Six bidders qualify for Albanian wind farms tender - report

Torozos II wind farm in Valladolid province, Spain. Image source: Naturgy Energy Group (handout)

TIRANA (Albania), September 21 (SeeNews) - Albania's energy ministry selected six bidders to move into the second stage of a tendering procedure for the construction of onshore wind power plants with a total capacity of 620 MW, local media reported.

The energy ministry selected two consortia and four individual bidders to continue in the tendering procedure, out of 17 candidates which submitted expressions of interest, news agency Exit reported on Tuesday.

Members of the consortia that qualify for the next bidding phase include local companies Ayan and Salillari and Turkey's Guris and Morgan Energy. France's Total Eren and Voltalia, Austria's Verbund and Turkey's Eksim Yatrin Holding are running on their own.

The wind farms are expected to start operations in 2025.

Albania's energy ministry invited potential bidders to submit applications for the construction of utility-scale onshore wind power plants in March.

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