West Africa: Republic of Guinea-Bissau Issues 20MW and Two 1MW Solar PV Tenders

  • Yesterday the Republic of Guinea-Bissau has announced tender for a 20 MW photovoltaic power plant near Bissau and two 1 MW mini-plants in Gabu and Cachungo.
  • The tender is being administered by African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Company (ABREC) on behalf of the Government of Guinea-Bissau.

The African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Company (ABREC) works to promote renewable energy and energy efficient technologies in Africa. A mandatory site visit will take place for bidders on 13th to 15th March, 2019. The tender is made up of three lots and closes 10th April 2019.

  • Lot 1: Construction of a 20MWp solar PV power plant at the Gardete site located about 8km from the city of Bissau, equipment and 30kV interconnection lines with the Bôr substation. Bidders are required to make a proposal for alternative energy storage;
  • Lot 2: Construction of a 1MWp solar PV power plant with diesel generators to hybridise its operation, energy storage by batteries and the medium and low voltage power line for the locality of Canchungo.
  • Lot 3: Construction of a 1MWp solar PV power plant with diesel generators to hybridise its operation, energy storage by batteries and the medium and low voltage power line for the locality of Gabu.

Link to tender document (in French)

Guinea-Bissau’s GDP per capita is one of the lowest in the world, and its Human Development Index is one of the lowest on earth. More than two-thirds of the population lives below the poverty line. Only 33.50% of the population have access to electricity.

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