Castor site map


Boshof – Free State Province – South Africa

The Castor project was acquired by Aurora Power Solutions ahead of the Second Phase of South Africa’s Small Projects Program. The complete due diligence, sale and finalization of authorizations for the project took place in three months ahead of the bid submission, and reflects Aurora’s targeted and flexible approach to creating power generation assets.

Aurora led the successful bid submission and the project was awarded Preferred Bidder status in February 2017, together with the Capella Project.

All further project development, including the financial close process, financing, construction and operation of the project will be carried out within the Aurora Group.

Aurora Power Solutions will remain majority equity investor and SOLA Future Energy is the appointed EPC and O&M contractor for the Castor project.

Key activities by the Aurora Group include:

  • Identification and acquisition of brownfield site
  • Management of the grid integration design and authorisation process
  • Financial structuring of the project
  • Arrangement of the project debt
  • Complete bid submission and tariff determination
  • Complete design of the project
  • Sub-EPC selection, appointment and contracting process
  • Management of all construction logistics and considerations


Project Castor
Program & round awarded South Africa’s Small Projects Program (SPP), Phase 2
Size (MW AC) 5
Status Awarded Preferred Bidder
Location Boshof, Free State, South Africa
Aurora’s role Developer & Sponsor
Project sponsor Aurora Power Solutions
MWh generated (p.a.) 13,550
Tons CO2 avoided (p.a.) 13,685.5
  • Client Consultry
  • Date March 7, 2017
  • Tags Small Projects, South Africa
  • URL View Project