Project Finance & Development

Overview

Accessing the right expertise and development of bankable feasibility studies remains one of the greatest hurdles facing many large-scale infrastructure projects on the African continent.

In response to this challenge and need, the GIBB Capital Fund (the ‘Fund’) was established.

The Fund invests in early-stage development (broadly pre-feasibility and feasibility). As project investments come into greater focus, they may be established in Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) that permit transparent project ownership, risk crystallisation, management and financing. For project promoters looking at prospects in Africa, GIBB Capital offers access to a combination of the best technical and project finance skills and spanning over the full project value-chain.

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Services

Spanning the energy and infrastructure sectors, the packaged solutions provided by RvB GIBB Capital include:

Concept Development.
Off-taker Needs Assessment.
Fund Development.
Full Design.
Integrated Solutions.
Project Value Improvement.

Financing of Projects.
Contract Strategy.
Permitting.
Establishment of PPA.
Project Finance.
Project Structuring.

Selected Project Experience

Project Finance & Development

Country:
Northern Uganda, Uganda

GIBB’s Responsibilities:
GIBB’s responsibilities included technical consulting on the bankable feasibility study.

Project Finance & Development

Client:
ZINWA & DTI South Africa

Location:
Harare, Zimbabwe

GIBB’s Responsibilities:
Kunzvi Dam is located on the upper reaches of the Nyagui River and its dam site is located approximately 4 km upstream of the confluence of Nyagui River and the Nora River.

The main purpose of the reservoir is to supply water to Harare, which is 55 km away. The water supply scheme project consists of Kunzvi Dam on the Nyagui River, Nora Weir on the Nora River and a channel diverting water from the Nora River to Kunzvi Dam.

Tasks included raw water conveyance from Kunzvi Dam to the treatment plant, a water treatment plant, water transmission pipeline and reservoirs, and water distribution pipe network with 3 trunk pipelines.

The total storage capacity of the reservoir is 158.4 million m3, a live storage capacity is 146.9 million m3 and the dead storage is 1.6 million m3. The design capacity of the water treatment plant and water transmission pipeline is 235 000 m3/day. GIBB was appointed as Owner’s Engineer and did the design review, EPC Contract Negotiation and construction supervision.

Project Finance & Development

Country:
Massingir Dam, in the Gaza Province in Mozambique

GIBB’s Responsibilities:
As development partner, GIBB provided technical and financial evaluation of Massingir Dam in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. This included initial technical studies such as water availability to feed into the development of project implementation agreements and purchasing and off-taker agreements.

Project Finance & Development

Client:
Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC)

Location:
Zambia

GIBB’s Responsibilities:
The Kabompo Gorge Hydroelectric Project is a reservoir scheme to provide power to the Zambian grid. GIBB was appointed as lead consultant in a 3-way Joint Venture. Main components included underground waterways and caverns, a roller compacted concrete dam of 54 m in height, 4 km of waterway tunnels. The installed capacity is 40 MW.

The project was a Feasibility Study. Main components included feasibility studies, tender design, evaluation and appointment as Owner’s Engineer for the 40 MW scheme with a 54 m high roller compacted concrete Dam.

Specific tasks included: project management; civil engineering; underground and foundation engineering; dam engineering; electrical and mechanical engineering; environmental services; cost estimation; scheme documentation; contract and tender document preparation and adjudication; contract negotiations, and Owners Engineer.

Project Finance & Development

Location:
Maputo Province, Mozambique

GIBB’s Responsibilities:
GIBB acted as the transaction advisor for the project.