February 26 (Renewables Now) - Electricite du Cambodge (EDC), an electric utility in Cambodia, has launched an international tender for the implementation of a 60-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project, with bids to be accepted by May 17, 2019.
The project will see the construction of a solar park that will be the first phase of a larger complex, with a capacity of 100 MW, in the country’s Kampong Chhnang province. According to the tender documents, published earlier this month, the maximum bidding tariff is USD 0.076 (EUR 0.067) per kWh. The capacity will be installed on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis.
The scope of work will cover the development, design, financing and construction of the 60-MW plant, as well as the provision of operation and maintenance (O&M) services following completion. The construction of a substation and a related transmission interconnection facility is also included.
The winner will be awarded a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDC.
The utility noted that the project is expected to promote the deployment of low-cost power production capacity in Cambodia and help the country diversify its power mix with more clean energy generation.
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