Mmamabula Energy Project, Botswana

Aurecon is providing engineering design and project coordination services for the CIC Energy Corporation’s Mmamabula Energy Project. The proposed coal mine and coal-to-power project, approximately 120 km northeast of Gaborone, will include a 1 200 MW power plant and an integrated coal mine with a design life of 30 years. 

The power plant will use the coal reserves in the Mmamabula coal field and is planned to generate power for export to South Africa and for domestic supply in Botswana.  Housing and related infrastructure will also be provided, along with the upgrade and construction of the necessary road, rail, water and electrical infrastructure.

Aurecon is providing preliminary, detail design and construction supervision and project coordination, which includes early works access, construction electrical generation and reticulation for the construction village and rail and airfield design.  Included in the scope of services are construction packaging, the implementation of a procurement strategy, tender processes and adjudication, and construction administration.