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Côte d’Ivoire plans two new utility sized PV solar plants

The Government of Côte d’Ivoire, through their Ministry of Mines, Oil and Energy and Cote d’Ivoire Energies have issued a Request For Prequalification (RFQ) for the design, financing, construction and operation of two grid-connected solar PV plants.

Bid closing date: 10am GMT on 6 September

The plants will be created on an IPP basis with a total installed capacity of at least 60MWp, to be developed under the World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar programme. The two solar PV plants will be located in Laboa and Touba in the Bafing region, in the western part of the country. The concession for the programme is 25 years.

Interested parties should register with CI-Energies. Pre-qualification applications must be submitted on or before 10am GMT on 6 September 2021. Only pre-qualified bidders will receive the Request for Proposal.

Cote d’Ivoire has West Africa’s third largest electrical system. It supplies electricity to six neighbouring countries and its domestic energy demand is expected to grow by 8%.

On 17 October 2019, the government of Côte d’Ivoire engaged the International Finance Corporation as lead transaction advisor for a 60MW solar project under the Scaling Solar programme. This should bring the country into line with its goal to generate 42% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030.

You can find the RFQ notice in French online, including application process and fees.

Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith is a Content Specialist for ESI Africa.