Ethiopia Announces 500MW Solar PV Tender

  • Ethiopia has announced a pre-qualification process to identify developers for 500 MW of solar capacity.
  • Four projects will be developed in the second round of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Scaling Solar program for the East African nation.
  • The projects will be developed in Weranso, Welencheti, Humera and Mekelle.

Interested developers have until 4pm local time on May 29 to pay an ETB10,000 ($349) fee and enter the request for pre-qualification (RFQ) process being run by Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Directorate-General (PPP-DG).

Bidders who successfully pre-qualify can then take part in the request for proposals (RFP) round of the procurement to prepare bids for an auction to secure PV projects at Weranso, Welencheti, Humera and Mekelle.

The Ethiopian government has said applications will be welcomed from individual developers or consortia but encouraged bidders to join forces with local partners.

Applicants will be judged on their “experience, expertise and financial resources to rapidly deliver the solar PV PPP [public-private partnership] projects”, said the directorate-general, indicating the schemes would be developed on such a basis.

This follows the announcement of a separate 250MW solar PV tender earlier this year. Read more

Link to official tender announcement plus contact details here

Author: GBA News Desk

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