- Lebanon’s Ministry of Energy and Water has released a list of shortlisted bidders for its 180 MW solar tender
- The 28 names of companies that have formed joint ventures include the likes of Philadelphia Solar, Trina Solar (Luxembourg), Greencells GmbH, Vikram Solar, Enviromena Power Systems, Infinity Solar, ib vogt GmbH, Kaco New Energy GmbH, among other others
- Winning projects will be established in the regions of Mount Lebanon, Bekaa and Hermel, South and Nabatieh, and North and Akkar
- Shortlisted companies now move to next round of technical and capability scoring
The Ministry of Energy and Water in Lebanon has identified 28 bidders as having qualified to step into stage 2 of its 180 MW solar power tender, which is on technical and capability scoring. All the shortlisted companies have formed joint ventures with other participating firms, that includes both local and international companies.
Some of the well-known names include Philadelphia Solar, Trina Solar (Luxembourg), Greencells GmbH, Vikram Solar, Enviromena Power Systems, Infinity Solar, ib vogt GmbH, Kaco New Energy GmbH, among other others.
Winning projects will be located in the regions of Mount Lebanon, Bekaa and Hermel, South and Nabatieh, and North and Akkar regions. The complete list of shortlisted bidders is available on the website of the ministry.
Lebanon had launched the request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of 12 solar PV farms across the country back in May 2017 for the development of projects in the capacity range of 10 to 15 MW. The Economy & Ecology Online reported back then that the RFP documents were shared with 265 contacts that submitted project proposals.
It said the solar farms will hopefully built by the private sector using power purchase agreements (PPA) based on permits by the Council of Ministers.
In April 2018, the country had issued an expression of interest for up to 300 MW of solar plus battery storage capacity (see 300 MW PV+Storage Tender In Lebanon).