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Tunisian Government Concession Scheme for Large Scale Solar & Wind Projects

OVERVIEW

Tunisia is targeting 30% of renewable energy in its energy mix by 2030. To achieve this objective the Government and STEG is launching a series of solar and wind tenders across the country.

In May 2018, the Tunisian Government launched an international tender for the construction of $1bn of solar and wind renewable projects under the “Concession Regime” for large projects (>50MW per site). The round was for a total of 500MW across 5 sites established by the Government.

The pre-qualification stage attracted over 68 international and local companies. TuNur, along with its European partners, were shortlisted in the final 16 and in July 2019 the consortium placed an offer for all 5 projects. The consortium placed compeititve offers but just missed out on securing a project and in the end projects were awarded to Scatec (300MW); Engie and Nareva (100MW); and TBEA and AMEA (100MW).

The Tunisian Government is expected to release further tenders over the coming years.TuNur and its partners are committed to the Tunisian market and will endeavour to participate in future Concession tenders.

Some of the key benefits of the projects are:

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