Bokpoort CSP is a greenfield Independent Power Project (IPP) which is an integral part of South Africa’s renewable IPP program. The project is developed on a BOOT (build, own, operate, transfer) basis with a total power generating capacity of 50 MWe net power output. The project is equipped with the largest thermal storage size ever adopted for a similar operational size providing nine hours of storage and is among the most efficient solar plants in the world.
In May 2012, a consortium led by ACWA Power was announced as the preferred bidder to develop the BOKPOORT CSP Independent Power Project located in the Northern Cape Province, 600 km west of Johannesburg in South Africa. In June 2013, the project achieved financial close and start of construction.