- AMEA Power and TBEA consortium has won 100 MW capacity out of 500 MW solar tendered in Tunisia
- The consortium will sign a PPA with 20-year validity with the state utility STEG
- They expect the project to deliver around 250,490 GWh of clean solar power annually on completion
After Scatec Solar of Norway claimed winning 360 MW of solar power capacity in the 500 MW Tunisian solar power auction to be established in the form of three projects, now UAE based energy firm AMEA Power says it won 100 MW in partnership with China’s TBEA Xinjiang New Energy (see Scatec Solar Bags 360 MW In Tunisian PV Tender).
The two winning partners won the capacity as a consortium and will set it up in Kairouan region. An official statement from the companies did not specify what the winning bid was, however an advisor at the Tunisian Ministry of Industry and Small & Medium Enterprises Mehdi Majoul said back in July 2019 that for the Kairouan project a bid of $0.0286 per kWh was offered (see $0.0244/kWh Lowest Bid For Tunisia’s 500 MW Tender).
As winners of the 100 MW capacity, AMEA Power and TBEA will sign a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with state utility Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG) and on completion are expected to generate close to 250,490 GWh power annually.
In another North African market Egypt, AMEA recently secured a 25-year take-or-pay PPA with EETC for a 200 MW solar project in Kom Ombo region (see UAE Company To Build 200 MW Solar In Egypt).