project was completed on schedule.”
Golomoti Solar will be the first commercial-scale solar photovoltaic plant in Malawi to include a battery energy storage systems, which will facilitate the delivery of much-needed clean power to Malawi’s national grid. The plant has the capacity to produce 60MW per annum that will supply electricity to approximately 75 000 households in Malawi.