Welcome to ADC Projects



We assist factories, foundries and other clients in the heavy industry to become less dependent on utility power. We do this by developing dedicated power generating facilities to supply their electricity needs. Projects can be funded off balance sheet, using debt capital or by bringing equity partners on board. Sometimes a mix of these options works best.


In Africa and various other parts of the world generating capacity is under massive strain and large industry players such as foundries and mines are regularly instructed to cut back on usage in order to maintain grid stability. These cut-backs result in massive losses in revenue – eroding job security and stifling economic growth. At ADC Projects we help to alleviate the effect of cut-backs and ensure that the wheels of industry keep turning.




Gas Powered Engines

ADC conducted a Technology Due Diligence and selected 10 x GE Jenbacher 24 cylinder engines with a generation capacity of 40MW. ADC developed the project, at risk, over a period of 4 years to reach financial close in 2013. Construction of this gas facility commenced in June 2014 with ADC in the role of Owner’s Project Manager. The facility reached Deemed Commercial operation in December 2015. ADC is appointed as the Kuvaninga facility’s Operations and Maintenance contractor for a period of 14 years.


Renewable Energy

ADC Projects’ engineering team is ready to assist you in various phases of development in renewable energy. From determining the natural resource available to providing guidance towards the best suited equipment supplier and determining your long term operations partner. ADC has the insight to determine the network requirements to put such an asset onto the grid. ADC has successfully commissioned- and are managing Solar facilities.


Network Studies

In its effort to assist its clients in the development of their projects from their inception to implementation, ADC Projects has at its disposal an engineering team equipped with the necessary tools to conduct an array of network studies. These studies include load flows, short circuit calculations, harmonics and power quality, transient stability, single phase auto-reclosing, switching overvoltage, grid code compliance (GCC) assessment for new power plants (including renewable energy).

40MW Natural Gas Project:
Kuvaninga Energia

ADC was approached by the Mozambican Electricity utility, Electricidade de Mocambique (EdM) to act as the Owner’s Engineer, Project manager and site supervision for the construction and commissioning of the High-Pressure Customer Metering Station (HPCMS) in Chokwe.

The HPCMS receives Royalty gas from the Temane gas pipeline at approximately 110 BarG. The gas pressure is then stepped down in two stages to 6,6 BarG, to meet the Kuvaninga Power station gas requirements.

The notice to proceed was issued on 1 June 2016 with a planned construction schedule of 38 weeks. The plant was successfully commissioned in March 2017, two days ahead of schedule.

ADC insights


How investors and lenders can reduce project risk, improve their opportunities and increase their return.

Joining a project at financial close to provide funding – both equity injection and debt – carries a much higher risk and cost than many risk models recognise. Based on experience from a substantial number of project developments, this white paper explores:

  • The hidden risks that threaten the success of lenders and equity investors providing project funding;
  • How committing development capital at an earlier phase presents investors and lenders with a better opportunity;
  • How to mitigate the risks and ensure success when committing capital during a project’s development phase

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Why Natural Gas Electricity Generation Matters – And How to Manage Your Costs

Posted 8 January 2021
While there is a great deal of enthusiasm and even hype for renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, the fact remains that natural gas contributes a large portion of our energy needs.

In fact, natural gas power plants generate around 23% of the world's electricity, primarily in the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.

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Can Battery Costs Be Justified With Energy Price Arbitrage?

Posted 13 November 2020
More and more developers are considering battery storage solutions for their renewable energy projects, yet they remain a costly component.

Bloomberg NEF reports that in 2019, battery prices were $156/kWh. They also forecast that “by 2023, average prices will be close to $100/kWh”.

So although costs are dropping quickly, and battery systems provide vital dispatchability that stand-alone renewables do not, they remain more expensive on a ‘per kWh’ basis than solar and wind.

Green Tech Media reports: “Since 2012, the benchmark LCOE of lithium-ion batteries configured to supply four hours of grid power — a standard requirement for many grid services — has fallen by 74 percent, as extrapolated from historical data … In comparison, the LCOE per megawatt-hour for onshore wind, solar PV and offshore wind has fallen by 49 percent, 84 percent and 56 percent, respectively, since 2010.”

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