German development bank KfW aims to financially support a 36 MW greenfield solar power plant, planned to come up on Podveležje plateau in the Balkan nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), for which it has now launched a consultancy tender.

The 36 MW project is expected to supply power from 8 MW capacity for the regional distribution network and remaining 28 MW will cater to the national transmission grid. The latter’s capacity can go up to a maximum of 30 MW.

To be located at an altitude of between 700 meters and 800 meters, the facility will be located in the immediate vicinity of a wind power plant that’s recently been commissioned by Bosnian utility Elektroprivreda Bosne I Hercegovine (EPBiH), also funded by KfW. EPBiH has been planning to install a 30 MW solar power plant here.

Selected consultant will be required to review existing studies and surveys and prepare a technical feasibility study including review of preliminary design of the plant.

Scope of work also involves conducting a cost-benefit analysis, supplementing the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) in accordance with the bank’s sustainability guidelines, among other tasks. The German bank believes the 36 MW facility will further promote renewable energy sources in the power generation portfolio of the country by exploiting abundant solar energy potential.

Last date to submit applications for this prequalification tender is November 25, 2021. Tender details are available on Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) website.