Enel Green placed lowest bid in Morocco's 850-MW wind tender - report

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December 10 (SeeNews) - Italy’s Enel Green Power SpA (BIT:EGPW), or EGP, has made the lowest bid in Morocco’s 850-MW wind power tender, Bloomberg said today, citing knowledgeable sources.

According to previously available information, the Italian renewable energy company is competing in consortium with Moroccan Nareva Holding and Siemens Wind Power AS.

At the end of October, Moroccan electricity and water utility company ONEE said it has received final offers from all five consortia bidding in the tender. It first opened the technical and industrial offers and then the financial bids. Additional details are not yet available.

The 850-MW tender includes five projects -- the 150-MW Tanger 2 in the northern part of the country, 300 MW at Tiskrad, Laayoune, 200 MW at Jbel Lahdid, Essaouira, 100 MW near Boujdour, and 100 MW at Midelt. Commissioning of the plants is expected in the 2017-2020 time slot.

The five shortlisted consortia are as follows in alphabetical order.

1) Acciona Energia and Acciona Wind Power of Spain;

2) French EDF Energies Nouvelles with Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC), Fipar Holding of Morocco, and Alstom Wind of Spain;

3) Saudi group International Company for Water and Power Project (ACWA Power) in cooperation with Gamesa Eolica Sl;

4) UK's International Power PLC (Engie group) with International Power LTD (UAE) and Vestas France SAS;

5) and, Nareva-Enel Green Power-Siemens Wind;

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