The projects are under round one of the 600MW scaling solar project announced and launched earlier this year.
The 11 firms are EDF Energie Nouvelle of France; Scatec Solar of Norway, Access Eren Zambia 1 of France, Mulilo Zambia PVI Consortium of South Africa, and Enel Green Power (EGP) of Italy.
Others are Globeleq of the United Kingdom, International Power SA/Engie of Belgium, Neon First Solar of France, Shanghai Eletric Power/Avic of China and Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund 2-Old Mutual – Life Insurance Company –Cobra/CDE of Mauritius and Grupo T-Solar of South Africa.
The companies have been pre-qualified to participate in the Request For Proposals (RFP) to develop the first-ever grid connected solar PV power plants in Zambia to be located in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone.
This is according to a statement released yesterday by IDC chief executive officer Andrew Chipwende.
Mr Chipwende said the pre-qualification followed a competitive Request For Qualification (RFQ) process that ran from October 5 to November 13, 2015, in which 48 applications were received.