Ten international companies and one consortium to compete for right to build solar power plant in Armenia
YEREVAN, July 17. /ARKA/. Ten international companies and one consortium will compete for the right to build a solar power plant in Armenia, Hayk Harutyunyan, deputy energy infrastructures and natural resources minister, said on Monday.
In April 2017, Armenia announced a tender to choose a builder company for construction of a 55-megawatt solar plant in Masrik.
As many as 20 companies have applied for participation in the tender, but only 10 of them have passed prequalification round.
Harutyunyan said the following companies have reached the final: TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co., Ltd, China –Subsolar Energy Holding LLC, the Netherlands, Phelan Energy Group Limited, South Africa –Korea Electric Power Corporation, Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital Company Private Limited, India – Risen Energy Co. Limited, China, Metka, Greece –Energy Phoenix, Lebanon, Access Infra Central Asia Limited, U.A.E – Eren Renewable Energy S.A., France – TSK Electronica, Spain, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures B.V, Netherlands, –FSL Solar S.L., Country: Spain, Acciona Energia S.A.U., Spain, Building Energy Development Africa, Italy –H1 Holdings (Pty) Ltd, South Africa, Sky Power Global, Cayman –Enerparc Projects GMBH, Germany and CountourGlobal LP, Cayman Islands.
«In the next round of the tender, the companies will come up with price offers,» Harutyunyan said. «The company with the lowest or most competitive price offer will be preferable.»
In his words, the next stage of the tender will be announced in September and the entire tender procedure will be completed in early 2018. The construction is expected to be launched already in 2018.
The project is estimated to cost from $40 to 60 million.
In summer 2015, a $58-milion investment program aimed at development of renewable energy was launched in Armenia.
The program is designed for five or six years and is being implemented by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund with the support from the Climate Investment Funds, the Armenian energy and natural resources ministry, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. --0---