Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC, operating under the Masdar brand, has won two ongoing tenders.
As part of the projects, each developer investor will have to build a solar power plant, as well as a new 220 kV substation.
We add that 84 international companies expressed interest in participating in the tender, of which, after passing a two-stage selection, 15 qualified participants were invited to submit proposals, including commercial, technical and financial ones.
By the deadline for submitting proposals on May 16, 2021, 7 proposals for a project in the Samarkand region, and 8 proposals for a project in the Jizzakh region were received.
These projects are part of the Program for the construction of solar photovoltaic plants in Uzbekistan with a total capacity of 1 GW, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Finance. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) provides technical support to the Program.
The program is one of the key components of the large-scale strategy of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the use of renewable energy sources. By 2030, it is planned to deploy up to 5 GW of cost-effective and environmentally friendly solar generation to meet the growing demand for electricity in the country.