Africa Energy Indaba

Algeria issues 50 MW Solar Pv Off-Grid Hybrid Gas/Diesel Tender

  • The recent 50 MW tender announcement is for development of five off-grid hybrid gas/diesel and solar projects in the south of Algeria.
  • The 50Mw tender is part of a total of a 200Mw tender announcement originally made by the Algerian Ministry of Energy in June 2018.
  • The tender closes 4 March 2019.

A division of Algerian state-owned gas and power provider, Sonegalz, Shariket Kahraba wa Taket Moutadjadida (SKTM), issued a tender for the development of off-grid hybrid gas/diesel and solar projects late. The 50Mw tender is part of a total of a 200Mw tender announcement originally made by the Algerian Ministry of Energy in June 2018.

150 MW has already been tendered (23rd November 2018) in the frame of an international call, to which local private and public entities are entitled to participate with foreign partners. The recent 50 MW tender announcement is for development of five off-grid hybrid gas/diesel and solar projects in the south of Algeria.

The capacity allocation is as follows:

  • 9 MW consisting of 3 MW and 6 MW plants for Guezzem in Tamanrasset province.
  • 7 MW consisting of 4 MW and 3 MW units for Djanet and Illizi, respectively, both of them in Illizi province.
  • 10 MW and 2 MW sections will be constructed in Bordj Badji Mokhtar district, in Adrar province,
  • 11MW consisting of an 8 MW plant in Adrar and a 3 MW system in Bechar.
  • The fifth project is intended to provide power for the town of Tindouf, near the borders with Mauritania.

Domestic content requirements are specified in the tender with modules and mounting structures having to be sourced locally. Algeria’s broader energy plan has allocated 22 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, including 13.575 GW to Solar Pv.

Tenders must be submitted by 4 March 2019.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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