Company Overview

Altron Power Zambia provides comprehensive solutions for the establishment of greenfield and brownfield turn-key substation projects.

We design, build and project manage the construction of conventional air-insulated substations (AIS) from 11kV to 400kV, gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substations, indoor cellular substations and mobile substations

From concept through to commissioning and handover, Altron Power Zambia manages all aspects of substation design, including civil work components.


These comprise:

  • Substation electrical designs, including verification of high voltage equipment requirements, substation layout drawings, earthing system designs, protection and control schemes and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system designs.
  • Substation civil and mechanical designs, including civil layout, substation buildings, equipment foundations and equipment support structures.
  • Design of interfaces with the existing electrical system to ensure a working solution for the client.

Utilising our team's unique knowledge and experience, we provide cost effective solutions to clients across all sectors. We are product agnostic, which allows us to source the best products for specific projects, according to our client’s requirements and budget. We are able to offer a broad range of Powertech products (see for a comprehensive list and also provide substation solutions in accordance with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standards.

Projects completed for ZESCO :

  • Construction of National Heroes Stadium 11 kV Switching Substation
  • Construction of Makeni 11 kV Switching Substation
  • Replacement of 11 kV Switchgear at Avondale 33/11 kV Substation

The scope of opportunity for power industry players in Africa is massive. Without electrification critical sectors such as Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) cannot be rolled out. We have extensive reach across sub-Saharan Africa and have the edge on the competition with our proven local understanding of the African continent and our ability to remain relevant and competitive by delivering a quality product at competitive prices.

We have consistently demonstrated flawless execution on client projects, showcasing our unmatched expertise in markets such as Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania, Mozambique Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana and Angola across a variety of sectors including mining, government, utilities, municipalities, industrial and rail.

We have been involved in a number of large renewable projects within South Africa, focusing on the construction of main transformer substations. These include the Sere Wind Farm Project, which featured a 132/33kV step down substation and the Labonne 132/33kV substation at the Gouda Wind Energy Facility, where we were responsible for supplying and commissioning the transformer and related equipment.