Construction of the 750MW Kafue Gorge Lower (KGL) scheme had been expected to be completed in phases this year with the first 150MW turbine on line in April, but timings have been hit by travel restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Zesco generation director Fidelis Mubiana told journalists in Lusaka the utility was still evaluating the impact. “Our main contractor Sinohydro is based in Wuhan, which (was) the epicentre of the coronavirus,” Mubiana said. “We are reviewing, but our focus is to ensure that we commission the plant as soon as possible.”
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