- Kenya’s state utility KenGen is seeking bidders for a solar PV panel production plant to be set up in the country
- It will have an annual production capacity of up to 10 MW and will be produce silicon solar panels
- The fab will be located in the premises of Tana Power Station in Murang’a County
Kenya wants to set up a solar panel manufacturing factory in the country with an annual production capacity of between 5 MW to 10 MW – and for this government owned electric power generation company Kenya Electricity Generating Company Plc (KenGen) has issued an international tender.
The fab is planned to be located within the premises of KenGen’s Tana Power Station in Murang’a county in an existing warehouse. “The new solar PV panel plant is expected to have 5MWe to 10MWe (peak electrical power) yearly production capacity. That is 5MWe solar PV panels using single shifts of 8 hours a day, and 300 working days per year. And 10 MWe solar PV panels using double shifts with total of 16 hour a day, and 300 working days per year,” read the tender documents.
KenGen wants the successful company to design, supply, install, train and commission a silicon based solar PV panel production plant for the utility that produces about 70% of the electricity consumed in Kenya. The winner will need to provide enough solar PV panel materials for initial production and also train KenGen staff for on-site and off-site operation and maintenance of the fab.
Interested companies will have to visit the site mandatorily on March 18, 2020 and submit their proposals by April 15, 2020. Detailed tender documents are available on KenGen’s website.