LONDON: Kibo Energy’s UK subsidiary Sloane Developments Ltd. has agreed the Heads of Terms for a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire a 9MW flexible gas power project for £1.7 million.
The acquisition is in line with the Company’s strategy to acquire and develop a portfolio of small-scale flexible power generation assets that will help balance out the UK’s national grid at critical times.
Sloane currently has a direct 100% interest in a shovel-ready 5.0 MW gas fuelled power generation plant, Bordesley, which is currently under development and Sloane is also in the process of preparing for a listing on the Standard List of the London Stock Exchange.
Louis Coetzee, CEO of Kibo, said: “The Acquisition of this 9 MW gas power project will represent the second production / shovel-ready site in our subsidiary’s growing portfolio of flexible power plants in the UK. In addition, potential exists to optimise synergies between the acquisition site and Bordesley resulting in significantly improved site economics. Together with Sloane’s upcoming listing, this acquisition will provide an outstanding platform from which to take full advantage of the opportunity that has been identified in the Reserve Power market, the fastest growing energy sector in the UK.
“Following the LSE Admission, Sloane will be in a position to develop its portfolio at scale and pace, as opposed to on a project-by-project basis and advance significantly towards immanent revenue generation. This is an exciting period for both Sloane and Kibo and we look forward to providing further updates on progress made in due course as we look to capitalise on the significant growth opportunities available in the rapidly growing Reserve Power market and realise value for all stakeholders.”
Kibo Energy PLC is a multi-asset, Africa focused, energy company positioned to address the acute power deficit, which is one of the primary impediments to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. To this end, it is the Company’s objective to become a leading independent power producer in the region.
Kibo is simultaneously developing three similar coal-fuelled power projects: the Mbeya Coal to Power Project (‘MCPP’) in Tanzania; the Mabesekwa Coal Independent Power Project (‘MCIPP’) in Botswana; and the Benga Independent Power Project (‘BIPP’) in Mozambique. By developing these projects in parallel, the Company intends to leverage considerable economies of scale and timing in respect of strategic partnerships, procurement, equipment, human capital, execution capability / capacity and project finance.
Additionally, the Company has a 60% interest in MAST Energy Developments Limited (‘MED’), a private UK registered company targeting the development and operation of flexible power plants to service the UK Reserve Power generation market.