54 Companies Shortlisted For 200 MW Uzbek Solar Tender

The 200 MW AC Solar PV tender of Uzbekistan has caught the fancy of several top global players that have made the cut out of 54 companies shortlisted. Pictured is the entrance of Gur-e-amir, the mausoleum of Tamerlane in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. (Photo Credit: Uzbekistan Travel)
54 Companies Shortlisted For 200 MW Uzbek Solar Tender
  • The Ministry of Energy in Uzbekistan has released the list of companies and consortia that have pre-qualified for its 200 MW AC Sherabad Solar PV tender
  • List comprises 54 names of which at least 20 are entering the contest as part of consortia
  • Some of the players that are contesting alone include SoftBank's SB Energy, Scatec Solar, Masdar, Eni, Elsewedy Electric, Jinko Power, ACWA Power among several others

Uzbekistan has approved 54 companies on its pre-qualification list for the 200 MW solar tender it launched in February 2020. These companies will now be able to submit proposals to set up the project.

The 200 MW AC solar project is to be located in Sherabad district of Surkhandarya region and is part of the 1 GW PV capacity that Uzbekistan is seeking Asian Development Bank's foundation's help for (see Uzbekistan Launches 200 MW Solar PV Tender).

Of the 54 names, at least 20 are consortia with some of the prominent global players joining hands with other companies to bid for the tender, for instance Germany's ib vogt is part of a consortium and so is France's Engie that's entering the fray with International Power SA (IPSA). JA Solar has joined hands with Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) and Hyundai Engineering. Similarly, Lightsource BP of Britain has tied up with Renewable Energy Investments Ltd.

Some of the big names that are going alone are Norway's Scatec Solar, Japan's SB Energy Global Holdings Ltd (SoftBank), Japan's Marubeni Corporation, China's Jinko Power, Spain's Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Italy's Eni, Egypt's Elsewedy Electric, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company Masdar, Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power, among others. India's ReNew Power & National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is also among the contenders.

The list of the pre-qualifying companies can be viewed on the energy ministry's website.

Last month, Uzbekistan launched another tender for 400 MW AC solar PV capacity to be set up under the Scaling Solar Program of the World Bank to be set up as 2 projects of 200 MW each in Samarkand and Jizzakh regions (see 400 MW Solar PV Capacity Tendered In Uzbekistan).

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