• Palestine Investment Fund has issued an expression of interest for EPC contractors to submit their interest for a 35 MW rooftop PV project
  • Interested EPC contractors have time until May 13, 2018 to show their interest
  • At least five pre-qualified contractors will be issued RFP documents
  • Winners will need to develop the project with average installed capacity of 70 kW on a turn key basis

The Palestine Investment Fund (PIF) is calling for EPC contractors to submit their expression of interest (EoI) for 35 MW of cumulative rooftop PV capacity to be deployed in Middle Eastern state. The capacity will be spread across 500 rooftops of public schools.

In January 2018, PIF had signed an agreement for this project with the Palestine Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) under Noor Palestine Green Energy program (see 35 MW PV For Palestine Schools).

Massader, the natural resources and infrastructure development arm of the PIF, is now seeking EPC contractors to deliver the project on a turn-key basis over the next 3 to 4 years. The next step will be a request for proposal (RFP) to select up to 5 qualified contractors.

The winning contractors will need to engineer, procure, construct, test, commission and hand over the project. Average installed capacity per school rooftop is expected to be 70 kW.

 Deadline for the EoI is May 13, 2018. Further details are available on the website of Tenders Electronic Daily, supplement to the official journal of the European Union (EU).

According to the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), the Palestinian energy sector is almost fully reliant on energy imports. About 89% of its total electricity supply comes from Israel’s utility Israeli Electrical Corporation, whereas 3% come from Egypt and Jordan. The share of installed energy capacity in Palestine is completely fossil fuel fired. Palestine aims to achieve 10% renewable energy share in domestic electricity generation by 2020. RCREEE is an intergovernmental organization with diplomatic status in the Arab region.