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Engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has been appointed as the lenders’ technical adviser for the 50MW Bokpoort concentrating solar power project in South Africa by Investec Bank and Absa Bank (AE 260/8). Mott MacDonald will monitor construction and commissioning on behalf of the lenders over 28 months through regular site visits. The project was selected in the second round of the country’s renewable energy independent power producer procurement programme and will have the largest thermal storage capacity ever employed by a similar facility at 9.3 hours.