A dozen bidders to proceed in 250-MW Ethiopian solar tender

Sunset in Ethiopia. Author: Rod Waddington.

March 26 (Renewables Now) - As many as 12 companies and consortia have been pre-qualified in a 250-MW solar tender in Ethiopia as part of the World Bank Group's Scaling Solar programme.

The tender, being conducted by Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), has attracted proposals from a total of 28 developers willing to develop and install of two photovoltaic (PV) power projects of 125 MW each.

Selected bidders will be invited to take part in the final part of the competitive selection, which will assess proposals primarily on the basis of the lowest offered tariff. The full list of pre-qualified candidates can be seen in the table.

Access - Total Eren Enel Green Power
Acciona - Swicorp FRV - Globeleq - Belayab
Actis - Mulilo KoSPCo - KEPCO
Acwa Power Mitsui
Al-Nowais - Aldwych - Alten Nareva - Adani
EDF - Masdar Scatec Solar

The Ethiopian tender was launched in November 2017 and is the fifth Scaling Solar tender in Africa so far. It follows two rounds in Zambia, one in Senegal and one in Madagascar. Pre-qualified bidders for the project in Madagascar, including a 25-MW solar plant with battery storage, were announced at the end of February.

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