Uzbekistan shortlists bidders in 600 MW of solar tenders
Solar panels. Photo by: Innovative Solar Systems (www.innovativesolarsystemsllc.com).
December 8 (Renewables Now) - The government of Uzbekistan has released the lists of shortlisted candidates in tenders seeking to award 600 MW of solar capacity.
In response to Requests for Qualifications (RfQs) for two photovoltaic (PV) projects of 200 MW each, the Ministry of Energy has selected 15 bidders, it said in a press release last week. Among the shortlisted developers are Abu Dhabi Future Energy PJSC (Masdar), Jinko Power Technology Co Ltd (SHA:601778), Japan’s Marubeni Corp (TYO:8002), Total Eren and Norway’s Scatec Solar (FRA:66T).
The solar projects sought to be awarded through this tender are located in the Kattakurgan district of Samarkand region and the Jizzakh region’s Gallaorol district, respectively. Bids for them were due by September 26.
Separately, 11 bidders have been admitted to the final phase of a competition for a 200-MW solar farm in the Sherabad district of Surkhandarya province, southeastern Uzbekistan. The list includes ACWA Power, Marubeni Corp, Total Eren, India's NTPC (BOM:532555) and Renew Power Pvt and others.
Uzbekistan aims to lift the share of its installed renewables capacity by up to 5 GW in the next 10 years. It is holding a series of tenders, some with the assistance of the World Bank’s International Finance Corp (IFC), in support of that goal.
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