October 29 (Renewables Now) - The government of Afghanistan has issued a Request for Prequalification (RfQ) for the construction of a 40-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park in the country’s northern province of Herat.
The deadline for submitting proposals is November 30, 2019, the Ministry of Energy and Water announced. A meeting for interested companies and consortia will be held on November 5, 2019.
The project will be implemented on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis, with the selected developer winning the right to develop, finance, build, own, operate, maintain and transfer the power plant. It will be developed under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar programme with assistance from the multilateral lender’s private finance arm the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which will act as lead transaction advisor.
Meanwhile, the Afghani government is awaiting proposals by October 30 in another tender for a 40-MW solar project, expecting to prequalify bidders and launch a request for proposals (RfP) in December.