The Ministry of Industry has launched a call for tender to build and manage a solar plant and wind farm in Tunisia.
According to the Ministry, 16 companies and consortiums were pre-selected to contend for the bid to provide and manage a 500-megawatt solar plant, and 12 companies were pre-selected to compete in the bid for building and managing a 300-megawatt wind farm.
The Italian energy giant Enel is vying for the solar plant project along with other companies including international energy giants such as Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, the United Arab Emirates’ Masdar, and France’s EDF Energies Nouvelles.
Besides, more companies in the running for the wind farm project include Acciona with Swicorp; EDF Renewables with Masdar and Mitsui; Globeleq Africa Holdings with Akuo Energy and HBG Holdings; Acwa Power with Martifer Renewables; Marubeni Corporation; Nareva Renewables with Engie; PowerChina; Total Eren with Access Infra Africa and Lucia Holding; UPC Tunisia Renewables with AC International Holdings; and Voltalia.
By early 2019, the candidate companies will be called to present bids for a 20-year concessions contract and energy sales to Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG).