Morocco Invites Pre-qualification Bids for 200Mw Solar Pv Tender

  • The Noor Atlas tender is comprised of 7 Solar Pv projects of 20 to 30 MW each, distributed into two lots.
  • The project will be financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and German KfW bank as well as by the European Commission.
  • Morocco is targeting 42% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

Morocco’s electricity utility, Office National de l’Electricité (ONEE), has invited pre-qualification bids for a total of 200 MW Solar Pv. The Noor Atlas tender is comprised of 7 Solar Pv projects of 20 to 30 MW each, distributed into two lots.

This is the second phase of ONEE’s program focused on assuring electricity supply for regions “at the end of the line” or regions powered by 60 kV lines and sited at a long distance from transformation posts.

The first lot seeks bids for projects in Ain Beni Mathar, Bouanane, Boudnib, Boulmane (Enjil) et Outat El Haj in the eastern part of the country.The second lot invites bid for projects in Tata and Tan Tan in the southern part of the country.

The Noor Atlas tender project will be financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and German KfW bank as well as by the European Commission. According to information published by Moroccan daily Le Matin in mid-December last year, ONEE has agreed a EUR 129 million (USD 138.2m) loan with EIB and a EUR 130 million loan with KfW.

Morocco plans a $13 billion expansion of wind, solar and hydroelectric power generation capacity and associated infrastructure targeting 42% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

 

 

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