Tunisia to tender 300 MW wind, 300 MW solar on Apr 27
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Tunisia plans to tender 300 MW of wind and 300 MW of solar power on April 27, legal services provider Eversheds Sutherland unveiled this week.
According to the law firm, the government of Tunisia is preparing to tender 100 MW of solar in each of Gafsa and Tataouine, as well as 50 MW in each of Sidi Bouzid and Touzeur. As per wind, interested parties can bid for 200 MW in Nabeul and 100 MW in Kebili.
The above mentioned projects will require a total investment of about USD 1 billion (EUR 808m) and should be operational in five years, Eversheds Sutherland said. It added that the government also plans for a 200-MW solar project to be commissioned at Tataouine as part of the Desert Development Project that was announced in March.
Earlier in April, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said as cited by Reuters that Tunisia intends to launch a tender for the procurement of 1,000 MW of wind and solar power on April 27. He, however, did not give much more details. According to the Eversheds release, the country aims at 4.7 GW of renewables by 2030.
Meanwhile, Tunisia is preparing to announce in the coming weeks the results of the first round of tenders from mid-November 2017. The process will result in six 10-MW solar projects and four schemes of 1 MW each.