- French Development Agency (AFD) has issued EoI seeking consultants for a planned 25 MW solar power project in Africa’s Benin
- The eligible consultant will be required to carry out environmental and social impact study for the project
- AFD has mandated the use of crystalline silicon PV technology for the project
- The panels will be deployed on monopod and bipod fixed structures
- Last date to submit completed EoI is February 19
French Development Agency Issues Pre-Qualification Tender Documents For 22 MW Hybrid Diesel-Solar Power Plant In Niger
(03. February 2018)
The French Development Agency (AFD) has released expression of interest (EoI) documents for a 25 MW solar power plant that will be located in African nation of Benin. The EoI is seeking consultants to carry out an environmental and social impact study along with developing a social management, resettlement and compensation action plan for the construction of the project.
AFD has issued the EoI on behalf of the Benin Ministry of the Economy and Finance to set up the 25 MW PV plant for the Benin Electric Power Company (SBEE). The Government of Benin, AFD and the European Union signed an agreement in December 2017 (see 25 MW PV Plant In Africa’s Benin).
Once operational, it will be the country’s first ground-mounted solar park, said AFD.
The EoI calls for the project, connected to the grid in Onigbolo, to be deployed without storage capacity. The agency has made it mandatory to use crystalline silicon PV technology with the mounted on monopod or bipod fixed structures.
The last date to submit EoI is February 19. For more details, visit AFD’s website.