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Egypt tenders for 500MW of wind and solar

Country seeks private investors for three projects in the West Nile area.

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Egypt has launched three new tenders for the development of a total of 500MW of wind and solar power capacity.

Projects will be developed on a Build, Own and Operate (BOO) basis in the West Nile Area, law firm Eversheds announced on its website.

Experienced local and foreign developers are invited to bid for these projects, with the output purchased by the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) under long-term a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

The land for the projects will be made available by the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) on a usufruct basis for the duration of the projects.

The first tender is for a total installed wind capacity of 250MW. Previous experience in implementing three wind power plants with a minimum capacity of 50MW each is required.

The Request for Pre-Qualification (RfPQ) may be obtained from EETC as of Sunday, 23 August 2015 for EUR 2,000 ($2,227) to be paid in cash or by cheque. The pre-qualification documents must be submitted to EETC by the developers no later than on Monday, 05 October 2015 at 12:00. Short-listed developers will receive the Request for Proposal (RFP) from EETC.

The second tender is for a total installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity of 200MW. Previous experience in implementing three PV power plants with a minimum capacity of 50MW each is required.

The tender documents may be obtained from EETC as of Sunday, 30 August 2015 for EUR 4,000 to be paid in cash or by cheque. Offers must be submitted in separate technical and financial envelopes to EETC no later than on Monday, 02 November 2015 at 12:00. A EUR 4 million bid bond must be included in the bids.

The third tender is a total installed concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity of 50MW. Previous experience in implementing at least three CSP power plants with a total capacity of 30MW is required.

The tender documents may be obtained from EETC as of Sunday, 06 September 2015 for EUR 3,000 to be paid in cash or by cheque. Offers must be submitted in separate technical and financial envelopes to EETC no later than on Monday, 16 November 2015 at 12:00. A EUR 1 million bid bond must be included in the bids.

All bids must be valid for 180 days from the operating date and late offers will be rejected.

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