Algeria’s Ambitious Solar Power Project Attracts 73 Bids For 2,000 MW Generation Capacity

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Algeria has received 73 bids, both domestic and international, for 15 solar power projects with a total capacity of 2,000 megawatts (MW).


Sonelgaz, the state-owned electricity and gas distribution company, oversaw the bidding process. Initially, 90 companies were pre-qualified, but this was narrowed down to 73 bids.


The project involves constructing 15 solar power plants across 12 provinces, with capacities ranging from 80 MW to 220 MW each.


The terms require foreign winning bidders to have a minimum of 35% national participation, which could involve providing solar panels, cables, generators, and other equipment.

Recently, Sonelgez, the state-owned utility of Algeria, has launched a tender for the development and construction of 15 solar power plants with a combined capacity of 2,000 MW. These solar projects will have capacities ranging from 80 MW to 220 MW. 

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