The Tunisian Ministry of Industry and SMEs has officially announced that, following an international tender, a consortium formed by TBEA Xinjiang New Energy Co., Ltd. and AMEA Power has been awarded a 100 MW solar project in Kairouan, Tunisia.
This project was part of a major international tender launched in 2018 by the Tunisian Ministry of Industry and SMEs and is aligned with the 2030 New Energy Vision of the government. A total capacity of 500MW of solar projects has been allocated to various active bidders under this international tender.
Following the announcement, Hussain Al Nowais, AMEA Power’s Chairman said, “We are very excited to end this year with the news of being awarded a major renewable energy project in one of our key target markets. This is a project that is awarded through a competitive bidding process, and we look forward to helping the country achieve its goal of diversifying the energy mix. ”
There is going to be a 100 MW solar plant in Kairouan. The Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG) will sign a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The power plant will generate nearly 250,490 GWh per year and will help to avoid 247,000 tons of CO2 emissions every year.
AMEA Power signed a PPA with The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) on December 10, 2019, for a 200MW solar PV project and a 500MW wind project in Egypt. Prior to this, AMEA Power signed a PPA for a 50MW solar PV project with Togo’s national utility company, La Compagnie Energie Electrique du Togo (CEET), on November 26, 2019.
This project is being developed now. Another PPA was signed earlier this year for a 60MW solar PV project with the Chad Ministry of Energy. The firm also has two projects under construction in Jordan: a solar power plant of 50MW and a wind power plant of 51.75MW.