- CI-Energies has launched a tender for the construction and operation of a 20 MW floating solar plant
- It will be located near the Kossau hydroelectric project for which the agency plans to use financial proceeds from an AFD financing
- Feasibility study and construction completion of the project is expected to take around 42 months
Côte-d’Ivoire Energies (CI-Energies) is looking for solar EPC companies to set up a 20 MW floating solar PV plant near the Kossau hydroelectric plant, with the selected bidder responsible for the construction and operation of the pilot project.
The Kossau Floating PV Power Plant and associated connection network is expected to be completed within 18 months to conducted initial study, and another 24 months to build and commission it. CI-Energies is seeking bids from global players at a fixed price.
Eligible companies are required to submit bids by March 29, 2022 to CI-Energies and the same day bids will be opened. Details are available on the French development agency AFD’s website.
CI-Energies has secured financing from the AFD, part of which will be spent on making payments for the construction of the Kossau Floating PV Plant and associated infrastructure.
The state owned energy company of Côte-d’Ivoire, CI-Energies is also representing the government in the 60 MW solar energy tender launched under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar program. In November 2021, 9 companies and consortia were selected as pre-qualifiers for the round (see 60 MW Côte-d’Ivoire Scaling Solar Update).