Canadian engineer WSP has won an infrastructure contract that will improve access to reliable energy in Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo.
WSP will build a 330,000V transmission line between the two Southern African nations after its engineers completed a three-stage feasibility study, including assessing the routes and substations, data gathering, financial and economic analysis and route surveying.
The project will link Kolwezi in the South of DRC to the Northwestern province of Solwezi in Zambia and will provide access to reliable energy across the region when the work is completed by 2020.
Paul Glendinning, WSP head of networks said: “This is an excellent win for WSP as it brings together our UK operation with its newly developed modelling skillset and expertise from our South African and Canadian offices.
“The electricity transmission expansion in sub-Saharan Africa is a specialist area for our business, as we have been implementing schemes for 50 years.”