Tunisian Ministry of Mines and Energy and STEG has selected a consortium led by ENGIE and NAREVA as the preferred bidder for constructing the Gafsa photovoltaic power plant in Tunisia.
The consortium will be responsible for developing, designing, financing, building, operating and maintaining the 120 MWp Gafsa photovoltaic power plant over a period of 20 years from commissioning.
This project is one of the first solar Independent Power Producer projects in Tunisia and is part of the renewable energy sector’s development program which is aiming to achieve 30 percent of the country’s renewable energy production by 2030.
The Gafsa plant is expected to supply more than 100,000 Tunisian homes per year and helps avoiding 150,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
This project is the first collaboration between ENGIE and NAREVA in Tunisia, after a joint experience in Morocco with the construction of the 300 MW Tarfaya wind farm, one of the largest wind parks in Africa.
Yoven Moorooven, CEO of ENGIE Africa, said: “Tunisia has engaged in an ambitious plan to build new renewable power generation capacity with an objective to install 3800 MW by 2030.”
Said Elhadi, chairman and CEO of NAREVA said: “We are delighted to develop this solar project that we have won with our partner ENGIE in Tunisia.”