Morocco launches tender for 400MW solar with 400MWh BESS Noor Midelt III Project

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  • MASEN, the state owned entity responsible for managing renewable energy in Morocco , has launched a tender process for the Noor Midelt III Solar Project. 
  • Masen leads development programmes of integrated projects aimed at creating an additional 6000 MW by 2030.
  • The goal is to secure 52% of the country’s energy mix from renewable sources by 2030.

In a statement on Wednesday, MASEN announced it is launching the prequalification for the selection of the companies who will be responsible for financing, constructing, and operating the Noor Midelt III Project which will have an installed capacity of approximately 400MW of solar PV and a Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) with a capacity of 400MWh.

According to MASEN, the project would contribute to the “massive integration of renewable energies, particularly by helping to cover the peak demand of the National power system.”

Thanks to its Project Financing structure, Noor Midelt III will enable a greater contribution from the private sector to the deployment of renewable energy sources and will involve a number of local and international banks.

As the MASEN moves forward with the execution of the three Noor Midelt plants, I, II, and III, the Midelt region will host one of the world’s largest solar complexes, with a total installed capacity of around 1600 MW.

Download the prequalification tender document HERE  

Deadline for submission 10AM Friday, October 2023.

Masen also announced a short list of pre-qualified companies for the second phase construction of of Noor Midelt II. Read more

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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