Tunisia launches new tenders for Renewable Energy

Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy launched on the 23rd of December 2022 a new tender to deploy a total estimated capacity of 1.7 GW of solar and wind from 2023 to 2025 under the RE Independent Power Projects (IPPs).

For the solar PV projects, the Tunisian authorities are seeking proposals to build solar plants with total capacity of 800 MW to be tendered across four equal rounds of 200 MW each. The deadline to submit project proposals for the first round has been set for June 15, 2023. For the fourth and final round, the submission date has been set for an unspecified date in September 2025. Developers will be responsible for identifying and securing land for the projects.

Two other Solar PV projects will be installed on state-owned lands located respectively, in Hecha, in Gabes governorate (300 Ha) and Khobna, in Sidi Bouzid Governorate (270 Ha). The total capacity of these two projects still needs to be confirmed. Interested developers have, until May 18, to submit their proposals.

For the Wind projects, it would consist of a total capacity of 600 MW to be tendered across four equal rounds of 150 MW each. The deadline to submit project proposals for the first round has been set for September 14, 2023. For the fourth and final round, the submission date has been set for an unspecified date in November 2025. Developers bears the primary responsibility to procure the land on which the project will be installed.



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TuNur joins MESIA

TuNur is proud to become a member of MESIA, the only non-for-profit solar association bringing together the entire solar sector across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

MESIA aims to promote solar growth and opportunities in the entire region and collaborate as marketing and content partner with their local, regional and international members and partners. The members portfolio of MESIA is very solid by having members from the entire solar value chain.

TuNur is looking forward to working with the MESIA team and its fellow members to promote further deployment of renewable energy across the region.


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TuNur is proud to support Rec’it Up and the amazing work of IEEE INSAT

TuNur Sponsored the last edition of Rec’it Up event organized by IEEE INSAT.

Rec’it Up focuses in its 4th edition on increasing awareness on climate issues and encouraging new idea, technologies and opportunities for Tunisia and the World.

TuNur is committed to be ready to support associations and initiatives that defend a moderate climate and encourage the investment in green energy.



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Tokyo International Conference on African Development “TICAD 8” Tunisia 2022

TICAD is an open and inclusive forum that brings together African countries and development partners, including international and regional organizations, donor countries, Asian countries, the private sector and civil society organizations, dealing with African development.

Since its inception in 1993, TICAD, has been a forum bringing together African leaders and their international partners to drive sustainable and people-centered development in Africa. Guided by the dual principles of African “ownership” and “international partnership”, this year’s TICAD will focus on the themes of peace, society and economy in the context of COVID-19 recovery on the African continent.

As the host of TICAD, the Government of Tunisia will welcome a gathering of leaders from all countries across the African continent, as well as representatives from the African Union, United Nations, World Bank, Government of Japan, private sector, and civil society to discuss the opportunities and challenges to development which African countries are facing.  Like every TICAD, this year’s conference will focus on fostering dialogue and collective action about African development led by the countries of Africa supported by the international community, shaped by their own vision of sustainable development and the priorities of their citizens and communities.

TuNur was a proud sponsor of one of the key side events hosted by the Tunisian Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry “TJCCI”. Furthermore, three of TuNur’s projects were included in the final list of 81 projects proposed by the private sector to TICAD 8 event.


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TuNur and the Tunisian Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TJCCI)

TuNur is pleased to join the Tunisian Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“TJCCI”). The TJCCI was created on the 4th of December 2014 to strengthen economic relations between Japan and Tunisia and to enhance the promotion of private sector activities between Tunisia and Japan.

TuNur looks forward to working closely with the Chamber and its partners to promote cooperation and investment between Japan and Tunisia, specifically in the field of renewable energies.



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Signing of an MoU between Tunisia and U.K. in the sector of sustainable energy

On Tuesday evening, June 7, 2022, The Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Boden, supervised the procession of the MoU signing between Tunisia and U.K. in the sector of sustainable energy, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Tunisians Abroad, Mr. Othman El-Gerandi, Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy, Mrs. Neila Nouira El-Gonji, British Minister of State for South and Central Asia and North Africa, and the United Nations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development in the United Kingdom, Lord Tarek Mahmoud Ahmed, and the British Ambassador to Tunisia, Mrs. Helen Winterton at the Government Palace in La Kasbah.

Mrs. Neila Nouira Al-Gonji from the Tunisian side and Lord Tarek Mahmoud Ahmed from the British side signed this memorandum.

The signing of this agreement falls within the framework of the working visit of Lord Tarek Mahmoud Ahmed to Tunisia on the 7th and 8th of June to discuss means of cooperation between Tunisia and Britain in various sectors.

Mrs. Neila Nouira El-Gonji stressed that this memorandum aims to support the energy transition policy by accompanying Tunisia in national programs aimed at achieving energy efficiency and helping it achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement related to climate neutrality and the reduction of carbon and greenhouse gases emissions, in addition to converging views between The two sides will establish a profitable partnership for the two countries within the framework of investment in the public and private sectors.

The Minister also stated that Tunisia will launch a request for proposals by the end of June related to the production of 2000 megawatts of solar energy within the framework of the concession regime, within the national program for investment in renewable energies and the production of 30% of electricity from renewable energies by 2030.

For his part, Lord Tarek Mahmoud Ahmed affirmed his country’s keenness to further support Tunisia in various sectors, especially renewable and sustainable energies, as one of the two countries’ priorities, by creating a financing line worth 2.5 million pounds to support British exports to Tunisia and to support purchases and services that will be included in the establishment of energy projects in Tunisia.

He also added that the United Kingdom is keen to accompany Tunisia in the direction of diversifying its energy sources by adopting clean energies, producing green hydrogen and adopting the latest technologies in this sector.

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TuNur Team site visit to Gabès to meet with representatives of the local authorities

On June 7, 2022, Mrs. Rachida Guermazi, the Head of Finance, Mr. Mohamed Halila, the Head of Generation and Mr. Zeid Barhoumi, the Head of T&D of TuNur helda site visit to Gabes to meet with representatives of the local authorities, especially as the construction phase of the project is approaching.

During this meeting, the parties discussed the mutual efforts made by TuNur and the representatives of the local authorities and the willingness to make the Taqet Gabes 10 MW solar project a success.

Local authorities’ representatives ensured to provide the necessary support for the realization of the project. TuNur Team confirmed the commitment of the company to invest in Gabès region and to support the socio-economic progress.

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FuelCell Energy (“FCE”) and TuNur Ltd sign an MoU to integrate FCE’s leading Fuel Cell and Electrolyser Technologies

FuelCell Energy, Inc., a global leader in manufacturing stationary fuel cell energy platforms for decarbonizing power and producing hydrogen to enable a world empowered by clean energy– today announced that it has executed a memorandum of understanding with TuNur Ltd., an independent renewable energy and green hydrogen developer focused on delivering low-carbon electricity and hydrogen to North Africa and Europe.

Tunisia is the central point in the Mediterranean and offers huge potential for green electricity, hydrogen and ammonia for its own domestic needs and for export between Africa and Europe. The country’s very high solar resource enables reliable, low-cost solar production, and the presence of a pipeline that extends from Tunisia to Italy is ideal for leveraging FuelCell Energy’s electrolysis platform to generate hydrogen and transport it into Europe.

”Achieving the ambitious goals of the North African and European clean energy ecosystem hinges on innovative developers like TuNur who are building green energy and hydrogen production solutions,” said Jason Few, President and CEO of FuelCell Energy. “Working together with TuNur, we are eager to help support the energy transition while advancing regional climate goals using our differentiated electrolysis platform to produce low-to-zero-carbon hydrogen. Our solutions will further North Africa and the EU’s goal toward greater energy independence and security.”

“Tunisia has important targets for renewable energy and is perfectly positioned to be a key energy hub in the Mediterranean region by utilizing renewable energy to supply its own energy needs and in parallel for exportation to Europe, creating a new sustainable export industry,” said Daniel Rich, CEO of TuNur. “We look forward to working with FuelCell Energy to integrate their low-to-zero-carbon and hydrogen production technology into projects to provide low-cost, clean energy to consumers in Europe and North Africa.”

About FuelCell Energy- FuelCell Energy is a global leader in sustainable clean energy technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges around energy, safety and global urbanization. As a leading global manufacturer of proprietary fuel cell technology platforms, FuelCell Energy is uniquely positioned to serve customers worldwide with sustainable products and solutions for businesses, utilities, governments and municipalities. Our solutions are designed to enable a world empowered by clean energy, enhancing the quality of life for people around the globe. We target large-scale power users with our megawatt-class installations globally, and currently offer sub-megawatt solutions for smaller power consumers in Europe. To provide a frame of reference, one megawatt is adequate to continually power approximately 1,000 average sized U.S. homes. We develop turn-key distributed power generation solutions and operate and provide comprehensive service for the life of the power plant. Our fuel cell solution is a clean, efficient alternative to traditional combustion-based power generation, and is complementary to an energy mix consisting of intermittent sources of energy, such as solar and wind turbines. Our customer base includes utility companies, municipalities, universities, hospitals, government entities/military bases and a variety of industrial and commercial enterprises. Our leading geographic markets are currently the United States and South Korea, and we are pursuing opportunities in other countries around the world. FuelCell Energy, based in Connecticut, was founded in 1969. https://www.fuelcellenergy.com/

About TuNur- TuNur Ltd is a renewable energy and green hydrogen developer based in Tunisia and focused on the Mediterranean region with a target installed capacity of 7GW by 2030. TuNur integrates sustainability into the core of its activities and is committed to ensuring projects are fully inclusive by  having a positive and long-lasting impact on local communities as well as contributing to the global fight on climate change through the provision of green electricity, hydrogen, and its derivatives. https://www.tunur.tn/

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TuNur and the Office de la Topographie et du Cadastre “OTC”, of Tunisia, sign cooperation agreement

As part of its activities to develop electricity production projects from renewable energies in Tunisia, TuNur will utilize the excellent experience and know-how of the OTC in relation to topographical and related works throughout the development and implementation of its projects.

OTC is a Tunisian public entity at the service of the State or third parties for more than a century and which carries out works relating to geodetic and levelling networks, registration land and cadastre.

Office de la Topographie et du Cadastre – The Office of Topography and Cadastre is a Tunisian public entity with its origins dating back to 1886. The OTC carries out works relating to the geodetic and levelling networks constituting the basis and reference of all development projects as a public service mission on behalf of the State as well as works of a commercial nature for the account of third parties or the State including the execution and control of the technical work of registration of landed property and the cadastre, in application of the legislation in force; special topographical works; aerial photography; and the establishment of large-scale topographic plans, among others. https://www.otc.nat.tn/

TuNur Ltd – TuNur Ltd is an independent renewable energy, transmission and green hydrogen development platform, at the epicentre of Europe and Africa. TuNur has an ambitious multi-GW portfolio of solar PV, solar CSP, transmission and green hydrogen projects under development. https://www.tunur.tn/

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TuNur Team visit to Gabès to meet the First Delegate and to monitor TuNur’s 10MW solar project

On March 17, 2022, the First Delegate in charge of leading the Governorate of Gabès, Mr. Saber El Benbli, received Mrs. Rachida Guermazi, the Head of Finance and Mr. Mohamed Halila, the Head of Generation of TuNur.

During this meeting, the parties discussed the efforts made by TuNur to survey the completion of the project to produce electricity from solar energy, which will be concentrated in the El-Mdou area of the Southern Gabès delegation.

It is expected that the completion of this project, which will have a production capacity of 10 MW, by the end of this year, and its exploitation will start at the end of 2023.

The outcome of the meeting was positive. The First Delegate ensured to provide the necessary support for the implementation and the realization of the project. TuNur Team confirmed the commitment of the company to invest in Gabès region and to support the socio-economic progress.

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