Erudite Strategies were tasked to Provide information for ENDEVA Pre-Study of the proposed 1MVA renewable energy solution for Zamsort’s copper/cobalt mine near Kalumbila, Northwestern Province, Zambia. Based on a various face-to-face, and Skype meetings held with ENDEVA, the need was expressed for a CAPEX for a PV solution to provide a more favourable take-off unit cost vs. that of the current diesel operating cost to Zamsort.
The mine is presently using a 350kVA diesel-electrical generator as their primary electricity supply. It is assumed that the existing supply is costly, under pressure and limits expansions and production. The premise of the Pre-Study is that ENDEVA would supply off-grid reliable and stable electrical power in tandem with the existing 350kVA generation over the lifetime expectancy of the mine.
This Cost Base Estimate resulting from the Desktop Study, is based on the following information:
Envisaged Load profile, and plant operation to be:
The current and only power source on site is a 350kVA Diesel generator.
The results from the desktop study fulfils our criteria for providing you with a CAPEX value to be included in your tariff model that will is based on the following targets:
The Preliminary Solution
In order to do this the subsequent solution, consisting off the following components, as agreed amongst the various parties was priced: (Refer Drawing P5022 – Endeva – Zamsort Option 1: Rev A.)
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