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Botswana Infrastructure Report Q3 2016

  • May 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 35 pages

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BMI View: Botswana's construction industry, especially the infrastructure sector, is heading into a periodof sustained growth on the back of continued investment in the mining sector and the development ofassociated transport and power infrastructure. However, we highlight challenges to sector developmentresulting from electricity and water shortages.

Latest Updates And Structural Trends

- A joint venture between Japanese firm Marubeni Corporation and South Korea's Posco Energysecured a USD800mn contract to expand the coal-fired Morupule B power plant in Botswana. The plant'scapacity will be expanded by an extra 300MW from its existing capacity of 600MW. The plant's outputwill be sold to Botswana Power Corporation under a 30-year power purchase deal at BWP812.56(USD73.21) per megawatt hour. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2016, with the first powerfrom the expanded plant to be added to the national grid by 2020. Additionally, plans are in the works toexpand the plant by another 300MW, to a total capacity of 1,200MW.

- Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction of South Korea has won a USD204mn tender to refurbishthe Morupule A power plant. The plant has been shut since 2012 and has a total capacity of 132MW.

- Shumba Coal plans to develop a solar power station to generate up to 200MW, with power from thestation supplying upcoming copper mines in the Kalahari copper belt. This follows a June 2015announcement from Cupric Canyon Capital that it would begin building a copper mine in the Kalaharicopper belt in 2016, close to where the solar power station will be built. In addition, African EnergyResources is considering doubling its investment at the Sese power project. Current plans are for a300MW coal-fired plant at an estimated cost of USD750mn.

- Botswana is expediting construction of a BWP16bn (USD1.6bn) pipeline, which will supply water fromthe Zambezi River to southern Botswana, and plans to complete the project in seven years. Negotiationswill be completed by 2016, with final implementation expected in 2026. According to Kgomotso Abi,permanent secretary at the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, the government isreviewing its original designs for the project, as cited by Engineering News. The pipeline was originallyplanned to draw 495mn cubic metres of water a year for a commercial agriculture project in the northwest, but the water shortage in the southern part of the country has forced the government to reprioritise.The first phase of the scheme will involve a pipeline leading to the Pandamatenga farms, while thesecond phase will comprise a pipeline from Zambezi to Francistown, then continuing to the southern partof the country.

Table Of Contents

Botswana Infrastructure Report Q3 2016
BMI Industry View 5
Latest Updates And Structural Trends 5
Table: Infrastructure - Construction Industry Forecasts (Botswana 2015-2025) 6
Table: Infrastructure Risk Reward Index (Botswana 2016) 6
SWOT 7
Infrastructure SWOT 7
Industry Forecast 9
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast 9
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Botswana 2015-2025) 9
Industry Risk Reward Ratings 17
Botswana - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index 17
Rewards 17
Risks 17
Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Index 18
Table: SSA RRI 27
Methodology 28
Industry Forecast Methodology 28
Sector-Specific Methodology 29
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 33
Sector-Specific Methodology 34
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index Indicators 34
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 35

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