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Tunisia: Tunisian Government launching 700 MW solar project in Tunisian Sahara

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14-09-2018

The Director of Renewable Energy at the Tunisian National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME) recently announced that the Tunisian government will be launching a 700 MW solar project in the Tunisian Sahara (the “Project”).

The Project will be the main component of the Desert Development Project, announced by the Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, in November 2017.

The enactment of the first phase of the Project will be by the implementation of a 200 MW solar project in the Remada region sometime between 2018 and 2020.

The second phase of the Project will be the implementation of another 500 MW of solar sometime between 2021 and 2025.

We remind you that recently the Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed ordered the merger of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Renewable Energies with Ministry of Industry.

The Tunisian Prime Minister also recently dismissed the former Minister of Energy, Mines, and Renewable Energies Khaled Gadour, the CEO of Tunisian National Oil Company and two other ministry senior officials. However, according to the official recent statement of the Minister of Industry, these recent actions by the Tunisian Prime Minister will not have any negative impact on the Renewable Energy projects which are proceeding as originally intended.

Reminder

We also remind you that the closing date for pre-qualification submissions for the 200 MW wind power tender is on 25 September 2018 at 12:00 a.m. (GMT+1). This 200 MW wind project will be developed on a BOO basis and comprise of at least two individual power production farms, each with a maximum capacity of 100 MW under the concession regime.

If you would like to discuss Tunisia’s renewable energy programme and any opportunities in the market, please contact the team below.

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