2018 saw the beginning of the expansion project of the Hwange Power Station in North West Zimbabwe.
Sinohydro - an hydropower engineering and construction leading company, through their subsidiary company TOPOWER, are undertaking the expansion project in conjunction with Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) with the aim of reducing electricity imports and save foreign currency.
The project will see an increase in power generation from current 600MW to double the size capacity 1,200MW and is estimated for completion in 2022.
Through combined mutual efforts and collaboration with Bolloré Logistics in China, the Bolloré Logistics offices in South Africa and Zimbabwe have secured the African inland trucking and customs clearance work.
“We are all very proud of the synergies and team effort that went in to securing this contract.” commented Fergus Fitch, Durban Branch Director for Bolloré Logistics. “Over the next three years Durban will look to handle 180,000cbm of breakbulk cargo.”
“We are currently completing a shipment of 4,500cbm”, continues Fergus. “The movement of this shipment has gone extremely well, and we are currently 25% ahead of the projected transit time. The critical project pieces which were urgently required at the site for the inauguration ceremony were delivered six days ahead of schedule, demonstrating the ability of our Durban Team to achieve and excel on these types of projects. We are very excited about the remainder of this project and I am confident in our team’s ability to continue to deliver these high levels of service.”
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