The Ethiopian government is implementing the 2nd phase of its Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II). GTP II, which will run to 2019/20, aims to continue work on physical infrastructure through public investment projects, and to transform Ethiopia into a manufacturing hub. Growth targets are an annual average GDP growth of 11%; in line with manufacturing strategy, the Ethopian government also hopes the industrial sector will grow by an average of 20%, creating jobs.
- Jay Govender, Emma Dempster, Adriaan van der Merwe and Nihaal Maharaj were lead advisors to the Ethiopian Government, appointed through Tetra Tech ES, Inc., as the implementing partner to the US Agency for International Development’s Power Africa initiative. Our projects & energy team is advising this client in connection with the global competitive procurement conducted for the 100 MW Solar PV Project (Metehara Project). This mandate is wide-ranging and includes advising on governance issues; procurement of IPPs; technical issues; and agreements on grid interconnection. Our team has designed and drafted the request for proposals and the corresponding project documents including the related power purchase agreement; government implementation agreement; connection and use of system agreement; and more.
- Allan Reid was involved in the acquisition by PPC and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of a shareholding in an Ethiopian lime company.
- Jay Govender was lead legal advisor to Ethiopia Electric Power in the procurement design and implementation, and development of the suite of project documentation for the Metehara 100MW solar PV project.
- Jay Govender was lead legal advisor to Ethiopia Electric Power in the procurement design and implementation, and development of the suite of project documentation for the Chemoga Yeda I and II 280 MW hydro project.