KenGen and AFD issues tender for 42.5MW solar/battery hybrid project in Embu County

  • Kenya’s state owned energy utility, KenGen, has launched a tender for project management consulting services for the Seven Forks 42.5 MW solar/battery hybrid project in Embu County. The bidders must oversee plant design, engineering and full project management including contracting. 

Bidders must have designed and supervised a minimum of two grid-connected PV projects, each at least 50 MW in size, within the past decade to qualify. The tender requires expertise in overseeing, installing, and integrating two battery energy storage systems of at least 5 MWh each, along with a track record of supervising two 132 kV substations and transmission lines. Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is also a prerequisite.

The government of France is funding the tender through Agence Française de Développement (AFD).

Link to the tender documents HERE

Good luck!

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