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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Green Technology Worth Knowing About for 2023 (and Beyond)

Posted 24 February 2023
As another exciting year gets underway, the future looks bright for renewable energy and green technology in general.

Despite challenges including energy shortages, supply chain disruptions, and heightened geopolitical tensions, there is plenty of reason to believe that rapidly advancing technologies will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, increase energy efficiency, conserve natural resources, create new jobs and generate economic growth.

Let’s take a quick look at five interesting technologies that are likely to have a growing influence both this year and beyond. We plan to expand on each one with a full blog post later this year.

For now, we’ll cover the essential points to get you thinking about what’s coming next.

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Alternate Ways To Make Renewables More Dispatchable

Posted 28 October 2022

It’s no secret that renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are intermittent and not as dispatchable as energy providers and end users would like. (“Dispatchable” refers to the energy source’s ability to provide power on demand by turning it on or off as needed.)

However, renewable-generated energy can be made dispatchable with energy storage sized and matched to the need of the grid operator.

Most people think of batteries (lithium-ion batteries in particular) when they think of storage. However, batteries are far from the only way to keep energy on tap until it’s needed.

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