Tunisia Seeking Bidders For Around 1 GW Solar PV Capacity

Tunisian Energy Ministry Launches Tenders For Utility Scale Solar PV Projects Under National Program for the Development of Renewable Energies

Tunisia Seeking Bidders For Around 1 GW Solar PV Capacity

Tunisia’s Energy Ministry has launched 2 tenders for solar PV capacity development. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: Diyana Dimitrova/Shutterstock.com)

  • Energy Ministry of Tunisia has launched a tender seeking bidders for 8 solar PV projects of 100 MW AC capacity each
  • These will be selected under 4 rounds of 2 projects each, between 2023 and 2025 on land to be secured by the winning bidder
  • It is also inviting bids for 2 projects of unspecified capacity to be sited in Hecha and Khobna regions

Through 2 separate tenders, the Tunisian Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy is seeking proposals for solar power capacity deployment including for 800 MW AC to be developed as 8 projects of 100 MW AC each, under the ambit of the National Program for the Development of Renewable Energies.

The 1st tender is open for 8×100 MW AC capacity to be selected under 4 rounds of 2 projects each. Deadline for proposals to be submitted under round 1 is June 15, 2023, round 2 is March 2024, round 3 is November 2024, and round 4 is September 2025. Selected developer will be expected to secure land.

The ministry is also looking for bidders to submit offers for 2 solar projects to be established on 300 hectares in Hecha, the Governorate of Gabes, and another on 270 hectares in Khobna in the Governorate of Sidi Bouzid. For these 2 power stations, it has not specified individual capacity of the facilities in the tender announcement.

For the Hecha and Khobna projects, bids will be accepted till May 18, 2023.

Recently, AMEA Power of Dubai secured $37 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to build 100 MW Kairouan Solar Project in Tunisia (see 100 MW Tunisian Solar Power Plant Secures Finance).

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