Egypt’s New & Renewable Energy Authority invites bids for 200 MW solar project

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Egypt’s New & Renewable Energy Authority invites bids for 200 MW solar project

Egypt’s New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) has opened a tender process inviting developers to submit bids for a 200 MW photovoltaic solar IPP project in Kom Ombo 50 km north of Aswan.

The Kom Ombo solar project was originally planned in 2012 as ten 20 MW Photovoltaic (PV) – Grid Connected Power Plant Project. However, the project has now been turned to a single 200 MW photovoltaic solar project.

Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before June 28, 2016.

As we reported in 2015, during that year NREA, among others, was involved in:

  • Two 50 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, which will be located in Benan to be developed by Building Energy.
  • The joint venture between Saudi-based Desert Technologies and Italy’s Enerray signed MoUs with NREA for two 50 MW solar projects, as well as a 50 MW wind project also in Benban.
  • Egyptian manufacturing company Elsewedy Electric was awarded  a 50 MW solar project in Benban. 
  • Lekela Power, a 60/40 joint venture between Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, signed MoUs with the NREA for a 50 MW PV solar plant in Aswan and a 50 MW wind power plant in the West Gulf of Suez.

The Egyptian medium to long term vision includes the implementation of PV power plants for developing new communities in the vast deserts, taking into consideration the enhancement of local manufacturing of PV components to improve the economics of solar PV power plants.

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