November 12, 2012

VENTURES AFRICA – Global engineering solutions provider, Kentz Corporation Limited, has been awarded a $45 million Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the 75MWp Kalkbult Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project in the Northern Cape area of South Africa.

Scheduled to be completed by January 2014, the EPC project is a key component of Phase 1 of the South African Department of Energy’s 3,725MW Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Program.

“We continue to develop our EPC capabilities in the African region and this prestigious project for Scatec Solar demonstrates our ability to secure a wide range of EPC contracts,” Chief Executive of Kentz Group, Christian Brown said.

The award of such a key project for South African renewable energy will position us to contribute to the development of further renewable energy projects across the continent and beyond,” he added.

With over 14,000 employees in 29 countries  of some of the most remote locations on earth, Kentz serves a blue chip client base primarily in the oil, gas, petrochemical, and mining and metals sectors. The company generated revenues of $1.37 billion and profit before tax of $79.4 million in the year ending December 2011.